The islands of Ha’api deliver on the promise of beautiful island evenings and great diving, day in and day out.
A group of 62 islands above Tongatapu, Ha’api is full of history, culture, adventure and yet is ideal for travellers who are looking for a relaxed pace of holidays. As with Tonga, there are no traffic jams, no hustle or bustle; just great wrecks and reefs to dive around, white sand beaches to snooze on, quiet cafes and bars to spend evenings in and a handful of resorts to stay in. Everything takes place in ‘easy-listening’ mode, so unwind and chill! Despite having a total land-area of just 43 sq miles, Ha’api covers over 4,000 sq miles of Pacific Ocean. Then, just 20 of the islands are permanently inhabited – the rest are up for exploration!
There are so many things to see and do in and around Ha’api’s scores of islands. From July to November, humpback whales migrate to Tonga’s warm waters to mate and calve. Tonga is one of the very few countries where adventurers can swim with these gentle leviathans during these months with certified operators. Then, there is Tofua island’s active volcano – let our South Pacific Specialists set up a bespoke tour to the rumbling volcano. After a boat ride and a steep hike, the view from the crater’s edge is breathtaking. Proceed with care: No selfies will ever match up to this moment. Cultural aficionados can choose tours to see centuries-old petroglyphs at Foa and the royal burial pyramids at Uiha. As default for Tonga, snorkelling and swimming are fabulous anywhere in the Ha’api Islands. Swimming in its crystal-clear waters with guided tours, travellers will come across huge underwater caves, coral reefs, drop-offs and wall-dives.
Even in the remoteness of Tongan islands, trust our South Pacific Specialists to offer you all-inclusive holiday deals and packages at great resorts in Ha’api. The Villa Mamana is a private island getaway, hosting only one party at a time with its single luxurious villa; while the Sandy Beach Resort is more inclusive with beachfront bungalows and island charm. Check out our holiday packages for these two resorts or let us help you make your own customised Tongan holiday – just pick up the phone and call us at 1300 991 751!