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Tonga

An unspoiled destination in the South Pacific Ocean, Tonga is the place for exotic adventures. The Kingdom of Tonga may not be as popular as other Polynesian countries but it is absolutely worth a visit. From scuba diving to swimming with humpback whales, the ocean is the center of attractions in Tonga.

The best way to get around in Tonga is by flying. Once you get to the islands you can rent a car, bike, or scooter. There are also taxis available. The official language is Tongan but English is commonly spoken.

Tongatapu, the largest island of Tonga, is the main hub to get to other islands. You can explore the capital Nuku’alofa as it offers a relaxing visit. It is also a good opportunity to see the culture of Tonga.

Make sure to check out the Ha’atafu Beach, the pigeon’s doorway, Free Church of Tonga, royal tombs, Talamahu Market, Ha’amonga Trilithon, and Mapu’a ‘a Vaea Blowholes when you are visiting Tongatapu.

Explore the island of ‘Eua. You can easily reach this island by ferry from Tongatapu. It has a large rain forest and it is perfect for hiking. There are no restaurants on this island so be prepared. For swimming and diving make your way to other islands in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Vava’u and Ha’apai are two amazing islands in Tonga for swimming with humpback whales. The whale season in Tonga is between June and November. Other attractions include scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, and kitesurfing.

Tonga may be located off the radar and not easy to get to, but it offers some of the best humpback whale watching opportunities in the world. Plus, it is considered to be cheaper than the other Polynesian countries. You will find pure nature and authenticity instead of luxurious resorts and have a great time here.

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