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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2013

We spend two glorious weeks at Royal Sunset Island Resort. It was the perfect place to take our two grandchildren aged 5 and 7. It is the only holiday that we have been on where we didn't want to return home at the end. Could have stayed a lot longer. We are already planning to return again next year. The...

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4Thank Catherine B
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 5 December 2013

This is not a five star hotel but it was a five star experience. The fales are pretty basic but clean and well equipped. Every single one sits a few feet from the water lapping on your own private beach. A small cafe table & chairs with a hammock strung on your front deck makes for some pretty perfect beach...

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3Thank JeanneT059
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We were there in early October, we'd gone to realise our dream of swimming with the Whales. This was a fantastic experience, from Pluto the one eyed resort dog who adopted our daughter, slept under our fale and accompanied us everywhere to Tangiella the multi faceted barman, stage performer, church singer it was a wonderful week and an experience we...

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2Thank Merilyn H
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 November 2013

I spent a day on the island snorkeling and kayaking -- it is a great place to chill. Saw pig swim in the sea as well. Lunch -- Mahi mahi with chips , fish was cooked to perfection, lovely purple kumara chips. Yum.

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1Thank ahhlili01
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2013

I stayed at the Royal Sunset Resort for a week in October 2013 and was thoroughly impressed by the beauty of the island and resort. It is like a prescription of inner peace and tranquility that stays with you the whole time - I returned so relaxed. The natural beauty is impossible to describe unless you've been there - coming...

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1Thank Alex B
Camberwell, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2013

I recently had my second visit to royal sunset resort Tonga - Atata island, the resort has had lots of renovations since my first visit & although I enjoyed the first time it has greatly improved. Royal sunset accommodation was great but not what I was going there for, all my needs were met & the staff were fantastic ....

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Thank Rhodie55
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 October 2013

The resort is on an island which has a small village, two churches and best off all no cars! Having had a holiday a year earlier in Samoa and being kept awake by dogs, roosters and cars, it was blissfully quiet. The staff are friendly and helpful and the island is safe for children to explore around. The water is...

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Thank Bogatide
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2013

My five year old daughter have just come back from an unforgettable short stay on this island, and wish we could have stayed longer. The island island itself was stunning. The resort is situated on with a long peninsula with perfect white sandy beach on either side. The grounds were an immaculately gardened tropical paradise. The two us had a...

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Thank BenAndKylie
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We spent three nights at the Royal Sunset Island Resort. The island is absolutely beautiful, with some great snorkelling out on the reef (someone from the resort will take you out to the reef at any time). The food we had was excellent, if a little pricey. We paid for full board, but realised part way through that this didn't...

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Thank Grace_Kinza
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Nice and easy to get to from the airport and mainland, there with minimal time and no fuss. Run by nice people that want to make your holiday enjoyable. Relaxing and simple resort thats great so long as you don't expect 5 star. Large sheltered beach, fales steps away from the waters edge with sunset views, free daily snorkelling trips...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Sunset Island Resort is located on 'Atata Island. The resort features 18 beachfront fales, Polynesian Style Restaurant and Cocktail Bar with amazing views. It borders a fishing village where guests are welcome to experience the traditional culture. Scuba Diving, Game Fishing, Wind Surfing, Kayaks, Snorkeling boat trips are just some of what the activities the resort has to offer or do absolutely nothing. Come and enjoy the sun in this little bit of paradise. Resort has undergone Renovations with New Management and Service Upgrades. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Sunset Island Resort

Address: | Nuku'alofa, Atata Island, Tonga
Region: Tonga > Atata Island
Price Range: $124 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Royal Sunset Island Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Royal Sunset Island Hotel Tongatapu Island
Royal Sunset Island Tongatapu
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