TRUE SOUTH PACIFIC
things that make tonga special
Modern day Tongans are known for their hospitality, food, dancing, arts and handicrafts using techniques passed down through generations. They would love to welcome you to their many islands to find out more for yourself. Be spoiled for choice with so many things to see, to do and to explore.
The Kingdom of Tonga’s history stretches back over 3,000 years. Many ancient traditions have continued respectfully through to the present day. Tonga became known as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773.
176 islands with pristine coral reefs, clear water, an abundance of marine life, deserted islands, national parks, caves, authentic villages, arches, unpolluted waters, impressive mountains, rugged cliff faces and ancient lava tubes. The True South Pacific really has it all.
Take a guided fishing expedition, go sea kayaking or swim with whales. Visit the local markets to see local handicrafts like bone and wood carving, basket making and fine weaving or relax on a beach while the young ones discover the magic of the many coral reefs. Plenty to enjoy for the whole family.