Staff Profile

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


REALtonga celebrates its 6th Year continuous operation throughout the Friendly isle Domestic scene on 04th March 2019. Samoa is its first regional destination and plans of furthering the routes are being speculated. Meanwhile, among those ought also to be congratulated is Ms. Mele Toe’umu Latu, who has the supervisory role for both OCC & CRC. She hails from the Dreamy Islands of Ha’apai (Tongoleleka) and Kolomotu’a, Tongatapu. Ms. Latu has been with REALtonga from when it started 4th March 2013.

Working for the airlines is no new environment to Ms. Latu having been a Sales Administration/Cargo Supervisor throughout the five years Chathams Pacific operated in this region. Prior to that she was employed under Peau Vava’u during its operation as an Operation Control Supervisor. She has been with the Aviation Industry for 15 years now. Working with different nationalities is part of her loveable personality and very accommodating in dealing with visitors to her work environment. Ms. Latu has a very unique liking and that is she loves nursing and nurturing infants, though not her own. This attitude is also portrayed in the manner she treats employees under her supervision. She has a big heart and always willing to share her knowledge and assist where ever she can. God bless and the company has truly appreciated your continued commitments, Ms. Latu.



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.