Mystic Sands

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On the beach, snorkelling, kayaking
On the beach, snorkelling, kayaking
On the beach, snorkelling, kayaking
Outdoor pool

Overview of Mystic Sands

Mystic Sands

3.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
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

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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

3-star family-friendly hotel
You can look forward to free breakfast (local cuisine), a round-trip airport shuttle and a terrace at Mystic Sands. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location, snorkelling and kayaking. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a garden and a playground.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Bike hire, an electric car charging station and concierge services
  • Bike parking, luggage storage and express check-in
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast, pool and helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Mystic Sands have comforts, such as premium bedding and furnished patios, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes. Guests reviews say good things about the size rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cots/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Separate dining areas, kitchenettes and fridges


Danish, English, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Bike parking
  • Bike storage
  • Children's pool
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Snorkelling

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • 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 (select rooms)
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • At least 80% of food locally sourced
  • At least 80% organic food
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Local artist showcase
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only
  • Water dispenser

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

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

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio


  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Desk
  • Energy-saving features in guest rooms
  • Safe
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

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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

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
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 are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
10 children, up to the age of 1, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for TOP 30 per night.
Free cots are available on request at the property

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: TOP 100.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: TOP 30 per night

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 and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Mystic Sands have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.

Is Mystic Sands pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Mystic Sands?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Mystic Sands?

Check-in begins at noon.

What time is check-out at Mystic Sands?

Checkout is at 10 AM.

Does Mystic Sands provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of TOP 100.00 per vehicle applies.

Where is Mystic Sands located?

Nestled on the beach, this Utungake hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Vava'u Harbor, St. Joseph's Cathedral and Mt. Talau National Park.

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

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Thoroughly recommended. Nicely appointed and both the staff and the owner really work to ensure that your stay is a good one
Stayed 6 nights in Jun 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very personable people looked after us really well, the location was great and the whole area beautiful.
Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best place to stay in Vava’u
We loved our stay at Mystic Sands, the staff were great and took good care of us. Town is not in walking distance, but the 2-bedroom house has a kitchen so we cooked at home a lot. Mosi can cook meals for you on request.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
1 foot to the beach and the tropical fishes
This hotel is really nice and the view is amazing. The staff is here for you, all the time with a huge smile and the owner too. Is was an awesome holidays there You go to sleep and wake up with the sound of the sea. You just have to walk to the pontoon for you a multitude of tropical fish
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2017