The cost of the retreat does NOT include:
- Wine and cocktails. These are available from the bar, or with dinner, but are not included in the retreat fee.
- Airfares to Vava’u. The cost of any/all flights into Tonga, either Vava’u or Tongatapu (Nukualofa), are not covered by the retreat cost. The two airlines that typically fly from Honolulu or the west coast to Tonga are Fiji Airways and Air New Zealand. Youmay choose to connect in Auckland, New Zealand, or Nadi in Fiji. You will fly into the main island of Tonga, Tongatapu (Nukualofa)and then on to Vava’u. If your international flight takes you to Tongatapu (Nuku’alofa) you need to get a local flight to Vava’u – there is only one airline that flies between the Tongan islands and it is Real Tonga Airline. They have 4 flights a day to and from Vava’u. Fiji Airways does have two direct flights to Vava’u from Nadi, Fiji – Tuesday and Saturday. If you chose this option, for week one we do currently have fala reserved for Saturday arrival. For week two we have reservations for Tuesday departure. Please contact Suzi asap if you would like more info at email@example.com
It is recommended to book your airfare right away, as the flights do fill up early. please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like us to recommend a travel agent for airfare booking.
Additional nights of accommodations and meals are not covered by the retreat fee. Depending on your flight arrival times into Nukualofa, you may find your connecting flight will be the following day. There are plenty of hotels to choose from in Nukualofa and surrounds, but much like the flights, they do fill up! (Please ask us about our recommendations, if you need additional nights).
Travelers Insurance: We strongly recommend travelers insurance, as the trip organizers are not responsible for any delays, missed connections, and hence, missed boat trips and days/nights at the resort. In most cases, the travel insurance must be purchased at the time of reserving your airline ticket.
Additional tips for the Captain and crew. We shall cover a reasonable tip, but please feel free to offer an additional tip, should you receive exceptional service. Note that tipping is not necessary in Tonga, but always appreciated!