Tonga, or the Kingdom of Tonga also known as the Friendly Islands, is an archipelago of around 150 islands in the Pacific. It’s known for its unspoiled beaches, whale watching and century old Polynesian history and traditions. This Tonga travel guide tries to cover each aspect of this island nation in Polynesia.
In short Tonga has 4 parts. In the south Tongatapu with Eua where you’ll find most history and nature for hiking. Beaches are also a short ride away on one of the many smaller islands. In the very far north are the Niuas which are amongst the most remote islands in the world. Famous for beaches. In between are Vava’u and Ha’apai island clusters of each about 50 islands.
Tonga is also known for diving and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters. In the right season you can do this with Humpback whales. Combine this with beautiful beaches and Polynesian traditions and you’ll have a great time. Read this Tonga travel guide and plan your trip.
Make sure to read the Sample 1-week Tonga itinerary: culture & beaches & island-hopping which covers most important travel facts about Tonga.