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Tonga Flag The Kingdom of Tongo is an island nation in the southern Pacific Ocean. It consists of archipelago of 169 islands, of which 36 islands are inhabited.

As of 2009, the population of Tonga was estimated as being 104,000. The country's capital and largest city is Nuku'alofa which is located on the island of Tongatapua, and has a population comfortably in excess of 22,000.

Tonga Country Details


Country Name Tonga
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The South Pacific
Flag Tonga Flag
Principal Language Tongan
Capital Nuku´alofa


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Lonely Planet Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Charles Rawlings-Way

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Surf the swells around the southern coastlines, hike the challenging Cross-Island Track, or check out Tonga's 'Stonehenge of the Pacific'; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Rarotonga, Samoa and Tonga and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience -history, etiquette, lifestyle, sport, arts, architecture, literature, music, dance, craft, tattooing, environment, geography, ecology, religion, myths & legends, cuisine, politics
  • Over 30 colour maps
  • Covers Raratonga, Aitutaki, 'Atiu, Mangaia, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Nuku'alofa, Ha'apai Group, Vava'u Group, Ma'uke and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga, our most comprehensive guide to Rarotonga, Samoa and Tonga, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet South Pacific guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Tonga (Other Places Travel Guide) (Other Places Travel Guides)
By Kate Asleson & Jason Schneider

Asleson Kate
Paperback (230 pages)

Tonga (Other Places Travel Guide) (Other Places Travel Guides)
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Tonga has eluded outsiders for much of its history. From the imperial powers of Europe to modern-day travelers, Tonga has often been overlooked amongst the South Pacific island nations. But for those who do venture to this archipelago nation, a timeless Polynesian experience awaits; one that is all its own.

The writers of this guidebook each lived, worked and played throughout Tonga as Peace Corps Volunteers. They lived with local families, learned village life, and experienced this fascinating country like few outsiders have before. Each writes of the island group where they lived - all reviews are from first-hand experience and local insider information. This comprehensive guidebook covers cultural norms (such as the eyebrow flick and greeting sniff), explains the curious clothing fashions, and divulges secret spots known only to locals. To see the real Tonga and to travel like a local, this book is a must.

- Swim with Whales Tonga is one of only two places in the world where visitors can snorkel alongside these magnificent creatures. The best island groups for whale encounters are Vava u and Ha apai.
- Explore Deserted Beaches and Islands With one hundred sixty-six islands in Tonga, white sandy beaches and uninhabited islands are abundant there.
- Snorkel and Dive Tonga is still unknown to many travelers, leaving unbelievable pristine reefs and dive spots uncrowded, patiently awaiting exploration.
- Experience Local Culture Cultural events, like kava circles and dance performances, provide a unique opportunity to become immersed in the local culture which pervades Tonga.

Ken's Comprehensive Cruising Guide for the Kingdom of Tonga
By Kenneth Hellewell

Kenneth Hellewell
Spiral-bound (200 pages)

Ken s Comprehensive Cruising Guide for the Kingdom of Tonga
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This is the most complete crusing guide for the Kingdom of Tonga. Made by a cruiser for cruisers, it features lay flat binding, logically arranged charts and information including waypoints and anchorages. Included in the guide are over 90 anchorages, provisioning information, customs proceedures and details relating to officialdom. Every anchorage page includes a picture, corrected chart and a description of conditions and items of interest. The author spent three seasons sailing the entire chain and researched, recorded and documented every single anchorage and waypoint included in the book. Additionally, he corrected every chart to eliminate the roughly 1/4 mile error that exists in contemporary paper and electronic charts. There is no better resouce for both the traveller and sailor interested in visiting this island paradise.
Tonga Islands Travel Reference Map (International Travel Maps)
By ITM Canada

Gifts International Inc
Map (1 pages)

Tonga Islands Travel Reference Map (International Travel Maps)
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This is the only map of Tonga in print. The scale varies, but average scale is 1:25,000. Includes inset maps of Neiafu and Nuku'Alofa.
Samoa & Tonga (Multi Country Travel Guide)
By Peter Dragicevich

Brand: Lonely Planet
Paperback (186 pages)

Samoa & Tonga (Multi Country Travel Guide)
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Any trip to tropical Samoa and Tonga will be a delight, but with a Lonely Planet guide tucked into your bag you'll be a jump ahead of the rest. Know immediately where to find Apia's fanciest dancers, Tutuila's loveliest waterfalls or how to get a meal and a beer in Nuku'alofa on a sleepy Sunday afternoon.

