Tongatapu Island

 

Tongatapu – ‘Sacred South’ – is the sleepy southern starting point for visitors exploring the authentic Polynesian vibe of the Kingdom of Tonga. Expect a warm welcome at one of the world’s most easy-going international airports before journeying north across the island to the Tongan capital of Nuku’alofa. The harbourside town is the centre of Tongan commerce and government, and also the residence of the Royal Family in the South Pacific’s only monarchy. Around 70,000 people live on Tongatapu, and Nuku’alofa – ‘Abode of Love’ – is a raffish and vibrant introduction to the Kingdom. Ferryboats and trading ships dot Nuku’alofa Harbour, preparing to venture to the far-flung Vava’u, Ha’apai and Niuas island groups to the north. Nuku’alofa’s Talamahu market is a proudly local affair, selling pyramids of fresh tropical produce and authentic Tongan arts and crafts. On Sundays, the churches of Tongatapu glow with soaring harmonies and a warm welcome to visitors. Ancient Tongan history includes the fascinating 11th century AD Ha’amonga ‘a Maui trilithon and the ancient Langi (terraced tombs) of the Tongan kings. More recent are the Tongatapu landing sites of Abel Tasman and Captain James Cook, and on Nuku’alofa’s waterfront you’ll find the elegant Royal Palace. Offshore island resorts effortlessly combine the rustic with the romantic, and the ‘Anahulu Cave and the Mapua ‘a Vaea blowholes present Tongatapu’s more rugged natural beauty. Both just hint at the pristine and authentic appeal of Tonga’s other island groups awaiting intrepid visitors.

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REAL Tonga

REAL Tonga

REAL Tonga is the Kingdom's national domestic carrier established with the purpose of serving the people of Tonga and its visitors. Our goal is to provide the travelling public with an airline tha...

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Fafa Island Resort / SEASTAR CHARTER

Fafa Island Resort  / SEASTAR CHARTER

Sea Star is a classic beautiful CT 54' ketch designed for ocean sailing, offering safety and comfort, making you feel at home while cruising through the blue waters of the south pacific. Discover the ...

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Palu Aviation Travel

Palu Aviation Travel

PAS Travel is a travel agency specializing in domestic and international flight bookings, accommodation, transfer, events and tours bookings, from the airport and town office. It is able to offer affo...

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Rising Sun Tours & Travel

Rising Sun Tours & Travel

RISING SUN TOURS & TRAVEL is an inbound tour operator proudly serving our Kingdom of Tonga around the world. With our depth of experience in Tourism & Hospitality Industry, we assure you of the best ...

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Jones Travel & Tours

Jones Travel & Tours

Discover unique Tonga with Jones Travel, the Kingdom’s longest-serving travel specialist. Our exclusive services include but not limited to: Meet & greet, Ground transfer, FIT & Group travel planning,...

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FAB Rentals

FAB Rentals

FAB Rentals has a fleet of cars for rent in the low to medium price range. We have a variety of vehicles for short or long term hire. We do one day hires for off shore island resort guests.Pick up and...

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Kingdom Travel Centre (operating as the Air New Zealand Travel Centre)

Kingdom Travel Centre (operating as the Air New Zealand Travel Centre)

Kingdom Travel Centre has been operating in the Kingdom for over 15 years . We are the general sales agents for Air New Zealand. With over 20 staff we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in en...

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Ezi World Holidays & Travel Limited

Ezi World Holidays & Travel Limited

Ezi World Holidays & Travel Limited is a fully licensed Inbound Tour Operator in the Kingdom of Tonga. Locally owned with more than 20 years of experience in customized itinerary Ensuring your itin...

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Super Yacht Services - SYS Travel Tours

Super Yacht Services - SYS Travel Tours

SYS operates from main ports, Nuku'alofa, Neiafu and Pangai serving the needs and requirements of visiting Super Yachts to the kingdom. We are also set up to offer the very best inbound services for t...

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Yacht Help Tonga

Yacht Help Tonga

Malo e’ lelei! Come and experience the people, culture, climate and beauty of the ancient Kingdom of Tonga! Located in the very heart of the South Pacific, Tonga is one of the most scenic and unspoil...

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Avis Rental Cars Tonga

Avis Rental Cars Tonga

Late model/air condition cars 48 point safety check on all cars Great rates Great services Earn Star Alliance points and Quantas Frequent flyer points 24 hour Emergency Assistance We will meet a...

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Kolongahau Tour Operator

Kolongahau Tour Operator

Business started in 1998 as trading license in Bus. We were being hired by other Tour Operators until this year 2011 we began to register in the Tourist License as a Tour Operator. Our business is bei...

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Jetsave Taufonua Travel

Jetsave Taufonua Travel

Looking for an agency to meet your every need? Search no more. Jetsave Taufonua Travel is the agency for you! We are an IATA accredited agency, ensuring you the need for a safe and secure travel. O...

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Jetsave Rental

Jetsave Rental

Jetsave Rentals offers you great services with our late model, air conditioned cars. Choose from our list of Toyota Corolla, Daihatsu Terios or Toyota Camry and receive affordable rates now. You will ...

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