enjoying tonga on the water
Gliding smoothly along in a sleek kayak is a quintessential Tongan experience, especially when you’re just centimetres above transparent waters, and your self-paddled craft is a ticket to more remote islands and untouched beaches.
See kayaking guided tours range from one to 13 days. There is always plenty of time to take in pods of Spinner Dolphins, or the even bigger prize of migrating Humpback Whales. Sea Turtles poke their heads out of the shimmering shallows of Tonga’s reefs, while marine birds circle and dive bomb shape-shifting schools of fish.
The Kingdom is fast becoming recognised as one of the world’s iconic destinations for marine life.
With a drifting South Pacific breeze at your back and shoulders aching after two hours of honest paddling, this is the real thing. A Tongan sea-kayaking tour soon displays its own languid rhythm, with smooth strokes driving paddlers through silky waters to wild Polynesian landscapes of pristine coral atolls and aquarmarine lagoons.
Few of the Tongan islands are inhabited, so overnight camping is either on deserted beaches or in simple island villages in the company of friendly locals.
Pack your spearfishing A-game and an appetite for fresh seafood to make the most of the experience. And remember, with double kayaks available, it’s also a great escape for couples.
Island Hopping by Kayak
Providers for kayaking:
Set in a beautiful Tongan village, come enjoy kayaking on the Holonga Lagoon. We have single and double kayaks for rent by the hour, half-day, or full-day. Enjoy paddling around Moungatapu Island or viewing Captain Cook’s Landing from the water. We also offer guided tours to the outer islands. At Fatai Kayak Adventures, it is More Info »
Peseti, your host, welcomes you with a Malo e Lelei to Liku’alofa Resort. This Tongan style, Tongan owned resort offers a comfortable, all-inclusive holiday destination with affordable rates. Enjoy delicious Tongan meals and experience exciting Tongan entertainment. The friendly staff and owners go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your stay. “Our family is More Info »
Kart Safaris The best way to see Vava’u from the land. Our regular tour is a 3 -4 hour guided excursion to stunning lookouts, remote beaches, quaint villages and awesome tracks through the bush. We also offer a full day tour beginning with the fist stop at ‘Ene’io Botanical Gardens. You will be taken on More Info »
Treasure Island Eueiki Eco Resort is located on the island of Eueiki, part of the Vava’u island group in the Kingdom of Tonga. The resort is situated in the heart of the South Pacific on a 48-acre, privately-owned island paradise. Relax on a beautiful white sand beach fringed with swaying palms, and explore the island’s More Info »
Welcome to Vava’u and Riki Tiki Tonga. Riki Tiki Tonga is the perfect way to compliment your Vava’u vacation by joining us for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, by taking Diving Lessons or by chartering our Folk Boat Yacht. We are a small company offering extremely personalized service for singles and small groups up to six More Info »
Journey with us on a Tonga sea kayak adventure and spend your evenings on deserted beaches beneath waving palms bathed by warm South Pacific breezes. The hallmarks of our adventures are cultural contact, friendly indigenous guides, idyllic beach camps, fine food, and a healthy balance between activity and relaxation. We offer a diverse range of More Info »
A family run resort like no other. Located in one of the most beautiful areas of Tonga, if not the World! Its a 6 ½ acre coral atoll surrounded by pristine white sand and beautiful clean clear water. Mounu is set and designed as an Eco Resort, so we have minimal impact on the environment. More Info »
Follow your guide as you explore uninhabited islands, striking coral reefs, and white sand beaches that will make your soul say “ahhhhh“. The Vava’u island group in the Kingdom of Tonga is one of the most stunning places you’ll visit on your travels through the South Pacific. Powered Kayak Tours is happy to take you for a More Info »
Nestled in a lush tropical garden overlooking the white sandy beach on Lifuka Island, Ha’apai Beach Resort is the perfect spot to relax, unwind and enjoy the true island experience. Located halfway between the airport and Pangai, the resort offers a completely tranquil retreat with the convenience of being close to town. Enjoy quiet days More Info »
Fanifo Lofa, Tonga’s only dedicated kitesurfing resort, can be found on the beautiful shores of Uoleva Island in the Ha’apai group. We have found the ultimate kitesurfing destination here in Tonga. Come and stay in our beach fales, snorkel, swim with whales and experience the ultimate kitesurfing holiday. We have created our little dream, a More Info »
