in Vava‘u, Tonga

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-18.651 and -173.984 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -18° 39' 2" and W -173° 59' 2"
Currency and Currency Code:
Pa'anga - TOP
Spoken languages:
Tonga, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 03:01 PM (Saturday)
Timezone: Pacific/Tongatapu
UTC/GMT offset: 13 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:57 am and 6:07 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
19.367 and 5.800 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Tonga in Polynesia

Safety Score: 4,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Tonga.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Tonga. Last Update: 2022-05-20 08:14:11

Explore Neiafu

Neiafu in Vava‘u with it's 4,320 inhabitants is located in Tonga about 11,085 mi (or 17,839 km) west of , the country's capital.

Local time in Neiafu is now 03:01 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Tongatapu with an UTC offset of 13 hours. We know of 2 airports in the wider vicinity of Neiafu. The closest airport in Tonga is Vava'u International Airport in a distance of 5 mi (or 8 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Pangai, Hihifo, Nuku'alofa, `Ohonua and Alofi. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Hotels and Places to Stay


4,1 mi

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin:
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

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Cyclone Rene

Published: February 18, 2010
Length: 07:01 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: manuokusteve

Feb 14-15, 2010 - Cyclone Rene directly hit Vava'u and then the rest of Tonga. A glimpse of the experience aboard my boat, Manu-O-Ku in Neiafu Harbour, Vava'u. Manu-O-Ku is a Searunner 37...

S/V Honeymoon in Tonga (Episode 19)

Published: November 12, 2009
Length: 18:45 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Seth Hynes

Seth and Elizabeth visit Vava'u, Tonga on their Lagoon 380 catamaran, Honeymoon. Janice flies in to surprise E for her birthday and Rick and Jen join us for their second time. We also participate...

Tongan Islands and Nature - swim with gentle giants

Published: November 20, 2008
Length: 12:17 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Scott Portelli

The beautiful Tongan Islands hide a multitude of natural wonders including, diving, caves, marine life, bird life, surrounded by coral reefs.


Published: October 26, 2012
Length: 36:48 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Debsta1958

We had one day in port on the cruise. We chose to book with Dolphin Pacific Diving & Whale Watch Booked via email, easy peasy. They were...

Swimming With Gentle Giants Tonga - Humpback Whales

Published: October 14, 2008
Length: 55:31 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Scott Portelli

Footage from whale adventures in Tonga with Scott Portelli Photography guide. see Humpback whales up close and personal. find out more at:

Sailing at Vava'u

Published: August 04, 2014
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: nztomas


Published: May 06, 2011
Length: 00:31 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: snom14

Whales in Tonga. Vavaʻu Islands

Published: December 17, 2014
Length: 08:57 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ToursTV Com

The Vava'u Islands are the remote paradise. The weather here stays good and warm all the year round, nature is unspoiled and water is crystal-clear. Tonga. (ヴァヴァウ諸島). See on...

mafana house view

Published: August 21, 2008
Length: 17:10 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: mafanaboy

A view from the deck of mafana house Mafana Island Vavau Tonga.

Sea Mercy Stop at Felevai Tonga (620 HD)

Published: October 16, 2013
Length: 36:23 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Richard Hackett

One of the many remote islands that Sea Mercy's Floating Health Care Clinic's serve in the South Pacific. Each stop is breathtaking and the people are incredible. Come and join us!

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Vavau redirects here. For the village in Samoa, see Vavau, Samoa Vava'u {{#invoke:InfoboxImage|InfoboxImage|image=Vavaʻu. gif|size=|sizedefault=frameless|alt=}}Map of Vava'u.

Located at -18.65, -173.983 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
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Divisions of Tonga, Islands of Tonga


Pangaimotu is an island, and the name of the island's largest village. It is located in the Vava'u Group of Tonga, and is reachable in a half hour boat trip from Neiafu, the capital of the Vava'u district. Aside from the beaches, a centrepiece of the island's attraction is wreck jumping from the hull of the upturned ship 50 metres off the island's main beach.

Located at -18.6667, -174 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Islands of Tonga

Neiafu (Vava'u)

Neiafu is the second-largest town in Tonga with a population of about 6,000. It is situated beside the Port of Refuge, a deep-water harbour on the south coast of Vava'u, the main island of the Vava'u archipelago in northern Tonga. To the north-west lies the 131m high Mt. Talau with its distinctive flat top. Neiafu is the administrative centre of the Vava'u group and has government offices, banks, schools, a police station and a hospital.

Located at -18.6508, -173.983 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Tonga


Vaimalō, is a village in the western district of Vavaʻu in Tonga. Vaimalō was named by one of the most revered and beloved chiefs in Vava'u's history the great Finau Fisi. The village became the sole estate of his only child and son Naufahu Mapilitoa. In 1781 right off the coast of Longomapu, it was Finau Fisi in his double hulled war canoe the Talito'a who met the Spaniard explorer Don Francisco Antonio Mourelle the first European to discover Vava'u.

Located at -18.633, -174 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Islands of Tonga, Populated places in Tonga

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Neiafu.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Nei-afo, Neafu, Neiafu