Independent review for Heilala Holiday Lodge on Tongatapu Island in the Kingdom of Tonga

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Heilala Holiday Lodge is a great value budget resort in the heart of Ha'atafu Beach, with sweeping sand, good snorkelling spots and some great surfing breaks at its northern end. With an atmospheric restaurant, traditionally designed bungalows set in colourful landscaped gardens and complimentary bikes, this affordable resort makes a great base for a beach holiday for singles or couples, young and old.

Recommended For:
  • Singles, Couples, Budget Travellers & Backpackers
  • Relaxing Beach Atmosphere
  • Snorkelling & Kayaking
Quick Facts
  • 12 Rooms & Bungalows
  • Mainland - Beachfront Location
  • Restaurant & Bar

Heilala Holiday Lodge Room Details & Rates

Room Category
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(c = child)
Hotel Public Rate
(for 2 people)
Tongan Fale - Single Person 1 T$ 105
Tongan Fale 2 T$ 135
Superior Fale - Single Person 1 T$ 145
Superior Fale 3 T$ 175

Heilala Holiday Lodge Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:   Beachfront on western tip of mainland Tongatapu
  • Getting There:    40 minutes by road from Tonga International Airport
  • Unique Qualities:    Beautiful beach, surfing, sightseeing
  • Ideal for:    Couples, Families Backpackers
  • Hotel Features:    12 Rooms and Beach Huts
  • Dining:    Restaurant & bar - several small restaurants close by
  • Children Policy:    All ages welcome
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Blowholes, Flying foxes
  • The Beach:    Excellent, fine white coral sand stretching along coast
  • The Ocean:    Good, part coral bottom, some swimming areas, some waves
  • Snorkelling:    Good, offshore from beach on outer reef
  • Other Activities:    Surfing, game fishing

The resort is enthusiastically managed by a German / Tongan couple, Heilala sits in the heart of Ha'atafu Beach, Tongatapu's most popular beach location.

Accommodation is in newly built traditional style bungalows featuring wood and woven coconut walls, each with a private covered veranda. Interiors feature wooden walls decorated in traditional Tongan art and craft, a double bed with bed side table and lamp with tidy en-suite bathroom.