The kingdom of Tonga It is known as "the island where the passage of time begins". However, after visiting the island, many claim that it is actually the place where time stands still. Both statements are true in a way. There the ancient traditions rise alongside the latest offerings of the most modern life. For the traveler, Tonga offers a different experience to places like Samoa. Even snorkeling and diving are much more superior.
Some Travellers They decide to plan their trip thinking about the impressive whale sightings that can be found throughout the area. The deserted white sand beaches, the reefs and not too many people, will make your trip unforgettable.
For those seeking an experience cultural Authentic, they should know that only influences from nearby Samoa have remained completely impervious in this kingdom. Getting the locals to trust you can cost you a bit, in Tonga they are not as outgoing as Samoans, but the effort they say is worth it.
Be careful as it doesn't do too much weather, Tonga, Samoa and American Samoa were hit by a tsunami, followed by an earthquake of magnitude 8.3 on the Richter scale, which had its center in southern Samoa and northern Tonga. The only island affected was the small Niuatoputapu, where nine people died. The rest of Tonga was not affected. Before making your trips, find out about the current situation but, in principle, it is not necessary to postpone trips to this beautiful island.
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