7-Day Honeymoon Itinerary for Tonga
A week’s honeymoon in Tonga can mean a diverse experience seeing different islands, contrasting in their beauty, accommodations and experiences. In this Tonga honeymoon itinerary for 7 days, we guide you through the romantic activities, the gorgeous places to stay and the unforgettable experiences for the couple who wants to start the rest of their lives together with the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure.
While this itinerary is pretty active and involves a lot of island-hopping, we do offer an alternative honeymoon experience in How to Spend 7 Days on a Honeymoon in Tonga TI061.
How to Get Around Tonga in 7 Days
The beauty of a South Seas honeymoon is exploring on land and across the ocean. 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 is well-connected with roads. Car rentals, taxis, buses, airport transfers and guided tours are all available. However, Ha’apai and ‘Eua are less developed where you’ll need to rely on your accommodation provider to get around.
Overwater Transport in Tonga
For a special occasion, we recommend treating yourself to flights between the island groups for a smoother and more scenic transition, compared to taking the ferries. If you’re staying on an island resort, boat transfers will be arranged through the resort.
Learn more about transport in each of the destinations mentioned in the following guides:
Day 1 – Tongatapu to ‘Eua
Travel time: 5-minute taxi, 10-minute flight
With just one week in Tonga, you have no time to waste transitioning into honeymoon mode! After landing at Fua’amotu International Aiport, take a taxi to the domestic terminal where you’ll catch a 10-minute scenic flight to one of Tonga’s most stunning natural paradises, the island of ‘Eua!
‘Eua is Tonga’s oldest island, providing an attractive and tranquil setting for a honeymoon with dense tropical forests of the ‘Eua National Park and rugged coastline with all sorts of weird and wonderful land formations. We’ll get more into that tomorrow, but for now, your accommodation provider will pick you up from the airport (there is no public transport on ‘Eua) and transport you to their special place in the world.
Stay at the Ovava Tree Lodge, the most romantic choice on the island for couples with its timber-lined cabins elevated in lush forest. Learn more about the accommodation, as well as see more options, in the 6 Best Resorts in ‘Eua.
Day 2 – ‘Eua
‘Eua is an ideal destination to start your honeymoon, while you are feeling fresh to take on one of the exciting and active experiences the island has to offer.
Connect with nature (and each other) by doing one of the breathtaking hikes in and around the ‘Eua National Park where exploring limestone caves, seeing huge banyan trees and looking for parrots is all part of the experience. There are also some exciting opportunities to scuba dive in the South Pacific’s largest sea cave or even swim with majestic Humpback Whales between June and as late as November.
Romantic Activities in ‘Eua
- Tackle one of ‘Eua’s stunning hikes together
- Share a once-in-a-lifetime experience swimming with whales
- Enjoy long walks along ‘Eua’s secluded beaches
- Buddy up in a scuba diving trip to Cathedral Cave
- Go horse riding through the island together
- Be a couple of love birds doing some bird watching for the red shining parrot
See the 6 Romantic Activities in ‘Eua for Couples for more
details on each activity.
Day 3 – ‘Eua to Ha’apai
Travel time: 10-minute flight to Tongatapu, 50-minute flight to Ha’apai
Swap the rugged beauty of ‘Eua for idyllic islands with white sands, crystal clear waters and swaying palms in the island group of Ha’apai! Today, your accommodation provider in ‘Eua will transport you to the airport where you’ll then fly back to Tongatapu. From there, catch another flight over glorious scattered islands to Ha’apai.
Ha’apai is often described as a real hidden gem of the South Pacific, providing 62 small islands decorating the ocean yet relatively undeveloped. 45 of the islands are uninhabited and most getaways to Ha’apai centre around the islands of Lifuka, Uolevu and Foa.
Your chosen resort will pick you up from the wharf and take you to your next romantic stay. It could be an eco-haven nestled in beachfront vegetation or even a private island all to yourselves!
Day 4 – Ha’apai
This is paradise: sandy shores lined with palms and leading onto azure lagoons. It’s what most couples picture for an island honeymoon.
If you feel like relaxing, 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, once again, swim with beautiful whales in the right season.
Romantic Activities in Ha’apai
- Experience an unforgettable whale-swimming tour
- Be treated to a private island experience for the day
- Have a private dining experience on the beach
- Explore the islands on horseback
- Be each other’s “buddy” in a scuba diving trip
- Test your relationship by working together in a double kayak
- Do some sunset paddleboarding
- Rejuvenate in a yoga session together
- See the historic sites, beaches and lookouts by bike
- Snuggle up in a hammock
See the 10 Romantic Activities in Ha’apai for Couples for more information on each activity.
Day 5 – Ha’apai
Chance are, you didn’t do everything on the list from yesterday. Why not have a private island experience, where resorts like the Sea Change Eco Retreat take you to an uninhabited island for an island picnic, snorkelling lazying under the shades of a palm tree?
Otherwise, if you’re looking for more generic things to do in Ha’apai – the experiences that you can’s miss, then check out the 10 Must-Dos in Ha’apai.
Day 6 – Ha’apai to Nuku’alofa
Travel time: 50-minutes flight, 30-minutes transfer
Although it’s going to feel impossible to leave the stunning islands of Ha’apai, we recommend leaving 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 experience Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, which is your next destination.
Hit the skies once again with glorious views of the island archipelago before landing back in Tongatapu. 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 wine and dine for your last evening in Tonga. If you have more time in Nuku’alofa, see if you can do one of the 6 Romantic Activities in Nuku’alofa for Couples.
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
Find out more about each accommodation in the 10 Best Honeymoon Accommodation in Nuku’alofa.
Day 7 – Nuku’alofa to Fua’amotu International Airport
Travel time: 30-minutes airport transfer
Perhaps you have time this morning to do one of the 6 Romantic Activities in Nuku’alofa for Couples if you are taking one of the evening flights out of Tonga. Otherwise, treat yourself to an indulgent breakfast at the Friends Cafe, Cafe Escape or Coffee Post and pick up some unique souvenirs from the Langofonua Handicrafts Centre or Talamahu Market before getting a taxi to Fua’amotu International Aiport.
Take a flight to your final destination and the rest of your lives together.