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Mystic Sands

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On the beach, snorkelling, kayaking
Outdoor pool

Overview of Mystic Sands

Mystic Sands

3 out of 5

4.4/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
Vava'u, Neiafu, Utungake, 55555

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVava'u Harbor9 min drive
  • Popular LocationSt. Joseph's Cathedral10 min drive
  • Popular LocationMt. Talau National Park14 min drive
  • AirportVava'u (VAV)43 min drive

About this area


Located in Utungake, Mystic Sands is on the beach. While the natural beauty of St. Joseph's Cathedral and Mt. Talau National Park can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Vava'u Harbor. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

What's nearby

  • Vava'u Harbor - 9 min drive
  • St. Joseph's Cathedral - 10 min drive
  • Mt. Talau National Park - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Vava'u (VAV) - 43 min drive


  • Mango Cafe - 9 min drive
  • The Basque Tavern - 9 min drive
  • Bellavista Cafe - 10 min drive
  • Coffee Plus - 10 min drive
  • Falaleu Deli - 10 min drive

About this property

Mystic Sands

Family fun at the shore
Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a playground and barbecue grills. All 6 rooms have free WiFi, and feature kitchenettes with fridges, hobs and microwaves. Other amenities available to guests include furnished patios, dining areas and room service.
Mystic Sands offers 6 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 3-star hotel has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Utungake hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily: TOP 25 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Snorkelling

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Separate dining area


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free food shopping service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Danish
  • English
  • Norwegian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio


  • Desk
  • Safe

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Check-in time starts at noon
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 6 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 10 children 1 year old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: TOP 25 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: TOP 100.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and sofa beds
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Up to 10 children 1 year old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is also known as

Mystic Sands Hotel Nuku Alofa
Mystic Sands Hotel
Mystic Sands Nuku Alofa
Mystic Sands
Mystic Sands Hotel Vava'u
Mystic Sands Vava'u
Mystic Sands Hotel Utungake
Mystic Sands Utungake
Mystic Sands Hotel
Mystic Sands Utungake
Mystic Sands Hotel Utungake

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 45%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
need aircon or side fa not from the top..too strong
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
My unit was clean and modern (though without a TV), and the WiFi Internet was reasonably fast and reliable (though data capped at 500 MBytes per coupon; fortunately the staff made coupons readily available). The host (Mosi) was very friendly and helpful, and helped raise my rating of this property. Be warned that this area is very limited in facilities. There are only very basic stores nearby (even in the 'main' town). The staff will arrange rides to/from the main town (at $Tonga25 each way); there are some restaurants/bars there. (For a round-trip shuttle from/to the airport, they charge $Tonga120 total.) (Don't be fooled by the 'infinity' pool shown in the photo; it is just a child-sized wading pool. Fortunately there is good swimming/snorkeling available in the ocean (and kayaks provided).)
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Mystic Sands is a hidden gem. It surpassed all expectations and our family started planning our return trip the second we arrived. Mosi and her staff were the most welcoming and capable hosts I have ever experienced. The owners of this resort won the lottery when they got Mosi! I am half Tongan and wanted a neat experience for my kids’ first visit to Tonga. I didn’t expect the luxury we experienced. We stayed in the waterfront house and were blown away by the views and amenities. Mosi cooked breakfast and dinner for us as an add on to our trip and her meals were amazing and will be memorable for years to come. We were only at Mystic Sands for two nights and will be going back next time for several more. The dock is one of only a few in the area and diving and fishing boats will pick you up right from the dock. We snorkeled just off the dock with the gear at the resort and it was perfect for our 8, 10 and 11 year old kids. The little pool was clean and perfect for the kids when the sea was too rough for swimming since we were there in a pretty stormy week. The only hesitation I have about recommending this resort is that others will find out about it, and it will be hard to book a return trip.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

Business traveller, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Beautiful location, quiet and relaxing Free kayaks available
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best Service/Cultural Experience of any hotel!!!
My experience at Mystic sands went FAR above and beyond what I was expecting. I was expecting a regular hotel experience, but it turned out to be far more. Mossy and her husband Maka are the caretakers for the hotel and they took care of us like family from the start. Maka is the driver for guests (including airport pickup/dropoff) and Mossy takes care of breakfast, activity/excursion bookings and pretty much everything else. The hotel has (I think) 5 regular rooms, plus a standalone large house with two king bedrooms. We booked a regular room but Mossy moved us into the standalone house since we were the only guests there. Throughout our stay, my friend and I interacted with Mossy/Maka many times. Mossy is like a mother and has an outpouring of love and kindness. TIP - If you are there on a Sunday - go to church with Mossy and Maka. The language is Tongan but the experience was spiritual and heartfelt... and the singing is fantastic. TIP - Remember Tonga is more about cultural experiences... There are not a lot of restaurants/bars/etc., so grab your own food at the market/store. Definitely make sure to have food/drinks purchased before Sunday, as stores are closed all day Sundays.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2019