Sandy Beach Resort


Destination: TONGA

Faleloa, Foa Island, Ha’apai, Kingdom of Tonga | Breakfast + 2 dives from $373/ppn

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Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the South Pacific, the Sandy Beach Resort is the ulitmate holiday destination. Here, guests can enjoy the peace and tranquility of deserted beaches, exploring uninhabited islands, and incredible snorkeling and diving. The resort also takes great efforts in sustainability, as it is built to be as environmentally as possible.


Quick Information  

  • No of Rooms: 12
  • Dive Center: On-site
  • Amenities: Restaurant and bar, Free activities (kayaks, skin diving, etc.)
  • WiFi: Yes, free
  • Nearest International Airport: Nuku'Alofa Airport
  • Airport shuttle: Yes


How to Get There

Guests can take an international flight to Nuku'alofa, the capital on Tongatapu Island. Direct flights from Auckland, Sydney and Fiji are also available. From there, it is a short taxi ride, which can be arranged by the resort, to their domestic airline Real Tonga. Alternatively, guests can take the local ferry at Nuku'alofa which usually departs on Monday night and arrives at Ha'apai the next morning. However, since the ferry has no fixed schedule, it is advisable to leave plenty of excess time if you go that route. 


Dive Overview

Tonga is home to magnificent lagoons and reefs that are perfect for diving. This is one of only a few places in the world where you can swim with humpback whales and witness their mating/rearing behavior. From July to October, the humpback whales pass through the islands, where they mate and give birth before heading off to their Artic feeding grounds. Manta Rays, Eagle Rays and other shark species can also be seen in the area. 




Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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sandy beach Resort Room Overview

The Sandy Beach Resort offers 12 fales in a beautiful beachfront tropical garden setting. They are comfortably furnished with tiled floors and a private terrace with a view of the Pacific Ocean. The rooms can be configured with two twin beds or one king-sized bed. Tables and chairs, a fan, wardrobe, and tea and coffee-making facilities are also included. The spacious ensuite bathrooms include a large washbasin, a toilet and a fully tiled shower. 


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Inside Fale (LEFT) & Terrace View (RIGHT)

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Ensuite Bathroom

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Resort Facilities

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Sandy beach Resort Features 

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Library
  • Gift Shop
  • Office
  • Free Wifi


sandy beach Resort Food & Drinks 

Situated on the large dining terrace, the resort's restaurant and bar invites guests to rest and relax during the day. Both the restaurant and bar open early and close late. They offer a selection of food, beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks. The resort also boasts its continuous supply of chilled, green coconut water, a healthy and refreshing drink which can also be incorporated into cocktails. The chef at the restuarant showcases Tonga's abundant and excellent fish and lobster with fresh specialties that often change daily. They can also cater to most dietary needs. 


sandy beach Resort Activities 

  • Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
  • Kiteboarding, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking Rentals
  • Whale Swimming
  • Bush and Reef Walk
  • Horse Riding
  • Free Diving
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Houmale'eia Petroglyphs
  • Ha'ano Cultural Tour 

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Packages & Rates

Sandy Beach Resort Rates

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Dive Packages

Rates are in USD and include boat, tanks, weights, & refreshments.
1 Diving day (2 dives)US$ 125

Room rates

All room rates are in USD, per night, and include the 15% government taxes. Check-in is at 1pm, while check-out is at 10am. Early check-in / late check-out is also available by arrangement. Rates during the Low Season only include breakfast, while breakfast and dinner are included for High Season rates.

RoomsLow Season (April 1 - July 14, October 16 - March 31)
High Season (July 15 - October 15)
Single occupancy - per Fale (1 person)US$ 248US$ 315
Double or Twin occupancy - per Fale (2 people)US$ 266US$ 380
Family fale – per Fale (3 people)US$ 304US$ 535
Family fale – per Fale (4 people)US$ 322US$ 615

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Dive courses rATES

Dive CoursesRates
PADI Open Water Diver (Includes: All theory and confined water sessions, 4 open water dives,
certification, log book, online Open Water Dive Manual & equipment rental.)
US$ 570
PADI Open Water Diver –E-Learning (Includes: Theory review, confined water sessions, 4 open water dives,
certification, log book and equipment rental.
US$ 425
PADI Advanced Diver (Includes: All theory and confined water sessions, 5 open water dives, equipment
rental, certification and online manual.)
US$ 425
Discover Scuba (Includes: 1 Theory lesson, 1 Confined water session, 1 Open water Dive
(Maximum of 12 metres) & all equipment. Second dive offered, same day,
same trip US$65.)
US$ 150


whale watching/swimming rates

All rates are in USD and include snorkel hire, lunch & refreshments. Valid from July to October.

Resort GuestsUS$ 185
Outside GuestsUS$ 195


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Drop us an email at or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!  


Dive Information

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South of Samoa, Tonga is comprised of 169 islands and stretching over a distance of around 800 kilometers. Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Tonga is around a third of the way between New Zealand and Hawaii. Tonga is one of only a few places in the world where you can swim with humpback whales. They pass through the islands from July to October, and they come to mate and give birth before setting off for their Arctic feeding grounds. Divers who visit Tonga can also see Manta Rays, Eagle Rays, multiple shark species, and many other diverse marine life. 

Tonga's dive sites can be divided into three areas: Tongatapu, the Ha'apai Group, and the Vava'u Group. Tongatapu is known for its magnificent lagoons and reefs. This area contains 5 marine reserves and 2 islands parks which are protected by government legislation. The Ha'apai Group is known for its reef breathtaking geography, which includes caves, caverns, and tunnels, along with colorful coral gardens. The Vava'u Group is where divers can go to experience exciting drift dives along walls and drop-offs. The Clan MacWilliam, a wreck of a copra steamer, can also be found here. 

Tonga's year-round temperatures range from 75˚F (25˚C) to 84˚F (29˚C). With this tropical climate, divers are comfortable in 3mm to 5mm suits. December to May is considered the warm season with temperatures averaging 75˚F (24˚C). May to December is the cool season with temperatures around 69˚F (21˚C). 

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Dive Center Information

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sandy beach resort Dive Center Overview 

Beach dives are offered by the resort for TOP $100. They also offer a full range of dive courses and a one day dive experience for the non-qualified diver. The Sandy Beach Resort Dive Center contains a dive boat that can easily depart for one of the numerous nearby reefs and coral gardens. With a newly remodeled dive boat complete with new engines and larger fuel tanks, divers can access remote dive sites like the rarely-visited pinnacles in Northern Ha'apai. Diving in Tonga has never been this exciting. 

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Practical Information 

  • Electricity: 240 volts and 50HZ
  • Time zone: GMT + 13
  • Languages: English


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