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Tonga Travel and Tourism

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Kingdom of Tonga is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean comprising 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited, stretching over a distance of about 800 kilometres in a north-south line. The islands lie south of Samoa, about one-third of the way from New Zealand to Hawaii. Tonga, the only sovereign monarchy among the island nations of the Pacific Ocean, has the distinction of being the only island nation in the region to have avoided formal colonization. The world also knows the islands of Tonga as the Friendly Islands because of the friendly reception accorded to Captain Cook on his first visit in 1773. He happened to arrive at the time of the ʻinasi festival, the yearly donation of the first fruits to the Tu'i Tonga, the islands' paramount chief, and was invited to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, in reality the chiefs had wanted to kill Cook during the gathering, but were unable to agree on a plan. In many Polynesian languages the word "Tonga" means "South". The name Tonga was derived from the word "Tongahahake" translations "Southeast", originally means "The wind that blows from the Southeast".

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Excursions in Tonga - Nuku`alofa
Excursions in Tonga Excursions in Tonga or Excursion from Tonga are very exciting and adventurous. Tourists from all over the world come to Tonga every year to be a part of these Excursions in Tonga. Along with the pleasure of a leisure tour people want some adventure and now a day's mostly people go out to do some kind of activities and excursions. No doubt Tonga Excursions must have benefited and pleased the tourist for ages and thus now has the fame of one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. A series of amazing and thrilling Tonga Excursions you will get to encounter during your Tonga travel. Through your Tonga tour the most exciting tourist attractions and Excursions will be: Eastern tour for half a day, Eastern...

Shopping in Tonga - Nuku`alofa
Shopping in Tonga Shopping in Tonga will surely turn out to be a great shopping experience for life. As we all know that going out to a new place always ignites the fire of shopping as a free bird and this is the right destination to fulfill that desire. Shopping in Tonga brings a lot of joy and pleasure as one can find a huge variety of utilities, clothing, curios, handicraft, novelties, souvenirs and many more to make a choice from. Tonga tours will benefit you to have different shopping experiences from the three different Islands namely, Vava'u, Ha'apai, and Tongatapu. All these three islands are ideal destination for shoppers. One shall opt Sunday out as Tongans observe a weekly off during Sunday and thus most of the shops and ma...

Beaches in Tonga - Nuku`alofa
Beaches in Tonga When you are in Tonga, do not miss the opportunity of visiting the beaches in Tonga. All the popular tourist destinations of Tonga, especially Vava'u, boast of few good beaches on the main island. You would also find some gorgeous palm -fringed beaches in Tonga. In Tongatapu, which is the main island of Tonga you would find couple of nice beaches. However, if you want to visit some stunning beaches in Tonga then you can visit the uninhabited offshore islands. The best beach that you can find in Tongatapu is at Ha'atafu. It lies on the western tip of the island. The beach with slightly coarse sand is a great place for strolling. It is also an ideal place for both swimming and snorkeling. On the southern coast of Tong...

Cruises in Tonga - Nuku`alofa
Cruises in Tonga When you are on a trip to Tonga, do not miss the opportunity of going for cruises in Tonga. The waters around Vava'u are known to be the best for going on cruises in Tonga. When you are going for cruising in Tonga then you should also have the opportunity of meeting various village communities. There are various cruise liners companies which offer cruising opportunities to the tourists visiting Tonga. Among them the most famous one is Nai'a cruise liner. It is a 120 feet luxurious cruise liner which is custom built for supporting scuba diving. At a given time, about 18 people can board the cruise liner. There is huge dive deck and when you come back after diving, you will find people waiting for you with fresh towel...

Festivals and Events in Tonga - Nuku`alofa
Festivals and Events in Tonga The Festivals and Events in Tonga are celebrated with great pomp and fervor throughout the country. The Festivals and Events in Tonga is a big draw for the international tourists coming for Tonga Travel. The Christmas Day is one of the most famous Festivals in Tonga. Both the Christians and the non-Christians celebrate the Christmas in Tonga with great enthusiasm and fervor. The enchasing island country of Tonga is beautifully decked up with vibrant and colors and scintillating lights during the Christmas in Tonga. The most renowned Festivals and Events in Tonga include the Crown Prince's Birthday, Boxing Day, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Good Friday, Constitution Day, and the Emancipation Day. The New Year is also rec...