Tonga is the ultimate place for relaxation and rejuvenation. If you’re looking for a getaway to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul, then head to the Kingdom of Tonga and indulge in some of the health and wellness activities on offer.
If you love yoga and meditation and want to take your practice to an exotic location, then Tonga’s beautiful surroundings and relaxed ambience is the perfect place to go. There are quite a few yoga and meditation retreats popping up, and the health craze is even hitting the resorts, with some of them starting to offer classes. Imagine waking up and starting your day with a yoga practice down on the beach. Tonga’s natural beauty offers the perfect backdrop.
Embrace the Tongan culture and live on ‘island time’. Nothings beats a nice relaxing massage after a day in the water. There are health spa’s available on some of the islands with some resorts offering spa and massaging service. If relaxing isn’t really for you, then start your morning with a run, jog or walk along the beach, then once you’ve worked up a sweat, jump into the warm waters of the ocean. There really isn’t a better place to be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.