Arranging your arrival time to the island of Tongatapu is most important so as to co-incide with the air transfer from Nuku'alofa (the capital of Tongatapu) to the Ha'apai islands on the Friday morning flight.
This means you need to fly into Tonga on
Thursday 28th May and have an overnight stay in Nuku'alofa.
Fortunately the return flight from the Ha'apai islands co-incides with International departure times however you will need an overnight stay in either Auckland or Christchurch before flying on to Queenstown.
Air NZ Website
RealTonga Airline Website
Every fale (house) is located, among the trees, on a white sandy beach, providing a truly peaceful, private, and relaxing beach experience. All rooms can be opened to capture the tropical breezes and are set far enough apart to ensure privacy.
$3,100 per person
$2,350 per person
$2,085 per person
Kayak, swim, surf or snorkel in the crystal clear waters (Kayaks & snorkel equipment are freely available for your use)
Stroll around the island on the pristine sandy beaches
Relax in a hammock with a good book
All plastic taken by you to the island must be taken with you upon leaving.
Serenity is an Eco-Retreat.
Water is collected as gentle rain falls from the sky.
Electricity is collected from the sun.
Most food is bought from local farmers and fisherman.
Should you need to use a sunscreen please ensure it does not contain any ingredients which are known to endanger coral.
Yoga mat, belt, block(s), 2-3 blankets (suitable for shoulder stand), a yoga bolster or a yogobolster. Any further info please ask Loris.
Travel insurance is compulsory please refer further to our terms & conditions
Ensure your passport is current. Expiry date should have at least 6 months grace after returning from Tonga.
NZ passport holders do not require a visa.
Check for all other nationalities here
Towels, shampoo and body wash are all supplied but do pack your swimwear and your goggles should you need them.
Pack a hand torch or head torch and any personal essentials you may need as you will be on an remote island.
The baggage allowance on the flight to the island allows for a carry-on bag of 5kg with a checked-in bag of 15kg per person.
Any baggage over 15kg up to a maximum of 32kg will be charged extra.
Annoyance from insects is minimal at this time of the year, however if you are sensitive to bites then a repellant would be useful on the odd occassion.
June daytime average temperature is 23° C with a night average temperature of 19° C.
Dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten intolerance are catered for.
Please advise us of your dietary requirements in the dietary section on registration form.
Serenity Beach is situated on Uoleva island approximately 45 minutes boat ride from Ha'apai.
Ha'apai is a 50 minute flight from the mainland (Tongatapu) other useful travel info here....
Your mobile phone will operate on global roaming.
If preferred, local SIM cards can be bought at the airport or in the town for a reasonable price.
Provider U-Call although slighty slower in speed has better coverage than Digicel
Electricity supply is identical to New Zealand and Australia. (240 volts AC - 50Hz, 3-pin outlets).
A generator is turned on for a few hours per day so that guests can charge their equipment.
Time zone is the same as New Zealand
Wifi is available during the day for emails etc..
It is unsuitable for downloading large files or streaming videos.