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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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TOP 10 things to do // VAVA'U, TONGA

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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
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Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns 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
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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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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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One of the best parts of being a citizen of the United States is its incredible natural diversity. No matter what kind of island vacation you’re in the mood for. Here are some of the best island destinations that the United States has to offer.

1. Maui
America’s most famous island getaway. When you’re not on the beach, you can hike to active volcanoes, hit the island’s nightlife, or take advantage of the myriad amenities.


2. Mt. Desert Island
The splendid, rocky coasts are perfect for a few moments of quiet reflection after a rousing hike along a well-beaten path. And later, just head to the nearest restaurant for a can’t-miss take on Maine’s succulent lobster.


3. Sanibel and Captiva
Not many beyond the locals know about Sanibel and Captiva, two of Florida’s most beautiful and under-the-radar destinations. Its pervasive Caribbean feel will make you take in a gorgeous sunset.


4. Santa Catalina Island
It is a little slice of the European beach scene right here in the States. It is the perfect capper on a Los Angeles vacation, it’s a great way to decompress once you’ve seen the sights in the City of Angels.


5. Mackinac Island
Quaint little churches and harbors dotted with beautiful sailboats are just some of the charming diversions this little island has to offer visitors. Remember, cars aren’t allowed on Mackinac Island.


6. Amelia Island
It’s a face of Florida that you’ve never seen before. The historic little towns will keep you captivated while the scenery of Amelia Island State Park is sure to inspire you like few other places on the planet.


7. Martha’s Vineyard
The beautiful island is home to a variety of natural wonders, like sand dunes and wide beaches. You can also find dozens of sailboats along the iconic Martha’s Vineyard harbor.


8. Kauai
Kauai is perfect for travelers who want to divide their time between the beaches and gorgeous rainforests filled with exotic animals of every stripe. The extremely inviting island is a great counterpoint to the hustle and bustle of Maui.


9. San Juan Island
Washington state’s San Juan Island is a veritable hodge podge of artists, craftsmen, and those people who are simply searching for a respite from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life.


10. Chincoteague Island
It's home to some of the last remaining wild horses in North America. Mustangs are just the beginning of the wildlife diversity offered by this small island off the coast of Virginia.

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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.

Nuku'alofa Things to Do, Nuku'alofa Things to See
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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.

Vava'u, Tonga Overview and Culture

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112 klms' north of TongaTapu is the VAVA'U Group.
This set of 34 raised limestone isles, has a tremendous
coastline with gorgeous white sand beaches and lots of
hideaways to explore.
The Tongans were visited by a great many Pacific explorers
and were a popular port of call. Captain Cook called them the
friendly isles.
The town of Neiafu is a bustling marketplace
on weekdays and Saturdays.
But never on Sunday!

It is actually against the law for a Tongan to engage in business
of any kind on Sunday -- a prohibition laid down by the Christian
missionaries who were among the first Westerners to settle here.
Dancing and singing were such a strong element in Polynesian
life that when Christianity denied them these forms of expression
they redirected their energy to embrace Christian hymns.

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Cook Islands top 10 things to see & do

Cook Islands lie in the center of the Polynesia triangle. Rarotonga is the most populous island of the Cook Islands. You will be rewarded with natural beauty and colorful experiences! The surrounding barrier reef protects the lagoons and beaches for safe and beautiful swimming and snorkeling.

1. Aitutaki Lagoon - The world's most beautiful lagoon with its clearly blue waters and unforgettable snorkeling!
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2. One foot Island - This is the highlight of the pristine natural beauty of the lagoon. Here you can get your passport stamped at the most isolated post office in the world!
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3. Hiking Te Rua Manga The Needle - Part of the Cross Island track, the views from this mountain are superb. Recommended stay: goo.gl/aZRp0l

4. Snorkeling Muri Lagoon - One of the iconic places on Rarotonga where you can enjoy the views of many tropical fishes in their natural habitat. Fabulous beach house to stayl: goo.gl/gJ8OFg

5. Black Rock Beach - The spectacular black volcanic rocks are surrounded by amazingly white sand, making this a perfect spot for a day at the beach. This place is traditionally believed to be the place where the souls of the dead people commenced their trip to the afterworld. You can stay at this villa: goo.gl/0EuBwi

6. Arorangi Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) - The cultural experience of the Cook Islands won't be complete without attending a church service with gorgeous songs. Stay close at: goo.gl/qlWLRT

7. Ancient and modern canoe circles - This archeological site commemorates the 7 ancient canoes (vaka) that completed the journey to New Zealand. The modern circle commemorates the 6 Polynesian canoes that arrived during the 6th Festival of Arts.

