Tonga Travel Guide
South Pacific Resorts

Tonga Resort Directory
tonga islands travel guide

Travel Guide Resorts
Site Map

Tonga Travel Guide - Tonga Resorts Search

South Pacific Travel Guides
Fiji - Cook Islands - Tahiti - Samoa - Vanuatu - New Caledonia - Hawaii

Tonga Travel Guide
tonga travel guide

Our Tonga travel guide is written by seasoned travellers and complemented by a realistic collection of unique photographs and maps. We strive to give you a clear and unbiased impression of the region to help you decide what to do and most importantly, where to stay for your Tonga holiday.


Tonga travel encompasses a charming collection of 170 small islands grouped into three regions. The main island of Tongatapu, with the capital town of Nuku'alofa and international airport, is a flat coral island with pleasant coastal scenes and coconut plantations. Offshore from Tongatapu is a collection of gorgeous tiny coral islands, mostly uninhabited but a few with boutique style beach resorts. The Ha'apai Group to the north is a mix of volcanic cinder cones and coral islands with traditional fishing communities and gorgeous beaches but only a handful of guesthouses and two small resorts. Further north is the most popular tourist destination in Tonga, the enchanting Vavau Group, a collection of uplifted limestone islands and deep waterways. Vavau is the premier sailing destination in the South Pacific and a sanctuary for humpback whales which calf in the protected waters between July and October. During this peak season it's seaside town, Neiafu, is one of the liveliest in the Pacific with excellent restaurants and waterfront bars.

If you want to skip the travel facts, view our informative up-to-date Tonga Accommodation Guide. We provide an overview of all accommodation on all islands with an overview of the price you can expect to pay. We link these to a comprehensive directory of hotels with full descriptions and pictures so you can get the best online quotations or make reservations enquiries.

How The Kingdom of Tonga compares to other South Pacific destinations.

Tonga is one of the smallest island nations in thre South Pacific and tourism remains extremely low key. If you're looking to escape the fast pace of city life, crowds and commercial tourism, then this charming South Seas kingdom is hard to beat. However, don't expect a sophisticated infrastruvcture - getting around can be slow, service is often slack nand quality food supplies are limited.

Tonga is a water lovers paradise with excellent snorkelling, whale watching and kayaking. It's also one of the best places in the South pacific to go island hopping and chilling out on an uninhabited coral atoll. Don't expect a lush tropical environment though or much to see on land - for this Fiji, Samoa and Tahiti are far better options. Culturally, the islands offer a real insight into traditional subsitance living although ascetically, villages are visually disappointing and dance performances not nearly as eye catching as its South Pacific neighbours.


Be sure to visit our detailed Tonga Travel Guide for a fuller picture of all destinations, or you can navigate to an island region using the map below:

tonga travel map
select map for interactive tonga travel pictures

For discerning travellers, you will find our Ecotourism and Culture Guide full of interesting anecdotes on the unique culture and history plus ideas on how to maximise your experience of the country.

And for those looking for Adventure Activities, we provide detailed information on scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking, sailing, game fishing and hiking.

Back to the Top

Tourist Information

Getting Around
Money Matters
Facts & Figures
Package Holidays

Tonga Island Guide

Tongatapu Island
Nukualofa Town
Eua Island

Haapai Group

Vavau Group


Tonga Accommodation Guide

Holidays Planner

Beach Holidays
Golf Holidays
Dining Out

Top 10 Attractions


Scuba Diving

Eco Tourism

Village Visits
Whale Watching

Backpacking Guide

Tonga Map

Tonga Pictures

Other Travel Resources

Click for Tonga Specials

This website is published by Pacific Travel Guides, the leading source of tourist information for independent-minded travellers to the exotic South Pacific region.

Discounted Hotel Rates are available from our preferred south pacific travel agent:

Beautiful Tonga Holidays & Resorts

Company Info

© Pacific Travel Guides
PO Box 10146 Nadi Airport

Also in London, England

Contact Us