Sea Change Eco Retreat

For travellers who enjoy truly unique destinations, Sea Change is an off the grid eco retreat/resort providing unique luxury beach front accommodation with the lightest possible footprint on Uoleva Island, Tonga (part of the Ha’apai Island group). We also operate Ha’apai Whale and Sail, the longest running whale watching/swimming encounter business in Ha’apai.  Sea Change is small but perfectly formed, an idyllic escape for a maximum of 12 guests at any one time – giving you an almost deserted island paradise to chill out and recharge your batteries.  These are the very waters where the Mutiny on the Bounty started when they put Captain William Bligh in the dinghy (1789). To view where we are in the world simply enter “Uoleva” into Google Maps or Google Earth. As you will see, our island can only be accessed by boat as there are no roads!



  July to October Rates
    Glamping Tent Fales – NZ$150/night
    Luxury Wooden Bungalows – NZ$210/night
  November to June Rates
    Glamping Tent Fales – NZ$100/night
    Luxury Wooden Bungalows – NZ$150/night
Transfers:  NZ$30/person each way from Ha’apai Airport
*Meal plans available



Enjoy tasty, tantalizing fresh food with most vegetables and herbs picked daily from our own vegetable garden.  Try some of our tropical cocktails and refresh yourself with ice cold drinks from our fully stocked bar. Watch the sunset behind the Kingdom’s highest volcano, Kao, from the bar/restaurant area or from the privacy of your unit.


Bar/ restaurant

WiFi – 100mb pp free per day

Private bathrooms with hot showers and composting toilets


Whale Watching

NZD230 per person or NZD210 if staying at Talitali’anga Eco Resort

We have daily trips departing from the beach in front of our bar/ restaurant


Free use of snorkelling gear

Explore the reef and bommies in the clear shallow waters all around the resort.

Snorkelling trips to outer reefs/ islands can be organised on request.

 Kayaking/Standup Paddle boarding

Grab the kayak or SUP and explore around Uoleva  Or you could test your balance and try yoga on the SUP.


Great kitesurfing right in front of the resort in a northwesterly wind or head down the path to the other side of the island (10 minute walk) and enjoy the large lagoon and south east trade winds.


Beachcomb the pristine sandy beach in front of the resort, or hike around the island (approx 3 hrs) and observe the changes in the beach, ocean and reef as you make your way around the island.  If you arent feeling energetic enough to walk the entire way around the island, make use of our path across the middle of the island through different types of forest to get to the other side.  Hike to ancient pigeon mounds located on the island.


Can be arranged with other operators on request.

Company: Sea Change Eco Retreat
Phone: (676) 8685800
Address: Uoleva Island, Ha'apai
Island(s): Ha'apai