In a world of frenetic activity, The Beach House stands apart as a destination so far away from it all, you feel as if you have reached the very edge of the earth. Situated on Fofoa, an island in the breathtakingingly beautiful Vava’u archipelago, this unique holiday home stands apart as a destination that will calm the mind and restore body and soul.
At The Beach House, there is space and time to reconnect with what really matters; family, friends, the wonder of nature, and the simple uncomplicated things in life that make us feel happiest. Immerse yourself in all there is to do, for instance, the ultimate deep-sea fishing experience, snorkelling that will amaze, kayaking, diving, and swimming with giant humpback whales. Or choose to do little more then laze around in a hammock, revel in a massage, or sunbathe on your own private beach with a good book.
Enjoy exclusive accommodation in the form of an eco-holiday home that virtually hangs over the water. Designed to blend in with the surrounding habitat, this inspired beach house has been built from natural materials sourced from the island, right down to the sea-washed coral rock used in the walls and the soft textured coconut wood flooring. The showers are to die for… elevated and bamboo-clad with views out towards the surrounding natural environment.
The bedrooms are the sort you would like to wake up in every day of your life. Roomy and romantic, each opens onto a secluded deck with views across the blue lagoon. From here you are sure to see turtles, eagle rays and blue trevallies chasing sardines in crystal clear turquoise waters, and from July-Oct, you can even whale-watch the humpbacks as they cruise by.
Hosts Karyn and Boris, both with strong backgrounds in hospitality, had a dream to create something unique, a place where guests could come to rebalance and refocus, while sharing in the pristine beauty of their island surrounds, and their desire to lead a better life.
For them, nothing is too much trouble; their guests’ comfort is paramount. Both have a wealth of knowledge of local customs, geography, flora, fauna and sea life. Boris, a champion fisherman, knows precisely where to catch the best fish, and Karyn, a qualified massage therapist, has the hands of a massage angel.
The Beach House, offers its own special brand of intrepid luxury, space to breathe, relax and reinvigorate. One hundred percent sustainable and solar-powered, this is eco-tourism at its absolute best.
20 of the best bits from my stay at The Beach House
(It was hard to keep this list short!):
The hosts, Karyn and Boris. Seriously the most wonderful people.
The sound of the waves at night.
The stunning bedroom. I had the best sleeps ever.
Taking a shower in my bamboo clad shower space.
The view from The Beach House. Words cannot do it justice; it’s perfect.
Our own private beach. The sand is the cleanest and whitest I have ever seen.
Exploring the island.
The photo opportunities.
Getting there. Flying over hundreds of reefed islands. An incredible sight.
The crystal clear waters and the colours of the sea.
For me – this was the ‘true’ South Pacific.
Lying on a beanbag lounger on the deck reading a book.
Seeing the guys return triumphant from a day of deep-sea fishing.
Eating the freshly caught, perfectly barbequed mahi mahi on the deck.
Learning to make fresh coconut milk from coconuts gathered on the island.
Drinking piña colada sundowners made with the fresh coconut milk.
A 90 minute blissful massage.
The world beneath the surface of the water – as seen when snorkelling. Beautiful and totally addictive.
Kayaking to nearby neighbouring islands.
How to get to The Beach House:
Guests should fly from Auckland to Fua’amotu International Airport in Tonga.
From Fua’amotu guests will take a short domestic flight to Vava’u, where they’ll be met, and transferred to the island of Fofoa.
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Sleeps 4 adults or a family of 5
Spa Special: Wellbeing And Whale Safari
Monday 14 to Wednesday 23 October
Renowned well-being holiday company, Reclaim Your Self, is launching a brand new and exclusive holiday this October at The Beach House.
This amazing spa holiday combines 10 days of meditation, wholesome healthy meals, massages and the opportunity to swim with whales, known to have a beneficial, stress-relieving impact on human health.
This is an unique opportunity to experience a truly unspoilt part of the world. If you have an undiscovered explorer spirit within you, then this holiday is for you!
The holiday is truly exclusive – limited to four people – and includes accommodation in a twin or double room and three delicious healthy meals a day. The programme also includes:
/ Daily meditation sessions
/ Three whale safaris
/ A welcome massage to ease travel tiredness and the option to book more
/ Plenty of time to relax and explore using complimentary kayaks for island hopping
/ A traditional umu full moon feast on the nearby island of Lape
/ Sailing and diving can be arranged at an extra cost.
Reclaim Your Self was set up by healthy holiday expert Jools Sampson. Over the last seven years she and her experienced team have been running retreats all over the world. To book visit – reclaimyourself.co.uk
August 12 – September 13 2013
The Beach House is offering a package deal including 5 nights accommodation, transfers and 3 days fishing for only 1,200NZ$ pp (based on 4 people).
For more info on The Beach House, visit tongabeachhouse.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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