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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place to get away from a busy lifestyle, civilisation and you just want to relax on a peaceful and safe Island in an Eco friendly boutique resort this is the place to stay. The Tongan people are the nicest people you could ever meet and made us feel so welcome, the Sandy Beach Resort...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stayed at Sandy Beach Resort in September 2016 and loved every minute of our stay. Needless to say, the whale swim experience there is extraordinary and the best we have had by far. Just have a look at some of their footage, and you will get an idea of what you can expect - our expectations were exceeded by...

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Port Stephens, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stayed for 7 nights and loved it. Boris and staff were great. After ordering the first drink the bar staff knew your name and choosing your dinner at breakfast was a novelty. We did 4 days whale swim and loved every minute of it. Do not be fooled by the stunning photos - the swim is hard work! but...

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St Ives, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

My husband and I stayed at Sandy Beach for our honeymoon in late September. As soon as we arrived we were greeted with a fresh coconut and showed to our fale. Peta had kindly decorated our balcony with the most beautiful flowers, it looked so pretty. The fales are very spacious and nicely decorated with a large en suite bathroom....

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Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 24 November 2016

BEST PLACE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC It can’t get much better, the most beautiful beach, nice bungalows all with beautiful terraces and see view. A cosy atmosphere that make you feel welcome and at home. The food is amazing, they use local products as fresh fish, vegetables and fruit cooked in a tasteful way. It is our second visit in...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 November 2016

My partner and I came to Sandy Beach with a large group and had the most amazing time! We had a whole week here and still were not ready to leave. We were greeted by friendly staff who never stopped being anything but fantastic the whole time we were there. The Rooms were spotless, the meals were outstanding (do be...

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Toowoon Bay, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Remote location, beautiful white sandy beaches, waters every shade of turquoise, comfortable bungalows, great service and sensational food! What more could you ask for? We spent our time relaxing by the beach, soaking up the sun, kayaking, snorkelling and cycling. One of the most idyllic places I have ever stayed. Everyone also staying at the same time - rated it...

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jenny, thank you for your kind words. Haha, the question whether you really have to go home is something I have heard a lot and that's the reason our transfers to the local airport are done by our own crew...we need to make sure everybody leaves ;-) It would be too crowded here otherwise. Thank you for your compliments...

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The whales were the stars of the show - absolutely wonderful. Nothing could surpass that experience. On the side though... Sandy Beach was such a great base. Fabulous setting, lovely people, great food and supremely comfortable accommodation. Not to mention Boris's amazing coconut cocktails, Heidi's hospitality and the encouragment of EJ, Chief and Potello (sorry, not sure of that spelling)...

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Yes, I agree... the whales are the stars around here. We are so blessed by being able to enjoy them on their turf and we do the utmost to protect their peace and happiness. When we reflect on the whale season, we realize how happy we can be to deal with a special breed of guests, who share our thoughts...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Having spent some time at Sandy Beach during the off season and loving it so much, we rebooked to experience "swimming with the whales". Off season, we shared the resort with one other couple so were interested to see the difference when booking during full capacity. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that the "private paradise" experience was still on...

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ann & family, thank you for your second great review. As I mentioned before every returning guest is the biggest reward for us, as it means we are doing something right. I am pretty sure that what you are describing as "private paradise feeling" will always be here, because we are a small resort and will not expand further...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Visited during Humpback Whale Season. Was able to swim with the whales four of the five days. Great guides and boats. Very very comfortable rooms. Each with its own patio and chairs. And loungers to take down to the beach. Lovely staff and management that works hard to make every wish come true. Great food.

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your nice words and positive feedback. I am glad that you liked what we have to offer and thank you also for mentioning our friendly staff and our desire to make your holiday the best ever ! I am happy that you had a great time with the whales and commented positive on our boats...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled right on the most beautiful beach, Sandy Beach Resort consists of only 12 absolute beachfront Bungalows, so privacy and solitude is guaranteed. All Bungalows have spacious ensuites with solar powered hot water showers and a furnished private terrace facing the ocean.The beach is just footsteps away from the door. The perfect place to relax, unwind and recharge. No crowds, no queues, no TV, no nightclub … pure island life ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandy Beach Resort

Address: Absolute Beach Front | Ha'apai, 4711, Tonga
Region: Tonga > Ha'apai Islands > Foa Island
Price Range: £140 - £217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sandy Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles owystepek, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“all rooms have beach views”
 of 5 bubbles 2_Hunters_travelling, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are the same - and they are all absolutely gorgeous”
 of 5 bubbles fatbottomzebra, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms great and similar fantastic beach access and views. One of the fales sleeps four.”
 of 5 bubbles MacLeods3, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good”
 of 5 bubbles Cheweywashere, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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