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Ha'atafu Beach

Corner Of Salote Road And One Way Road. Behind The Talamahu Market, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 877 3545
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Nice snorkelling

A good beach when the tide is going out. Safe for kids at low tide but high tide is a bit... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
GeoffandRobyn
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shallow and rocky

Scenic and referred to by many as the best beach on the island (featuring the presently top-rated... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
awayweekender
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London
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“nice beach” (8 reviews)
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Corner Of Salote Road And One Way Road. Behind The Talamahu Market, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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+676 877 3545
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"great place to stay"
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"safe swimming"
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

A good beach when the tide is going out. Safe for kids at low tide but high tide is a bit questionable. Great to snorkel and see so many different fish and coral. The huge brain coral is cool and the kids loved seeing Nemo...More

1  Thank GeoffandRobyn
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Scenic and referred to by many as the best beach on the island (featuring the presently top-rated Ha’atafu Resort and Blue Banana Resort) but don’t expect any postcard-perfect crescent of white sand and don’t expect to find luxury resorts. You can drive right up to...More

1  Thank awayweekender
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This is a public beach accessible via a 5min walk from the main Hihifo road. We caught a bus there and spend 3.5 hours under a tree with frequent snorkelling forays into the water. This was at low - mid tide. These is a shallow...More

1  Thank ScrawnyRay
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Heilala where we stayed is situated here, very beautiful and safe swimming because of the reef. Lots of fish to see while snorkling, water temperature was really warm

Thank Kirsty G
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Ha'atafu is only about 20 odd kilometers from Nukualofa but can take around 30/40 minutes to get there - not because of the roads as they are actually pretty good for the islands, but just due to the speed limits and a lot of cars...More

2  Thank GandPHart
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We took reef shoes but didn't really use them. Swimming is lovely especially at high tide, and the snorkelling was great. I'm not a surfer but this an option out past the reef. The water temperature is perfect - not too warm, so it's refreshing...More

2  Thank Airini-22
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Visited on a stunning day, a couple of whales playing off the beach. Water was clear and was a nice beach on Tongatapu, although quite remote.

Thank nzp0ppy
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We loved it here so we went twice during our stay. Great snorkeling! I could spend all day :) great spot to hang with friends or as a couple.

1  Thank danyell_8
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Very nice beach. Since we visited outside of the touristy season, we were the only ones on the beach. The water was very clear We went there walking from the Likualofa (15 minute walk, but you have to step over somepointy/slippery rocks at the beginning)

Thank David_fr84
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Spent an amazing day walking the beach, snorkelling the reef, and having a quiet cuppa at Holty's Hideaway with the informative owner. That's where I plan to stay next trip over!

1  Thank Jude D
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Response from Spruytsrus | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus 6 days a week. Goes both ways. Get precise directions before you go. The bus will go straight along the main road and then you will need to walk a little. Times for buses are variable I suspect. Many of the... More
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