what to do – where to go
If you’ve always wanted to explore a genuine Pacific paradise, you’ll find it in the stunning islands of Tonga. Fascinating sea life, spectacular landscapes and a rich cultural legacy all await the intrepid traveler.
Relax into “Tonga Time”, enjoy the warm hospitality and experience the Kingdom of Tonga’s easygoing ambiance at your own pace.
Where should you go when visiting Tonga? Each island has its own character. Pick the one that suits you best or explore them all!
Tongatapu is the main island, where the capital city and Fu’amotu International Airport are located. Explore its natural and historic attractions including ancient monuments, terraced tombs, natural rock arches, limestone caves and spectacular blowholes.
The island of ‘Eua, just 42km southeast of Nuku’alofa, is millions of years older than the rest of the Tonga group. As a result, it offers an entirely different landscape than the other islands: explore its rugged cliffs, caves and waterfalls, and enjoy hiking in the pristine ‘Eua National Park.
An azure tropical paradise of 61 different islands, Vava’u lies 260km north of Tongatapu. Enjoy a relaxed stay on a stunning private island, or indulge in the wide range of adventurous water activities, including whale watching, scuba diving, sport fishing and sea kayaking.
Relax in the Ha’apai islands only 100km south of Vava’u. Geographically the most splendid of the Kingdom’s four major islands, Ha’apai is the place to go if you’re looking for small, untouched, palm-fringed beaches. You will feel relaxed the minute you step off the plane, and soon tune in to the sleepy way of life.