8. Arai te Tonga (marae) - The Island's most important marae, or sacred place. It was used for gatherings and prayers.

9. Highland Paradise (guilty rocks) - Cook Island cultural center, where you can learn about the Cook Island Maori culture and history. The guilty rocks are particularly interesting, as those who committed adultery where forced to carry the very large and heavy stones a certain distance.

10. sunset at Titikaveka Beach - During the day a great spot for snorkeling, and in the evening one of the best places to watch the often spectacular sunset!
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Top 10 Best Attractions in the South Pacific

Top 10 Best Attractions in the South Pacific according to Lonely Planet.

10. Vanuatu's Volcanoes
Vanuatu is not on the average traveller's destination wish list. Head to the island of Tanna to see Mount Yasur, the world's most accessible active volcano. A tourist favourite, Tanna is also home to waterfalls and men in penis sheaths and grass skirts. If you get the chance, stay to witness one of their ancient festivals or rituals.

9. New Caledonian Coasts
New Caledonia is a collectivity of France with a particular status, it has its own laws and its own government. New Caledonia offers beaches, mountaintop fondue in chalets, camping, amazing snorkeling and diving, and fabulous French food.

8. Indo-Fijian Culture
Fabulous festivals and food provide visitors with a peek into Indo-Fijian culture. Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated nationwide in October or November. It's ushered in with nightly displays, from multicoloured spotlit extravaganzas to delicate candlelit driveways and households.

7. Tahitian Dance & Tattoos
Tahitians love to dance. The best dance performances in the country take place at the annual Heiva Festival, which is held in Pape'ete in July. During the rest of the year, professional groups offer performances at the big resorts. Tattooing, another strong cultural trait, has enjoyed a revival since the early 1980s. For many people, it's a symbol of identity.

6. Diving
The South Pacific offers world-class diving, with an irresistible menu of underwater treasures: luscious reefs festooned with huge sea fans, warm waters teeming with rainbow-coloured species and bizarre critters, eerie drop-offs that tumble into the abyss, and lots of pelagics, including sharks and manta rays -- not to mention the thrill of diving uncrowded sites.

5. Easter Island's Moai
Easter Island is one of the most isolated islands on Earth. Officially a territory of Chile, it lies far off in the Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway to Tahiti. Known as one of the world's sacred sites, it is most famous for its enigmatic giant stone statues or Moai whose oversized heads, carved centuries ago, reflect the history of the dramatic rise and fall of the most isolated Polynesian culture.

4. Inland Treks
Most people travel to the South Pacific for the beaches but no one should go this far without heading inland. Imagine arriving to the tip of a knife-edged peak to watch seabirds fly by at eye level, plunging into massive waterfall pools, or finding petroglyphs hidden by hibiscus next to a rushing river. And these are everyday examples.

3. Whales in Tonga
Tonga is an important breeding ground for humpback whales, which migrate to its warm waters between June and October; it's one of the few places in the world where you can swim with these magnificent creatures. They can be seen raising their young in the calm reef-protected waters and engaging in elaborate mating rituals.

2. Island Welcomes
A garland of flowers is one of the most simple yet beautiful offerings on the planet and no one gives out more of these than the people of the Pacific. Loudness and brashness are out, subtle hospitality and genuine goodwill are in. If they could give you the moon they would, so please don't ask for it.

