Tonga is a very small country with limited resources. Furthermore its island groups are widely spread.
Please ensure that you protect yourself, as well as your family, by carrying adequate travel and medical insurance.
Important Note: if you miss your domestic and / or international flight, for whatever reason, and you have not taken adequate travel & health insurance then you do so entirely at your own risk. This includes aviation & weather disruptions.
Most food ranges in Tonga are simple and fresh. You will probably find other food choices difficult to purchase therefore if you have specific health and dietary needs then you will need to bring most of these with you.
Bread tends to be somewhat bland with only white, wholemeal and kibble being commonplace.
Seasonal fruit and vegetables are available from the markets
Red meats are imported
Freshly caught fish & seafood is abundant and delicious
Even in restaurants and at resorts, options for those lactose resistant, vegetarian or avoiding dairy are very limited
As so much food is imported supplies can fluctuate.
Importing food items ? Ensure all food items are sealed and (for meats) are vacuum packed. Declare your food stuff and carry the receipts for customs.
The humpback whales visit the Kingdom, to birth and mate, during the southern hemisphere's winter months. We generally tend to see them from July through to late October or early November. As whales don't make appointments we recommend the following:
Give yourself plenty of time to see the whales - at least a week during which you can go out with an authorised Whalewatch operator several times.
August and September are the high season so book well in advance to avoid disappointment
Tonga offers many of the South Pacific's top destination dive spots, sporting and game fishing adventures as well as pristine beaches set amongst diverse landscapes. If all you want to do is curl up with a great book and chill out then that can be easily achieved also. Largely undiscovered, you will not lack for land and sea adventures whilst visiting the Kingdom.
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