Islands for Sale in Tonga

Last listing added: April, 2023

The Kingdom of Tonga and its archipelagos comprise 170 islands, though approximately 36 of these are inhabited. 

Islands in Tonga can only be purchased by foreigners under leasehold titles due to all land technically being the property of the King. Though, such lease agreements – extending to a maximum of 99 years – include rights of land ownership and permit reselling. Purchase of a lease triggers an upfront cost and subsequent monthly payments. The land can be used for residential or commercial purposes, pending approval.

As always, professional guidance through the process is highly recommended.

The Tongan climate is very welcoming, with tropical conditions throughout the year. Dry season spans from May to October while a wet season persists through November to April. The annual average temperature is 27℃.

4 Private Islands for Sale in Tonga

Kelefesia Island ($6,000,000)

  • Location: Ha’apai island group
  • Size: 32 acres, 13 hectares
  • Description: 86km northeast of Nukuʻalofa, 92km NE of Fua’amotu International Airport
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development: Non-developed
  • Listing: Private Islands Inc
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Kelefesia is a 32-acre island in the Ha’apai archipelago – an island group in the central region of Tonga. The Tongan capital of Nuku’alofa, and its proximate international airport, are approximately 90 kilometres to the southwest. 

Renowned among South Pacific yachting communities, the exemplary island property boasts surrounding reef ecosystems, perimeter sand beaches, indigenous land and marine wildlife, and vibrant interior vegetation. 

Kelefesia is also a great surf location – and whale-watching hotspot – at specific times throughout the year. 

The island is currently undeveloped and available leasehold.

Malafakalava Island ($1,200,000)

  • Location: Vava’u
  • Size: 1.5 acres, 0.6 hectares
  • Description: 6.3km west of Neiafu, 13km west of Lupepau’u International Airport
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development: Partially-developed
  • Listing: Private Islands Inc
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Malafakalava is a 1.2-acre island approximately six kilometres west of Neiafu – the second-largest town in Tonga located on Vava’u Island. Being the largest island within its namesake archipelago, Vava’u also features a small international airport. 

Malafakalava is partially developed with a two-story restaurant and a floating dock. The rest of the island is covered by thick vegetation. 

Documentation for the island includes a 30-year renewable lease agreement and 15 metres of water rights.

Mounu Island Resort (Price Upon Request)

  • Location: Vava’u island group
  • Size: 6.5 acres, 2.6 hectares
  • Description: 15km west of Neiafu, 21km SW of Lupepau’u International Airport
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Private Islands Inc
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Fully developed and operated as an eco-resort within Tonga’s famous humpback whale winter breeding grounds, the Mounu Island Resort is a highly desirable investment property. 

Situated on its namesake island of approximately 6.5 acres, the resort features a restaurant-bar, four accommodation units, staff quarters, and an owner’s building. The property carries a 50-year lease with a negotiable right of renewal.

Transit to and from Mounu can be completed via the small international airport on the nearby island of Vava’u.

Serenity Beaches Resort (Price Upon Request)

  • Location: Uoleva Island, Ha’apai
  • Size: 8 acres, 3.2 hectares
  • Description: 8km west of Pangai, 172km NE of Fua’amotu International Airport
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Private Islands Inc
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Serenity is a fully-developed beach resort on the secluded, southwestern limb of Uoleva Island in the Ha’apai island group.

The resort is complete with multiple beachfront accommodations – two single-suite fales and several newer concrete fales. Each guest house is spaced for privacy, with the larger fales boasting ocean-view porches and additional sleeping spaces. The Serenity Resort also includes a restaurant and a dedicated yoga classroom.

An ideal location for nature lovers and leisure-seekers, the island supports activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, and whale-watching – swimming, sunbathing, and exploring opportunities are ubiquitous too. Though, it is important to note that Uoleva Island does feature other resorts and tourist accommodations.

Overall, Serenity Beaches is a premier Tongan resort primed for new investment.

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