Planning a Backpacker Trip to Tonga
Tonga is a quiet backpacking destination for those that like to explore or relax on a beach. It is certainly not a place for partying and meeting lots of other travellers - if that's what you're after then head to neighbouring Fiji. Tongatapu is the main island and most convenient to visit with backpacker accommodation offered at several sleepy beach lodges. Those looking to visit Ha'apai or Vava'u can catch a weekly passenger ferry but timetables are erratic - the easiest way to get to these islands is by plane.