Tonga is a archipelago situated in the south pacific. The archipelago has 171 islands 48 of which are inhabited. It stretches over 747 sq. km. form north to south.
The Climate is tropical, with the warm season being between December - May,during which the temperatures rise above 32oC and the cooler season May- December with temperatures rarely rising above 27oC . But it is never cold.
The official name is "The Kingdom of Tonga" but its nick name is the friendly islands, giving in 1773 by Captain James Cook or kuki as the locals call him.
The population is around 102,000 people, 98% of which are Native to the Islands. Around two-thirds of the population live on its main island, Tongatapu.
The main language spoken in the kingdom is Tongan.
The KIngdoms Flag
The word Tonga means south, and there is two theory as to why this land is called South. The first is the people came from Samoa originally and The Kingdom is South of Samoa and the second is that it comes from the word Tongahahake which translates to Southeast, originally meaning the wind that blows from the Southeast.
The The Kingdoms coat of arms
Tonga has a deep commitment to education, as well as other developmental aspects of the nation.
Tonga is said to have more Ph.D. degree holders per capita than any other country in the world.
The United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP) Human Development Index ranks The Kingdom, top among Pacific Islands states ahead of even Fiji and Samoa, for vital parts of human development such as
Activates in the kingdom are wide and varied, From whale watching to trekking/hiking and more activities on 'Eua Island to fishing and yachting in Vava'u. You might just want to relax on the beaches of Ha'apai or take a tour around the ancient site of the main Island.
What ever your your adventuring spirit may have planed you can do it here which is what make it such a travelers paradise.
Here is a brief list of some of the activities we have on offer.
This list of Activities is by no means complete and is just off the top of my head. It really is a fun place as you can see.
Accommodation ranges for local guest houses to resorts and hotels. So you really can take your pick with these. Accommodation on 'Eua Island can be found here. If you are looking for resorts in The Kingdom then each Island group has its fair share.
Generally most of the places you stay can arrange pick up and drop off to and from them all so they can arrange tours and activities for you.
A recommended list of accommodation will soon appear on these pages as I am compiling it now. But for now Trip Advisor is a good place to start.
The Kingdom and its culture is is strong and alive still. The kingdom has never been occupied by foreign rule and is steeped in tradition and it's fair share of Tongan superstitions.
Tradition clothing in the Kingdom is still worn to this day and looks set to remain for the next thousand years.
The Kingdoms food is manly sea food and root crops, cooked with fresh coconut cream but for more details try the food page.
The Kingdoms crafts are plenty made from all sorts of common plants, bone, wood take a look at or crafts page here.
Local village life in The Kingdom is simple and still as it was for ever but with more modern houses.
This is the last kingdom of the pacific and has a king called King Tupou V. He residies in the main Island and is held in very high regarged by people.
Tupou V is the eldest son of the late King Tāufa'āhau Tupou IV, and was appointed Crown Prince on 4 May 1966. In daily life, he was better known by one of his traditional chiefly titles Tupouto'a.
Tupou V was sworn in as King on 11 September 2006.
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Accommodation on 'Eua island Tonga, Some of the best trekking and whale watching in the south pacific
There are two ways to get to 'Eua from the main Island of Tonga, by areoplane or by ferry.
The 'Eua island guides are a great way to see 'Eua island. All of the guides are fully trained and have the local knowlegde that will make you trekking on the island second to none.
Trekking and hiking through 'Eua island is said to be the best in the South Pacific. Infomation on the Treks and where to get gudies.
Eua Island is a great place for your holiday. Whale watching from ,land and sea is purely spectacular.
'Eua Island in Tonga's activities offer so much chose and diversity that people who book for three days, end up staying for a week at least and still haven't done it all.
Tongan culture is a good thing to learn a little about to inhance your stay in the Kingdom of Tonga.
The Stories and legends of 'Eua Island
Kava Tonga, is drunk nightly at
Tapa making is one of the most common heard sounds in Tonga. It's rhythmic sounds of women making Tapa is heard from morning till night, through out all the villages of 'Eua and Tonga.
Tongan clothing culture is conservate, to say the least. Woman must cover there knees and elbows and men are usually dressed in pants or Tupenu (cloth wrap skirt) and don't show there knees either. Even the young men if wearing shorts will were shorts that cover the knees unless the are playing sports. This goes for swimming to.
Tongan food is is made up of foods from the land and the sea. Tongan people are hunters and gatherers of land and sea.
Tongan recipes and Tongan cooking is characterised by simplicity and wholesomeness.
Eua handicrafts are known for there quality and durability. From the Kava bowl through to fine, and elaborate tapa cloths
Villages of 'Eua Island Tonga are made up of the original 'Euan peoples, the peoples of Ata, and the peoples of the Nuias.
Pictures and video of 'Eua Island Tonga, Here are a few pictures of the Beautiful 'Eua isIand
Map of 'Eua island, showing sattellite, terrain and street maps
General Information on 'Eua island, is where you will find information on Emergency contacts, currency and banks, internet cafes etc
The 'Eua Ecotourism Association, providing low impact tourism, empowering the local community, helping the local economy, protecting the environment, educating the traveller and protecting the local culture so that it stays intact for the generations of the future.
History of 'Eua island, Abel Tasman was the first European to sight 'Eua in january 1643 and he gave it the name Middleburgh.
What ever your your adventuring spirit may have planed you can do it here which is what make Tonga such a travelers paradise.
Activities Tonga the best list of things to do in the kingdom from sailing to go karting
Tonga whale watching and swimming with whales (the southern Humpback), is a highlight for most travelers to the wonderful kingdom of Tonga.
Tongatapu page gives you information on the sites to see while you are staying on Tongatapu
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The 'Eua island guides are a great way to see 'Eua island. All of the guides are fully trained and have the local knowledge that will make your trekking on the island second to none.
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