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Cheap Flights to Tonga

Cheap Flights to Tonga

Tonga is located in the South Pacific Ocean and consists of four main island groups. In total, there are about 170 islands, but only approximately 40 of them are inhabited by people. However, this means there are plenty of islands that you can visit where you may be the only person there observing wildlife and enjoying the beach. These islands are secluded and provide a relaxing atmosphere far removed from a big city.

Flights to Tonga

Flights to Tonga will land at Fua'amotu International Airport (TBU), which is located on the south side of the big island of Tongatapu. This is the largest of the islands in Tonga and is also the location of the capital city of Tonga, Nuku'alofa. Once you arrive at the airport, you can take a taxi to the capital of Nuku'alofa approximately 35 miles from the airport. Once flights to Tonga land, the typical taxi cost from the airport is $40 into the city. Some hotels that are closer to the airport may offer a shuttle service.

Attractions in Tonga

Cheap flights to Tonga will take you to an exotic destination where there are many things to do. Among the popular activities are surfing, fishing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. One of the unique things to do here is to swim with whales. At Faua Wharf in Nuku'alofa, you will find female humpback whales who have come to give birth to their young. Special guides can teach you how best to swim with these creatures without interfering. If you don't want to swim with the whales, there are still excellent opportunities to simply do some up-close whale watching. Tonga is a special and natural sanctuary for the humpback whale and is a rare place in the world.

Travel Tips for Tonga

Tonga is located near the equator, so the temperatures are warm without varying much from month to month. During the hot and rainy season from December to April, average temperatures are in the 80s. The drier, cooler season from May to November has temperatures in the 70s. Insect repellent is important while staying outside, especially in the evening.

If you plan ahead, you can take advantage of cheap flights to Tonga during an annual festival. The Eua Tourism Festival in May presents the best opportunities to see traditional Tongan culture with dancing, food and music displays all over the islands. Heilala is the biggest celebration in the nation. Held in July, this event celebrates the birthday of the king of Tonga with a weeklong festival. The most notable feature of this festival is that locals adorn themselves with the natural flower, the heilala.

Typical cuisine in Tonga features taro, yams and other root vegetables served with meats. Seafood is enjoyed throughout the islands and is typically caught fresh the same day. Many dishes are made with coconut milk. A three-course meal for two people in a Tongan restaurant will cost around $30 or $40, but much cheaper street food can be found along many beaches.

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