Vakaloa Beach Resort

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Private beach, white sand
Private beach, white sand
Family Room, Garden View, Garden Area | Terrace/patio

Overview of Vakaloa Beach Resort

Vakaloa Beach Resort

3.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
Ikalahi Road, Kanokupolu

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHa'atafu Beach14 min walk
  • Popular LocationMapu'a 'a Vaca Blowholes17 min drive
  • AirportNuku'alofa (TBU-Fua'amotu Intl.)36 min drive
  • Popular LocationVaiola Hospital41 min drive

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About this area


Located in Kanokupolu, Vakaloa Beach Resort is on a private beach. Interisland Ferry Terminal and Ancient Tonga are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Ha'atafu Beach and Mapu'a 'a Vaca Blowholes.

What's nearby

  • Ha'atafu Beach - 14 min walk
  • Mapu'a 'a Vaca Blowholes - 17 min drive
  • Royal Tombs - 20 min drive
  • Flea Market - 39 min drive
  • Vaiola Hospital - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Nuku'alofa (TBU-Fua'amotu Intl.) - 36 min drive


  • Abel Tasman Landing Site - 4 min drive
  • Cowley's - 11 min drive

About this property

Vakaloa Beach Resort

3-star hotel
A round-trip airport shuttle, a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services are just a few of the amenities provided at Vakaloa Beach Resort. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a private beach. The on-site restaurant, The Vakaloa, features local and international cuisine. In-room WiFi (surcharge) and a bar are available to all guests.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Bike hire, luggage storage and smoke-free property
  • A front desk safe and tour/ticket information
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Vakaloa Beach Resort offer perks, such as separate sitting areas, in addition to amenities, such as wireless Internet access (surcharge) and complimentary bottled water.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and hairdryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Furnished balconies or patios, separate sitting areas and fridges



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (TOP 10 per day)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (TOP 10.00 per day)

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • The Vakaloa

Things to do

  • Bike rentals

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Private beachfront location


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lift (single-level property)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 1 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: TOP 10 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: TOP 10.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: TOP 60.00 per room (roundtrip)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Vakaloa Beach Resort Kanokupolu
Vakaloa Beach Kanokupolu
Vakaloa Beach
Vakaloa Beach Hotel Tongatapu Island
Vakaloa Beach Resort Tonga/Kanokupolu
Vakaloa Beach Resort Hotel
Vakaloa Beach Resort Kanokupolu
Vakaloa Beach Resort Hotel Kanokupolu

Frequently asked questions

Is Vakaloa Beach Resort pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Vakaloa Beach Resort?

This hotel doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Vakaloa Beach Resort?

Check-in is from 1 PM - 11:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Vakaloa Beach Resort?

Checkout is at 10 AM.

Does Vakaloa Beach Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of TOP 60.00 per room applies.

Where is Vakaloa Beach Resort located?

This Kanokupolu hotel is on the beach, 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Ha'atafu Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mapu'a 'a Vaca Blowholes and Royal Tombs. Halafuoleva Beach and Interisland Ferry Terminal are also within 16 miles (25 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Vakaloa Beach Resort and receive a full refund?

