Heaven on Earth: the FaFa Islands

Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog! Today’s post has been long anticipated and now it’s finally here! Today, we’ll be exploring one of the most gorgeous places I’ve visited: the FaFa Islands.

Now, if you’ve never really heard of Tonga before, I can guarantee you’re unfamiliar with the FaFa Islands. About an hour boat ride out from the main island of Tongatapu, there is a small, private and stunning spot- you guessed it, the FaFa islands.

Originally, we had only planned to spend the day here. But shortly after arriving, we knew that wouldn’t be enough. The island itself is breathtaking, resembling the stereotypical image of an island vacation.

Here’s what it looks like when you first arrive on the island:

Almost jumped off the boat to go for a swim in this sea glass like water.

Does this not look like the island where Captain Jack Sparrow keeps all his Rum?

It’s already easy to see why it would be hard to leave this island after a few hours stay. But this was just arriving, let’s take a look at the island itself:

Exploring the restaurant for the first time, in awe of the view!
Waiting for lunch, life is good.
If you’re in a place like this, how could you not order drinks like these?!
This counts as a green juice, right?

First things first, after arriving on the island, we ordered lunch. I’ll include the photos that I have of the meals we ate (I only have 3 photos lol), because this was honestly some of the best food I have ever had. Unfortunately I can’t remember what each dish was, but it was all insanely delicious and I gobbled everything up! I also just realized that I never took a photo of the huevos rancheros that I had each morning I was there because oh my god it was delicious and I was too excited to take a photo and wow this is a terrible run on sentence so let’s look at more photos:

okay, drooling.
What I do remember about this dessert is that the ice cream is inside of a deep fried hibiscus!
Much yum.

Although the island was small, (you could literally walk around it in less than an hour), there was plenty to do. We went snorkeling, we tanned, we went swimming, we saw parrots, we vlogged, Kolani kayaked, it was so fun!

That little yellow floating speck out there is Kolani in a kayak.
Kolani & I feeding the fish before dinner.
All the treasures we found from hiking around the island & snorkeling.
Drinking alcohol out of a coconut in our hammock, cause duh.

Let’s take a better look at our room we stayed in on the island!

How. Cute. Is this hut?!
The view from our hut.
Having a Moana moment at our private beach near our hut.

I filmed a better look of the inside of our hut in the FaFa Island Vlog, which I’ll link at the end of this post.

I also think that our consumption of New Zealand’s Rose needs it’s own little appreciation slot in this post because it was the best Rose we’ve ever had:

Sunburned as hell.
My handsome lobster.

I hope you all enjoyed this post! FaFa Islands was definitely one of my favorite places to see on the trip. I’ve never seen any place like it before, it was so surreal to be surrounded by that much beauty in such a quiet place. It really felt like you escaped the madness of the world.

If you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments below! Also, don’t forget to check out the FaFa Islands Video to see even more footage!

FaFa Islands Video:

FaFa Islands Commentary Video:

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This has been a chloscall. Until next time, Chloe.