Tonga Travel Guide

Majestic Whale Tonga
CC BY-SA 2.0 / Roderick Eime

Tonga is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, south of Samoa and about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. Its 150 islands, 36 of them inhabited. Tongatapu in the south, Ha’apai in the centre, and Vava’u in the north.

The islands are formed in roughly parallel chains. The islands of the western chain are mostly raised well above sea level by repeated volcanic activity – these are called high islands. The other islands are low lying coral atolls.

A visit here is all about the natural environment, from lazing on sun-kissed beaches, swimming in idyllic lagoons, diving on coral reefs, excursions in humid forests, or a walk around the lakes located in the craters of volcanoes.

Tours and Activities from Tonga