Kingdom of Tonga is an archipelago in the
South Pacific Ocean comprising 169 islands,
36 of them inhabited, stretching over a
distance of 800 km in a north-south line.
Tonga is the only sovereign monarchy among
the island nations of the Pacific Ocean and
has the distinction of being the only island
nation in the region to have avoided formal
colonization. It's the place where time
stands still with their traditional way,
sitting around a bowl of kava, many still
weave and wear traditional mats.
the main island of the Kingdom of Tonga and
the location of its capital Nuku'alofa,
where the Royal Palace is located on the
The northern group of Vava'u
is best known among sailors whose maze of
islets and reefs provides one of the best
cruising grounds in the South Pacific.
of the world's prime destination for
watching humpback whales.
deserted white beaches, vibrant reefs
and is stunning for diving and snorkelling.
The atoll Minerva Reef
is the perfect stop over in the middle of
water, 260 nm away from Nuku'alofa.
A circle round reef is only visible
during low tide.
Diving and fishing are absolutely great!
Even the worst fisherman is able to catch a