Tonga Visa Information:
|The Kingdom of Tonga (Tongan for “south”) is an independent archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean. It lies about a third of the way between New Zealand and Hawaii, south of Samoa and east of Fiji. The islands are also known as the Friendly Islands, the name given by Captain Cook because of the friendly reception he received.
He happened to arrive at the time of ?inasi
festival, the yearly donation of the first fruits to the Tu?i Tonga and was invited to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, in reality the chiefs had wanted to kill Cook during the gathering, but had been unable to agree on a plan. Tonga is the only monarchy among the island nations in the Pacific Ocean. Tonga’s former king, Tupou IV, was once the heaviest monarch in the world, weighing in at over 200 kg (440 pounds) in his prime. Click here for Tonga Visa Information