Tapana Island protrudes west from a beautiful reef that runs north to Pangiamotu. The two islands and the reef form a picturesque bay with a well-protected anchorage, making Tapana Island yachting an adventure into unparalleled beauty.
The Floating Ark Gallery has moorings. You get one night free if you buy something at the gallery. Anchor off the small beach on the north end of Tapana Island. There is also a pleasant anchorage on the south side of Tapana. Lisa Beach off Pangiamotu is a beautiful and sheltered anchorage.
Dinghy dockage: No dinghy dockage is available.
Dining ashore at La Paella Restaurant is a great opportunity to relax in a pleasing island ambience and enjoy a delicious meal. Also in the anchorage is the appropriately named Ark Gallery run by an American who settled in Tonga more than two decades ago. The studio is in a colorfully painted houseboat. Sheri’s artwork includes paintings of local scenes, hand-painted T-shirts, greeting cards, and other intriguing handicrafts. The anchorage is near Pangiamotu’s beautiful Hinakaue′a and Ano beaches, both favorite spots for traditional Tongan feasts.
No facilities for yachts are available. There is taxi service to Neiafu.