islands of tonga
Welcome to the adventure hub of the Kingdom of Tonga.
An azure tropical paradise of 61 different islands dotted with coral gardens, deserted beaches and shimmering clear lagoons, the northern Vava’u group offers a range of ‘Must Do’ activities in Tonga.
From June to November share Vava’u’s warm waters with gentle Humpback whales, harnessing the islands’ sustaining environment to care for their newly-born calves and breed for another generation.
Take advantage of Vava’u’s worldwide reputation as a superbly sheltered yachting playground. Explore hidden coves and atolls with a friendly local skipper or take charge yourself to make the most of Tonga’s steady trade winds. Accept the challenge of a game fishing expedition, catching or tagging the mighty blue marlin and other impressive species. Below the waves, Vava’u’s beauty shines, with crystal visibility of up to 30 metres illuminating remote sea caves and history-laden shipwrecks. Many snorkelling locations make exploring Vavau’s underwater majesty accessible for visitors of all abilities.
After all these authentic Polynesian adventures, relax and recharge in Neifau’s cafes and restaurants and make plans for the rest of your stay. Ultimately, it will be tough to choose from Vava’u’s extended adventure menu, including jet kayaking, sea kayaking and kite boarding.
What others say
“The first thing you notice when you arrive at the airport is that everyone is relaxed, and that’s the way it stays for your whole time in Tonga, it’s a genuine sense of relaxation.”
– Richard Arthurs, Sydney, Australia.
Vava’u – Highlights
- The capital is Neiafu, which is the second largest city in Tonga
- The fjord-like Ava Pulepulekai channel
- ‘Ene’io Botanical Gardens, Tonga’s only botanical garden
- Spectacular dive sites like Swallows Rock
- Swim with whales – the waters of Vava’u are a safe haven and nursery for Humpback Whales with their babies