Independent review for White Sands Beach Resort on Tongatapu Island in the Kingdom of Tonga

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White Sands Beach Resort is a delightful small retreat on the west side of Tongatapu offering outstanding value for money. Run by a New Zealand couple, White Sands has just three bungalows, each split into two spacious rooms set back 20 metres from a lovely secluded beach with protected swimming and some excellent snorkelling. There’s a swimming pool, meals can be supplied on prior arrangement or guests can also take a taxi ten minutes down the road to a handful of small beach restaurants.

Recommended For:
  • Couples
  • Spacious Bungalows with Kitchens
  • Swimming Pool & Great Snorkelling
Quick Facts
  • 6 Rooms
  • Mainland - Beachfront Location
  • Self Catering, Swimming Pool

White Sands Beach Resort Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Beachfront on western tip of mainland Tongatapu
  • Getting There:    40 minutes by road from Tonga International Airport
  • Unique Qualities:    Secluded beach, spacious accommodation
  • Ideal for:    Couples
  • Hotel Features:    6 Rooms
  • Dining:    Restaurant & bar - no independent restaurants close by
  • Children Policy:    All ages welcome
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Blowholes, Flying foxes
  • The Beach:    Good - white coral sand
  • The Ocean:    Average, part coral bottom, some swimming areas
  • Snorkelling:    Good, offshore from beach on outer reef
  • Other Activities:    Surfing, game fishing

The six rooms are in rather ordinary single story cement bungalows but interiors are clean, well appointed and spacious making for comfortable living. The Queen bed is draped in colourful bedspread, there’s a lounge area (no TV) and a dining area for snacks with a fridge, kettle, toaster and some cutlery.

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