Berkeley, California (PressExposure) August 16, 2011 -- South Pacific Travel has launched its online Tonga Travel Guide with 125 pages of maps, photos, drawings, and travel information.
Tonga.SouthPacific.org is based on the Kingdom of Tonga chapter from Moon Handbooks South Pacific, now fully updated by the original author David Stanley. The 11 digital map files used in the printed book have been modified for web use.
The site outlines the many sports and recreation opportunities in Tonga. The capital island Tongatapu is ideal for surfing, scuba diving, and bicycling. Nearby 'Eua Island is an eco-tourism epicenter with some of the best hiking possibilities in the South Pacific. The beaches of the Ha'apai Group are unsurpassed, while the whale watching, sport fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling are just great in the more northerly Vava'u Group.
We've all heard about whale watching from boats or shore, and a few companies are now offering the possibility of actually swimming and snorkeling with whales in the wild. Some whale watching operators in the Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific islands, advertise the possibility of swimming and snorkeling with humpback whales during the cetacean's annual migration from July to October.
Tonga is also noted for its living history and culture. Polynesia's last king ruled absolutely from his palace in Nuku'alofa as recently as 2010 when a system of representative democracy was finally installed in Tonga. The Tongan National Center in the capital Nuku'alofa showcases Tongan culture and traditional dancing. Local troupes also perform at village feasts on Tongatapu and Vava'u where the buffet tables strain under the weight of local delicacies.
Tonga.SouthPacific.org joins similar guides to American Samoa, the Cook Islands, Easter Island, Niue, Pitcairn, Samoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna on SouthPacific.org. Easy navigation assured by two convenient menus and a sitemap. Sightseeing, accommodations, entertainment, services, and transportation are covered in depth, and there are complete introductions to the history, geography, people, culture, and economy of Tonga. Travelers have never had it so good.