The Great Southern Route : 2010 - 2011
of the Vava'u group it is not surprising that there are so many fantastic swimming and snorkeling spots that step right off postcards. In the same breath polarised sunglasses are essential armory in avoiding hazards and reefs. What started as a one week visit quickly became two and then three weeks, we just couldn't get enough of the culture, the people, and beautiful sights and produce that Tonga has to offer. Once again the service supplied by Derek and Sue from Yacht Help Tonga made the experience a breeze. With their knowledge of the Kingdom and connections with Air NZ, Chatham Pacific Airlines and PFL Shipping it was easy to change our itinerary and have our guests fly in to meet us on a weekly basis. Their knowledge and contacts within the tourism sector is unsurpassed, from arranging flights, birthday parties, whale watching, to good old fashioned pub crawls, their expertise was a god send. If it is a six Star holiday with all the modern tourist trappings that you are after then Tonga may seem a little primitive. Tonga time is as infectious as the people who live there, where time begins is the country's catch phrase, for us is where time stands still. (One has to keep in mind that everything is closed on Sundays.... Yes, everything!) For entertainment on a Sunday all you need to do is follow the most beautiful singing in the world which emanates from every church throughout the Kingdom.(and yes you are welcome to join the congregation). If its eco-tourism with a touch of joining the locals, rather than watching them is your thing, then Tonga is a must for any traveler. As for getting there and the best web sites and agents to visit, we found great information at; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vavau.to, www.tongaholidays.to, www.tongasailing.net.
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