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“Incredible”

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Coral Cottage, Fofoa Island, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
Watch the whales from your shower! Whaleswimming available July - October
Drop down into the blue lagoon for beautiful snorkeling
Traditional papao in the blue lagoon
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Vava'u Islands

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nsnz
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Incredible”
Reviewed 20 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Amazing. From first communication to bittersweet farewell Karyn and Boris were incredible hosts and their slice of paradise was just what we needed to celebrate our wedding anniversary and step off the treadmill of our busy lives. Karyn, Boris and the boys were exceptional, sharing their knowledge of Tonga, offering kindness, care and privacy in equal measure. We visited in the 'off-season' at the end of Tonga's so called rainy season. The weather was great, hot and a touch steamy but the odd shower didn't impact on our visit at all. Karyn helped us provision the house, we bought some extra treats from NZ and cooked for ourselves (baring a lovely anniversary dinner cooked by Karyn). We snorkeled at least twice a day, swam, kayaked and explored. Oh and we lay about reading books and snoozing. Honestly this place spectacular. If you love getting off the beaten track, value the environment and getting amongst nature, and prefer personalized service over the resort conveyor belt this is the place for you! We will be coming back with our kids soon.

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Management Response
20 Apr 2017
Thanks for choosing Coral Cottage to spend your long awaited honeymoon. It was our pleasure to ensure your stay was memorable and relaxing. We're looking forward to meeting the whole family next time.
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990aros
Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Spectacular and blissful”
Reviewed 31 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

A spectacular spot to have a true island holiday. Remote in the best possible way, but still with all the comforts one needs on holiday, hot showers, delicious food and comfortable beds all provided by a fantastically inspirational family who are warm and caring hosts. Karyn, Boris and their boys know the area like the back of their hands, just chill and swim or get as adventurous as you dare!
Definitely plan to go out on the boat to witness and share time with the majestic, graceful humpback whales, the most surreal experience you can imagine.
We have travelled the world and this spot stands out like no other.
Just go.

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Management Response
1 Nov 2016
Thanks for your review - who can forget those breaching whales! Hope to see you back out here again for more Viking adventures!
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LibbyD349
Brisbane
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257 reviews
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“Incredible!”
Reviewed 31 October 2016 for a stay in August 2016



We were delighted to be the first guests at The Coral Cottage in August, 2016. Our eight night stay was perfect. The cottage is beautifully presented, with two fales side by side, set amongst the trees above the gorgeous lagoon. The first fale is a living and kitchen area. I loved curling up on the day bed with a book and enjoying that stunning lagoon views. The second fale had a spacious bedroom and bathroom. Sitting in bed with my morning cuppa looking out to the jungle one way and across the lagoon the other way was heaven! Where else can you see whales leaping while standing under the shower!?! Our favourite spot was sitting above the sparkling blue water on the stairs that dropped into the lagoon. A perfect place for sunset drinks after a day of swimming with whales. We took the fully catered option and loved the beautiful meals which include lots of fresh seafood and salads. Boris, Karyn and their team are wonderful hosts who went out of their way to make our stay truly special. Our eight night stay was the perfect length as we were able to have four days of whale swims and three days just to relax, and explore the lagoon and neighboring islands. This was our second visit to Fofoa and definitely not our last! Thank you Karyn and Boris.

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Management Response
31 Oct 2016
So glad you were equally as happy with Coral Cottage as you were with the Beach House. It was our pleasure to have you back with us again and hope to see you in the not too distant future for more beautiful whale experiences.
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AnMo99
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Paradise”
Reviewed 10 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Karyn, Boris, their boys and the staff were all so friendly from start till end.
The Coral Cottage more than met our expectations - and they were sky high.
The food was excellent and very large portions.
The island - Fofoa - and the surroundings are surreal.
The whale swim - both of them - were beyond of what we had hoped for and Karyn and Boris are very professional and informative during it all.
I cannot recommend this place enough - if in doubt, dont be anymore. Being a travel agent for 20 years and having travelled a lot - this is one of my best experiences !

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28 Oct 2016
Those whale swims were AMAZING! Highlights of our season too. Thank you for taking the leap of faith in choosing Coral Cottage when we didn't have any photos. I'm glad it was worth it!
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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1 Nov 2016
Grazie mille for your review and malo lahi for choosing to spend your honeymoon with us at Coral Cottage
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