Tonga

Tonga

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Tonga Accommodations: Hotels & Tours in Vava’u

Tonga, a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands of which 36 are inhabited. About 750 square kilometres total surface area, scattered over 700,000 square kilometres of the southern Pacific Ocean. It has a population of 103,000 people of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu. In addition, Tonga stretches across approximately 800 kilometres (500 mi) in a north-south line.

Tonga became known in the West as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773. He arrived at the time of the ʻinasi festival, the yearly donation of the First Fruits to the Tuʻi Tonga (the islands’ paramount chief) and so received an invitation to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, the chiefs wanted to kill Cook during the gathering but could not agree on a plan.

src: wikipedia

 

Languages spokenThe Tongan language is the official language, along with English. Tongan, a Polynesian language, is closely related to Wallisian (Uvean), Niuean, Hawaiian, and Samoan.
Currency usedTongan Paanga (TOP)
Area (km2)750

Sports & nature

Rugby union is the national sport, and the national team (ʻIkale Tahi, or Sea Eagles) has performed quite well on the international stage. Tonga has competed in six Rugby World Cups since 1987. The 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups were Tonga's most successful to date, both winning two out of four matches and in a running chance for the quarter finals. In the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Tonga won its first two matches, against the USA 25–15, and Samoa 19–15. They came very close to upsetting the eventual winners of the 2007 tournament, the South African Springboks, losing 30–25. A loss to England, 36–20 in their last pool game ended their hopes of making the knockout stages. Sports and nature image

Culture and history info

Humans have lived in Tonga for nearly 3,000 years, since settlement in late Lapita times. Before the arrival of European explorers in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Tongans had frequent contacts with their nearest oceanic neighbours, Fiji and Niue. In the 19th century, with the arrival of Western traders and missionaries, Tongan culture changed, especially in religion. As of 2013, almost 98 percent of residents profess Christianity. The people discarded some old beliefs and habits and adopted others. Contemporary Tongans often have strong ties to overseas lands. Many Tongans have emigrated to Australia, New Zealand, or the United States to seek employment and a higher standard of living. The United States is the preferred destination for Tongan emigrants, and as of 2000 there were 36,840 Tongans living in the US. More than 8,000 Tongans live in Australia. The Tongan diaspora retains close ties to relatives at home, and a significant portion of Tonga's income derives from remittances to family members (often aged) who prefer to remain in Tonga.Culture and history image
'Utu'one Bed & Breakfast

'Utu'one Bed & Breakfast

Vuna Road, Ma'ufanga, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
‘Utu’one Bed & Breakfast ‘Utu’one Bed & Breakfast welcomes you to ou More info
Beautiful Ofu Island Backpackers

Beautiful Ofu Island Backpackers

Ofu Island, Vava'u
Price per night from AUD 60
Beautiful Ofu Island Backpackers The Beautiful Ofu Island Backpackers is located on the Eastern part More info
Black Pearl Suite

Black Pearl Suite

Vuna Road, Sopu, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 190
Black Pearl Suite Black Pearl Suite was officially opened in 2005 with a total of 10 suites, 10 on t More info
Emerald Hotel

Emerald Hotel

Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 176
Emerald Hotel Emerald Hotel, situated at Vuna Road, Nuku’alofa. Built in marbled tiles creatin More info
Fafa Island Resort

Fafa Island Resort

Fafa Island, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 250
Fafa Island Resort | The Paradise –   Fafa Island Resort is situated on its own 18 acres More info
Hakula Lodge

Hakula Lodge

Main Road, Neiafu, Toula, Vava'u
Price per night from AUD 228
Hakula Lodge The combination of accommodation, fishing, and whale-watching makes Hakula Lodge the pe More info
Heilala Holiday Lodge

Heilala Holiday Lodge

Kanokupolu Village, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 50
Heilala Holiday Lodge Heilala Holiday Lodge welcomes you to the Kingdom of Tonga. Situated on the st More info
Hilltop Hotel

Hilltop Hotel

Kalauta Road, Neiafu, Vava'u
Price per night from AUD 50
Hilltop Hotel Hilltop Hotel is situated at Moungamaka, Neiafu which is just 5 minutes walk from the More info
Jia Heng Holiday Hotel

