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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


30th January 2019 marks Palu Aviation Services 16th anniversary.. Eight years of that belong to a handful of dedicated employees who traveled along its path of progress. One of them is our dedicated, still single, ‘Akanesi Maile. Miss Maile recalls the various changes the company has come through and feeling very much satisfied on her contribution thus far.

Started her career as an Accounts officer in 2011, after graduating from Tupou Tertiary, Nesi is now a Senior Accounting officer with Palu Aviation Finance. In her role she manages the financial affairs of all Business entities of the group, outside REALtonga. From Vehicle repairs and maintenance, constructing buildings and solar water system to Cargo Imports and Exports, Travel and Aviation; from Money Transfer, Dental Clinic and Trade to Petrol service stations. She also manages Internal Loans and Social Funds. Behind the beautiful face is a very strong, determined personality. Very assertive and confident, Miss Maile feels that she has gained quite handsomely in accounting experience and with this knowledge she intends to invest into furthering her education on this profession. As part of its 16th Anniversary, the company congratulates Miss Maile for her continued commitment.



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.