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TONGA HOLIDAYS    >   PACIFIC 


ISamoa and Tonga (Lonely Planet Multi Country Guide) - ISBN 1741048184sland Groups in Tonga : Ha'apai, Tongatapu and Vava'u.

The Kingdom of Tonga is an independent archipelago in the southern Pacific, about one third of the way between New Zealand and Hawaii, south of Samoa and east of Fiji.


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Hotels in Tonga

 

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

  Tonga Holiday
  Tonga, the Kingdom of ancient Polynesia - Official site
Info about the islands, sights, facts, hotels etc.

Travel Agent / Tour Operator

  Responsibletravel.com
Tonga holidays range from swimming with Humpback whales to secluded accommodations. All the Tonga holidays are from operators committed to the local communities & wildlife conservation.

Thomas Cook

 
Create your perfect trip to Tonga  -  Flight, Hotel



  JLA - Journey Latin America
Active Adventures,  Tailor-Made - Bespoke Holidays for Individuals, Escorted Group Trips [journeys and tours].

Travel Guides Tonga / Related Books 

Samoa and Tonga (Lonely Planet) 
Peter Dragicevich (Author), Craig McLachlan (Author)
Paperback: 186 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 6th Revised edition edition (1 Nov 2009); ISBN -10: 1741048184; ISBN-13: 978-1741048186.

 Fua'amotu Airport, Airport in TongaTransport / How do I travel to Tonga

  Tonga Airport   -   Fua'amotu International Airport  -  near Nuku'alofa on Tongatapu
The airport is served by international airlines from Auckland, Apia, Sydney, Nadi, and from the West Coast of the USA via Honolulu, Apia and Nadi. Tonga's flag carrier, Royal Tongan Airlines, links Auckland, Sydney, Suva, Nadi and Honolulu and Niue with Tongatapu and Vava'u' with Nadi.

  Airline Tickets Tonga / Bargain Flights
Flight tickets Tonga / Price comparison possible.


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  Tonga Holiday   -   Tonga Visitors Bureau / Tonga Consulate in San Francisco
Everything here you need to know about having a magical holiday in the Ancient Kingdom.

  Tonga, the Kingdom of ancient Polynesia   -   Official site
Info about the islands, sights, facts, hotels, activities, the tongans, ecology, cultur, business and technology. And also a spoken message from H.R.H. Crown Prince Tupouto'a.

  Tonga - Government of Tonga

  'Eua   -   one of the oldest islands of the Pacific
Eua National Park is Tonga's premier location to experience nature. Large scale tourism does not exist on 'Eua - it's a quiet, peaceful, mostly undeveloped location. It's easy to get there as a ferry leaves most days from Nuku'alofa and takes about two hours - or enjoy one of the shortest passenger flights in the world and take 8 minutes for the trip. The island is 19km long and 7.5km wide with a highest point of 312m.
  Ha'apai [ group of islands ] - noted for its beaches
  Niuas
Across the north of Tongatapu lies the two Niuas - Niuatoputapu and Niuafo'ou. They are about 300 miles from the main island of Tongatapu.
oo Niuatoputapu is surrounded by magnificent white beaches. The most beautiful beaches are on the north-west side of the main island. Along the sandy beaches of Niuatoputapu one can walk for hours.
oo Niuafo'ou is the tip of an underwater volcano, which was created by sub-oceanic eruptions many years ago. In the island's south and west, extensive, blackish grey fields of lava bear witness to Niuafo'ou's volcanic history.
  Tongatapu
Tongatapu is home to the capital - Nuku'alofa. Here is the centre of Government and business and it is where the Royal Family lives. Its terrain is flat so it is easy to explore by car or bike or simply walk around.
  Vava'u / Vavau Island group  -  one of Pacific's top Yacht centers
Swim inside the Swallows Cave and dive into Mariners Cave or discover the calm waterways by sea kayak - If you are feeling up to it why not venture out overnight and stay under the stars on your own white sandy beach. Try your hand a game fishing and if your lucky enough to visit during June and November why not have a swim with a whale. For a day on land take a stroll through Neiafu and stop and have a drink, lunch or even dinner at one of the great cafes or restaurants overlooking the Port of Refuge. And for the fit and energetic a climb to the top of Mt Talau is not to be missed.
There are more than 50 islands in the Vava'u Group so go out and explore. Some you can get to by land others by water and some you can even stay on overnight.

  Nuku'alofa   -   Capital City Tonga
On the coast of Tongatapu Island

  Blowholes
There are the magnificent blowholes on the south western side of the island to the ancient capital of Mu'a - with its fascinating Terrace Tombs in the east. Nearby is the mysterious Ha'amonga - the Stonehenge of the South Pacific.
  Ha'amonga
  Mu'a   -   ancient Capital of Mu'a
  Plast   -   Residence of King Siaosi Taufa'ahau Tupou

Cuisine  -  Tongan Foods  -  Tongan recipes

  Tongan_Cuisine
Tongan cuisine is a combination of French, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, German and Italian cuisine. Traditional Tongan fare includes many dishes, such as steamed Pork, fish and Crayfish, Octopus, suckling pig, and tropical fruits....

History of Tonga

Independence: 4 June 1970 (emancipation from UK protectorate)

Tonga is one of the world's few remaining constitutional monarchies. It is the only South Pacific country never to have been colonized by a foreign power. Tonga is ruled by His Majesty King Taufa'ahau Tupou.

The colonisation of the Tonga Islands occurred about 3,500 years ago. The origins of these settlers is unknown. Botanical records, food production, language, and material artefacts imply immigration from the west and some believe that pre-European colonisers of the islands of Tonga, Samoa and some migrants to Fiji were from the same seafaring people. It is uncertain, and widely debated on the islands, whether these immigrants originated from Micronesia, or whether they have more exotic origins.

  History of Tonga
Earliest Times, Early Culture Tonga, Tongan Maritime empire, European arrival and Christianisation, Unification of Tonga.

Music, Art & Culture, Events Tonga

The country preserves its ancient traditions alongside modern policies designed to stimulate economic development.

  Music   -   Music of Tonga - Wikipedia and Music of Polynesia / Polynesische Musik
The most important instrument is the voice, though multiple varieties of slit drums and conch shells are also popular. Other instruments include the pandanus, a sitting mat that is also used as a percussion instrument, nose flutes (best-known for Tonga's Honourable Ve'ehala) and derivatives of Portuguese guitars like the ukulele and slack-key guitar.

  Culture of Tonga
Before the arrival of European explorers in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, the Tongans were in frequent contact with their nearest Oceanic neighbors, Fiji and Samoa. In the 19th century, with the arrival of Western traders and missionaries, Tongan culture changed dramatically

Tongan Society at the Time of Captain Cook's Visits
Discussions with Her Majesty Queen Salote Tupou.
Honolulu; University of Hawaii Press; ISBN 9780824808648. 


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