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10 Best Places to Visit in Tonga

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Tonga Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places to Visit

Planning to visit Tonga? Check out our Tonga Travel Guide video and see top most Tourist Attractions in Tonga.

Top Places to visit in Tonga:
Haʻamonga ʻa Maui, Tofua Island, ‘Ene’io Botanical Garden, Anahulu Cave, Ha'atafu Beach, Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, Centenary Church, Free Church of Tonga, Captain Cook's Landing Place, Royal Tombs

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Amazing Affordable Tropical Vacation | Traveling Tonga Highlights

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Highlights of traveling Tonga for 2 weeks!! This affordable tropical island travel/vacation destination in the South Pacific is ideal for single travelers looking to go somewhere off the beaten path, as well as families who want to avoid the mass of tourists in most other tropical destinations. Amazing culture, friendly people, stunning scenery and a laid back vibe are what you can expect from Tonga! The island nation is one of the most underrated in the South Pacific. I cannot recommend it enough! If you are looking for a true authentic Polynesian experience, please consider Tonga! Swimming with Humpback Whales was the highlight of our trip. The feeling of locking eyes with these massive yet majestic creatures is something that I'll never be able to put into words. On our trip we went to 3 of the 4 island groups in Tonga (Tongatapu, Ha'apai and Vava'u). We spent 3 days in Tongatapu, 4 in Ha'apai and 8 in Vava'u.

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0:18-0:24 - Northern Vava'u
0:24-0:28 - Uoleva, Ha'apai
0:28-0:29 - Neiafu
0:29-0:35 - Northern Vava'u
0:35-0:40 - Ene'io Beach and Uoleva, Ha'apai
0:40-0:42 - Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, Tongatapu
0:42-0:49 - Uoleva, Ha'apai
0:49-0:56 - Mala, Vava'u
0:56-1:03 - Port of Refuge, Neiafu
1:04-1:10 - Tonga Beach Resort, Vava'u
1:11-1:39 - Vava'u
1:39-1:46 - Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, Tongatapu
1:46-2:04 - Tongatapu Southern Coast and Land Bridge
2:04-2:11 - Vava'u
2:11-2:46 - Swallows Cave
2:46-2:54 - Uoleva, Ha'apai
2:54-3:04 - Utungake and Mala Islands, Vava'u
3:04-3:12 - Oholei Beach
3:12-3:15 - 'Anahulu Cave, Tongatapu
3:15-3:22 - Oholei Beach Dinner and Show
3:22-3:33 - Talihau, Vava'u


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10. Lifuka
Lifuka is an island in the Kingdom of Tonga. It is located within the Haʻapai Group in the centre of the country, to northeast of the national capital of Nukuʻalofa.

09. Pangai
Pangai is the administrative capital village of the Haʻapai Group in Tonga.

08. Niuatoputapu
Niuatoputapu is a high island in the island nation of Tonga, Pacific Ocean, its highest point being at 157 m. Its name means sacred island. Older European names for the island are Traitors island or Keppel island.

07. Foa
Foa is an island in Tonga. It is located within the Haʻapai group in the centre of the country, to northeast of the national capital of Nukuʻalofa. Foa is linked to adjacent Lifuka Island by a causeway, and is located 640 metres northeast of Lifuka.

06. ʻEua
ʻEua is a smaller but still major island in the kingdom of Tonga. It is close to Tongatapu, but forms a separate administrative division. It has an area of 87.44 km², and a population in 2011 of 5,016 people.

05. Haʻapai
Haʻapai is a group of islands, islets, reefs and shoals with an area of 109.30 square kilometres in the central part of the Kingdom of Tonga, with the Tongatapu group to the south and the Vavaʻu group to the north.

04. Neiafu
Neiafu is the second-largest town in Tonga with a population of about 6,000. It is situated beside the Port of Refuge, a deep-water harbour on the south coast of Vavaʻu, the main island of the Vavaʻu archipelago in northern Tonga.

03. Vavaʻu
Vavaʻu is the island group of one large island and 40 smaller ones in Tonga. It is part of Vavaʻu District which includes several other individual islands.

02. Tongatapu
Tongatapu is the main island of Tonga, a Polynesian archipelago. The Tongan capital city, Nuku‘alofa, on the north coast, is home to the waterfront Royal Palace. Indoor and outdoor stalls at the Talamahu Market sell tropical produce plus local arts and crafts. In the east of the island is the ancient capital Mu’a, now an archaeological site with centuries-old, pyramid-like royal tombs and burial mounds.

