Malo e Lelei!
We are waiting to welcome you back to our kingdom
Getting to Tonga
Islands of Tonga
The Kingdom of Tonga is known as the Friendly Islands. With 176 islands to explore, you will be spoiled for choice in the Kingdom of Tonga. Only 40 islands are inhabited, so it is easy to imagine yourself on one of the deserted islands and become friends with the local sea life. Tonga’s motto is “Ko e ‘Otua mo Tonga ko hoku tofi’a”, “God and Tonga are my Inheritance”.
Come to Tonga for a truly relaxing holiday and experience the true South Pacific.
Explore Our Unique Islands
The Kingdom of Tonga is known as the Friendly Islands. With 176 islands to explore, you will be spoiled for choice in the Kingdom of Tonga. Only 40 islands are inhabited, so it is easy to imagine yourself on one of the deserted islands and become friends with the local sea life.
Learn more about Tonga’s unique experiences
Beautiful beaches, turquoise waters and swaying coconut palms can be found in many places in the world, but only in Tonga can you experience the unique Tongan culture. While visiting the South Pacific’s only kingdom, it would almost be a crime to miss out on experiencing the fascinating Tongan culture.
Tonga has an interesting and colourful history of kings, colonisation, tribes and encounters from the other side of the world. To commemorate some of these key points in Tonga’s history, plaques and memorials can be found in historically significant places across the islands of Tongatapu and Ha’apai, while strange megaliths and ancient tombs also stand as historical places of interest. Check out some of the historical sites in Tonga that you can visit
Forget about everything for a while and enjoy the diversity of the Kingdom of Tonga’s 176 islands with even more beaches. Private, deserted beaches or beaches full of life – in the Kingdom of Tonga you choose what you want. There are family friendly beaches with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Or perhaps you are looking to escape just that and want to watch the sun sink into the ocean with sand between your toes and nothing but happy thoughts.
The Tongan archipelago consists of 176 islands, roughly the same number of marine species divers encounter in their first hour exploring the Kingdom’s coral reefs, caves and crystal clear waters. With sea turtles, manta rays, tuna, marlin and wahoo combining with even bigger creatures like whale sharks, Tonga is a destination with underwater thrills on a truly grand scale.
Expect to be well-fed in Tonga! Food means everything to Tongans, who put on some of the grandest feasts in the South Pacific. Even the portion sizes are staggering, giving you another level of reward after tasting some of the fresh produce of the islands and surrounding oceans. But whether you’re looking to try authentic Tongan cuisine, a new spin on international favourites, or simply grab a coffee as part of your morning routine, there are plenty of excellent cafes and restaurants in Tonga.
Tonga is full of ever-changing events each year, from tourism festivals to village beautification competitions to beauty pageants. However, there are a few events, conferences, festivals and public holidays that happen in Tonga year after year. See if your trip to Tonga coincides with any of these exciting events in Tonga!