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Holiday In Tonga

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?

Save on accommodation and airfares when you book one of our wickedly cool Tonga holiday packages right here at You’re just a few clicks away from swirling your hips in a woven grass skirt. Wanna keep the good times swaying? Wanna visit Tonga’s fabulous neighbour, too? Book one of our sizzling Fiji holiday packages!

Top Hotels for your Tonga Holiday

Vakaloa Beach Resort
Vakaloa Beach Resort
3.0 out of 5.0 Ikalahi Road, Kanokupolu
Free Cancellation
5.0/5 (2 reviews)

We had over a week here and enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This is not a holiday for people who want lots of activities. We enjoyed the view out over the beach and reef and went snorkling & swimming most days read our books and watched the sunsets with a nice cold drink every night. ...

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2018
When you stay at Vakaloa Beach Resort in Kanokupolu, you'll be 14 minutes by foot from Ha'atafu Beach.
Fafa Island Resort
Fafa Island Resort
4.0 out of 5.0 Fafa Island Street 1, Nuku'alofa, Fafa Island
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When you stay at Fafa Island Resort in Fafa Island, you'll be on the waterfront and within a 5-minute drive of Ancient Tonga.
Little Italy Hotel
Little Italy Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 Vuna Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Located in Nuku'alofa, Little Italy Hotel is by the ocean, within a 5-minute drive of Royal Palace of Tonga and Royal Tombs.
Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa
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When you stay at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel in Nuku'alofa, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Royal Palace of Tonga and Royal ...
Mystic Sands
Mystic Sands
3.0 out of 5.0 Vava'u, Neiafu, Utungake
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When you stay at Mystic Sands in Utungake, you'll be on the beach and 9 minutes by car from Vava'u Harbor.
Emerald Hotel
Emerald Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
A stay at Emerald Hotel places you in the heart of Nuku'alofa, within a 5-minute drive of Royal Palace of Tonga and Royal Tombs.
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