Things to Do in Nuku’alofa for Adults
More and more of us are seeking an “adult-only” escape in the South Pacific. Tonga and its capital, Nuku’alofa, has a very small but decent selection of adult-only lodges, as well as experiences that are private or aimed more toward adults rather than families. That way, you can set the tone right for your island getaway with your travel mates or your loved one. Check out some of our top suggestions for having an epic adult-only retreat in the capital with this list of adult-only activities in Nuku’alofa!
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Adult-Only Guide to Nuku’alofa.
1. Check Out Nuku’alofa’s Awesome Nightlife
Tonga’s capital has a vibrant bar scene where drinking with Tongans and expats is all part of the nightlife experience. Catch the big game (or look a the “big game” mounted on the walls) of the Billfish Bar & Restaurant, which often becomes alive with live music and DJs later into the night. Check out the maritime-themed Nauti Ruby’s Bar & Nightclub located at Faua Wharf where you can drink like a sailor and play a game of pool. Or how about the city-centre Reload Bar serving Tongan beer and fun-themed tunes. Learn more about these bars and more in our 5 Best Bars in Nuku’alofa.
2. Relax with a Soothing Spa Treatment
A good way to ensure some “quiet time” is to head to one of the indulgent day spas of Nuku’alofa. Island Glow offers a range of island-style facials, massages, body wraps, hands and feet treatments. Alternatively, try a Japanese-Tongan fusion massage at the Fakafanua Building in Ma’ufanga. Finally, escape from the hustle and bustle of the city at the Acu-Reflex-Herbal Therapy & Garden Spa nestled in attractive gardens. Find out more about each day spa in The Best Spas in Nuku’alofa.
3. Dive Among Caves and Corals
Although not “adult-exclusive”, your group can hire a small charter dive boat for a reasonable price in Nuku’alofa. Either way, it’s not likely that your dive boat is likely to be full of kids, due to diving age limits. As for the diving experience, Tonga’s underwater world presents many exciting sights! Explore caves created by volcanic activity, now harbouring coral reefs viewed through crystal clear waters. Join operators, such as Blue Water Explorer or Deep Blue Diving from Faua Wharf for their fantastic dive offerings.
4. Try Your Luck on a Private Fishing Charter
Experience the excitement of sports fishing from Nuku’alofa on a private fishing charter! Highly-sought game fish like mahimahi, wahoo, dogtooth tuna and giant trevally can be found off the vast seamounts some 50km (30 miles) off Nuku’alofa. For instance, Blue Water Explorer offers sports fishing and spearfishing from their custom-built charter vessels. Alternatively, Deep Blue Diving also offers exciting reef fishing trips. Learn more in The Best Fishing Charters on Tongatapu.
5. Take a Private Tour of Nuku’alofa and Tongatapu
See the sights of Nuku’alofa and the surrounding islands at your desired pace with the people you choose on the private tour with Tonga Travel Troupe. Bespoke tours of the island start from Nuku’alofa, taking you to highlights across Tongatapu. See the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa, check out the mysterious Ha’amonga’a Maui stone trilithon, and be in awe of the Mapu’a Vaea Blowholes! Find out more about Tonga Travel Troupe on Viator and Tripadvisor. Plus, see more private tours like this in our 7 Luxury Activities in Nuku’alofa.