Whether you’re looking for holiday inspiration or just a little escapism, here are the most beautiful Instagram accounts in Tonga that you need on your feed
With more than 170 islands, Tonga is full of hidden depths. Its combination of mountain views, untouched beaches and authentic culture paints Tonga as a destination full of excitement. Occasionally referred to as the ‘Friendly Islands,’ Tonga is waiting to be explored. For those who can’t get on a plane, live vicariously: here are five accounts to follow now that offer an insight into the beautiful wonders of the secret kingdom.
Kingdom of Tonga
Kingdom of Tonga is an account dedicated to promoting the undeniable charm of Tonga. Sunsets, palm trees and hidden coves are common features of the account, giving an insight into the magical paradise and charm of the area. It’s quite the utopian vision and sure to stoke extreme wanderlust.
Having moved to Tonga two and a half years ago, @tongatopia documents daily life living in paradise. An avid fisherwoman, her account is dotted with records of her catches, alongside appreciation for Tonga’s natural beauty. She captures everything from sunsets, sashimi (as fresh as it gets) and sandbanks – the Tongan lifestyle summed up entirely!
Vava’u, one of the island groups which make up the Kingdom of Tonga, is a perfect demonstration of the beauty that lies within this area of the world. The Vava’u Environmental Protection Association (VEPA) is, as its name suggests, an organization working to retain that beauty. Showcasing VEPA’s work as well as admiring the native landscape, @vavauenviro will undoubtedly inspire you to discover the area.
Life on the Island Photography
Four siblings come together to show their admiration for the place they call home. The Panuve family illustrate their life on the island while exploring their shared love of photography. This account gives an insight into the cultural rituals on the island and the efforts of the local community. With pictures showcasing events such as The Royal Agricultural Show and Tonga’s Inter-collegiate Sports event, you will be transported to a world where community is an essential part of life.
Lanu Mata Lodge
Lanu Mata Lodge is a private island retreat in Vava’u. The retreat offers opportunities including, but definitely not limited to, swimming with whales, kayaking and fishing. The beautiful blue and green colour schemes perfectly sums up the relaxing atmosphere of the retreat. Sit back, unwind and margel atastonishing close ups of fish and whales combined with posts promoting healthy eating with recipes of smoothie bowls, sushi donuts and more.
Images courtesy of @kingdomoftonga, @tongatopia, @vavauenviro, @lifeontheislandphotography and @lanumatalodge