ABOVE THE WATER
Eua is less than 20km from Nuku’alofa, but it’s still easier to get there via plane. It’s an untouched island – there are no bars or restaurants here. Tonga’s largest rainforest is on ‘Eua, and it runs down to the crystal blue water on one side and towering cliffs on the other. This is a real undiscovered gem, and has not yet been capitalised by tourism. Accommodation is in simple traditional guest houses, and entertainment consists of drinking kava with the locals and watching the local women weave their tapa cloth. ‘Eua is a natural paradise, perfect for those who like jungle trekking, horse riding, caving and rock climbing.
BELOW THE WATER
Scuba diving and snorkelling here is world class, and will make you truly feel as though you are on another planet. Find yourself surrounded by beautiful natural overhangs, huge caves and awe-inspiring swim-throughs that will be sure to delight photographers. Sharks, gropers, turtles and if you’re lucky, whales, will come drifting by during your dives.