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“"OHOLEI...BEAUTIFUL"”

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Oholei Beach Resort
Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Tongatapu Island
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Definately a beautiful place almost an little island on its own, the white sands the awesome Hina cave The diners fale layout and miles away from any other noise wanting to interfere with the waves and entertainment Simana the Owner has in-store with his crew, A group of us went to Oholei for a friends wedding and i've gotta say i've always dreamed of a beach wedding and the so many weddings i've been to in my sooo many lifetime i can truly say this wedding at oholei beach was truly beautiful the sand the waves the breeze that i'am totally going back to the kingdom for a beach wedding, Oholei and its crew memebers are very helpful Simana and Partner are awesome and very kind. we stayed in the beach hutts and they got a bonfire going for us that stayed back over night to carry on partying with the bride and groom it was wonderful and thank you oholei for your service!

Room Tip: the rooms are simple clean and good enough for a beach hutt.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Selina T
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

Not to be missed, a fabulous night of music, traditional food & Polynesian dancers. Very good, Value for money & great entertainment! Add the ambience of a moonlit night & the dancers performed in a Cave! For me, this was my best night out in Tonga, shared with friends!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Alybow
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Quite an adventure travelling, about 45 mins ride out of town, past the airport, when you arrive you really dont see any beach, walk down a steep walk way that is beautifully lined with bamboo lights, at the bottom you pay an entry fee, the organisation i visited in Tonga met this expense, but the girl tells me its about $45TOP not bad compared to buffet in Fiji. At this point i thought wed enter the restaurant, but now there is more walking, down the contours of what looked like a path carved into the cave. at this point the moon glistening the sea is what you see and its endless, this is where the sun rises and sets and where the moon lights up the skys. Its truly majestic. You dont get to see the sand until you reach the bottom. Beautiful beach, sand so soft you really shouldnt wear shoes its a hassle. Dinner was buffet and is always served at 8. But we actually ate around 8.30 because the owner and hosts was entertaining and giving a quick run through of the history, staff, Oholei etc. Food was amazing, loved how everything was authentic, traditional Tongan food, and you havent been to tonga if you dont see a roasted pig on the table and actually eat it...:-) After dinner they take you to a cave where they have set up bamboo seats to sit and watch the traditional dances, fire dancing etc. Change a $20 into $1 for the traditional slapping of notes on the dances for appreciation, its common in the pacific :-) you dont have to because you paid for the dinner, but these notes go directly to the dancers and they really know how to entertain. If you plan to have a few drinks ensure you have a designated driver, because the ambience in the place is so relaxing for those who drink you will take more then 1 or 2 bottles or glasses of wine- I know because my colleague was having so much fun and drank alot. Lucky enough shes a champion at drinking and we managed to go back into town. I dont drink but i felt like I had a hangover the next morning, had so much fun, and its a must see purely for experiencing the Tongan food, entertainment and scenery.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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2  Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Scenic
scenic
scenic.
Pricey entry to the night festivities but food is worth it. Drinks were annoying to wait for but the atmosphere was invaluable.
The staff were helpful and the waterfront was unexpectedly clean. Certainly a must-see when going to Tonga.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Cecilia T
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Let's get real with the reviews here. These are very rough backpacker thatch fales on a secluded beach in the middle of nowhere. No electricity, but they will turn on the generator for you if you need to charge your electronics. But what a beach, all to yourself most likely. The beach is great, and deserves the raves, but the accommodation barely scrapes two, and at TOP90 is not all that cheap.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
4  Thank thanksalotyl
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

If there is a paradise on earth, it is this - OHOLEI. White sandy beach, great island music, cold Maka enjoying the magical cultural night show in the cave, what an experience. Thanks guys, highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank ZIPhatkid
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

What a find! From the time we descended the stairs through the rocks and onto the gorgeous sandy white beach we were sold. You would pay loads of money elsewhere to stay in such a breathtaking location! We loved the beachfront fale's (basic but comfortable) and having "room service" on the beach for all our meals (we were the only guests at the time!). It was truly a Robinson Crusoe experience and my favorite for our 12 night stay in Tonga.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank capehornvineyard
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Address: Lavengatonga Beach, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Region: Tonga > Tongatapu Island
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Beach
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Tongatapu Island
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Tongatapu Island
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Oholei Beach Resort Tonga/Tongatapu Island

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