Awesome Travel Gadgets for Tonga
A trip to Tonga just got a whole lot easier (and more fun) with these amazing travel gadgets! Water bottles that allow you to drink the local tap water with peace of mind, straws that save the planet, and the classic yet essential travel adapter, we’ve listed some awesome and actually useful travel gadgets to pack for Tonga in the list below.
Plus, if you’re travelling with little ones, be sure to check out 10 Must-Have Gadgets to Pack for Tonga for Kids.
1. Lifestraw Bottle
Save money and the planet from buying endless bottles of water by getting the only water-drinking companion you’ll need for your trip to Tonga: the Lifestraw Bottle. For most visitor’s, the tap water in Tonga does not agree with them, unless you boil the water first. With most travellers not reasonably having access to something to boil water, the next best thing are Lifestraw Bottles with a filtration system that removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, as well as 99.9% of waterborne protozoan. Tried and tested with tap water all over Tonga without experiencing a single health issue, the TongaPocketGuide.com team approves! For more tips on drinking the water in Tonga, see Can You Drink the Water in Tonga?
Check the Lifestraw Bottles out!
2. Floating Waterproof/Dustproof Phone Pouch
Sand, water, dust… There are quite a few elements in Tonga that don’t mix well with phones. That’s why a waterproof phone pouch is more than an awesome idea as an essential Tonga travel gadget! Some waterproof phone pouches, such as the TeaTonics Pouch, can be used to snap photos underwater with your phone (whale pics, anyone?!). Plus, they even float should your clumsy self drop your phone in the water.
Check TeaTronics Waterproof Phone Pouch out!
3. Reusable Straws
Sipping a refreshing ‘Otai, fresh coconut or tropical cocktail is all part of the Tonga getaway experience. However, you are likely to go through a substantial amount of plastic in the process using single-use plastic straws. Turn things around by taking your own reusable straw! There are metal and silicone straws available and come in compact cases with an easy-cleaning straw brush. For more eco-friendly items to pack, see 10 Best Natural Sunscreens for Tonga.
4. Hanging Luggage Scale
Are all of your new trusty gadgets going to be light enough for the airline weight restrictions?! Find out with a portable hanging luggage scale! Sticking to the airline baggage allowance is always a task, but you can make it easier with a hanging luggage scale, so you get no nasty excess luggage fees at the airport. Especially with the ultra-restrictive baggage allowance for domestic flights in Tonga, you’re going to want to keep your baggage weight in check.
Check the Etekcity Digitial Hanging Luggage Scale out!
5. Waterproof Wallet
Cash is the way to go when it comes to paying for things in Tonga (see What is The Best Payment Method in Tonga?). But with the Tongan pa’anga being paper money, getting it wet isn’t ideal. With that in mind, a waterproof wallet, like the Pelican Micro Sport Wallet, is a good idea. It also beats destroying your fancy leather wallet.
Check out the Pelican Micro Sport Wallet!
6. Packing Cubes
Something you’ll find yourself using for the rest of your travels for the rest of your life, packing cubes make living out of a suitcase so much easier! Not only do packing cubes make it easy to find certain items in your backpack or suitcase, but they also allow you to kit more into your luggage. By the way, compare using suitcase and backpacks for Tonga here!
Check out the TravelWise Packing Cube System!
7. Solar-Powered Battery Pack
Depending on where you’re travelling to, you might not have access to electricity but you will have access to sunlight – an average of 13 hours of it per day! Have a trusty back-up to charge your devices with a solar-powered battery pack, like the YOESOID Portable Solar Charger. What’s more, it’s waterproof, has a torch and even a compass should things get super serious!
Check out the YOESOID Portable Solar Charger!
8. Microfibre Travel Towel
Microfibre towels are nothing new, but man, are they still amazing! Super compact, microfibre travel towels barely take any space in your backpack/suitcase. Plus, they are fast-drying meaning you don’t have to travel around with a smelly towel. While not an essential item for those staying in more upmarket resorts where towels are often provided, travel towels are essential for the budget traveller.
Check out Relefree’s Microfibre Towel here!
9. Full-Face Snorkel Mask
Needless to say, you’ll be doing a fair bit of snorkelling in Tonga. Up your snorkelling game by using a full-face snorkel mask! The 180° full-face design provides a 180° viewing area, gives you optimum viewing of tropical fish, coral and, of course, Humpback Whales! The breathing system works automatically giving you much less of those “spluttering” moments, while the masks also have a reliable anti-fog feature. However, there are many cheap full-face snorkel masks available, which pose safety concerns, so be sure to check out the safe full-face snorkel masks, like SeeReef. The only drawback is that you can’t comfortably dive.
Check out the SeeReef Full Face Snorkel Mask!
10. Travel Adapter
Finally, while it might seem simple, a travel adapter has been a top travel gadget for decades! It hardly needs any introduction: they just enable you to charge your devices through the mains in Tonga. Check out our recommended travel adapters in the 8 Best Travel Adapters for Tonga.