Royal Sunset Island resort is located on Atata Island 7nm from the main Island Of Tongatapu, where the kingdom of Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa and the Fua’amotu international airport are situated. The resort is located on the southern tip of the island and features 16 western fales, 10 eastern fales, all beachfront swimming pool, tennis court island style and a Polynesian style restaurant and bar.
The cuisine is a result of various cultures that reached the Polynesian islands; freshness and local flavor prevails.
Atatà Island, with its special location gives to beginners, as well as more experienced surfers the chance to spend their vacation in an unforgettable way!
Humpback whales pass near the resort from August to November often stopping here on their migration path.
Diving around Atatà reefs offers the opportunity to enjoy the rich marine life of the South Pacific.
Fishing in Tonga is world renowned.
The friendly villagers can give you a real feel of the Tongan way.
For those wanting to dive crystal clear waters with excellent marine life and superb coral dive sites. Our boats are within minutes of many fun diving spots. Expert local dive guides from Royal Sunset take you to the beautiful clear waters surrounding the Tongan Islands. Dive «ET», Ha’atafu drop-off, Telemachus Reef, King’s Reef, Hakaumama’o’ and the Boiler, a wreck just off the island that can take you back to 1915 steam powered vessels era.
Tonga is one of the last unexplored locations in the world, with its endless reefs can give to surfers «magic emotions» are just some of the spots 15 min. by boat from the resort. October to April is the best time with north swells.
The village of ‘Atata is renowned for its fishing prowess. The inhabitants have been fishing for Yellowfin and Skipjack tuna, Wahoo, Mahi-mahi and Marlin from open boats for over 100 years. Similarly, sport fishermen and women have the opportunity of fishing the well known Duffs Reef, and surrounding fishing grounds.
Royal Sunset Sport Fishing caters for experienced, serious anglers, and for those who would like to try, learn, and have fun, on the virtually untouched waters of Tongatapu.
From July to October humpback whales migrates from cold south to warmer Tonga’s water. During this period they don’t feed, they come here to calf and mate. The singing males can be clearly heard from underwater and whales encountered on their migration path here at Atatà.
The long tiny land extending from the main island body, hosting a fishing village, is the location of the resort. This sharing of Atatà gives Royal Sunset a cultural aspect rarely found in other tourist destinations.