South Pacific Travel has launched its online Tonga Travel Guide with 125
pages of maps, photos, drawings, and travel information.
Tonga.SouthPacific.org is based on the Kingdom of Tonga chapter from Moon
Handbooks South Pacific. The 11 digital map files used in the printed book have been modified for web use.
The site outlines the many sports and recreation opportunities in Tonga.
The capital island Tongatapu is ideal for surfing, scuba diving, and
bicycling. Nearby ‘Eua Island is an eco-tourism epicenter with some of the
best hiking possibilities in the South Pacific. The beaches of the Ha’apai
Group are unsurpassed, while the whale watching, sport fishing, scuba
diving, kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling are just great in the more
northerly Vava’u Group.
Tonga is also noted for its living history and culture. Polynesia’s last
king ruled absolutely from his palace in Nuku’alofa as recently as 2010
when a system of representative democracy was finally installed in Tonga.
The Tongan National Center in the capital Nuku’alofa showcases Tongan
culture and traditional dancing. Local troupes also perform at village
feasts on Tongatapu and Vava’u where the buffet tables strain under the
weight of local delicacies.
Tonga.SouthPacific.org joins similar guides to American Samoa, the Cook
Islands, Easter Island, Niue, Pitcairn, Samoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu, and Wallis
and Futuna on SouthPacific.org. Easy navigation assured by two convenient
menus and a sitemap. Sightseeing, accommodations, entertainment, services,
and transportation are covered in depth, and there are complete
introductions to the history, geography, people, culture, and economy of
Tonga. Travelers have never had it so good.