The island of Tonga

The kingdom of Tonga is known as "the island where the passage of time begins". However, after visiting the island, many claim that it is actually the place where time stands still. Both statements are true in a way. There the ancient traditions rise together with the latest offerings of the most modern life. For the traveler, Tonga offers a different experience than places like Samoa . Even snorkeling and diving are far superior.

Some travelers decide to plan their trip with the impressive whale sightings that can glide across the area. The deserted white sand beaches, the reefs and not too many people will make your trip unforgettable.

For those looking for an authentic cultural experience, know that only the influences of nearby Samoa have been kept completely impervious in this kingdom. Getting the locals to trust you may cost you a bit, in Tonga they are not as outgoing as the Samoans, but the effort they say is worth it.

Be careful as not too long ago, Tonga, Samoa and American Samoa were hit by a tsunami, followed by an earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale, which was centered in southern Samoa and northern Tonga. . The only island affected was the small Niuatoputapu , where nine people died. The rest of Tonga was not affected. Before making your trips, find out well about the current situation but, in principle, it is not necessary to postpone trips to this beautiful island.