Ha'atafu Beach, Tongatapu Island

4.6
#3 of 6 in Parks in Tonga
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. Our Nuku'alofa tour itinerary planner makes visiting Ha'atafu Beach and other Nuku'alofa attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Visited on a stunning day, a couple of whales playing off the beach. Water was clear and was a nice beach on Tongatapu, although quite remote.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    We loved it here so we went twice during our stay. Great snorkeling! I could spend all day :) great spot to hang with friends or as a couple.  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    Very nice beach. Since we visited outside of the touristy season, we were the only ones on the beach. The water was very clear We went there walking from the Likualofa (15 minute walk, but you have to...  more »

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