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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.

Samoa & Tonga (Multi Country Travel Guide)
By Peter Dragicevich

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

Other Places Publishing
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.

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

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Steve's Adventure with the Peace Corps: Stories from the Kingdom of Tonga and the United States Peace Corps
By Steve Hunsicker

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Steve s Adventure with the Peace Corps: Stories from the Kingdom of Tonga and the United States Peace Corps
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After a 23 year career in TV News, Steve Hunsicker left the comforts of his Florida home, moved to the South Pacific and served for more than two years as Peace Corps Volunteer. As a volunteer, Steve helped more than 500 small business owners start or expand businesses in one on on settings and workshops. He created websites for four Tongan businesses; he tutored students on business topics at the University of the South Pacific and produced several videos including one for Peace Corps to explain Tonga to incoming volunteers. Steve is also the co-author of a travel book about Tonga published by Other Places Publishing. This chronological account of his adventures begins from the day he first decided to apply to Peace Corps until the day he finished his service. Through his stories the reader will gain a great insight into not only the Peace Corps but life in the South Pacific. Steve's story is a great read for anyone who has wanted to leave the world of corporate America for a simliar experience. The beginning of the book deals a lot with the process of applying to Peace Corps, but once Steve arrives in Tonga, the stories and numerous photos bring to life the people and the culture of the island Kingdom. This edition of the book was updated in December, 2012.

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