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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went for a day trip to Royal Sunset Island and it didn't disappoint. For the $70 top fee you get return boat transfer (approx. 30min each way) which takes in some nice views of the main land and takes you past some nice islands and through reefs. Once on the island you will only pay for drinks and additional...

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58_traveller, Manager at Royal Sunset Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property and thank you for your kind comments. We will pass it on to our Team. We are very proud of our Resort and want to share it with others. Malo

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This resort was exactly as I expected except for the very small numbers staying here. It is truly a hidden getaway from the hustle of modern living, where you can relax and unwind. Our fale was charming and exactly what I expected from the reviews on trip advisor and it was right on the beach. We had No 9, but...

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58_traveller, Manager at Royal Sunset Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the Time to review our Little Resort. We are listening to all constructive comments and will strive to improve. We will pass on the comments to our Team. We have received our New Generator and Few Other Equipment and Material. Thank you once again and Hope to see you once more to our Resort. Malo

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Idyllic looking place, nice fales by the beach. We were lucky enough to get a fale away from the noisy generator (it would have really sucked having accommodation close by I think) Rooms were clean enough and had a mosquito net over the bed.The service was friendly and the food although limited in choice was delicious. On weekends the staff...

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58_traveller, Manager at Royal Sunset Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Very Much for taking your Time to review and comment on our Resort. We always appreciate all comments and we will pass on your comments to our Team. We will try to improve on some of our operational problems with some more training. Otherwise happy to report that we have a Brand New Generator and All in back...

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I booked Royal Sunset having read the good and the bad reviews but wanted to stay somewhere in Tonga that was going to be quite and an authentic experience and this place is both. The whole eight nights we were there were an adventure from the first moment of our taxi ride with the doors masking taped up to our...

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58_traveller, Manager at Royal Sunset Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your Constructive Comments and Review. Yes We try to improve our Service and Facilities. It is a constant maintenance and renovations. We are Happy to share the Authentic and Traditional Atmosphere of our Little Resort and Island way of Living. We will pass on your comments to all Concerned and will pass onto the Staff Team. It...

Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The resort is very rustic & could be so much better if owners spent a bit of cash in uo grading things. However overall it was totally awesome & the staff there are friendly & good value. Meals could have been better & rooms could have been cleaned better but hey it didn't phase me...when in Tonga go with the...

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58_traveller, Manager at Royal Sunset Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very Much for your Constructive Comments. I can assure you that we spend quite a substansial amount of money for the Up-keeping and improvement of the resort. Unfortunately and Obviously it may be not noticeable enough to our guests. The resort is over 25 years old and shows it age. But we are trying to give our Guests...

Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and I stayed ten days at this resort. The staff are wonderful and made us feel most welcome. Occupancy was low and one night we were the only guests, so the cook came to our fale and asked us what we would like for dinner. As a non swimmer I didn't snorkel but I did enjoy three trips...

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58_traveller, Manager at Royal Sunset Island Resort, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Royal Sunset Island Resort. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our Team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Malo

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This resort is by no means roughing it. All of your amenities are available including wifi at the pool and bar area. The staff are very friendly and as helpful as they can be. There are kayaks. Stand up paddle boards, snorkel equipment and even a wind surfer that you can take out from the activities shed. It looks as...

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58_traveller, Manager at Royal Sunset Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review and comment on our resort. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our Team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We...

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Went on a day trip with 5 including myself shout out to taniela for being an awsome host felt so welcomed from the moment we arrived till it was time to leave this little slice of paradise lunch was delicious included and to our suprise kayak and snorkel gear are included we took advantage of the facilities had a game...

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58_traveller, Manager at Royal Sunset Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your Comments and Review. We will pass on your comments to our Team and in particular to Taniela. We are glad that you enjoyed your Day Trip and experienced our Traditional Tongan and Atata Hospitality. Malo,

Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was an incredible place to go. Spent 9 nights here and it was just long enough. The snorkeling is unbelievable and you can go straight off the beach. The staff were absolutely lovely. The cleaner could have done a better job in our fale and next time we would take stronger insect repellent. But we will go back anyway.

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58_traveller, Manager at Royal Sunset Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We will share your comments with our Team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve...

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We booked a day trip from the main island to Atata Island. This booking was done at the Visitor centre although we had actually planned to go the following day. Waiting for the boat was fun but there was no boat. Booked again for the following day and all was good. There had been a problem with the fuel line...

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58_traveller, Manager at Royal Sunset Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank You Very Much for Your Review. We are always very eager to receive feedback from our Guests. We will pass onto your comments to our Staff and Villagers. All our Staff are from the Village and are very proud of their Hospitality and our Little Island. Hope to welcome you again. Malo

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Free Breakfast
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: RM388 - RM550 (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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“Western side Fale 10, 11 12 looked good, less wind”
 of 5 bubbles 880LouiseJ, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Fale 12-14 right on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles 944fih, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with lots of sun and that could just be every one of them!”
 of 5 bubbles Spruytsrus, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the Western side are less windy, and a better beach. Rooms 9, 10, 11”
 of 5 bubbles Podloz, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms lookout to the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles 216lesleyl, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
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