01. Nukuʻalofa
Nukuʻalofa is the capital of Tonga. It is located on the north coast of the island of Tongatapu, in the southernmost island group of Tonga.

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1) Nuku'alofa
2) Neiafu
3) Haveluloto
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5) Pangai
6) Ohonua
7) Hihifo
8) Atata
9) Tongatapu
10) Houma

Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 176 islands with a surface area of about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean, of which 52 are inhabited by its 103,000 people.

Tonga stretches over about 800 kilometres (500 mi) in a north-south line about a third of the distance from New Zealand to Hawaii. It is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east, Kermadec (part of New Zealand) to the southwest, and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to the west.

Tonga became known as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773. He arrived at the time of the ʻinasi festival, the yearly donation of the first fruits to the Tuʻi Tonga (the islands' paramount chief) and so received an invitation to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, the chiefs wanted to kill Cook during the gathering but could not agree on a plan.

Tonga has never lost its sovereignty to a foreign power. In 2010 Tonga took a decisive step towards becoming a fully functioning constitutional monarchy, after legislative reforms paved the way for its first partial representative elections.

An Austronesian-speaking group linked to the archaeological construct known as the Lapita cultural complex reached and colonised Tonga around 1500--1000 BCE.[8] Scholars have much debated the exact dates of the initial settlement of Tonga, but recently it has been thought that the first settlers came to the oldest town, Nukuleka, about 826 BCE, ± 8 years.[9] Not much is known before European contact because of the lack of a writing system, but oral history has survived and been recorded after the arrival of the Europeans. The Tongan people first encountered Europeans in 1616 when the Dutch vessel Eendracht made a short visit to trade.

By the 12th century Tongans and the Tongan paramount chief, the Tuʻi Tonga, had a reputation across the central Pacific—from Niue, Samoa, Rotuma, Wallis & Futuna, New Caledonia to Tikopia—leading some historians to speak of a Tuʻi Tonga Empire. In the 15th century and again in the 17th, civil war erupted. Into this situation the first European explorers arrived, beginning in 1616 with the Dutch explorers Willem Schouten and Jacob Le Maire (who called on the northern island of Niuatoputapu), and in 1643 with Abel Tasman (who visited Tongatapu and Haʻapai). Later noteworthy European visitors included James Cook (Royal Navy) in 1773, 1774, and 1777, Alessandro Malaspina (Spanish Navy) in 1793, the first London missionaries in 1797, and the Wesleyan Methodist Rev. Walter Lawry in 1822.

In 1845 the ambitious young warrior, strategist, and orator Tāufaʻāhau united Tonga into a kingdom. He held the chiefly title of Tuʻi Kanokupolu, but had been baptised[by whom?] with the name Siaosi (George) in 1831. In 1875, with the help of missionary Shirley Waldemar Baker, he declared Tonga a constitutional monarchy; formally adopted the western royal style; emancipated the serfs; enshrined a code of law, land tenure, and freedom of the press; and limited the power of the chiefs.

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Nukuʻalofa is the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga. It is located on the north coast of the island of Tongatapu, in the southernmost island group of Tonga.

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Biking
Tongatapu Island is very flat and ideal for exploring by bike. There are cycle rentals in Nuku'alofa and some guesthouses also provide bikes for their guests to rent.

Day Trips to Offshore Island Resorts
There are daily excursions from Nuku'alofa to the offshore islands, where you can relax on the island’s beautiful beaches, join in the daily activities then return later in the day. The islands are very close – it is only a 15 minute trip to Pangaimotu (the nearest), and less than an hour to Royal Sunset (the farthest). There are bars and restaurants available.

Diving & Game Fishing
There is superb diving in the islands north of Nuku'alofa. Two game-fishing charter companies also operate out of Nuku'alofa - Royal Sunset Fishing and Dive Tours and Blue Water Fishing Charters. The fishing grounds are off the northern coast of Tongatapu Island.

Heilala Festival
A week-long celebration coinciding with the King's Birthday in July, and featuring parades, workshops, a beauty pageant, music arts, feasting and sports competitions.

Island Tours
Several companies offer tours around the island and the Tongan National Centre also has a cultural tour and lunch (bookings essential).

Royal Palace
Surrounded by large lawns and giant Norfolk pines, Tonga's famous Royal Palace dominates the seafront. This large Victorian timber building was prefabricated in New Preparing Food the Traditional Way © Tonga Visitors BureauZealand and completed in 1882, when the upstairs verandah was added. The palace is not open to the public but there is a good view from the waterfront on the west side.

