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Oholei Beach Resort Faiva Performance

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Address: | Lavengatonga, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Phone Number: +676 28-864
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Great show, fun night

I'll start this review by prefacing that I got wicked drunk on Tongan cocktails, which might have tainted my review. I had a great night! We were too late for transfers there, so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Oona O
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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I hope i got the spelling right for Simana Kana, apologies if not correct. The place is in a magical location to begin with. It is a bit of a drive from the town centre but is well worth it, a restaurant right on the beach complete with sandy floor. The feast was amazing, all cooked in the sand at... More 

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Glen Innes, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

From the food to the cultural performance everything was incredible. We really enjoyed the owner who hosted the evening of music/dinner and show. He was proud of his family and staff and an important leader in his community. Don't miss this when you are in Tonga. Great value for a small price.

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1 Thank Nomadmum10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had been meaning to visit Ohelei Hina Cave buffet and show our last 3 trips here and this time we managed to make it happen. The setting/location is amazing, the food tasty and plentiful but it was the performance set in the ancient cave that really sets this place apart. Check it out for yourself, you wont be disappointed.

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1 Thank Chris M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I'll start this review by prefacing that I got wicked drunk on Tongan cocktails, which might have tainted my review. I had a great night! We were too late for transfers there, so caught a taxi (a horrifying experience, but unrelated to this review). The ambiance in the resort is lovely, sand floor, cave surrounding, thatched roof. The seats were... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I have been to other shows like this in other places (Thailand/Hawai'i) but for some reason this one has topped them. Tongan cultural food followed by a show with cultural dancing and stories of Tonga's history made for a great night. That it all happened off the beach in a cave made it all the more special! Food was served... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The location / setting is wonderful and so was the cultural dancing & fire dance at the end of the show, however to get to that we had to sit through and an hour of average music , then have a preaching session followed by a buffet that was below par. The food was okay but i wasn’t impressed since... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Oholei is one of 3 places in Tongatapu Is to watch fire dance. But Oholei is different from the other two. That is why we went there. Not only because of the buffet dinner but the show is in a natural cave. The dancers whom also the staff are trained by the owner Simana Kami whom also the show director.... More 

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New Zealand
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I read the reviews before going here which were mixed, but I really wanted to see some local dancing as I loved it in Rarotonga. Well, I wasn't disappointed, it was a cool place and the dancing was awesome (especially the fire dancer!). The food was ok, and prepare to pay cash only and pay extra for drinks, but at... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Founded under a large natural cave and built and decorated in Tongan style, this Resort offers excellent Buffet dinner added with Tongan Cultural dance and Fire dance. The Band provides great entertainment from 6:30pm and all through dinner time till 9:30pm. Then we were taken to the dance area where we witnessed excellent cultural dances.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Staff forgot to serve us 4 times! Food was terrible and my partner and I got diarrhea! Thanks for that! Smallest toilet I have ever seen! Between door and toilet seat were approx. 5 cm space. NO JOKE ! -.- Show was boring, same dance 3 times just with different people. Highlight was a 5 minute firedance! Unfortunately not recommended!

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