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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Reef Resort is a wonderful, boutique resort located on a tranquil island in beautiful Vava'u. The resort has four stunning bungalows (fales) each with air conditioning, private decks, walk-in showers, tea/coffee making facilities, refrigerator and the most amazing sea views. Finished to a high standard with tasteful furnishings and a modern feel, The crystal clear waters provide brilliant snorkelling and one of the best snorkelling spots in Vava'u, the Japanese Gardens, is just off the beach.
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Non-smoking rooms
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Just pack your bags and go to the Reef Resort! It is truly the best in all of Tonga. This place is so wonderful and owner/host Herwig - is the gem of all hosts! This boutique resort is tasteful, relaxed and unspoilt and shares beautiful Kapa Island with a lovely Tongan village,
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Response from HerwigTonga, Owner at Reef Resort
Responded 3 Feb 2019
Dear Christy, thank you very much for your kind words. It was such a great week, which I will always remember. Please come back with your friends and let me hug you.
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Herwig, the owner of Reef Resort, and his staff make your experience a memorable one. Nothing is too much. Herwig's hospitality + Philip's cooking = wonderful experience! Prices are high but they are worth it. Thank you!
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Response from HerwigTonga, Owner at Reef Resort
Responded 3 Feb 2019
Dear Bree, thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure, having you here!
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We recently visited Reef Resort and from the moment we arrived until we left, we were treated like friends of the owner. Each day the meals were spectacular. The owner went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. The see-through kayaks are a must and are free of
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Response from HerwigRR, Owner at Reef Resort
Responded 28 Oct 2018
It was so great, having you as guests and to hear, that you enjoyed your stay.
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Beautiful spot, and absolutely perfect place to relax and enjoy nature, with a perfect and sober touch of comfort and luxury. Herwig is probably the kindest host we have ever met. He has a great and competent staff, in particular Philip, the chef, who is simply a culinary
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Response from HerwigRR, Owner at Reef Resort
Responded 28 Oct 2018
Dear Luisa and German you are so charming and great, please let us stay in touch.
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My partner and I spent 6 days at this remote resort in July to escape the winter. From the moment we arrived we were treated with care and thoughtfulness by owner Herwig and staff. It took some getting to from arrival in Tongatapu but it was well worth it. We wanted peace and
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Response from HerwigRR, Owner at Reef Resort
Responded 28 Oct 2018
Dear Lou and Bart, thank you very much for your nice words here and our great talks during your stay.
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Paddleboarding is available. View from our villa
View from our deck
View from the restaurant deck
View of the sunrise on our final morning at Reef Resort
Is it worth to get the meal plan or just do a la carte?
Hi. We did the 1/2 day meal plan and it was really good value. But on the days that we went out on the boat for swims, we just had some thing simple like tea and toast for breakfast. For breakfast you can order whatever you like. Pancakes, full breakfast, yoghurt. Whatever you want. In the afternoon, Marcus always bakes a cake which is nice. Dinner is three courses and amazing. It is a set menu, unless you advise otherwise and have special dietary requirements. If there is anything else, please let me know. PS : the days that we were not swimming and were around for lunch, we just ordered and Marcus made us what we wanted. Cherie
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My husband and I stayed in Fale #1 at the top of the hill. Great views and no noise from neighbours. The 2 bedroom Fale is probably the most secluded but not beachside.
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"Front two villas are right on the water - gorgeous view from your bed! Second one along from main building gives more privacy"
"All bungalows have a gorgeous scenic view. Make sure you reserve well in advance, this place is simply too good."
"Honeymoon Suite offered a great view and a huge deck"
"Even though there was no in-room WIFI, there was good WIFI available in the lounge area."
"Any room would be fine - there are only 5 to choose from."
US$373 - US$532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TongaVava'u IslandsNeiafu
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