Vavaʻu is an island group of one large island named ʻUtu Vavaʻu and 40 smaller isles in Tonga. It has a total of 14,920 inhabitants (2001 census) on an area of 138 km2 (53 ml2).
Vavaʻu belongs to Vavaʻu District, including a few other individual islands. The Maui god, according to tradition, fished up both Vavaʻu and Tongatapu but put more effort into Tongatapu. At Mount Talau, Vavaʻu rises 204 m (669 ft) above sea level. The capital city is Neiafu, which is the 5th largest in Tonga. It is situated at Port of Refuge (Puatalefusi /Lolo-ʻa-Halaevalu).
Polynesians explain that the islands had been created by god Maui. He caught the bottom of sea with a magic hook, fished up and left on sea surface what became Vavaʻu islands. There are 70 islands in total, of which only 17 are inhabited, spread over 6 districts.
Due to its beauty Vavaʻu is especially popular with tourists and sailors and is one of the major tourist sites in Tonga. From May through October, Port of ’Utu Vava’u meets sailing boats from all over the globe to explore underwater caves and dive with birthing humpback whales.
Agriculture, fishing and tourism are the main sources of income of Vavaʻu population. Giant clams and pearls are cultured here, and the vanilla is considered one of the best in the world.
Highlights: Neiafu , Caves, diving
Vava'u cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Vava'u (Island group in Tonga) dock (anchor) at Neiafu - port town on the Utu Vavaʻu Island's central-southern coast.
Vava'u tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Mala Island Resort
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Port Vava'u cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Vava'u, Neiafu, Tonga. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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2 February, 2017