Exciting Years for Japan, Foreign Diplomats Visit

Tonga is home to a variety of unique and beautiful locations spread across many islands. View the articles below to learn more about the real Tonga experience.Contact Us

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The Ambassador for Japan to the Kingdom of Tonga, His Excellency Tetsuya Ishi, along with two of his Diplomat Officials warmly greeted our visiting team from Palu Group of Company on their visit held on 26th February. Appreciating the contributions that the Embassy of Japan had offered to this country in various Grassroots Development programs was greatly acknowledge. Our Palu Development has been very much part of these various community projects, the recent being the New Classrom and Evacuation Centre for Hofoa Primary School.

The Ambassador raised questions on our domestic services and pays certain interests on the Niua Island destinations. Interests were also raised on our export of local produce as in Water melons to Samoa. Logistics team aslo mentioned some other local produce that could also be looked into in the foreseeable future. His excellency jovially expressed that Japan has some very busy and exciting world events happening this year and next. The IRB Rugby World Cup is being hosted by Japan this year.

Next year both the Olympic and Paralympic will also be hosted by them. One that is very much home is the Golden Anniversary of the Foreign Diplomatic Relations between the Kingdom of Tonga and Japan, also in 2020. These events are challenges that our Palu Travel could aspire to. Already the Charter flights planned for this year from China is something that our Palu IATA Travel is looking favourably on.

 

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Tongatapu

Tongatapu, known as the ‘Sacred South’, is the main island of Tonga and the launch pad for exploring many of the other islands that surround the Kingdom. Nuku’alofa, the capital of Tongaputa, and the hub for international arrivals, is located on the north coast, and is filled with long stretches of white beaches, charming cafes, and ancient churches. You may even see a few pigs roaming around if you’re lucky.

‘Eua

Hilly and covered in lush rainforest, ‘Eua’s combination of breathtaking beauty and rugged, idiosyncratic landscapes is the perfect destination for travelers. A concise seven-minute flight links Tongatapu to the island of ‘Eua on its southeastern tip, world’s shortest commercial airline flight.

Ha’apai

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path experiences, then look no further then Ha’apai, a central island group consisting of 62 islands. Isolated, uninhabited and undiscovered, this tropical paradise is filled with shallow lagoons, deserted beaches, vibrant reefs, giant volcanoes and breaching whales. Travellers can fill in their day with endless activities such as hiking, snorkelling, kayaking or even horseriding along the white sandy beaches.

Vava’u

Truly unspoiled, this remote group of islands are dotted along the  Kingdom of Tonga, and offer year-round climate suitable for snorkelling, swimming, sailing and diving. Surrounded by crystal clear water, these 61 islands offer an abundance of activities in and out of the water. For those sailing around the South Pacific,  Neiafu, is a popular spot to dock your yacht, allowing you to explore more of  Vava’u Islands natural beauty.

Niuatoputapu

Niuatoputao is a flat coral island situated furthest north within the Kingdom of Tonga. Located between Vava’u and Samoa, this ‘sacred island’ is mostly remote and underdeveloped with a noticeably warmer temperature than the other parts of the Kingdom, especially in the southern end.

Niuafo’ou

Niufo’ou,  located about 100km west of  Niuatoputapu, is one of the world’s most remote islands. From a birds-eye view, this volcanic rimmed island could be compared to a floating donut.  The coastline is rocky and steep, with few black sandy beaches.  Niuafo’ou, together with  Tafahi  &  Niuatoputapu  island are referred to as the  Niuas.