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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Since ever, my parents dream was to visit one of the pacific island in their lifetime. So when they decided to visit me in Sydney, to fullfil their dream I decided to take them to Tonga and I booked 8 nights in White Sands Beach Resort. It's located in the western part of the main island around 35 min drive...

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Gloria S, Owner at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

What a pleasure having Lukasz and his parent here. The staff adored them because you could see the delight in there face as the saw the whales from the beach, spent hours taking photos and just soaking up the atmosphere. They participated in all the activities suggested and totally had a ball. Look forward to seeing you again one day...

Adelaide south australia
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We started our 3 week holiday to Tonga with a 3 night stay at White Sands. We were very tired from working and this was a really perfect spot to relax and unwind. Must admit we spent a lot of time catching up on sleep. The staff must have thought there was something wrong with us. The staff were wonderful...

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Gloria S, Owner at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Fiona, thank you for staying with us and thank you for taking the time to write this. Always good to hear that people have managed to catch up with their rest and yes I am so proud of my staff. Noted about the need for shuttle service into town and I will try and remember to get the staff to...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We found this to be exactly what we look for when visiting the South Pacific, quite and isolated, a beautiful beach, small,only about 8 rooms so not too many westeners. The availability of an outdoor kitchen for guests to cook their own meals, but also meals available on request. The rooms were basic but with every convenience that was needed,...

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Gloria S, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Louisa, thank you for your very kind words. I do agree with you, I am blessed with the most wonderful, loving devoted staff with a wicked sense of humour. Thank you for the review and look forward to seeing you when you return. Cheers Gloria

Gungahlin, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We went as a group and our hosts were incredibly welcoming and helpful. Our room was light, airy and very clean. Loved hearing the ocean from my bed. Snorkeling was INCREDIBLE, and it was the most beautiful beach we found in Tonga.

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Gloria S, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Karen, what a pleasure having your group here. From the moment everyone poured out of the van to the moment you left there was so much laughter and fun jam packed into your holiday. It was a privilege to be your hosts.

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

With only a few units and a private beach, this is a secluded place to experience the pleasures of Tonga's main island. Modest, clean, well-serviced by friendly, cheerful staff happy to assist Simple breakfast and Internet included Caution - swimming inside the reef needs fins and awareness. Recommend nearby Vakaloa feast and island show.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We had a great holiday in our unit, short walk to the beach always had beach chairs available stunning view to the horizon. Used the pool more than the ocean (my partner snorkelled at high tide) great for swimming lengths or game of volleyball. Staff helped us arrange a car so easy to trip all over the island. We brought...

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Wellington
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Gloria and her team try hard, are responsive when issues arise and offer assistance when it is needed. However, White Sands Resort is not a “resort” in the way we expected and in the way the website would have you believe. This property is more of a back packers – it is very basic. Water in the bathroom was not...

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Gloria S, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Ian and Robyn, thank you for taking the time to write this interview. Yes we were having a lot of water issues at the time with the pumps which has been resolved. Your room had a brand new electric hot water system which the girls should have shown you how to work but I'm sure it you asked they...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This place might suit people who want to self-cater, and rent a car to access shops, swimmable beaches and local sights. I can’t have done my homework well on this resort because it wasn’t what we were after. Let me start with some good things … The beach is wondrous, set into a small cove. The sea is the horizon...

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Gloria S, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and I note your concerns and will address them. We are always needing to change the covers on the furniture because often there is sea mist coming up and they get damp often so we have already discussed changing the covers to a bright red or orange, this will just...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Very basic: Rooms were "clean enough" but no attention to details. Cups and glasses had not been washed - dried coffee in cups, dirty glasses. The electrical socket for the internet connection of the resort was in our room but no note to say "do not disconnect".... we learned we had to disconnect the fridge to plug in the toaster...

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Gloria S, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Robyn for your concerns. We have discussed it at the staff meetings to correct the issues. There is a sign up now for the internet connection and another double plug is going into the room. There will be further staff training to increase the standard. New floor mats and lamps have been purchased in NZ and will be...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We found the positive comments of other reviewers to be spot on - large well furnished rooms, great breakfasts, pristine beach, good pool - and in particular how wonderful Gloria and her team are. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they even invited us to share in their New Year's Eve celebrations. Would love to go back one...

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Gloria S, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at White Sands and a special thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. New Years Eve is always way more fun when it's shared with overseas guests. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Also my apologies for not writing a response earlier, definitely working on improving my internet...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about White Sands Beach Resort

Address: 'Utukehe Beach | Fo'ui, Foui, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Region: Tonga > Tongatapu Island > Foui
Price Range: $82 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — White Sands Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“all rooms are equally as good”
 of 5 bubbles louisad986, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 7”
 of 5 bubbles Ingletons, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“close to beach, parking on grass outside rooms, very pretty”
 of 5 bubbles robyn_wiles, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There is also a very well appointed new cabin right on the beach which would be ideal for honeymoon couples.”
 of 5 bubbles WarrenSh, 4 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Which ever room you chose to stay in, you will have the beach very close to your door. This resort is not near any type of entertainment or amenities. You will need a ride or a rental car to get anywhere. The room was very clean. The shower could have been a little updated and with a different shower curtain, but the water pressure and temperature were great.”
  • Great piece of property!
  • We stayed in the room closest to the beach.
 of 5 bubbles JakeKellyTravels, 15 Dec 2014 | Read review
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