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Tag: Tonga

The Best Of A South Pacific Cruise Vacation

It is that time- time for the vacation wrap-up post.  My sun-filled South Pacific extravaganza included Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga, New Caledonia, and Australia. With so gorgeous beaches, delicious dinners, and fun activities, the trip was full of highlights but here are the best: Best island: Bora Bora Bora Bora is one place in the world that lives up to the hype. I have never seen water so clear and turquoise. The underwater life is amazing too. The coral reef that surrounds Bora Bora keeps out most of the scary creatures so snorkeling inside the reef is lush with Manta Rays Read More

Island of Tongatapu, Tonga

After a morning spent in Nuku’alofa, the main city in Tonga, we ventured out to explore more of the east side of Tongatapu, the main island in Tonga. Pigs are allowed to roam free on the island.  If I was a pig in Tonga I would be hanging out at the beach just like this guy. We visited a lot of burial sites, ancient and modern on the island.  The ancient burial sites had stones canoed in from Fiji with important royals and figureheads buried here. It was a pretty site.  Tongans do not allow talking or eating at any Read More