Tongan Beach Resort provides a daily blackboard list of activities available at the resort. Bookings for some activities are required and can be done at reception.
Vava’u is truly nature’s aquatic adventure land and the Tongan Beach Resort is located at the crossroads of everyday Vava’u life afloat. Each of the water based activity operators pass our resort doorstep (actually our wharf and floating pontoon) everyday. Choose from an array of activities including diving, snorkeling, kayaking tours, kite surfing, big game sport fishing, sailing (overnight or day trips).
If something by land takes your fancy, then there is lost to see around the main island of Vava’u. An organized land tour around the island of Vava’u takes approximately four hours. This tour includes a visit to various coconut processing and vanilla plantations, the world class Ene’io Botanical Gardens, local villages plus the Catholic Basilica and local market in Neiafu township.
Alternatively you can discover these sites at your leisure or participate in an off road karting safari.
If your desire is to stay at the resort for the day we offer a selection of kayaks (single and double), snorkeling equipment and bicycles for house guests use – included in your room rate. Or perhaps you just wish to lie back and enjoy the resort sun loungers dotted along the water’s edge.
Set your own course or ask your boat’s skipper to explore the secluded islands, lagoons, and safe anchorages of one of the finest sailing destinations in the world. The Kingdom of Tonga’s professional yacht charter companies can cater to sailing fans of all levels of experience. Internationally renowned sailing holiday companies “The Moorings” and “Sunsail” both have fleets of yachts and catamarans available for charter in Vava’u. They offer overnight and day trips allowing you to access the very best of these remote South Pacific islands.
WHALE WATCHING AND SWIMMING WITH HUMPBACK WHALES
The Tongan Beach Resort is in the enviable position of being able to offer unique whale watching experiences to our guests.
The waters in front of our resort are on the seasonal migration path of the Humpback whales and these magnificent mammals can often be seen with their young from June to November.
Tonga is one of the only places on earth where you are able to swim with Humpback Whales. There are few things in this world that can rival swimming with these whales and experiencing their beauty, majesty and sheer size only meters away from you.
Large numbers of Humpback Whales arrive in these calm, safe waters to mate and give birth to their calves. Vava’u offers several professionally operated whale watching/swim tours that can put you into the water right alongside these colossal mammals. We are able to book you on the best of these tours however we recommend that you request this at the time of your reservation as many of the tours can be sold out due to the popularity of this unique experience.
Whale sightings in Vava’u are reliable since the shallow coastline that the whales frequent is accessible to boats; in fact it’s not uncommon for these beautiful sea creatures to pass in front of the Resort. Moreover, the humpback whale is among the most interesting of whales to observe owing to its impressive acrobatic displays such as fluke, flipper and head slapping, lob tailing, spy hopping, and breaching.
Vava’u Adventures is the home of the Kart Safaris and is a must do adventure, fully guided, to see some of the beautiful sights around the main island of Vava’u. It includes beaches, traditional villages and some spectacular views of the ocean and surrounding beaches and land from lookouts.
Tongan Beach Resort also has its own glass bottom boat for both fishing and reef viewing. This on the water option offers shorter family orientated fishing excursions and underwater viewing options.