The archipelago of 169 "Friendly Islands" was united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845 and became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900. Tonga acquired its independence in 1970 and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.The Kingdom Of Tonga remains the only monarchy in the Pacific.

Nuku' alofa is the capital and home of the Royal Palace. Other major centers are Eua island, an ideal retreat for hikers, adventurers and naturalists, and Vava'u island which has two beautiful beaches on the main island and a scenic drive around the west coast with stunning views of Port of Refuge Harbour and the numerous outer islands.

Ha'apai island is a favorite with visitors who are invited to stay in the village and participate in all aspects of village life from 'kava' ceremonies, feasting and dancing to hunting 'feke' octopus with village fishermen in outrigger canoes. 

CLIMAT is tropical; modified by trade winds; warm season (December to May), cool season (May to December) . Cyclones (October to April)

NATURE:   Vegetation typical to the South Pacific including hibiscus and frangipani, coconut groves, pandanus palms and banana plantations. Not far from Nuku'alofa hundreds of flying foxes cling to high trees at Kolovai.  Frigate birds are common, as are the Pacific golden plover, the Pacific black duck, swiftlets (Pacific swallows) and the blue crowned lorikeet. 

Tonga was the first Pacific island country to create marine parks or sanctuaries. Four such parks now exist, rich in fish, coral and marine life.

CURRENCY 
The Tongan dollar or pa'anga equals 100 seniti (cents). Foreign currency exchange is available at most major hotels and the Bank of Tonga.

TTonga has a small, open economy with a narrow export base in agricultural goods. Squash, coconuts, bananas, and vanilla beans are the main crops, and agricultural exports make up two-thirds of total exports. 

The country must import a high proportion of its food, mainly from New Zealand. Tourism is the second largest source of hard currency earnings.

Tonga offers you the unspoiled South Pacific with its many remote islands surrounded, turquoise waters filled with colorful marine life. Only a few resorts and hotels are scattered in this myriad of islands, waiting for the undiscriminating traveler who wants to experience the South Pacific dream.  And the choice is yours, from a secluded intimate laid back atmosphere, to an activity filled vacation with plenty of opportunities to kayak, horse back ride, trek, sail, fish and much more.
So to the adventurous - to the honeymooners - to the family... Tonga welcomes you! 

 
Accommodations
 
     1.   Fafa  Island Resort
     2.   The Tongan Beach Resort 
     3.   Sandy Beach Resort
     4.   Blue Lagoon Resort
     5.   Mounu Island Resort
 
 
 
 
   

Fafa  Island Resort

Fafá Island in the Tongatapu Group offers comfort & serenity accented by the beauty of nature, with its lush tropical gardens and untouched island vegetation. The accommodation style is traditional Polynesian, with all 16 standard and superior fales (Tongan word for house) built of natural materials. Fafa Island is a half-hour by launch from the main island of Tongatapu.

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The Tongan Beach Resort 

Located on the water's edge of "Hiku Tamole", one of finest beaches in the Vava'u island group, The Tongan Beach Resort consists of 12 ocean view bungalow style accommodations, only a few steps from a white sand beach and turquoise waters. Features include a fully licensed restaurant built in traditional fale style with international standard cuisine, diving with NAUI & PADI dive masters, snorkeling, sailing and kayaking. Vava'u, an aquatic paradise. 

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Sandy Beach Resort

Situated on the island of Foa, one of the beautiful atolls that make up the Ha'apai island group, Sandy Beach Resort consists of 12 fales just steps away from a seemingly endless strand of golden sand. Each fale is set among tropical gardens and offers a covered terrace overlooking the shimmering Pacific. 

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Blue Lagoon Resort

Located near Hunga Island on a small islet 45 minutes by boat from Neiafu Harbour on Vava'u. 
The resort is very small with just four bungalows and a restaurant overlooking the waves and the white-sand beaches. Your bungalow has private facilities with hot and cold water. Blue Lagoon is about as remote as you can get , but offers terrific snorkeling and a whole island to explore.

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Mounu Island Resort

This tropical island paradise is located in the Vava'u Archipelago, thirty minutes by boat from Neiafu, the main township of Vava'u. A 6.5 acre coral atoll fringed by white coral sands and set amidst spectacular coral reefs. group. Three superior private fales (units) each situated on the water's edge providing stunning views of the surrounding islands and reefs. 

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