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Ovava Tree Lodge

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Overview
Eua harbour, 'Eua Island Tonga See on map
AMENITIES
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Pets Allowed
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is running by an amazing family! miss you guys! Definitely my favorite place in Tonga! I had amazing time with you guys! Great whale swimming 🐳😍, Awesome dinners and very good accommodation! I wish I'll be able to come back one day ❤️

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 5 nights at Ovava as recommended by my daughter in law who travelled thought the islands during her year working in Tonga. My room was excellent value and food simple but filling. Laidback Tongan family management that made all welcome. Whale swimming trips...More

Thank phoenix804
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spend there 4 nights and it was best nights at Tonga. Very nice and clean acomodation with the great view to ocean where every morning swim whales. We had dinner every evening and it was amazing. Every dinner was something different and delicious. We...More

Thank Jiří H
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

If you are arriving by ferry, you just need to walk across the road and you are home, but don’t expect beach front fales. The hotel rooms (all built of cedar) are slightly elevated and built into the side of the hill, connected by a...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Choice is limited on Eua at the time of writing as most competition for accommodation is in recovery/refurbishment mode post-cyclone. Deep Lodge is one exception but a pricier one. Expect basic accommodation, within a stones throw of ferry "terminal" and you won't be disappointed. Breakfast...More

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Nestled within 'Eua's lush rainforest is the 'Ovava Tree Lodge. Situated directly across from the wharf, a short walk from town and with a Dive Centre on site this is the perfect place to enjoy your 'Eua ...More adventures! Stay in one of our traditional treetop fales complete with a sea view. Each fale is unique in that all the almost all materials are locally grown, prepared in our own sawmill and hand crafted by us. 'Eua is Tonga's oldest and one of the kingdom's least developed islands so if you looking to escape it all, this is your destination! Thanks to 'Eua being a coral island, the beaches may not be sandy but the water visibility is incredible averaging at about 25/30 m on any given day so not booking one of our snorkel or dive trips would be missing out! 'Eua is known for it's Cathedral Cave dive, which is spectacular, but the reefs located all down the West Coast of the island are also stunning. Most are suitable for both snorkeling and diving which is perfect for groups containing non-divers or children! During the most anticipated season, which is of course, Humpback Whale season we offer whale watching/swimming trips where we take small groups to enjoy a magical and once in a lifetime experience. If you can drag yourself out of the salty blue then we have many great hikes on the island for you to explore. Those on a tighter schedule or who like to see a bit of everything in one day we have our fantastic 4WD Island tour where we take you to some of the best and most beautiful spots all round the island. This is highly recommended if you do not have at least 5 days to explore each area of the island and a day of ocean adventures of course! At 'Ovava Tree Lodge a lot of time, effort and love is put in to your meals. Breakfast is complimentary with the room and continental style. A light lunch is offered and is often complimentary if you have arranged a tour/dive trip that day or if you will be joining us for dinner. Dinners are normally Tongan style food, with freshly caught fish being a popular choice. Once a week we light our favourite kitchen appliance, our giant, hand-built, clay pizza oven and have a pizza night where you eat until you cannot fit any more in! At the lodge we bake all our own bread, cake, pizza (obviously), we make our own jams, sauces, coconut milk, coconut butter and coconut flour (which is gluten free). All our fresh produce is purchased from here on 'Eua and when possible everything else too. We believe it is vital to support the local communities. There are no 'supermarkets' but there are several small shops and a small market where you can find most basic goods. There is no pharmacy and only a small hospital so please bring any medication you may need with you. There is a Tongan bank where you can make withdrawals using your card but no ATM. There is also a currency exchange where I believe they give a very decent rate. There is a law in Tonga which states you cannot work on a Sunday. No shops will be open, transport doesn't run and unfortunately we cannot take any boat excursions so no diving etc... so please be aware of this if you plan to stay on a weekend. To get here you can either catch the flight which leaves every morning* around 8 and takes only a mere 7 minutes! But is comparatively expensive. Or you can take the ferry which leaves every day* (apart from a Sunday) between 10/11am and only costs $20/$25 for a single fare. * Both modes of transport are scheduled to leave every day but are weather permitting so when leaving 'Eua it is advised if you have an international flight you leave at least two days prior to hopefully avoid any issues* These are our basic pricelists. If you have any other enquiries or if you have a group booking please contact us directly so we can discuss the best deal for you. Accomodation Single Fale with shared bathroom. $50 Double Fale with shared bathroom. $60 Single Fale with ensuite. $70 Double Fale with ensuite. $80 Bunkhouse bed (diver). $25 Bunkhouse bed (non diver). $30 Family Room (4 persons). $120 *Prices are per night* Meals Lunch $5 Dinner $20 Kids/Vegetarian Option $15 *In Tonga we can be quite limited when trying to cater for certain allergies and dietary requirements so please advise us of any when you book so we can try accommodate your needs* Excursions 4WD Island Tour $80 pp Guided Hike $80 pp Whale Watching/Swimming $200 pp Snorkelling $80 pp Cave Dive - 2 Tanks $300 pp Reef Dive - 2 Tanks $180 pp Discovery Dive $230 pp *All prices are per person and there must be a minimum of 2 people for each trip* *The Cave Dive can only be booked if you have your Open Water certificate and a safety dive must be completed a day prior to the cave dive at a surplus charge* We do accept Visa and Mastercard (5% surcharge). Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Beachfront
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Also Known As
Ovava Tree Lodge Tonga
Location
Tonga > 'Eua Island
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Traveller (47)
Room & Suite (9)
Dining (1)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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"ask for a room with a mosquito net"
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"Double Fales have their own toilet/shower"
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