Tonga Journals

Getaway in Tonga

A December 2006 trip to Tonga by stvchin

I got me a coconut! Photo, Tonga, South Pacific More Photos
Quote: My trip to Tonga and stay at the Tongan Royal Sunset Resort.

Getaway in Tonga

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

I got me a coconut! Photo, Tonga, South Pacific
Quote:
Tonga is a beautiful and exotic land. The people are very nice and greet you with great enthusiasm. The landscape and scenery is very lush and beautiful. The oceans are warm and clear and have that gorgeous blue tone to them.Tonga is actually a conglomerate of about 180 small islands in three main groups. Tongapatu is the capital and in the southern group. Tonga is the only monarchy remaining in the South Pacific. From what I've heard, it's a crime to even badmouth the King, so totalitarian rule is pretty close at hand.Government aside, the friendly local people survive as fishermen and farmers. While traveling from the airport to our resort, we passed by many small plots of farm...Read More

Royal Sunset Island Resort

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel

Royal Sunset Island Resort Photo, Tonga, South Pacific
Quote:
A travel buddy and I booked a 4-night stay at the Royal Sunset Island Resort in Tonga. The resort had already contracted a driver to take us from the airport to the harbor where we would take a boat the the island resort.When we arrived at the harbor, the resort's own fishing boat took us and two other guests across to the island. When we got near the island, we had to transfer in mid-ocean to a smaller boat. The tide went down, so the fishing boat could not dock at the pier. We arrived at the island and the pier led to the bar, and the office was just behind it. We checked in with the owner of the resort, Jacques. The Royal Sunset Island Resort is basically made up of open struct...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 30, 2006

Royal Sunset Island Resort
Atata Island
Tonga
+676 21254