If your mantra is “Independence never takes a holiday”, then pack your bags for a tropical holiday to Tonga—we mean, if you want to. This small archipelago in the South Pacific has preserved its gorgeous beaches and local customs since, well, forever. For reals—all 177 Tongan islands rock to their own breezy beat. With so many islands to keep track of, Tonga is divided into three groups—Tongatapu, Vava'u and Ha'apai—with the most attractions in the largest, Tongatapu, because hey, size matters sometimes. Get in on all the feasting, scuba diving and sunbathing that make a Tonga holiday your best adventure yet. Things to Do in Tonga
Not to be confused with the Latin tango, Tonga knows its way around the dance floor, from the foot-stomping, co-ed lakalaka to the flowing bridal tau?olunga. You can learn how to sway your hips island-style at Ancient Tonga, a cultural centre in the capital city of Nuku'alofa, located in the Tongatapu. While you’re there, participate in a kava ceremony for a sip of “instant holiday”. Before you start sippin’ and trippin’, make traditional island gifts to take back home to your BFF (who’s been stalking your Insta feed for beach pics like a groupie, of course). Speaking of beach pics, that’s what Tonga holidays are all about. Snap a few while swimming with whales—WHALES—off the coast of several islands. If you prefer swimming way below sea level, dive deep at Anahulu Cave, a not-so-secret swimming hole inside a spelunker’s wet dream. Not an underground explorer? Pick up one of our sweet Tonga car hire options and drive out to Houma to see water shoot sky-high from the Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes. Outdoor shower, anyone? Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
Shopping in Tonga is colourful and hyper-local. Each village has its own markets and craftspeople weaving unique patterns into baskets and textiles, creating unique jewellery and carving wooden designs. You could decorate your flat with local finds, so save your travel money on Tonga packages and pack an extra suitcase. If you’re craving a mall fix, shop to your heart’s content at the Western Union Mall, located in the Nuku’alofa city centre.
Food is central to Tongan life, so eat up! Give in to the taro root, yams and sweet potatoes smothered in coconut milk and roasted in an underground oven. Taste all the variations of fresh fish and seafood that practically swam to the kitchen. It’s cultural anthropology, right?
You might want to take a nap—preferably under a palm tree—because Tonga comes alive at night. Make new friends along an easy going pub crawl, or continue your island “education” at the Tongan National Cultural Centre back in Nuku'alofa. That’s not all, though! A few times a week, you can participate in a late-night feast within walking distance to the royal palace. Maybe the king or queen will join you for a selfie. What’s Next?
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