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Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This is exactly the place we were looking for when coming to Tonga! We stayed with the 4 of us for a couple of nights at Mafana Island and it was an unforgetable experience. Paradise!!! Leave all your worries behind, switch off your electronic devices and just enjoy yourself. The Fales are basic but clean, the camp kitchen provides everything...

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Sydney
Reviewed 26 September 2015

When we stayed at Manafa, there was nobody else with us but the two caretakers who were on the other side of the island. So really we had our own private island / beach, which is the attraction of the place. But not all day long: every morning at 8am, Aselili, a resident of the neighbouring island, comes to clean...

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Chicago
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Lovely Island living that is just above roughing at a good price. Jerry the manager does a wonderful job. They have a kitchen to do your own cooking or will make dinner for you if you ask. The fales are clean,open with a great view. The beach is decent and you can hike, kayak or snorkel right outside your fales....

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Havelock, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 December 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in Oktober and we had a great time! we arrived with the ferry just before dark and Beth the owner bought some groceries for us because we didn't have time to do it ourselves! really sweet! The first night we were the only people staying there and this was a really cool experience! There is...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2014

We stayed here for three nights and really enjoyed how remote and chilled out the place is. Vinny, the manager, is really nice and helpful and organised everything for us (transfers, payment etc) and looked after us ensuring we had fresh water and all the activities we wanted (kayaks etc). We stayed in the treetop fale which was really nice...

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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed 8 days on mafana island and we loved it! Bring a good book make sure you get on of the tree phales and switch of you Phone ;) Beham is a great host! The perfect place to come down and just relax!

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Reviewed 27 October 2014

We spent 9 nights on Mafana and wouldn't change a thing. Its a fantastic contrast to the resorts and really adds to the adventure. The Tree Fales are fantastic, the view is stunning and Veni and Nati were great hosts (in Behans absence). They went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. Veni is full of...

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 2 October 2014

We loved Mafana. It is very small and my partner and I were the only people there. Behan was so great and showed us around and got everything ready for us and let us know everything to bring. We had the whole beautiful beach to ourselves and we drank lots of rum and cooked lots of food in the open...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I booked in to Mafana for a week on my own in late August and absolutely loved it. No connectivity, no electricity, no mirrors... just lapping water, birdsong and bonfires. Behan was absolutely lovely; a very accommodating and resourceful host. I'd love to arrange for a small group of us to go next time and take over the island! Paradise.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This was the perfect way to relax as soon as arriving in Tonga. Absolute silence apart from lapping water. My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights in the treehouse fale which was perfect. This is the only accommodation on the island which only allows a maximum of 8 at one time. As it is a backpackers you need...

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Mafana Island has a tranquil beach and is situated on the quieter eastern side of Vava'u and only 15 minutes by boat from the old harbour.We offer a secluded eco-friendly fales on the beach. Two bamboo tree fales and two fales about 1 foot off the ground.(including memory foam beds, linen and mosquito nets), toilet and beach shower. Self catering facilities with a communal bbq, gas cooker, pots, pans, cutlery etc.* Kayaks free for guests* Snorkel trips available* ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mafana Island Beach Backpackers

Address: Mafana Island | Vava'u, Neiafu, Tonga
Region: Tonga > Vava'u Islands > Neiafu
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Mafana Island Beach Backpackers Tonga/Neiafu
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“tree fales have more privacy and a private shower/hammock (the fales on the ground are connected to each other)”
 of 5 bubbles S8362STpatrickl, 5 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Pay the extra TOP for the Tree Fale. They're awesome!!”
 of 5 bubbles harrytwyford, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Pick a tree fale for a little more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 437judithc, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Definitely the treehouse as it is further away from the other fales.”
  • View from Behan's boat. Fale on the left was most private. Kitchen area seen on the right.
 of 5 bubbles mariellet2014, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Ground fales are great if theres no one next door”
 of 5 bubbles 419annieb, 17 Sep 2013 | Read review
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