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White Sands Beach Resort Tonga

3-star beachfront hotel in Kanokupolu with outdoor pool

  • Free parking

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Utukehe Beach, Kanokupolu, Tonga
7.0.Good.
  • We loved our stay and our welcoming hosts- staff was great!

    Jan. 22, 2020

  • The photos are exactly what you expect. Its a small resort with an amazing private beach.…

    Nov. 14, 2019

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  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 9 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Free beach cabanas

For families

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Sofa bed
  • Kitchen
  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • Ha'atafu Beach - 4.4 mi / 7.2 km
  • Mapu'a 'a Vaca Blowholes - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
  • Flea Market - 10.3 mi / 16.5 km
  • Royal Tombs - 10.3 mi / 16.5 km
  • Halafuoleva Beach - 10.3 mi / 16.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Double Room with Ocean View
  • Economy Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View, Garden Area

Location

Utukehe Beach, Kanokupolu, Tonga
  • On a private beach
  • Ha'atafu Beach - 4.4 mi / 7.2 km
  • Mapu'a 'a Vaca Blowholes - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On a private beach
  • Ha'atafu Beach - 4.4 mi / 7.2 km
  • Mapu'a 'a Vaca Blowholes - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
  • Flea Market - 10.3 mi / 16.5 km
  • Royal Tombs - 10.3 mi / 16.5 km
  • Halafuoleva Beach - 10.3 mi / 16.6 km
  • Royal Palace of Tonga - 10.5 mi / 16.9 km
  • Vaiola Hospital - 11.2 mi / 18 km
  • Interisland Ferry Terminal - 12.4 mi / 20 km
  • Ancient Tonga - 13.2 mi / 21.2 km
  • Captain Cook's Landing Place - 16.1 mi / 25.8 km

Getting around

  • Nuku'alofa (TBU-Fua'amotu Intl.) - 65 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 9 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 12:30 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkelling on site

Services

  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Sofa bed
  • Sofa bed size double

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Kitchen

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • White Sands Beach Resort Tonga Kanokupolu
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  • White Sands Beach Tonga
  • White Sands Tonga Kanokupolu
  • White Sands Beach Resort Tonga Hotel
  • White Sands Beach Resort Tonga Kanokupolu
  • White Sands Beach Resort Tonga Hotel Kanokupolu

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 20 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 55 per room (one way)

Cruise ship terminal shuttle and ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 12:30 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 20 (subject to availability). Express check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cowley's (4.4 mi), Abel Tasman Landing Site (5.1 mi), and Stop 'n' Go (6.1 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 55 per room one way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as snorkeling. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a private beach and a picnic area. White Sands Beach Resort Tonga also has a garden.
7.0.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What a beautiful setting. I had the best view of Tonga Tapu from my deck, right by the water. The owners and staff are very polite, friendly and accommodating. I have stayed at a few different resorts, bed n breakfasts, lodges and backpackers since being in Tonga and I found White Sands to be the best and just what I needed. Booked in for a week and will be staying another week. Thank you Gloria, Marissa, Bessie and Richard for making my stay a very pleasurable experience indeed. Sunday Umu was great and tge sunsets from my deck...Exceptional. Arohanui Charmaine

    9 night romance trip, Aug. 16, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    This resort is more of an experience than a resort, and not the type that most travellers are expecting or desire. Imagine a 1990s car with rust, a broken radio, missing hubcaps, temperamental headlights, and an aweful noise for each action. That car is in the same family as this resort. Our room was first quite dirty with cob webs and bugs, with no working bathroom light (lamp on the floor as a replacement). We shared the room with ghekos, mice, and a colony of ants. The running water smelled foul, sometimes didn't exist, and the hot water heaters weren't always functional. We also initially didn't have bathroom towels provided (received them on the third night). There was a lot of false advertising, including no pool or conditioning, and the amenities on site are not what you'd expect from a resort located a long ways from a shop. We stayed 11 months after the cyclone reaked havoc on their property, but not much was restored. The place is quite worn down, the owners are friendly, but I was disappointed in the lost potential of the property. With some effort the beach could be free from pollution, the tables and chairs on the beach could be set upright and level, the guest rooms could be fixed up so they all close and the holes in the screen are patched up. There could be a little shop on site with water, non-perishable Digicel tu

    6 night trip, Dec. 31, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This beautiful place was an oasis for the traveller who wants peace and quiet from the typical standard resort The wonderful helpful laid back hosts Gloria and Marisa were amazing

    Timothy, 6 night romance trip, Aug. 15, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not a resort

    It is a in a beautiful location but we had many issues with our stay. We booked and paid up front in January and cyclone Gita went through causing a lot of destruction in February (we stayed middle to end of July). We understand it takes a long time to get back up and running but tried to contact them the week prior to check that all was ok (we have a 17 month old daughter). We tried the phone number, email and website (all not working), facebook page and went through expedia with no response. When we arrived they were aware that we had been trying to contact them but had made no effort to respond. We were put in a room that had no hot water despite them knowing it didn't. We were given access to another room (not private use) for showering when needed. There were no resort type facilities available so it really is just a motel unit on the beach, quite a distance to other places for food etc and it would have been handy to have a 4WD vehicle on the driveway. There was a fridge, toaster and jug in the room. They gave us access to the kitchen which was also being used by their family. The pool was not running that we were aware of. We paid for a continental breakfast which was not provided. We were offered an extra night for free but had already booked were unable to stay, and once we got to our next place, were glad we didn't. We were disappointed with our experience of this place but felt a little effort from the owners would have made a huge difference.

    Abby, 4 night trip, Jul. 16, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I was visiting a friend volunteering for the Peace Corps just down the road so my location was critical. Was pleasantly surprised upon arriving at the White Sands resort. My room was well apportioned and very clean. It looked out through palms to a beautiful white sand beach and ocean. They even strung a hammock just outside my door which made for excellent down time. The road in is in pretty bad shape but they are looking to repair it. It adds to the rustic flavor! This is a very small and quiet resort There was no loud music or flurry of activity. It was wonderfully relaxed. The soon to be new owners have lots of fantastic plans to upgrade the property so I will be sure and return to check those out. I did visit the resorts further north and found them to be loud and rather cheesy. Bottom line is for the cost this is a wonderful place to stay in western Tonga.

    Bill, 3 night family trip, Feb. 23, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It is in a beautiful coral beach that caters both Tourists and locals It is a friendly place for women alone and families It is better to have a car No restaurant for now ... I cooked,for,myself.... The owners gave me a ride To the Bring water shoes to walk on the rocks Beautiful place

    1 night trip, Aug. 5, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Früher bestimmt ein schönes Resort

    Der Zustand der Anlage ist ungepflegt. Alles ist alt und vergammelt. Es liegen Flaschen und Müll herum. Der Pool ist außer Betrieb und vergammelt. Keine Wlan. Die Liegen und Möbel sind verwittert. Die Zimmer sind schimmelig, unsere Kopfkissen waren verschimmelt. Die Anlage wurde nach einem Sturm nicht wieder renoviert. Schrechlich. Gloria war nett und freundlich. Der Strand ist Toll.

    Oliver, 2 night trip, Jul. 27, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Eli, 2 night trip, Nov. 27, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    3 night trip, Jul. 25, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    7 night trip, Jul. 23, 2019

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