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Ha'atafu Beach, Tongatapu Island

(4.5/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
Run by local surfing gurus, family-operated Ha'atafu Beach has served as a hub for surfers since 1979. The diligent owners provide surfing guests with insider’s knowledge about local breaks, conditions, and weather patterns. Thatched roof bungalows house the limited number of guests the resort allows, providing a quiet atmosphere and uncrowded surfing conditions. Each bungalow is just a short walk from surfing spots, as well as pristine swimming and snorkeling holes. Enjoying mostly east-southeast trade winds offshore, the coastline also benefits from groundswells from winter storm activity in both hemispheres, providing the beach with outstanding conditions for year-round surfing. Ha'atafu Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Nuku'alofa Edition.
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  • We went here on a cruise Sunday afternoon to chill for a bit. It was a beautiful and sunny day. The water is warm, like the rest of Tonga, with a nice sandy beach. There is a reef much further out be ...  more »
  • Stayed at Holty's Hideaway just a minute from the beach great place to stay. Snorkelling is best at high tide and 3 or so hours either side enjoy the brilliant colours of the variety of fish, starfish...  more »
  • We stopped here as part of say tour around the island. Even though it was not the best weather we could definitely see that this was the best beach on the mainland. If you cannot get out to ouster isl...  more »