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Portland
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed at the Reef Resort a few weeks ago and had a wonderful time. It is by far the best place to stay on Vava'u. We waited almost 2 years to visit so we could stay at this wonderful place, as it tends to book early for the whale season and our work schedule doesn't allow much flexibility. The... More 

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HerwigReefResort, Owner at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us we will miss you and we hope to see you back at the resort one day in the future. Regards Herwig More 

Cairns, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had the good fortune of staying sixteen days in Tonga and the surrounding islands. In all, we stayed at five different locations/resorts. We spent six nights at the Reef Resort and it was by far the best accommodation. Herwig and the staff were outstanding. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, the food excellent, and the staff were very... More 

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HerwigReefResort, Owner at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear Joe and Jen, thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us we will miss you and we hope to see you back at the resort one day in the future. Regards Herwig More 

California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed at Reef Resort for 8 nights and are already talking about planning a return trip! We missed you all as soon as we were on the boat taxi! Staff: Immediately, we felt like we had an extended family. The owner, Herwig and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Herwig greeted us on the dock upon arrival and he... More 

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HerwigReefResort, Owner at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us we will miss you and we're looking forward to seeing you back at the resort one day in the future. Regards Herwig More 

Hayward, California
1 review
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We came to Vavau for one reason, swim with the whales. Now we add another reason to go to Vavau, The Reef Resort. Herwig, the owner and operator of the resort, gave us First Class Service which is rare to find anywhere in the world. He was hospitable, accommodating, and very helpful to our needs. He is a kind man... More 

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HerwigReefResort, Owner at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us we will miss you and we hope to see you back at the resort one day in the future. Regards Herwig More 

California
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12 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Reef Resort. Even before we arrived, our communication with the current owner Herwig was so pleasant. He was able to address all our questions and his response time was within a day if not earlier. Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly by Herwig and Siena the dog. He showed and explained the property... More 

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HerwigReefResort, Owner at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us we will miss you and we hope to see you back at the resort one day in the future. Regards Herwig More 

Gross-Gerau, Germany
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220 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stayed 10 days at Reef Resort Vavau to relax, snorkel and to do whale swim. It was the most relaxing vacation ever! The staff is very friendly. Herwig, the owner, is very kind and always tried to make us a perfect stay. He organized a visit for us to town that we can get some insights of this beautiful... More 

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HerwigReefResort, Manager at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you back at the resort one day in the future. Regards Herwig More 

Whyalla, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was our second trip to Vava'u and first to Reef Resort. We recently spent 8 great nights in the two bedroom fale. This a roomy well furnished fale with beautiful water views. From the moment we arrived Herwig and team made us feel very welcome, and were attentive to all our needs. This is a small boutique resort which... More 

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HerwigReefResort, Owner at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you back at the resort one day in the future. Regards Herwig More 

hong kong
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a beautiful resort, however, one shouldn't come here expecting all the facilities and amenities of a five-star resort in a developed country. The resources on Vava'u is limited to what gets delivered by airplane or ferry and sometimes, everyone on the island runs out of stuff. When we were there, the entire island was out of bottled drinking... More 

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HerwigReefResort, Manager at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback, we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you back at the resort one day in the future. Regards Herwig More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Having visited Vava'u a number of times before , including extended stays at the Reef Resort , I was super excited to return to experience the exceptional hospitality of Joseph and Renata .....and their sensational food . What has happened to the Reef Resort ? It has changed hands ... If you have never stayed at the Reef before you... More 

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HerwigReefResort, Manager at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear Karen, I'm so sorry for your experience at our resort. We try and cater for all guests but sometimes we are not able to do so and this was the case with your visit. Josef and Renate left big shoes to fill and we are getting there, we do appreciate your honest feedback and will use this to work... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

For high end pricing this resort has a lot to be desired. Booked in for 9 nights- left 4 days early. Initial reception from owner was great with well presented coconut drink in the shell. Staff Owner- Herwig was very helpful in going in to town to find me some toiletries that I had failed to bring with me Kitchen... More 

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HerwigReefResort, Manager at Reef Resort, responded to this review

I'm sorry for your experience at our resort. We try and cater for all guests but sometimes we are not able to fulfill every expectation. Please keep in mind that the resort is in a very remote area and sometimes goods are not available. Regards Herwig More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Reef Resort is a wonderful, boutique resort located on a tranquil island in beautiful Vava'u. The resort has four stunning bungalows (fales) each with air conditioning, private decks, walk-in showers, tea/coffee making facilities, refrigerator and the most amazing sea views. Finished to a high standard with tasteful furnishings and a modern feel, The crystal clear waters provide brilliant snorkelling and one of the best snorkelling spots in Vava'u, the Japanese Gardens, is just off the beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Reef Resort

Address: Kapa Island | Private Bag 11, Neiafu, Tonga
Region: Tonga > Vava'u Islands > Neiafu
Price Range: $330 - $449 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Note that free wi-fi is available in the bar/lounge/restaurant area.”
 of 5 bubbles RJH_11, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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“Wifi available in the lounge area”
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“I believe that all rooms are good, it would just depend on where you would prefer to be located.”
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