A well priced resort located on the spectacular Northern tip of Pangai, Ha’apai. 10 delightful Tongan-inspired fales with covered balconies, very comfortable bedding and mosquito nets. The shared bathrooms have solar hot showers and all towels are supplied. Safe swimming, incredible snorkelling and kite-surfing directly off beach, or simply relax in our bar/restaurant over looking More Info »
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Other venues for kayaking:
Encompassing every aspect of natural beauty, the Royal Sunset Resort, ‘Atata Island, Tonga, is an untouched tropical paradise set in the pacific. Enjoy a relaxing tropical island holiday in Tonga at The Royal Sunset Island Resort either on the beach or by the pool. There is a range of fun adventure activities for those looking for More Info »
Spend a day on the pristine beaches of Pangaimotu island, just a 10 minute boat trip from Tongatapu. Simply relax in the sun or try snorkelling on the coral reef and diving off the shipwreck, and finish up by sampling a tasty lunch at Big Mama’s yacht club. This is the perfect spot for a More Info »
A unique boutique hotel with 22 rooms, blend of Italian style and Tongan culture surrounded by the warmth of the South Pacific. The ocean view rooms have a private balcony with sensational views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant offers authentic Italian food in an eclectic, vintage setting. Services 24 hour reception, parking, WIFI, More Info »
We are one of Tonga’s longest established local family owned beach resorts (est.1979) and are now in our second generation of family operation. With over 30 years experience in Tonga’s tourism industry, we enjoy a well-earned reputation for outstanding island-style hospitality and warm, friendly service. Our kitchen sources only the freshest local produce (mostly organic) More Info »
A boutique hotel overlooking the ocean. Vava’u Villa offers a peaceful and quiet getaway less than 3km from town. Located on the east of Vava’u, the Villas have great ocean views of the surrounding islands. Our recently renovated deluxe rooms all have ensuite bathrooms. From Aug to Nov we have custom made Glamping tents with Mango More Info »
The place your south pacific dreams come true, is home to Lucky’s Beach Houses. It is located on the island of ‘Utungake in the middle of the Vava´u group of islands, connected to the main island of Vava´u Lahi via bridges making access to the town of Neiafu very easy. Four little beach houses skirt More Info »
The Beach House is a stunning self-contained holiday home with 2 large, airy bedrooms each with its own en-suite bathrooms. The views from the deck which runs across the entire front of the house are breathtaking. From July-October humpback whales can be seen and sometimes even heard as they cruise by. Located on the beautiful More Info »
Our relaxed motel style accommodation is the perfect place to come and enjoy the tropical sun, sand and amazing clear blue waters on offer in Tonga. All our units have at least 3 beds and can be made up as singles if wanted. Our ‘family unit’ has 4 beds. Situated right on the water with More Info »
A Vava’u Holiday Home is your home away from home Our holiday homes are all situated on the picturesque Port of Refuge Harbour in beautiful Vava’u. Each home has its own dock for swimming and pick up for diving, fishing, whale swimming or just taking time out to relax in comfort and peace. Each holiday More Info »
A picturesque boat drive of about 10 minutes from the old harbour of Neiafu (the capital of Vava’u) brings you to the beautiful Ofu island. Beautiful Ofu Island Backpacker is located on the beachfront and is sheltered between native plants and coconut trees. Accomodation and meals at an affordable price. All bedding and towels are More Info »
Mafana Island has a tranquil beach and is situated on the quieter eastern side of the Vava’u island group. Mafana Island is only 15 minutes away by boat from the old harbour, Neiafu. We are a secluded eco-backpackers with exclusive bamboo tree fales on our island beach. Lower priced new beach fales are perfect for More Info »
Peace, tranquility, relaxation, privacy…….. Talitali’anga is a luxury tented resort on Uoleva Island, located on the best beach in Tonga. Stay in our exclusive, beach front elevated luxury tents with private deck and outdoor area with private bathroom, hot shower and composting toilet. Lie in your private hammock or retreat into the tent and relax More Info »
Serenity Beaches is a small resort, on a remote island, designed for those wishing to leave stress behind and find peace and tranquility. Stay in one of our five private ocean front fales. Three large fales feature a porch, sleeping area with queen sized bed, bathroom with garden shower and a loft. Two single room, More Info »
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