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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Sandy Beach Resort has the best accommodation on Foa Island when you're looking for a relaxed beach holiday and not so much of a 'Ha'apai' experience. They offer hot showers in your room, a 'luxury' other accommodations on the island can't offer. You have electricity 24/7. Nice strip of beach and clean water. I recommend this hotel for groups. We...

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Floris, thank you for your honest review and I am very sorry, that we did not meet all your expectations. I am a bit astonished thought....I see all our guests more then once every day and I always ask whether everything is okay and if there is anything we can do for you... you could have just said a...

Reviewed 14 October 2014

We stayed early in season with only a few other guests, an eclectic mix of nationalities. Jurgen,Boris and the staff could not do enough for us. Given the logistics and cost of importing nearly everything the price of food is reasonable. I have paid more for a beer in Australia than at Sandy Beach. Whales breaching, volcano on horizon, snorkeling...

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi David, thank you for your nice review. I am glad that you enjoyed the mix of nationalities in our resort, as we are always happy when during a vacation our guests get to know each other a bit more. That is the advantage of a small, boutique resort like Sandy Beach. Please extend our greetings to R. and we...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2014

I had a fabulous time at Sandy Beach resort during my 5 night stay. Boris and Jurgen were incredibly hospitable and the bungalows are in a spectacular location. I enjoyed the meals very much especially the 3 course dinners. So while not out for the day swimming with the whales, you can just sit at the 'bar' soak in the...

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Bhama, thank you for your friendly review. Considering the bad luck you had with your trip I am very happy, that you appreciated our little paradise. I am glad that you realized what Sandy Beach is all about...especially when not out with the whales, but "stuck" with us. I am very much looking forward to see you again and...

Reviewed 6 October 2014

I recently spent six nights at Sandy Beach Resort and thouroughly enjoyed my time there, i have been there half a dozen times and have only good things to say about the place .Boris,Jurgen and Peta were perfect hosts making sure everything went smoothly,they organised local airline flights for me which was very helpful.Had fantastic diving and swimming and whales...

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi A. Thanks for that review Mate...It's about time ;-)) after coming here soooo often, it is nice of you to finally tell other travellers about us....yes, I know, you want to keep our place your secret hideaway ;-) Thanks a lot and I look forward to see you again in NZ or here. Cheers and all the best from...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 October 2014

We recently had such a relaxed holiday we didn't need our clothes.(Thanks Air NZ) Well-- only swimsuits, 4 shared tees, a couple of lava-lavas plus sunscreen was about all we needed for 6 days. It was happiness at Ha'apai, where even the rain falls more slowly than elsewhere in Tonga. Our weather was perfect, as was the beach at any...

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi W. from Christchurch ( we are not supposed to openly mentione guests' names ;-) ) Thank you for your nice review and as I said before, thank you so much for being so patient with your luggage...yeah Thanks AIR NZ ! I am glad you enjoyed your stay just as much as we have enjoyed having you as our...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 October 2014

I was there for two weeks Sept. 2nd - 16th 2014 and enjoyed the wonderful surroundings and unspoilt environment, there is no mass tourism. Ideal for snorkeling and diving, and in the season between July and November there are outstanding whale-watching opportunities. Comfortable accomodation and excellent meals prepared by a French chef.

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Moin Michael, thank you very much for taking the time to send in your review. I am happy that you also enjoyed your second trip all the way from Germany to our Sandy Beach Resort. Please extend Jürgi's greetings to your wife Elke, who he would have liked to see here again too. All the best for both of you...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We loved Sandy Beach Resort. Boris made us welcome as soon as we stepped off the plane. Loved the peace and quiet. We optioned for the half board plan, so breakfast and a 3 course dinner was paid before we left home so we didn't need to worry about a thing when there. The hardest thing was to select between...

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi to SYD thank you for your nice review and and the very suitable description of our resort. I am also glad to read that you enjoyed a bit of local touch by joining our staff on their shopping trip..that is really nice to know because we always encourage our guests to get in touch with the locals around us....

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Great place, nice location, very relaxing. The beach was wonderful and you can see a huge inactive volcano in the distance. The cottages are very nicely decorated and quite private. The food was excellent, and the staff was very nice. My wife and I would definitely come back again. Be careful of getting there by Real Tonga Airlines. I recommend...

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Brad, thank you for your review and I am really sorry that you missed your flight.I hope your travel insurance covered your costs and it makes it even more important for us to proceed recommending travel insurance to our guests during the booking process. However, I am happy to say, that with the exception of your day and one...

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 29 September 2014

We stayed in Sandy Beach resort for 5 days after 6 days in Fiji and now we feel sorry that our stay was so short. We fell in love with that place and absolutely recommend it to people who are fond of the sea and the natural environment. Those who prefer the spa facilities, motorized water sports and discos should...

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Elena and Ivan, thank you for your beautiful words about Sandy Beach Resort. Your review is especially important to us because I know that you are well experienced travellers and therefore are very able to compare our place with others. It is a great reward to us to read your detailled reviews, as you are showing what we are...

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Fantastic place to relax and soak up the sun ,swim and go swimming with the whales without the crowds of people .Very personable private place .The whale watch experience was amazing and good value for money .

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Boris S, Owner at Sandy Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Moira, thank you very much for your nice review . Your description of our little resort is very fitting. We would love to see you back here some day and until then I wish you all the best and good luck with your horses. Very friendly greetings from all of us here at Sandy Beach Resort !

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled right on the most beautiful beach, Sandy Beach Resort consists of only 12 absolute beachfront Bungalows, so privacy and solitude is guaranteed. All Bungalows have spacious ensuites with solar powered hot water showers and a furnished private terrace facing the ocean.The beach is just footsteps away from the door. The perfect place to relax, unwind and recharge. No crowds, no queues, no TV, no nightclub … pure island life ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandy Beach Resort

Address: Absolute Beach Front | Ha'apai, 4711, Tonga
Region: Tonga > Ha'apai Islands > Foa Island
Price Range: €157 - €250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sandy Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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