Whale watching and more at this Tongan treat – a private island rental with a difference
Situated to the south of the Vavau Archipelago, Mounu Island embraces the genuine hospitality of Tonga - an intimate island designed to make you smile. Picture-perfect and petite, this coral-fringed private island offers the rare opportunity for a whale watching adventure!
Prices start from AUD 330 per night based on two people sharing one of the standard fales. Contact a member of the VLADI ISLANDS TRAVEL team for further information.
Located in one of the South Pacific's most beautiful regions, Mounu Island can be found towards the south of Tonga’s Vavau Atoll.
Consisting of three authentic Tongan fales (villas) and a romantic honeymoon suite, the accommodation on Mouna Island is a heady cocktail of luxury and tradition. Constructed using a coconut pole structure and home to a customary shingle roof, each of the fales is situated alongside the water’s edge, affording guests an incredible proximity to the glittering waters of the South Pacific. With king-sized beds, 12 volt fans and expansive sundecks at your disposal, you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep on Mounu Island.
Fresh fish and locally grown fruit and vegetables are the order of the day on this fabulous private island retreat. With the warm waters of Vavau serving as the world’s most exotic fishmongers, your catch of the day could include everything from tuna to marlin and from coral trout to snapper. Complemented by organic, locally-grown seasonal vegetables and fruit, Pacific Rim Cuisine has never tasted so good!
As well as providing a great background for all your surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving adventures, the warm waters of Vavau also serve as a perfect breeding ground for Tonga’s hump-backed whale community, who swap the icy seas of Antarctica for sunnier climes between July to November. Mounu Island offers its guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness these rare and graceful creatures at play in their natural habitat by means of a whale watching tour – not to be missed out on!
How To Get There
Mounu Island is best approached from the southern hemisphere, with the likes of Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Air Pacific all offering regular flights from the Australasian continent to the Tongan capital, Nuku’alofa. From here, Chathams Pacific operate flights to Vava’u throughout the week. For experienced assistance with your travel itinerary, contact a member of the VLADI ISLANDS TRAVEL team.
Best Time To Travel
Tonga boasts warm weather all year round, with temperatures rarely dropping below 23°C even in the so-called winter months. It’s tropical climate can see the thermometer rocketing up to 36°C during the summer months (December to June), with short, sharp tropical showers typical from January to March.