The Vakaloa Beach Resort at Kanokupolu on the western side of Tongatapu is the best spot for a genuine Friendly Islands / Tongan experience. Away from dusty Nuku'alofa and nestled between villages on a long white sandy beach, Vakaloa is the ideal place to explore, relax and also enjoy the hospitality of the locals.
Vakaloa is so named because it was the base from which the pre-European kings of Tonga launched their attacks on neighbouring countries like Fiji.
Surfing, snorkelling, swimming and kayaking are right on our doorstep, and we have our own gear here to get you started.
Vakaloa can also arrange an amazing island tour for you in our comfortable air-conditioned van. Our tour covers the amazing natural and historical attractions of Tongatapu such as the ancient tombs at Lapaha, and the ancient Ha'amonga 'a Maui trilithon of Niuatoua. We can customize your tour to include any highlight you wish.
The Vakaloa Beach Resort has quite a large land area which includes vegetable gardens and local domestic animals. This means our guests can have a real Tongan cultural experience right on site. For example, you can see how food is traditionally cooked in a ground oven ('umu).
For our guests we can arrange also arrange laundry services, business services (internet, fax, copy, and print) and more. Our airport transfer is a special price of $60 TOP per couple - cheaper than the airport taxis!