Yes, Vakaloa Beach Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Vakaloa Beach Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 49 out of 79 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 24 out of 79 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 79 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 79 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 79 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Stay
Fantastic stay. very nice beach.....swim, snorkel right from hotel. The good: Location - I would rather stay at Vakaloa (30+ minutes from Nuku'alofa than the other way around. Beachfront - Sloped beach.... and coral, but sandy (crushed coral).... can walk barefoot Kayak - They were free to borrow Snorkeling - Free snorkel gear. You could see some fish right out front....but a great spot about a ten minute walk up the beach. Bicycle - Free bicycle to cruise around the area. Accommodations - Great room with fridge, ample space and a killer view of the ocean, beach and surf break Food - The meals were good Staff - The staff were friendly and very helpful The bad: Dining - Other than the resort, there are not any places nearby to dine. This was not an issue for us as the food was good and only stayed a few days. The in-between: Internet - The coverage was only by front desk and dining room and not in rooms and was not all that great....... but you are in Tonga, on a beach, in a beautiful area....go enjoy the surroundings and this magical location Continental Breakfast - Toast, fruit, cereal, instant coffee, tea. It was fine but not amazing Cost to get there from airport - It was a little over $30 (US) to get there and a little over $15 (US) to get to Nuku'alofa Staying in the Ha'atafu region (Northwest peninsula) of Tongatapu (the main island) was a better decision for us than staying in Nuku'alofa. Especially loved the beach activities and quiet setting.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The staff and service were excellent. Rooms were very nice and tidy. Originally though, we were booked into the family room with a seaview (room 12) which was great but only problem was that when it rained, water leaked into the room and wet the floor because the windowsills have a design flaw that doesnt allow the water to drain out. I assume rm 12 is the only room with this osdue and I hope they fix it soon. It was our misfortune that it just happened to be raining heavily the day we booked in else on a sunny day the room is perfect. Staff were great in quickly shifting us to room 5 with a garden view once we informed them of the leak. This room was nice as well and had no issues except the air conditioning wasnt working. Luvkily tihey had a massive fan in tbe room that we could use to keep cool. Other than that, this resort was perfect. Highlight is the buffet dinner and cultural show on wednesdays and fridays and buffet lunch sunday. Dinner was delicious and the culture dances and fireshow was great...also loved the live band and music selection.....The complimentary Continental breakfast of toast, cereals, fruits and tea, coffee and juice was nice although I wish they would include 1 hot dish like eggs with it. If you wanted anything hot like eggs, bacon, hash browns, sausages etc, then u have to pay for it. 15 paanga was cheapest hot item. Overall was a good stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect Getaway
Amazing! My husband and I enjoyed our stay. The accommodation furnishings are elegant and sturdy. Breakfast is filling and it is a great place to getaway and unwind. A note for those who like to swim at night/early morning, take a torch/battery lamp with you as a light source! Malo Vakaloa
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My husband and i loved staying here at Vakaloa beach. The staff were amazing and so friendly. Loved the food! The place is clean and so beautiful. I would higly recommend for couples and families. Thank you Vakaloa Family.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Was a great time spending at Vakaloa,workers were being friendly and very their food it was so fresh and nice..thumbs-up look forward for my next visit 😉
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The entire staff were very helpful & friendly. I highly recommend this resort. I would stay here again!
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Given Room 4, this had no garden view and no ceiling fan, avoid room 4. Moved to rom 8, still no ceiling fan and no tv. Moved to room 11 where there was a fan and a tv, but it only had 2 fuzzy channels and no satellite channels. Thats the negatives out of the way. The positives are that this resort is in a beautiful location, stunning views out to the reef and sea and on two of our mornings we watched Whales swim by whilst eating breakfast. The breakfast uis an excellent buffet of fruit cereals and toast and hot food can be bought seperately. Dinner portions are large and filling but could do with a few more veggie options. We stayed for the Dinner and Show and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had veggie food cooked for us and salads and desert from the buffet. Lotu in the kitchen provides amazing service, he is a star. We also hired a car for a day costing $80 tops. Do this as soon as you can as they do run out of cars! We would love to return to this resort, relaxing, good food, snorkelling and whale watching. Finally we caught the local bus from Muku'Alofa to the Resort, great ride and cost $2. There is a local village 5 mins walk from the Resort with two small shops and awesome fresh bread.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
What a hidden piece of paradise! Our family recently stayed at Vakaloa for a family holiday. The staff were so attentive and kind! Each of them knowing our children’s names by the end of our trip. The rooms and eating area are well kept. The setting on the balcony as we ate breakfast was beautiful! The quiet and peaceful sounds of the ocean and watching the whales swim by was more then we could have imagined! Food was a taste of home (USA) which was helpful with picky eaters! The beach area is clean and views are wonderful! The staff were willing to help us with everything! Booking rentals for a car and giving us info on all your and activity around the island! Sione and Marian have a beautiful establishment! We are grateful we found you on Expedia!
Stayed 12 nights in Sep 2019