Kitesurfing & Surfing

One of the best things about visiting Tonga is the ability to have both a relaxing and adventurous holiday. Watersports are a fun activity and kitesurfing and surfing are a great way to get your heart racing. The Kingdom of Tonga has some of the best surfing locations within it’s many islands.

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Surfing

If you love to surf then head to the coastline of Tongatapu. The coastline is filled with huge swells triggered by winter storm activities which create east-southeast offshore winds in the southern Pacific. Ha’apai and Vava’u are also filled with great surfing spots, however they are only accessible via a specialist charter vessel.

Kitesurfing

The island’s sheltered waters make this location great for a spot of kitesurfing. Skim across shimmering waters and coral reefs on a self-drive kayak. Harness Tonga’s trade winds, uncrowded beaches and enjoy a day out on the water. If you’re new to kitesurfing there are professional operators who offer training and equipment. They also have the best insider knowledge on the best spots to go for a thrilling kitesurfing ride.

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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.