1. Diverse Paradise
Any of these countries could be that place on a 'Travel to Paradise' poster that makes you want to leave your job and live in flip flops forever. But the South Pacific isn't just a homogenised string of palm trees and blue water. The cultures and landscapes that spread across the Pacific Ocean's vastness hold an incredible diversity, from rugged atolls to mangrove-encircled high islands and from Euro-chic capitals to traditional tribes in jungles. Each island group is home to its own sort of wonderful.

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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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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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Vava’u is a group of more than 50 islands in Tonga, about 150 miles north of Tongatapu. They are either raised coral limestone or coral atolls. The beautiful harbour opposite the main town of Neiafu (known as the Port of Refuge Harbour) is a common destination for yachties sailing the South Pacific. The waters of the islands are known for their clarity, it being said that you can see the bottom at 40 metres. The area attracts many humpback whales between June and November and there are lots of companies organising tours to see them. There are numerous places to stay, to suit most budgets

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Vanilla. Vava'u is a major production area for high quality vanilla and wandering around the countryside on the main island will give you a chance to see how the vanilla bean grows. The plant, a member of the orchid family, has a small cream or yellow flower which must be hand pollinated. The bean then takes nine months to grow, after which it is dried and cured, which develops the flavour and turns the pod dark brown or black. It is said to be the most labour-intensive agricultural product in the world. The value of individual beans means that farmers go to great lengths to protect them from theft, including pricking their individual code numbers on each bean with a pin.

Mt. Talau National Park. This was established in 1995 to preserve one of the few remaining areas of relatively undisturbed native forest. It is located on the main island. The Park has several tree species that are endangered in Tonga. Most of the birds and reptiles native to Tonga can be found here. Mt. Talau is also important as a source of Tongan legends. The entrance is approximately 2 km from the center of Neiafu aand the trail is approximately 1km.

‘Ene’io Botanical Garden., Tu’anekivale village (on the east coast of the main island.), The garden aims to promote the survival of native and exotic species and also to provide a sanctuary for bird life. Conservation successes include tree ferns, sandalwood species, bamboos and breadfruit species. You can leave a permanent memory by planting your own tree. There is also a Visitors’ Center where you can see tapa and other artefacts being made and sample the traditional drink of kava. Lunch is provided (if booked in advance) on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On Thursday evening there is a Tonga Feast.

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Walks. There are several good walks from Neiafu including the climb up Mt. Talau (131m-see above) which has excellent views over the harbor. Toafa Church on the west point of Vava'u has good views of the cliffs of Hunga island and other islands.


Boat tours. Day trips around the islands are available from several companies for about T$50 per person. These tours visit Mariners Cave (which is accessible through an underwater tunnel), Swallows Cave (excellent for snorkelling) and one or two of the many secluded beaches around the Group. Vava'u Island Express offers day tours and snorkelling trips

Diving. Visibility is excellent and the diving is great. Lots of dive sites, offering hard and soft corals, sea fan grottos, wall diving and magnificent caves. Equipment can be rented and diving tours arranged. There are several PADI qualified dive instructors. Companies include Beluga Diving [6], Dive Vava’u [7] (now closed), and Dolphin Pacific Diving [8],

Sailing. Vava'u is one of the most popular yacht cruising areas of the South Pacific. You can charter boats without provisioning or fully provisioned with a skipper and a cook. Short or long duration charters can be arranged.

Whale Watching. From June to November humpback whales calve and mate in the calm waters. It is not only the sight that is fascinating: the male whales sing. Whale songs vary according to location: each year the song at each location changes. The effect of their singing on humans swimming with them is magical with the sound vibrating through your entire body. Whale watching excursions are available from Sailing Safaris , Endangered Encounters , Melinda Sea Adventures, which offers whale tours under sail , Whale Watch Vava'u and Vava'u Adventures , among others.

Snorkelling. There are some great beaches throughout Vava'u. Snorkelling and reef viewing opportunities abound.Vava'u Island Express offers snorkelling trips

Kayaking. Guided tours of six and eight days to remote islands are available between May and December by the Friendly Islands Kayak Company. You may run into turtles, porpoises, whales, flying foxes and many seabirds.
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10. Villa Ishadora ***

Houses and flats for rent in Nuku‘alofa
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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.

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