Shell Garden Ltd

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Neiafu, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga 

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The Kingdom of Tonga is situated in the South Pacific archipelago between Fiji and Samoa sitting just west of the international dateline making you the first  person to greet the sun each morning.
Just over 60 islands form the Vava'u group  but only 17 are inhabited resulting in a picturesque, unspoilt part of the world.

Fofoa Island and the blue lagoon, Vava'u, Tonga
View of the blue lagoon across to the South pacific from the Beach House deck

The Beach House and Coral Cottage are based on the island of Fofoa within the Vava’u island group. Tonga is easy and cheap to get to from Australia and New Zealand. Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand fly direct to Nuku’alofa, Tonga from Auckland and Sydney.  Real Tonga is the domestic airline for your journey to Vava'u from Tongatapu. Please note: baggage allowance is 15Kg. You can pay excess - 7TOP per 1Kg. We are now offering complimentary transfers from the international to the domestic terminal (if going direct). 

OR fly direct into Vava'u on a Wednesday or Saturday (other days also available from July-Oct) with Fiji Airways - a great connection from Europe, Asia or the US . Contact us  if you need help or advise with your travel arrangements. 

Even visiting Tonga is easy. You only need a valid passport and an onward ticket to be granted a tourist visa for 1 month upon arrival, but double-check with authorities prior to departure as rules can vary slightly for different countries.

Like all  remote destinations, we recommend all our guests buy good travel insurance for any unforeseen delays or changes to schedule.

The island of Fofoa is a 40minute boat ride from the main town, Neiafu which has restaurants/bars, shops and a local market as well as a well-equipped pharmacy, onsite Doctor and 2 banks with cash machines. When you arrive in Neiafu we can organize a taxi pick up, meet you in town and bring you to the island on our boat, Lavinuella. Transfer rates are 240TOP pp for a return trip. NOTE: during our busy season pick up is normally at 3pm from the main wharf.

Local Tongan fisherman in his popao on the blue lagoon

"The colours of the lagoon are breathtaking. I didn't believe it could look like the photos but the reality is even better."

Jess Little, NZ