The Tongan culture is centred around its value of the monarchy and of family. The Tongan culture is known for its friendly hospitality and its rich cultural inheritance showcased through Tongan dance, music, art and food passed down through many generations. Welcome to the Kingdom where you can taste and see the Tongan culture for yourself with so much to see, do and explore.
Nuku’alofa is the capital of Tonga and home of the Royal Palace. Other major centres in Tonga are Eua island, an ideal retreat for hikers, adventurers and naturalists, and Vava’u island which has two beautiful beaches on the main island and a scenic drive around the west coast with stunning views of Port of Refuge Harbour and the numerous outer islands.
Ha’apai island is a favourite with visitors who are invited to stay in the village and participate in all aspects of village life from ‘kava’ ceremonies, feasting and dancing to hunting ‘feke’ octopus with village fishermen in outrigger canoes.
Enjoy the Kingdom’s tropical climate from January to December. Take a guided fishing expedition, go sea kayaking and explore the Pacific Ocean or swim with whales and turtles. Visit the local markets to see fine weaving and bone or wood carving. Relax on the beach while the young ones discover the hidden treasures of the coral reefs. Plenty to do for the whole family.