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The Hideaway
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

What a beaut place to stay! Friendly staff, whales cruising past out front, (superb diving & fishing), comfy beds- really enjoyed the bugalow- a separate dwelling with a view of the sea from bed, shower & toilet 10 m away & light breakfast of toast & fruit, all for $55T / nite. I'll definately be back- thanks for letting me into the kitchen to cook our fresh fish!

Room Tip: bungalow's separate, private & quiet - if you dont mind a short walk to toilet/ shower
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank FOOtie75
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We spent four nights at the Hideaway, and it was great. The accomodation is good value for the price. It is in a great location, right near the coast, and we saw whales from the whale-watching platform every day that we were there. The food was pretty good (I would recommend always ordering the fish). The staff were lovely and Taki, who runs the hideaway, was fantastic for organising everything and also just for a chat. We did a guided walk organised through the Hideaway and whale-watching with Kiko, also organised through the Hideaway. Both were great. Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Grace_Kinza
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

I didn't stay at Eua however we used their very helpful staff several times to get everything done we possibly wanted while on Eua. Taki from Hideaway was unreal and organised anything we needed at the drop of a hat even though we werent guests there. We had a day with Sione (a local Eua guide) 4wd'ing around the island which was tailor made for what we wanted and he knew the answer to anything we asked, and showing us all the cool things there is to do and see on Eua. Couldnt have asked for anything more (and it was cheap). Taki also hooked us up with Kiko, a local fisherman who we went out for the day swimming with whales which was unforgettable, and I couldnt recommend him more on Eua. Very respectful and patient with the whales while still getting you a swim within meters of whales and calves. Thanks to Taki, Kiko and Sione for making our 4-5 days on Eua the best of our 6 weeks in Tonga.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Dan R
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

The Hideaway Eua Tonga provides basic accommodation, very comfy beds, healthy choice of food and WONDERFUL activities. The highlight for my husband and me was the whale watch/swim. Kiko is the extremely competent skipper. He fishes all year round and does the whale watch/swim experience for the four months the whales are there. He is passionate about the whales and not disturbing them. He gets close enough for excellent sightings of whales breaching, babies playing. Whether the whales let you swim with them is up to the whales - it is not a petting zoo. If the swimmers slip quietly into the water and do not thrash around on the surface, you may well get a close encounter - as we did with FIFTEEN whales for an hour and 20 minutes. I do think this was exceptional, and probably enhanced by there not being a lot of swimmers simultaneously. I suggest you take sea-sick tablets if you are not a regular sea-farer. Also, take a sweatshirt and wind-proof jacket for when you get out of the water as the wind can make you shiver. I cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism and care that Kiko and his team took of us.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

The Hideaway was a great base for my 3D/2N stay: by the sea (minutes from the wharf), ample-sized bedrooms, tasty meals, very helpful owners and staff. Meals were always a delight as the whales were there when you looked out from the dining area. I recommend the 4WD tour for a sampling of the many delights of Eua, specially if short on time. Sadly, the weather did not cooperate with my planned whale watching tour (boat). But the 2.5 hours ride from the capital, was punctuated by frolicking whales on either side of the ferry! Taki and Naite are such excellent hosts, they are flexible in making sure that your stay was nothing short of totally enjoyable!

Room Tip: recommend a room in the new wing facing the sea, nice new beds
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Marnet A
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