Royal Tombs
Tongan sovereigns, their wives, husbands and close relatives have been buried at the tombs at the Mala'ekula (a large park area) since 1893. It's not open to the public but there is a reasonable view from the fence.

Sailing
Nuku'alofa is a hub for international yachts, particularly from March to October. Faua Harbour has basic facilities but there are more extensive facilities at the Nuku'alofa Yacht & Motor Club, where visiting yachties are welcome.

Snorkelling
Yellow Pier (at the end of Tupoulahi Road) is a good spot for swimming and snorkelling, with lots of small fish and the occasional ray.

Talamahu Market
Tonga’s largest fruit, vegetable and handicraft market is open everyday except Sunday, with an abundance of local foods and inexpensive handcrafts. The market is a hub of activity, particularly on Saturday mornings, and the perfect place to meet the locals. Colourful local produce for sale includes papaya, mango, sweet potatoes, taro, yams Traditional Tongan Carving Tonga Visitors Bureauand plantains.

TONGA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL RESORT | Traveling Tonga Day 10

On our last Sunday in Tonga we spent most of the day at the beautiful Tongan Beach Resort. In the morning, we decided to attend a church service to see what Tongan church was like, since it is such a large part of their culture. We spent the rest of the day exploring Vava'u and hanging out at the Resort, which is one of the only places open on Sunday. Resort is a very loose term in Tonga...the resorts in Tonga are often just guesthouses, and nothing like the typical resorts that we think of as Westerners.
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Top10 Recommended Hotels in Nuku‘alofa, ​Tonga, Oceania

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Top10 Recommended Hotels in Nuku‘alofa, ​Tonga, Oceania: 1. Fafa Island Resort ****
2. Seaview Lodge and Restaurant ****
3. Tanoa International Dateline Hotel ****
4. Little Italy Hotel
5. Olini Lodge ***
6. Villa Apartments Westside *****
7. Robyanne's Lodge
8. Royal Sunset Island Resort ***
9. The Slope ***
10. Villa Ishadora ***

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1. PO box 1444/ Fafa Island Resort, 1444 Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, From 170 €
Showcasing a sun terrace and views of the sea, Fafa Island Resort is located in Nuku‘alofa. The resort has a private beach area and water sports facilities, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.
2. Vuna Road, P.O.Box 268, Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, From 61 €
Showcasing a sun terrace and views of the sea, Seaview Lodge and Restaurant is located in Nuku‘alofa.
3. Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, From 90 €
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Tanoa International Dateline Hotel offers accommodations in Nuku‘alofa. The hotel has a year-round outdoor pool and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.
4. Vuna rd, Kolomotu'a, 2891 Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, From 76 €
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Little Italy Hotel offers accommodations in Nuku‘alofa. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.
5. Taufa'ahau Road, Nuku'alofa, NA Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, From 38 €
El Olini Lodge está ubicado a tan solo 5 minutos en coche de la playa Keleti. Ofrece habitaciones con desayuno incluido, conexión Wi-Fi gratuita y hermosas vistas al océano y al jardín. Las instalaciones incluyen una recepción abierta las 24 horas, zona de estar con TV y parque infantil.
6. Vuna Road Kolomotua, Nuku‘alofa, Tonga,
Located in Nuku‘alofa, Villa Apartments Westside offers peaceful waterfront accommodation with free WiFi and free bicycle hire. These spacious apartments are a 5-minute walk from restaurants and bars. Some apartments offer ocean views.
7. Vuna Road, Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, From 57 €
Featuring free WiFi, Robyanne's Lodge offers accommodations in Nuku‘alofa. Free private parking is available on site.
8. Atata Island, Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, From 106 €
Featuring free WiFi, a year-round outdoor pool and a sun terrace, Royal Sunset Island Resort offers accommodations in Nuku‘alofa. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.
9. Vuna Road, Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, From 75 €
The Slope offers accommodations in Nuku‘alofa. Free private parking is available on site.
10. Vuna Road Ma'ufanga, Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, From 71 €
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Villa Ishadora offers accommodations in Nuku‘alofa. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site.

TONGA TOURISM - The true south pacific heaven

Welcome to Tonga,

The official name of the Kingdom of Tonga, an archipelago Polynesian state comprising 177 islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. Tonga is surrounded by Fiji, Wallis and Futuna (the Netherlands) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east, Kermadec (part of New Zealand) to the southwest, as well as New Caledonia (France) also Vanuatu in the far west. Tonga is an archipelago of Nuku'alofa.

