Just got back after spending 10 days in Tonga and my visit to Uoleva was the highlight. Vava'u was good too and you should definitely go there if you want to experience a bit of Tongan life. Neiafu is also a bit of a frontier as a lot of people sailing the oceans pass through here on their way south for the summer, so theres plenty of opportunities to hear some good stories and pick up some do's and don'ts. I went to Vavau mainly cause I heard that this is Whale swimming capital... Well it is and it isn't. Early october is not the season. Peak is generally august/september and we had to look hard to find them. Would recommend Dolphin Pacific before Whales in the wild. I definitely got a more professional impression from them. My best whale experience however was in Ouleva with Whaledisoveries.com. I had three really good swims. They also offered a discount rate if we didn't get to swim which was nice and not something that any of the others offered.
Like Tris and Dave at Whaledisoveries, Patti and everyone at Serenity is really kind, attentive and caring. There's an attention to detail that comes effortless and this shows in everything from breakfast to campfire.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on a deserted Island in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga, this resort is totally surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches and many exquisite coral reefs. Rooms are all beachfront and far from each other so they offer ultimate privacy. Use of kayaks and snorkel equipment is FREE. Meals are made from fresh local ingredients, and accommodation is made for special needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Serenity Beaches Resort Tonga/Uoleva Island