Visiting Vavu’a in the Kingdom of Tonga is a life changing experience. Nothing can prepare you for what lies beneath the ocean surface as you close in on your very 1st one on one experience with a 30 tonne adult humpback whale.
The island of Vava’u, 1 hour north of the main island of Tongatapu by plane. Given the remote nature of Vava’u you may find it hard at time to get some things you have been accustomed to back home, but the harbour village has all the basics you’ll need.
The place has plenty of bars and restaurants, everyone is friendly and helpful. If you’re a coffee addict like me, then the early starts will have you lost for access early, take a thermos and have the cafe fill it the night before.