Jia Heng Holiday Hotel

Vava`u Liang Ceng, Neiafu, Vava'u
Jia Heng Holiday Hotel Set in the heart of Neiafu, within 5 minutes’ walk from restaurants, c More info
Keleti International Beach Resort

Keleti International Beach Resort

Hamani Road, Ha'ateiho, Nuku'alofa , Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 65
Keleti International Beach Resort Keleti International Beach Resort is a family local owned that was More info
Liku’alofa Beach Resort

Liku’alofa Beach Resort

Hififo Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 150
Liku’alofa Beach Resort | “The Beach of Love” Liku’alofa Beach Resort is a family owned and managed More info
Little Italy Hotel and Restaurant

Little Italy Hotel and Restaurant

Vuna Road, Kolomotu'a, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Little Italy Hotel and Restaurant Little Italy Hotel and Restaurant is situated at Vuna Road, just a More info
Loumaile Lodge

Loumaile Lodge

Taufa'ahau Rd, Nuku'alofa , Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 233
Loumaile Lodge Loumaile Lodge is a very beautiful place for travelers who wants to take in the sight More info
Lucky's Beach Houses

Lucky's Beach Houses

Talihau, Vava'u
Price per night from AUD 110
Lucky’s Beach Houses Lucky’s Beach Houses is located on the island of ‘Utungake in More info
Mamta Villa

Mamta Villa

Vuna Road, Sopu, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 115
Mamta Villa Welcome to Mamta Villa and Little India Restaurant! Mamta Villa property easily accessib More info
Mandala Island Resort

Mandala Island Resort

Fetoko Island, Neiafu, Vava'u
– Mandala Island Resort | Beach Front – Mandala Island Resort is located at the private  More info
Matafonua Lodge

Matafonua Lodge

Foa Main Rd, Faleloa, Ha'apai
Price per night from AUD 172
Matafonua Lodge Matafonua Lodge is the ultimate Pacific holiday destination as it offers beachfront More info
Meida Hotel

Meida Hotel

Salote Road, Fasi, Tongatapu
Meida Hotel Meida Hotel is ideally situated at Salote Road, Fasi in Nuku’alofa. It is a 2 sto More info
Mounu Island Resort

Mounu Island Resort

Neiafu, Vava'u
Price per night from AUD 400
Mounu Island Resort Mounu Island Resort is a tranquil oasis, as a result you can discover Tonga̵ More info
Mystic Sands

Mystic Sands

Neiafu, Vava'u
Price per night from AUD 257
Mystic Sands Mystic Sands is a true gem in Vava’u Tonga. Situated right on the beach with its More info
Nukuma'anu Cottage

Nukuma'anu Cottage

Vuna Road, Sopu, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 98
Nukuma’anu Cottage Nukuma’anu Cottage is situated in a quiet and secured area of Vuna Ro More info
Oceanside Guest House

Oceanside Guest House

Afa Village, Hahake, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 63
Oceanside Guest House Oceanside Guest House is situated in the heart of Afa village, we are only a f More info
Paradise First Hotel

Paradise First Hotel

Bay of Manumataongo, ‘Anana, Ma’ufanga, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 135
Paradise First Hotel Paradise First Hotel is a unique, family owned and operated small hotel. Parad More info
Reef Resort

Reef Resort

Kapa Island, Vava'u, Vava'u
Price per night from AUD 345
Reef Resort Reef Resort is located at Otea in the beautiful island of Vava’u. Finished to a hi More info
Robyanne’s Lodge

Robyanne’s Lodge

Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 117
Robyanne’s Lodge Robyanne’s Lodge is few steps away from local market, cafes, supermarkets and resta More info
Royal Sunset Island Resort

Royal Sunset Island Resort

'Atata Island, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 167
Royal Sunset Island Resort Royal Sunset Island Resort is located on the southern tip of the Island a More info
Sandy Beach Resort

Sandy Beach Resort

Faleloa , Ha'apai
Sandy Beach Resort Sandy Beach Resort is a boutique style resort with 12 exclusive bungalows. Tonga More info
Scenic Hotel

Scenic Hotel

Airport Rd, Fua'amotu, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 164
Scenic Hotel | Tonga’s Luxury Hotel –   The Scenic Hotel Tonga (previously called t More info
Seaview Lodge

Seaview Lodge

Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 180
Seaview Lodge Elegant accommodation and fine dining in the Kingdom of Tonga. Seaview Lodge and Resta More info
Serenity Beach

