Information about Vava'u, Tonga

Vava'u is Tonga's premiere tourist destination. The Vava'u, Tonga island group is located about 150 miles north of the main Tongan island of Tongatapu. The capital city of Neiafu is the second largest city in the Kingdom of Tonga and the largest in Vava'u.

The Vava'u island groups consists of more than 40 islands, most of which are uninhabited.

.Map of Vava'u Tonga

Riki Tiki Tours is located in Neiafu neart The Mooringse along with you can inquire at Melinda's Sea Adventures and Megapode gift store. (See a map of our location here)

Vava'u Hotels, Vava'u Motels, Vava'u Resorts and Yacht Moorings

If you are arriving by yacht, Riki Tiki offers boat moorings for rent. There are a number of places to stay in Neiafu. Rooms are available in everything from full service resorts to traditional hotels and motels to simple backpacker accomodations. You can find a partial list of Vava'u Accomodations at

Travel to Vava'u, Tonga

There are regular flights to Tonga from Auckland, Sydney, Fiji, Samoa and Los Angeles. To get to Vava'u, you will need to fly to the main Tonga island of Tongatapu and then transfer to a domestic flight to Vava'ui.

There are three International Airlines that serve Tonga:

Air New Zealand

Pacific Blue

Air Pacific

Once you arrive in Tonga, you will transfer to the domestic terminal and catch a Chathams Pacific flight to Vava'u

Real Tonga Airlines

NOTE: Interisland Airlines has announced service from Pago Pagp, American Somoa directly to Vava'u. Please check its website for details on when this service will start.

If you have any other questions about Vava'u please contact us and we'll be happy to answer your questions.


Contact Riki Tiki Tonga

Certified by PADI

Riki Tiki Tonga is certified by PADI to teach any level of dive instruction from Open Water all the way up to Divemaster.

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PADI is the World's premiere dive certification organization. The certification you receive from Riki Tiki Tonga will be accepted worldwide.

Our Location
Riki Tiki Tours is located at the Aquarium Cafe in Vava'u, Tonga. The Aquarium is located on the waterfront just past the large Catholic Church at the end of the street in Neiafu. (see map)

About Riki.

Riki Ball has been a dive instructor for more than 20 years. He has spent the past 13 years teaching in Vava'u. He has more experience in Vava'u than any other dive instructor with a great knowledge of dive locations.

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