South Pacific - Tonga (Chapter)
This is the Tonga chapter from Lonely Planet's South Pacific guidebook.
There's no doubting the natural beauty of Tonga. Travellers choose the pace of their adventure here, mixing sun-and-sand holidays with unique and intrepid experiences. Throw away any preconceived ideas, slow down to the pace of local life, and you'll love the place. Marvel at the imposing Ha'amonga Trilithon 'a Maui, the 'Stonehenge of the South Pacific' Taste the suckling pig and enjoy the fire dance at the Oholei Beach Feast & Show.
- swim with the humpback whales
- kayak among pristine waterways, islands and deserted beaches
- hike through 'Eua's tropical rainforests
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Understand Tonga, Tonga Today, History - From European Explorers to King George Tupou V, Culture, Arts, Environment, Food & Drink, Directory A-Z, Getting There & Away, Getting Around, Tongatapu, Nuku'alofa & around, Offshore Islands, 'Eua, Ha'apai Group, Lifuka Group, Vava'u Group, Neiafu, Southern Vava'u Islands, Eastern Vava'u Islands, Niua Group, Niuatoputapu, Tafahi and Niuafo'ou.
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