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Tonga Travel Guide

Tonga Travel Guide

From steep, active volcanoes, to low coral atolls, Tonga's 176 islands offer a truly diverse array of backdrops for those seeking a Pacific getaway.

Tonga enjoys a laidback pace of life which visitors find easy to adopt, whether relaxing on one of the magnificent white sand beaches, first-class diving amid the stunning coral reefs or watching the migratory whales return to their breeding grounds (June to November). Many of the islands are uninhabited, and have much emerald flora and secluded coves to explore.

Sightseeing highlights include the Royal Palace on the waterfront in Nuku'alofa, the Mala'ekula (Royal Tombs), and the Anahulu Cave: an underground cavern of stalactites and stalagmites. Tonga is ruled by the last remaining Kingdom of Polynesia. The ruling family of Tonga, the last remaining Polynesian Kingdom, can be traced back more than 1,000 years.

When To Go

Tonga has a tropical climate and is slightly cooler than most other surrounding areas. From December to March the area has heavy rainfall. A good time to plan your trip to Tonga is between May to November. You will also be able to catch the whales in action if you travel to Tonga during this time.

Top Tips

  • Check the latest travel advice prior to travel although Tonga is considered to be one of the safest in the South Pacific.
  • Pay attention to your belongings.
  • Check the weather in Tonga before traveling as tropical cyclones are possible.
  • Check to Tonga prior to flying in case of change.

Classic Itineraries

  • Water sports
  • Whale watching
  • Terraced Tombs