The islands of Tonga are covered with lowland tropical forests. There are 770 species of valsukar plants listed in Tonga, including 70 species of ferns. The diversity of species varies from island to island - for example, on the island of Tongatapu, there are about 340 species of plants, while on Vava'u island there are 107 species.

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It’s Illegal to Visit This Island in the Indian Ocean, and Here’s Why

As you continue your world travels, seeing all sorts of majestic sights and incredible cultures, there’s one little island that has been dubbed one of the most difficult (and dangerous) places to visit on the entire planet.

Kingdom of Tonga Vavau Island Group South Pacific Travel Destination

Tonga is a magnificently beautiful country. The Kingdom is a constitutional Monarchy, modeled after England and uses English law as its base. Located in the grand South Pacific, Tonga is between Tahiti and Fiji, an independent island nation in the southern Pacific Ocean, located approximately 650 km (approximately 400 mi) southeast of Fiji and approximately 1,850 km (approximately 1,150 mi) northeast of New Zealand. Tonga is the only remaining Polynesian monarchy. The Vava’u Island Group. This Cluster of islands, North of the Ha’apai Group, is the most spectacular in Tonga. Vava’u is Tonga’s northern island group, made up of over 60 high and thickly forested isles. An attractive, rather hilly main island surrounded by many others, Vava’u has high cliffs which combine to create many deep fiord-like bays. There are many good beaches but you will have to look for them. The main town of Neiafu is built on a hillside facing Port of Refuge Harbor, one of the best in the South Pacific. Neiafu, the administrative capitol of the Vava‘u Island Group, is one of Tonga’s principal ports. Rich, volcanic soils help make agriculture the primary economic activity in the islands, and products include copra, vanilla, and pumpkins. Vava’u Island is rather large and has kilometer after kilometer of beautiful countryside making for some interesting bicycle rides.

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Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Fiji

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7) Sigatoka
8) Rakiraki
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10) Tavarua

Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu to the north.

The country comprises an archipelago of more than 332 islands, of which 110 are permanently inhabited, and more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of about 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi). The farthest island is Onu-i-Lau. The two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, account for 87% of the population of almost 860,000. The capital and largest city, Suva, is on Viti Levu. About three-quarters of Fijians live on Viti Levu's coasts, either in Suva or in smaller urban centres like Nadi (tourism) or Lautoka (sugar cane industry). Viti Levu's interior is sparsely inhabited due to its terrain.

The majority of Fiji's islands were formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago. Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni. Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Dutch and the British explored Fiji, which was a Crown Colony until 1970, this administration lasting almost a century. During World War II, thousands of Fijians volunteered to aid in Allied efforts via their attachment to the New Zealand and Australian army units. The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) consist of land and naval units.

Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the Pacific island realm due to an abundance of forest, mineral, and fish resources. Today, the main sources of foreign exchange are its tourist industry and sugar exports. The country's currency is the Fijian dollar.

Following a coup in 2006, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau became Fiji's president after a high court ruled that the military leadership was unlawfully appointed. Fiji's local government, in the form of city and town councils, is supervised by the Ministry of Local Government and Urban Development.

Pottery art from Fijian towns shows that Fiji was settled before or around 3500 to 1000 BC, although the question of Pacific migration still lingers. It is believed that the Lapita people or the ancestors of the Polynesians settled the islands first but not much is known of what became of them after the Melanesians arrived; they may have had some influence on the new culture, and archaeological evidence shows that they would have then moved on to Samoa, Tonga and even Hawai'i.

The first settlements in Fiji were started by voyaging traders and settlers from the west about 5000 years ago. Lapita pottery shards have been found at numerous excavations around the country. Aspects of Fijian culture are similar to the Melanesian culture of the western Pacific but have a stronger connection to the older Polynesian cultures. Trade between these three nations[clarification needed] long before European contact is quite obvious with canoes made from native Fijian trees found in Tonga and Tongan words being part of the language of the Lau group of islands. Pots made in Fiji have been found in Samoa and even the Marquesas Islands.

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A magical tour of the pristine waterways and secluded island getaways that make up the 176-island archipelago of the Kingdom of Tonga. Featuring the three Island groups of Tongatapu, Ha'apai and Vava'u and set to the Maopa Choir's rendition of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, sung in Tongan for the Coronation of His Majesty King George Tupou V. This film has been produced by Tourism Tonga. For more information on the Kingdom of Tonga, visit:

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