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  • Swim with humpback whales in Tonga

Why is Tonga considered a top bucket list destination?

One of the attractions that finds this lesser-known South Pacific island moving up on many travellers’ to-do lists is the humpback whales. Tonga is one of the only places in the world where you can legally swim with humpback whales. It is completely off the beaten path and beckons the adventurous traveller who is looking to discover an uncharted tropical paradise island void of all-inclusive resorts and mass tourism. Tonga is also a bucket list destination for seafaring sailors and around-the-world yachters. Tonga’s coral reefs, atolls and maze of inlets make it one of the best places in the world for sailing.

What are the top bucket list activities on a Tonga vacation?

One of the top bucket list activities in Tonga is swimming with humpback whales but if you’re not into swimming with these gentle giants, you can also watch from a boat or even on the shore. Apart from this, visitors will find other amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Try snorkelling or diving the pristine reefs, big game fishing, surfing, kite surfing, sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming in an underwater cave lit by candlelight or merely staying in a beachfront bungalow on a remote island.

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