Serenity Beach

Uoleva, Ha'apai
Price per night from AUD 245
Serenity Beach First of all, Serenity Beach is located in an uninhabited island, Uoleva, in the Haʻ More info
Simon's Place

Simon's Place

Kolofo'ou, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 108
Simon’s Place Simon’s Place, a locally owned and run by a Tongan family. It is a 3-4 sta More info
Tanoa International Dateline Hotel

Tanoa International Dateline Hotel

Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 260
Tanoa International Dateline Hotel Tanoa International Dateline Hotel, located at Vuna Road, Nuku More info
Tongan Beach Resort

Tongan Beach Resort

Neiafu, Vava'u
Price per night from AUD 290
The Tongan Beach Resort The beautiful Tongan Beach Resort is located at the Vava’u Island Grou More info
Treasure Island Eco Resort

Treasure Island Eco Resort

Treasure Island Eueiki Eco Resort, Vava'u
Price per night from AUD 260
Treasure Island Eco Resort Treasure Island Eco Resort is located on the island of ‘Eueiki, at More info
Vakaloa Beach Resort

Vakaloa Beach Resort

Ikalahi Rd, Kanokupolu., Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 98
Vakaloa Resort | Beach front Resort –   Vakaloa Beach Resort welcomes you to the Kingdom More info
Villa Ishadora

Villa Ishadora

Vuna Road Ma'ufanga, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 180
Villa Ishadora | Home-like Hotel – Villa Ishadora is situated at Vuna Road, Nuku’alofa. More info
Waterfront Lodge & Café

Waterfront Lodge & Café

Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Waterfront Lodge & Café The Waterfront Lodge & Café opened in 2004, directly opposite Faua W More info
White Sands Beach Resort

White Sands Beach Resort

'Utukehe Beach, Fo'ui, Ha‘avakatolo, Tongatapu
Price per night from AUD 150
White Sands Beach Resort Welcome to White Sands Beach Resort. We are situated on the western side of More info

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Atata Tropical Paradise

Atata Tropical Paradise

Tongatapu
Atata Tropical Paradise ‘Atata Island is an untouched tropical paradise. An undiscovered place More info
Cave Diving in Eua

Cave Diving in Eua

'Eua
Tonga Diving Tour | ‘Eua Island Cave Dive ‘Eua Island Cave Dive is one of the best caver More info
Fafa Crystalline Lagoon

Fafa Crystalline Lagoon

Tongatapu
Fafa Crystalline Lagoon If you’re looking for a total relaxation in a tropical setting then Fa More info
Highlights of Tongatapu

Highlights of Tongatapu

Tongatapu
Highlights of Tongatapu There are many reasons to visit Tonga, however if you’re only visiting More info
King's Island Day Trip

King's Island Day Trip

Tongatapu
King’s Island Day Trip Enjoy Pangaimotu Island known as “King’s Island”, Ton More info
Sea Kayaking Adventure

Sea Kayaking Adventure

Tongatapu
Sea Kayaking Adventure On this 3-hour tour, you will experience a fun scenic coastal drive in Pangai More info
Seasonal Whale Watching

Seasonal Whale Watching

Tongatapu
Seasonal Whale Watching Seasonal Whale Watching Tour is the best activity to do in Tonga while you v More info
Snorkelling in Crystal Clear Water

Snorkelling in Crystal Clear Water

Tongatapu
Snorkelling in Crystal Clear Water Snorkelling in Crystal Clear Tour is a great way to begin your un More info
Swimming with Gentle Giants

Swimming with Gentle Giants

Tongatapu
Swimming with Gentle Giants Swimming with Gentle Giants Tour can get you clear and up close personal More info
The Secret Cities of the Sea

The Secret Cities of the Sea

Tonga
Snorkelling Outer Reef Tour This snorkelling outer reef tour is one of the most popular activity in More info
Tonga - Best of the Eastern Island

Tonga - Best of the Eastern Island

Tongatapu
Tonga – Best of the Eastern Island A 2.5 hours fun and exciting tour in Eastern side of Tongat More info
Tongatapu West Crossing

Tongatapu West Crossing

Tongatapu
Tongatapu West Crossing It is your chance to learn the unique sights of Western side in Tongatapu. Y More info

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.