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

In This Guide:

Swim, surf and dive calm lagoons, thrilling waves and great dive sites
Honest assessment of resorts. Read this book before you book!
Must Dos - what not to miss, plus all the inside secrets
Lonely Planet Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Brett Atkinson

Brand: Lonely Planet
Paperback (264 pages)

Lonely Planet Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience spectacular scenery while hiking Rarotonga's Cross-Island Track, kayak to Tonga's remote sandy islands, or descend into the crystalline waters of To Sua Ocean Trench; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Rarotonga, Samoa, and Tonga and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, language, history, art, literature, music, dance, architecture, politics, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 36 local maps
  • Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Outdoor Adventures, and Travel with Children
  • Coverage of Apia, Pago Pago, Nuku'alofa, Avarua, 'Atiu, the Cook Islands, 'Upolu, Savai'i, American Samoa, Tutuila, Manu'a Islands, Tongatapu, 'Eua, the Ha'apai group, Palmerston, Mitiaro, Mangaia, Manihiki, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga, our most comprehensive guide to Rarotonga, Samoa, and Tonga, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's South Pacific guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Craig McLachlan, Brett Atkinson, and Celeste Brash.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

TONGA: Expatriate Relocation Guide
By Trevor R. Jefferson

X-Pat Publishing
Paperback (116 pages)

TONGA: Expatriate Relocation Guide
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WHO wouldn’t want to live in a safe and pristine island paradise?

WHAT would you give to be able to leave the rat race and retire in a country where you can live like a royal on a pittance?

WHEN else but now is the right time to get out of your cubicle and into an oceanfront cabin with palm trees in your back yard and whales over the reef in your front yard?

WHERE else could you acquire a beachfront lot for under $10,000 or a full-scale resort for under $500,000 that also happens to have a neither seen nor heard government and no real red tape?

WHY would you even consider living out your golden years in a Western country when you can have a far great quality of life in Tonga?

HOW can you make your dreams come true, retire to island paradise, live like a King on a pauper’s income, marry an island beauty, start a lifestyle business in a flash and enjoy life to the fullest? Read this book, that’s how!
Adventuring in the Pacific: The Islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia
By Susanna Margolis

Sierra Club Books for Children
Paperback (464 pages)

Adventuring in the Pacific: The Islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia
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Adventuring in the Pacific guides travelers through 15 South Pacific island nations, a region five times the size of the continental United States. This vast area covers all of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, and offers a spectacular range of natural attractions -- volcanic formations, highlands, atolls, coral reefs, lagoons, waterfalls, and beaches -- harboring a broad variety of birds, animals, plant life, and marine creatures.

Adventuring in the Pacific features:
-- Island-by-island profiles of the terrain, history, native customs, and not-to-be-missed places that give each island its special character, such as Colo-i-Suva, a lush forest park, on Suva, Fiji;
-- Outdoor recreational opportunities, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, hiking, mountain climbing, sightseeing by bicycle, car, or boat, and beachcombing on endless white sand beaches like those of Ha'apai, Tonga;
-- Travel information on the best seasons to visit, transportation, accommodations, scheduling, visa requirements, language, shopping, and native arts along with entertainment, cultural events, and night life. Current maps clearly display the geography of each region and island nation;
-- A chapter on "The Literary Pacific," detailing the works of those writers who helped shape the popular image of the South Seas, including Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London, and James Michener;
-- Nine invaluable Appendices covering airlines, dazzling itineraries for travelers with even the most limited time, field research, birding, helpful vocabulary terms, and a handy "Quick Reference Guide to Pacific Destinations."

An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean: With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language. Compiled and ... years resident of those islands. Volume 1
By John Martin; William Mariner

Adamant Media Corporation
Released: 2001-03-11
Paperback (502 pages)

An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean: With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language. Compiled and ... years resident of those islands. Volume 1
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This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1818 edition by John Murray, London.
1. Fiji & Tonga Travel Reference Map Scale varies
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ITMB Publishing LTD
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1. Fiji & Tonga Travel Reference Map Scale varies
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Finally! We have spent more time updating and revising our Fiji map than any map in recent times. We even brought in a Fijian cartographer to ensure that the information would be best we could make. The many islands of Fiji are a beachcomber's paradise and as a 'get-away-from-it-all' vacation destination, Fiji is hard to beat. With this edition, we have added the island kingdom of Tonga to one side, with Fiji filling the other side and spilling over on to Tonga'side. Both countries are lovely, but the reality of two compantible neighbouring countries is the only way we can maintain coverage of two very nice parts of the world. The Fiji side includes a very good inset map of Suva and the Tonga side an inset of Nuku'Alofa - and if you didn't know that these are the two capitals, you do now!

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