- Explore Nuku’alofa
Tonga’s capital is easy to explore on foot and has some interesting sights to see. Take a snap of the Royal Palace – Tonga's most photographed icon, visit the colourful Talamahu Market to soak up the local atmosphere and shop for handcrafts, relax at a cafe or experience traditional Tongan culture at the Tongan Cultural Centre just out of town.
- Explore Beyond Nuku’alofa
Tongatapu is very flat and ideal for exploring by bicycle or car. There are cycle and car rentals in town and some guesthouses also provide bikes for their guests to rent. You’ll find a host of attractions including ancient monuments and terraced tombs (langi), peaceful villages, stunning beaches, limestone caves and spectacular blowholes.
- Day Trips to the Island Resorts
The islands are very close – it’s only a 15 minute trip to Pangaimotu (the nearest), and less than an hour to Royal Sunset (the farthest). You can relax on the island’s beautiful beaches, join the daily activities, lunch at a café or restaurant, and return later in the afternoon.
- Diving & Fishing
Around the offshore islands, Tongatapu Group has everything a diver could wish for, with wrecks, corals, walls, chasms and caves to explore. Most operators can take you snorkelling and there are charters available for sport fishing, with catches including yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi and marlin.
- Visit or Stay on ‘Eua Island
Mountainous ‘Eua is known for its limestone caves, rainforest and dramatic cliffs. Take a walk or hike through the pristine forest in ‘Eua National Park and stop at the lookouts to watch from the cliff edge as seabirds swoop by on the thermal currents. There are caves, chasms and waterfalls with pools to cool you off.
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