Call us on: 01342 840555
Call us on: 01342 840555
The Sandy Beach Resort is located on a stunningly beautiful, unspoiled white sand beach on the island of Foa, which is one of the islands which make up Tonga's Ha'apai group. The Ha'apai islands are the middle island grouping of the three main island groups that form the Kingdom of Tonga.
The resort is owned and run by a father and son team, Jurgen and Boris Stavemow, who have been in Tonga since the late '80's, having first run one of the best restaurants in Nuku'alofa before selling up in 1995 and moving north, and building the resort.
The 12 bungalows are built on the sand and crushed coral that runs down to the beach. They offer 1 King or 2 Single beds, an ensuite bathroom with a large walk-in shower and solar-powered hot water supply, a bistro coffee table and chairs, ceiling fan, small fridge with replenished drinking water, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a private shaded deck, with sun loungers and table and chairs, overlooking the beach and the lagoon. The sun loungers can be taken down onto the beach if you wish to relax there. They are clean and pleasant and offer a good standard of accommodation, but are not deluxe. However, what is deluxe is the resorts' location, which is truly an ideal spot for your away from it all, sand-between-your-toes experience.
The restaurant offers a tropical breakfast selection, light bites and snacks all day, and evening dinner menu, that offers fresh fish and lobster, steaks, chicken and pork, with locally grown vegetables and salads. The Bar is open all day but only to guests, and the terrace is a lovely spot to enjoy a cool coconut cocktail and watch the sunset. There is also a guest library, so you can find a good book, in several languages, sit with a cool drink and just relax.
The Resort is set on one of the best beaches in the Northern island group, and gives easy access into the warm shallow water for swimming and snorkelling. They have a number of kayaks, and have guided kayaking excursions, which are free for guests to join, as are bicycles and guided nature walks. If you don't fancy walking, you can go on a guided horseback ride, using the local village horses, and ride bareback through the bush and along the beaches. Humpback whales are in the area from July to October to breed and give birth, and the Resort can arrange whale-watching excursions, where you might even get to swim with these beautiful creatures. Diving excursions can also be arranged as well.
The Ha'apai group of islands do not have the simplest of journey in the world to get too, but the trip is well worth the effort to visit these beautiful, unspoiled islands and their freindly people, and the Sandy Beach Resort could be the ideal place for you to stay.
Children under 16 years are on request only.
Round trip airport transfers rates are £40 per person.
The resort is approximately 15mins from the airport.
Standard check-in time: 12.00 noon
Standard check-out time: 11.00 am
Early check-in or Late check-out: subject to availability
There are regular regional international flight connections to and from Tonga, all international flights operate into Nuku'alofa on the main southern island of Tongatapu the nationals capitol, currently there are no international flights into the second Island grouping of Vava'u.
There is currently no Tongan national airline, so air connections to/from the Island are provided by other nations carriers. Virgin Australia operate regular service from Auckland and Sydney, with connections to many other Australian cities, but they do not currently operate any flights out side the southwest pacific region.
Fiji Airways, formerly Air Pacific operate five flights a week from/to Fiji, twice weekly service between Tonga and Nadi which provide connections to their Nadi to Los Angeles, and Nadi to Hong Kong services, plus there are three flights a week between Tonga and Suva.
The main airline providing same carrier service to the USA and Europe is Air New Zealand with direct service to/from Auckland provided five days a week (some seasonal variations apply) and there is a week non-stop flight to and from Los Angeles, currently departing Tonga on Tuesday nights going via Samoa, arriving in LA on Tuesday, the return flight leaves LA on a Tuesday and again going via Samoa arrives in Tonga on Thursday morning. Currently, this flight also provides the only air service between Samoa and Tonga.
At this time there is only one airline providing domestic flights within the Tonga islands, however the history of the domesitc flight operations in Tonga has been a little patchy over the years.....so we can up date you with the current situation when you call.
Prices are based on a per room, per night basis for single or twin occupancy - room only.
Additional meal plan prices available on request.
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Phone: 01342 840555
Fax: 01342 841623
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