3 Natural Wonders in Tonga, Polynesia That You Should Put On Your Bucket List

Tonga, Polynesia
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If you’re not a fan of crowded tourist destinations and want to travel to a secluded oasis in the middle of Polynesia, it doesn’t get better than Tonga, a country composed of 169 islands. This breathtaking archipelago is home to more natural wonders than we can count. Here are three that you should check out while exploring.

Anahulu Cave

If you’re a passionate cave dweller, Tonga won’t leave you disappointed, and Anahulu Cave is one of the best attractions of this kind. In addition to being filled with picture-perfect stalactites and stalagmites, this cave also comes with an underground freshwater pool for swimming.

Hufangalupe Landbridge

Oceania is home to countless unusual rock formations, and you can find quite a few in Tonga. Hufangalupe Landbridge is a case in point, and it was formed when the roof of a sea cave collapsed, leaving something equally stunning behind.

Mapu ‘a Vaea Blowholes

Also known as “Whistle of the Noble”, Mapu ‘a Vaea Blowholes are one of the most breathtaking natural wonders of Tonga’s main island of Tongatapu. Every time a wave crashes into the reef, it forces sea water into natural channels, allowing it to blow through volcanic rocks, creating a truly mesmerizing effect.