Tongatapu hotels and hostels
Fafa Island Resort
The Black Pearl Suites
Dayspring B&B Lodge Tonga
Winnie's Guest House
This homely five-room house about 2km from town has a well-equipped kitchen and a comfy lounge. It's popular with international medical students, so book in advance.
Ali Baba's Guest House
Ali Baba's Guest House This place is funky and friendly. Floors are in chequered gold, and the rooms have their own colour schemes and themes.
Captain Cook Vacation Apartments
Two-bedroom apartments on the waterfront. Long stay discounts.
Bright, lagoonside apartments. You'll need to take a taxi or hire a car. Long stay discounts.
Sela's Guest House
Stablelike rooms open off a central courtyard, and guests have use of the kitchen. There are also rooms that share a bathroom (s/d/tr T$35/60/90). Lavish cooked breakfasts with fruit are available (T$15). It's a 15-minute walk from town.
Villa Guest Lodge
An elegant and attractive lodge that is centrally located and close to good restaurants. The five double rooms have compact bathrooms.
Little Italy Hotel
Two floors of Tonga's top rooms sit atop Little Italy restaurant on Vuna Rd west of the Palace. Rooms boast private balcony, air-conditioning, coffee maker, refrigerator and free wireless internet access. There's even a radio in the shower!
The boutique-style Waterfront's elegance colours its eight spacious rooms, which are furnished in teak and cane, with Gauguin prints and marine-blue bed covers.
This reliable favourite for regulars has large balconied rooms (with great showers) decorated with local crafts. The lodge sits in immaculate gardens behind rave-worthy Seaview Restaurant, 10 minutes' walk west of the post office.