Top things to do in Nuku’ Alofa:
Day Trips to Offshore Island Resorts:
There are daily excursions from Nuku'alofa to the offshore islands, where you can relax on beautiful beaches, join in the daily activities then return later in the day.
The island is very flat and perfect to explore by bike.
Diving & Game Fishing:
There is superb diving located north of Nuku'alofa and there excellent game fishing off the northern coast of Tongatapu Island.
A week-long celebration coinciding with the King's Birthday in July, and featuring parades, workshops, a beauty pageant, music arts, feasting and sports competitions.
Surrounded by large lawns and giant Norfolk pines, Tonga's famous Royal Palace dominates the seafront. This large Victorian timber building is not open to the public but there is a good view from the waterfront on the west side.
Nuku'alofa is a hub for international yachts, particularly from March to October. Faua Harbour has basic facilities but there are more extensive facilities at the Nuku'alofa Yacht & Motor Club, where visiting yacht enthusiasts are welcome.
Yellow Pier is a good spot for swimming and snorkelling, with lots of small fish and the occasional ray.