On the Edge of the Forest, 'Eua Island, Tonga
Dear Visitors to Taina's Place website. We wish to let you know that Taina Taufele sadly passed away in June 2012. "Taina's Place" is however continuing to be run by her husband Tei Taufele and her adult nieces Jasmin and Fe'ao. They are running "Taina's Place" in the same spirit and fashion that Taina herself ran it for so many years. She is greatly missed but will be remembered for her joy of life and her great generosity and love.
Welcome to Taina’s Place - clean, attractive, charming, great value accommodation located on the edge of the forest on ‘Eua Island in the Kingdom of Tonga. It is run by Tei, Jasmin and Fe'ao, so you will be assured of finding true Tongan hospitality and a place to relax!
Feel free to contact Taina’s Place to make a booking or if you have any enquiries. Tei, Jasmin and Fe'ao truly look forward to your visit!
Begin your adventures from our doorstep. Borrow one of our excellent laminated maps to explore and hike independently. Check out the natural attractions at the Southern and Eastern ends of 'Eua island and explore local beaches.
Ask Jasmin and Fe'ao to organise guides for hiking, 4WD island tours, whale watching and swimming, horse riding, bicycle rental, cultural tours and to take you to the island’s weekend disco! Ask Tei (who is also Captain of the inter-island blue ferry) to take you fishing and afterwards to local kava evenings. Join the family at Sunday church and afterwards enjoy an umu (a feast cooked in an earth oven). Learn more about activities at Taina's Place.
‘Eua is famous for its great hiking.
Learn about all the sites before you step foot in the Kingdom of Tonga! Check out Taina's interactive map of 'Eua.
Once you're in 'Eua, borrow Taina’s excellent laminated map (with detailed information) for FREE!
Explore 'Eua independently: the map has detailed infomation on how to get to 'Eua's western, southern and south eastern attractions. For the eastern and north eastern attractions a guide is currently necessary. And you can hire a local guide who can take you to our various sites while explaining their history and cultural significance.
Find out what is currently happening at Taina's Place, on 'Eua Island and in the Kingdom of Tonga. Read Taina's news.
Taina’s Place is set amongst beautifully maintained gardens with spacious lawns on the edge of the forest. You have the choice of single private rooms, twin and double rooms, shared dorm style accommodation or a cottage for families or small groups. Or you are welcome to camp too! All guests can use the kitchen for free or request scrumptious home cooked meals.
Learn more about Taina's Place accommodation and rates.
Taina's Place is owned by Tei Taufalele and run by Tei, Jasmin and Fe'ao.
Tei, Jasmin, Fe'ao and their extended family are guided by four core Tongan values, which are: (fe’apa’apa’aki) mutual respect; (feveitokai’aki) sharing, cooperating and fulfillment of mutual obligations; (lototoo) humility and generosity, and (tauhi vaha’a) loyalty and commitment.
Learn more about Taina and her family.
The King awarded Taina a Gold Medal for her services to the hospitality industry.
Three years in a row, Taina’s Place was awarded 1st prize for accommodation at the annual Tongan Tourism Cultural Festival. See all the photos here.
Phone: +676 501 86
Mobile: +676 7765 002