Do you have a calendar full of gorgeous tropical photos near your desk? Do you dream of spending the year visiting a new island every month?
Well, if you can’t take a holiday every month, we have an idea. You can easily meet your island-hopping goals with one holiday to Tonga, an archipelago with 177 islands in the South Pacific. The amazing swimming, snorkelling and seafood might warrant a repeat visit, though.
With that many islands, you might feel overwhelmed with your search for hotels in Tonga. Don’t worry, this small country is divided into three main districts—Vava'u, Ha'apai and Tongatapu. Plus, many of the smaller landmasses aren’t inhabited by humans, though there are whales everywhere!
Speaking of majestic marine mammals, you can swim with whales or take a boat tour from several Tongan islands. Join an expedition off the coast of quiet 'Eua, an island still largely untouched by travellers of the human persuasion, which means snorkelling there is also primo. Don’t dry off too fast, because you’ll see the landscape playing copy-cat to your whale buddies at the Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes in Houma.
Next, learn to dance island-style at Ancient Tonga, a cultural centre in the capital city of Nuku'alofa, also located in Tongatapu. When they bring out a traditional Tongan feast, give in to the smoked fish and coconut pastries. You can sleep off the food coma in one of our fantastic Tonga hotels!
Touch down at Fua?amotu International Airport (TBU), located 35 km southeast of Nuku?alofa. Depending on where you stay, you can drive a Wotif hire car or ride a bicycle from beach to beach. To get this party rolling, save big on Tonga accommodation with Wotif.
Are 177 islands just not enough? No worries! Tonga’s neighbour Fiji is just a short flight away, so book Fiji accommodation and keep floatin’.