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Proud, independent and religious Tonga has never been colonised by a European power. A unique island culture and one of the last few remaining absolute monarchies anywhere in the world, Tonga's friendly people are unlike any other. There are many sights and activities related to Tongan culture, including sacred tombs, dancing displays and craft workshops.

As you'd expect from an island paradise, the sea and beaches are star attractions and although there are only a handful of hotels in Tonga aimed at the beach holiday market, these small island resorts represent some of the best value in the South Pacific for a honeymoon or romantic holiday. Humpback whales migrate here every year between June and October, and you can take a trip to watch and it's one of only three places in the world where you can get in the water close by to marvel at their size and listen to their enchanting singing. You can also enjoy surfing and snorkelling in the clear blue ocean; whatever you do, relax into the Tongan pace of life.

Tonga Highlights
Day Cruise around the Vavau Islands

Humpback Whale watching

Visit an Uninhabited Island in Tongatapu or Haapai

Blowholes and Trilithon on Tongatapu

Attend a Traditional Feast Visit

Visit Taufua Crater, active volcano in Haapai

Hike the Coastal Cliffs of Eua Island

Visit Mukualofa Market to buy Tapa Cloth

Tonga Holidays Guide

Tonga is divided into four main groups. The largest island is Tongatapu in the south, where the capital Nuku'alofa is located as well as location of the international airport at Fua'amotu and within its lagoon are many fabulous uninhabited islands. Beach lovers will enjoy the remoteness of the Haapai group which has many uninhabited islands – if you don't have access to your own boat, you can hire one to explore. Vavau is the main tourism centre with a good selection of holiday resorts. The Vava'u Island Group is a popular location to anchor a yacht, and apart from being the best place to see humpback whales it is a great spot for snorkelling and scuba diving. Finally, the sparsely populated Niuas are difficult to reach, and consequently the best place to observe traditional island life.

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Around the main island of Tongatapu you can visit royal tombs and ancient monoliths, marvel at blowholes, kayak and fish in the lagoons, explore uninhabited coral cays and snorkel around sand bars, or simply relax on the beach and enjoy the sun. Adventurous types should try trekking around the magical island of 'Eua, just offshore from Tongatapu, to explore both the coastline and the rainforests. Beach-lovers will enjoy the simple life on the Haapai Islands which is also a great place to interact with the locals, learn about village culture and buy locally produced handicrafts.

If you're visiting to see the humpback whales, make sure you arrive between sometime May and September otherwise you'll miss them. The Vavau Islands is a haven for humpbacks who spend up to five months in the shallow waters of and resting, mating and giving birth. Tonga is one of the few countries in the world where you can get in the water up close to a whale and the industry is carefully monitored. Vavau is also a great spot for kayaking, sailing, game fishing and snorkelling and is well known for being the adventure centre of the Kingdom.

There are regular flights from Auckland, LA and Sydney.

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