Monday, December 19, 2016

45 Hale Street

Sold for $520,000 in January 2011


43 Wackett Street

Sold May 2015 for $420,000 by Century 21 Mario Torrisi - Belgian Gardens

Last sold for $285,000 in April 2006


Bay Street # 3

Sold in February 2016 for $313,000 by Ray White - Townsville Riverside

- 809m2 Allot approx.(20.1m frontage x 40.2m depth.) fenced.
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Laundry
- Kitchen/Dining/Living Large open plan area
- Air-conditioned, fans

I sold it for $115,000 in January 2000


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Little Uoleva is getting a bit crowded


Take one part sun-soaked, palm-lined beach, add hammock stretched between two palm trees, dash of ice-cold beer, and a pinch of gentle tradewinds, and finish with a twist of tropical sunset.

It's easy to lose track of time in the land where time begins. Welcome to the South Sea Island Paradise of Ha'apai in the tiny Kingdom of Tonga! And welcome to my favourite island of Uoleva which, however, is getting a bit crowded.

Captain Cook Hideaway

First there was the Captain Cook Hideaway. Then came Taiana's Place. Or was it the other way round? No matter! For a long time they were the only two places on this otherwise uninhabited island.

Taiana's Place

Then came Patti from New York who, with her Tongan friend Sami, opened up the Serenity Beaches resort.

Serenity Beach Resort

Then came South African Craig Airey who had arrived in Tonga in his Endurance 37 yacht "Gwendolyn" in mid-2007 and bought the Mariner's Café in Pangai. He has left the café in Magda's hands to team up with Kristen Duirs to build the Talitali'anga Eco Resort.

Talitali'anga Eco Resort

So where to stay on my next Tongan holiday? I think, for my money I still prefer the more authentic Tongan fales at Taiana's Place or the Captain Cook Hideaway. The only question is: when can I get away?