Haʻapai is a group of islands, islets, reefs and shoals in the central part of the Kingdom of Tonga, with the Tongatapu group to the south and the Vavaʻu group to the north. Seventeen of the Haʻapai islands are populated. Pangai is the administrative capital village of the Haʻapai Group and is located on Lifuka.
There are plenty of sandy beaches plus good diving and snorkeling and the opportunity to do some whale watching.
Things to See and Do
* Whale watching
* Volcanic islands
* Ancient Petroglyphs on Foa Island
* Snorkeling & diving
* Burial pyramics on Uiha Island
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Paʻanga (TOP)
Language – English, Tongan
Land Area – 109.98 km² (
Population – 7600 approx
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus thirteen hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 676
Port Location – The main port is located on the island of Pangai.
Transport Links – International flights arrive on Tongatapu from Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.
The MV Outuanga'ofa travels once a week from Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu to Pangai, usually departing on Monday and arriving on Tuesday. It makes a return journey to Nuku’alofa on Wednesday evening