Ha’atafu Beach Resort
Includes: Return flights ex Auckland to Tonga, return airport to resort transfers, 7 nights garden fale accommodation, all meals and use of resort equipment.
Ha’atafu Beach Resort is west of the capital, Nuku’alofa and home to Tonga’s surfing. The beach is the best on the island for surfing, recreational swimming and snorkelling with the resort having an ideal location to allow you to relax on a superb beach right on your doorstep. The prevailing east-southeast trade-winds are offshore for surf with swell options from the south in winter and North in the summer months. Ha’atafu unique in being one of the few surfing locations in the South Pacific to enjoy excellent offshore surfing conditions all year round.
The Summer North swell Season (October – April): North Pacific winter swells (the same that hit Hawaii) as well as South Pacific tropical cyclones produce consistent swells during these months. There are 4 rights and 1 left at Ha’atafu as well as a chain of offshore reefs that fire during this period. “E.T.’s”, “Loonies”, “Sharkies”, Lighthouse”, Pass Right”, and “Razors” are just a few of the smorgasbord of surf-spots to choose from. Some can be mindlessly perfect.
East to south east tradewinds prevail during the summer months but winds can be variable during passing storms (cyclone season). However, with such a selection of offshore locations there is usually one of the breaks offering clean, offshore conditions. Resort boats give you access to the offshore surf spots.
The Winter South Swell Season (April to October): inter lows in the Tasman Sea, around New Zealand and Antarctic lows generate strong, clean groundswells which sweep the Ha’atafu coast turning on 5 excellent lefts – “The Pass”, “Motels”, “Corners”, “The Bowl” and “Fishtraps”. South East tradewinds are directly offshore at Ha’atafu and predominate during winter, brushing these waves to perfection. All surf spots are either directly in front of the Resort or within a short walking distance and 100 metre paddle across the lagoon.
Water temps are around 23degC with the air temperature being around 23-25degC.
Ha’atafu Beach Resort is a unique South Pacific option with the Tongan hospitality, well managed resort, the traditional thatched fales and superb beach with surf out in front, it is hard to beat. Popular with families, couples and mates this resort is one of the best value for money experiences in the South Pacific.
Ha’atafu is a real “sand between your toes” holiday experience and they have 3 different types of accommodation standards- most just steps from the beach with a couple right on the beach.
The standard fales; are equipped with queen-size double and/or king-size single beds.
These fales share a centrally located amenities block for guests only (men and women separate) with hot showers. There is also 110 and 240-volt power outlets in the amenities block. 240 volt lighting and power outlet (standard OZ / NZ style 3-point socket). A roofed veranda with outdoor chairs and are set amongst the palm trees.
The garden family fales; which accommodate couples with up to 4 children in a single-room Polynesian, style floorplan. Portable partitions can be installed to provide a greater level of privacy. Cots are also provided free of charge for babies and infants.
If you’re after something more comfortable then located on the beachfront are two premium beachfront fales. Both equipped with a private ensuite, these fales feature a super-king double bed (or 2 x king size singles if twin accommodation is required), a comfortable leather sofa, and are fully insect screened. The Premium Fales also have a 32″ LCD TV and video, fridge, fans and tea coffee making facilities
Each fale has a covered veranda with outside furniture, which extends onto an open timber deck area with views over the beach and lagoon
A variety of activities is available at Ha’atafu. The resort does offer sea kayaks, table tennis and a common room to chill out and watch movies or read.
With all major species of tropical pelagics well represented here, Tonga is a haven for sport fishing enthusiasts. Just minutes away from the resort, you could be hooking into Yellowfin tuna, wahoo, mahimahi and even a chance to challenge mighty marlins and sailfish. The resort has two 25ft fibreglass runabouts that are available for both offshore blue water and inshore spin casting fishing trips. Please bring fishing gear.
The resort borders the Ha’atafu Beach Marine Reserve, Tongatapu’s only marine reserve accessible by road. The lagoon area encompassing the reserve is home to over 130 different species of tropical fish and the varieties of both soft and hard corals are outstanding. Snorkelling inside the lagoon is perfect for beginners and children but only strong swimmers and experienced snorkelers should venture beyond the reef.
Whale Watching in Tonga is simply a MUST-DO! The deep and warm tropical waters here offer the perfect surface condition for the whales to bask in the sun and frolic with their offspring. There are a number of whale watching / whale swimming operators based in Nuku’alofa and if you would like to do a day trip while you are here then we will be happy to make bookings for you.
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Massive discounts on children’s rates too for all room types.
Longer & shorter stays available on all room types.
All prices are a guide only. Departures are ex-Auckland and are per person, based on twin-share and subject to change, availability and currency fluctuations. Surcharges may apply. Contact us for the latest specials and a quote for the dates you wish to travel.