PHOTO: What is left of the Mermaid Bar and Restaurant.
The famous Mermaid Bar and Restaurant located along the water front of Neiafu burned down a couple of weeks ago. The cause of the fire is still not exactly known, but as you can see from the photo above everything is gone. The Mermaid is home to the Vava'u Yacht Club and has a reputation to have one of the best nightlife in Vava'u. I believe, it burned down Tuesday, the 10th of May. I was at Matamaka at the time and couldn't believe how the news spread. What does this mean now? The only place to "really go out" is left to Tonga Bob's. Good thing I was able to visit the Mermaid the weekend before! We will miss it very much and I hope they rebuild the place very soon before the tourist season hits. Best of luck to them.