5-Day Honeymoon Itinerary for Tonga
Five days is not the dream duration of a dream honeymoon in Tonga, but if you’re strapped for time, you can still enjoy a glorious honeymoon in the Kingdom. Travel to what many consider the hidden gem of Tonga, the idyllic islands of Ha’apai, as well as get a taste of a Tongan city and it’s vibrant culture in Nuku’alofa. We’ll guide you through the romantic experiences, the honeymoon resorts and the places to visit in this Tonga honeymoon itinerary for 5 days.
Note that this itinerary is for the couple who wants to travel around during their honeymoon. For more more relaxing alternative, see How to Spend 5 Days on a Honeymoon in Tonga TI062.
How to Get Around Tonga in 5 Days
With Tonga being a scattering of 169 islands, you can bet that your honeymoon is going to involving travelling over both land and water. While we give you some transport tips within the itinerary, here’s a quick overview of how to get around Tonga on your honeymoon.
Road Transport in Tonga
Tongatapu well-connected with roads. Car rentals, taxis, buses, airport transfers and guided tours are all available. However, Ha’apai is less developed where accommodation providers are your way of getting around.
Overwater Transport in Tonga
For a special experience for a special occasion, as well as time-saving for your limited time in Tonga, we recommend flying between the island groups, rather than taking ferries. If you’re staying on an island resort, boat transfers will be arranged through your resort.
Day 1 – Tongatapu to Ha’apai
Travel time: 5-minute taxi, 50-minute flight
With just five days in Tonga, you have no time to waste transitioning to paradise! After landing at Fua’amotu International Aiport in Tongatapu, take a taxi to the domestic terminal where you’ll catch a 50-minute scenic flight to one of Tonga’s most idyllic island group, Ha’apai!
Ha’apai is often described as a real hidden gem of the South Pacific, 62 small islands decorating the ocean yet relatively undeveloped providing absolute serenity for a private honeymoon experience. You’ll be staying in a quiet corner of one of the main islands, Lifuka, Uolevu and Foa. Alternatively, experience the whole of Luahoko Island to yourselves.
Your chosen resort will pick you up from the airport and take you to your romantic hideaway, whether it’s a eco-friendly haven with wooden fales (beach huts) or more contemporary units with modern comforts.
Day 2 – Ha’apai
This is what many couples dream about for their honeymoon: sandy shores lined with palms and leading onto azure lagoons. In Ha’apai, it’s the real deal.
If relaxation is the main focus of your time away together then resorts offer yoga classes, sunset paddleboarding tours and have plenty of hammocks on the beach. Otherwise, the more active couple can experience scuba diving over unspoiled reefs, explore the islands by bicycle or horseback, or swim with beautiful whales between July and October.
Romantic Activities in Ha’apai
- Experience a life-changing whale-swimming tour
- Treat your loved one to a private dinner on the beach
- Or get a whole island to yourselves in a private island experience
- Explore Ha’apai’s beaches, forests and villages on horseback
- Buddy up in a scuba diving trip in beautifully clear waters
- Test your skills working together in a double kayak
- Do some sunset paddleboarding or kitesurfing
- Rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in a yoga session together
- Hire a bike and cycle to the historic sites, beaches and lookouts
- Snuggle up in a hammock on the beach
Check out the 10 Romantic Activities in Ha’apai for Couples for more details on each activity.
Day 3 – Ha’apai
Today, you have more time to tick off the experiences in the 10 Romantic Activities in Ha’apai for Couples. Most couples find themselves doing another whale swim, to enhance their experience with the whales, while some prefer to take the time to relax. Fantastic snorkelling can be experienced from all of the honeymoon resorts mentioned, where resorts offer complimentary use of snorkelling gear to check out the aquariums just offshore!
However, if the experiences mentioned so far aren’t the right fit for you, then you’re sure to find your dream activity in the 10 Must-Dos in Ha’apai.
Day 4 – Ha’apai to Nuku’alofa
Travel time: 50-minutes flight, 30-minutes transfer
Although it feels impossible to leave the stunning islands of Ha’apai, we do recommend catching a flight back to Tongatapu the day before your flight out of Tonga. Not only will this give you contingency time, in case the flight out of Ha’apai is cancelled (which is not unusual), but it also gives you time to see a different side of Tonga.
Jet off to Fua’amotu International Airport where your accommodation in Nuku’alofa will likely be able to organise transfers. Otherwise, take a taxi to Nuku’alofa where you’ll be able to explore the city and wine and dine for your last evening in Tonga.
If you have more time in Nuku’alofa, check out the 6 Romantic Activities in Nuku’alofa for Couples for more activity ideas with your loved one.
Honeymoon Accommodation in Nuku’alofa
- Villa Apartments Westside
- Villa Apartments Eastside
- Tanoa International Dateline Hotel
- Seaview Lodge & Restaurant
- Waterfront Lodge
- Villa Ishadora
- Little Italy Hotel
- Malau Lodge
- Lose Lodge
- Diamond-Lei Haven
- Robyn’s Nest B&B
- Simon’s Place
See the 10 Best Honeymoon Accommodation in Nuku’alofa for more details on each listing.
Day 5 – Nuku’alofa to Fua’amotu International Airport
Travel time: 30-minutes airport transfer
If you’re taking one of the evening flights out of Tonga, then you have time this morning and early afternoon to enjoy one last whale swimming experience, indulge in a couples massage at one of Nuku’alofa’s spas or enjoy a day trip to one of the islands.
Romantic Activities in Nuku’alofa
- Buddy up in a scuba diving trip
- Have a life-changing experience together swimming with Humpback Whales
- Indulge in a couples massage
- Sit down to a romantic dinner in one of the city’s restaurants
- Experience beautiful singing at one of the Sunday church services
- Enjoy an island escape together on one of the island resort day trips
Get more details on each activity in the 6 Romantic Activities in Nuku’alofa for Couples.
When you’re done with Nuku’alofa, take a taxi or arrange with your accommodation to travel to Fua’amotu International Aiport where you’ll take a flight to the rest of your lives together…