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Major cities and airports in Tonga

  1. Nuku’alofa – Fuaʻamotu International Airport
  2. Vava’u – Vava’u International Airport

Time and Communication

Tonga operates on Tonga Standard Time (GMT+13), and does not observe daylight saving time. The main telecommunications providers are Tonga Communications Corporation and Digicel Tonga, offering extensive coverage throughout the country.

Money and shopping

The local currency in Tonga is the Tongan pa’anga. The exchange rate is approximately 2.2 pa’anga to 1 US dollar (as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021). US dollars may be accepted in tourist areas, but it is recommended to use local currency. Payment by bank cards is possible in Nuku’alofa and at some resorts, but cash is generally preferred. Visa and Mastercard are commonly accepted. Currency exchange offices typically operate during standard business hours.


In Tonga, taxis and rental cars are common means of transport. Bicycles and scooters are also popular on the islands. Inter-island travel is typically facilitated by domestic flights and ferry services.

Touristic attractions

  • Ha’apai Islands: This group of islands is a paradise for snorkelers and divers with its clear waters and vibrant coral reefs.
  • Tonga National Cultural Centre: Located in Nuku’alofa, the centre offers traditional music and dance performances, and craft demonstrations.
  • Mapu’a ‘a Vaea Blowholes: A natural attraction on Tongatapu where seawater is forced through natural vents in the rock, creating spectacular geyser-like fountains.
  • ‘Ene’io Botanical Garden: A beautiful garden located in Vava’u, featuring a wide variety of plants and birds.
  • Swallows Cave: A stunning sea cave on Kapa Island, Vava’u, accessible by kayak or swimming, popular for snorkeling.
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