Cheap Flights to Tonga
What to know before you fly to Tonga?
Tonga is the only Pacific nation never to have been colonised – its history, culture and traditions are still strong across an indigenous monarchy covering 740,000 square kilometeres of ocean, reefs, rainforests and beaches. If you're a scuba diver or keen snorkeller, this is the place to be in the South Pacific.
The island regions include:
- Tongatapu – seat of the Royal family, the capital Nuku'alofa (with bustling markets and boats waiting in the harbour to depart to the far-flung islands) overflowing churches on Sundays and tombs of Tongan kings
- Eua – a rugged, rainforested island southest of Tongatapu with cliffs, caves and sinkholes. A diver's highlight is here too: a large underwater cavern with natural light illuminating an amphitheatre at a depth of almost 30 metres
- Vava'u – here you'll find a playground of 61 islands with beaches and lagoons galore, magnificent visibility for all aquatic adventures and from June to November humpback whales journey here to calve
- Ha'apai – here's the heart of the unhurried, unspoilt archipelago; there are 62 islands with eco lodges and village guesthouses scattered in forests by beaches and tucked near lagoons