Vaka’etu, Vava’u – one family’s paradise.
Vaka’etu is a small island in Vava’u, one of the three groups of islands that form the Kingdom of Tonga. Vava’u is the northern most of the three groups and is comprised of 70 islands, only 17 of which are inhabited. In Polynesia it is told that the islands were created by the god Maui, who caught the bottom of the sea with his magic hook, fished up, and left on the sea surface what became the islands of Vavaʻu.
Tongans are incredibly friendly people, and it doesn’t take long to feel at home there. The only way to experience Vava’u, is by boat, and that’s how the majority people do it. Vava’u is a very popular cruising destination, both for those crossing the Pacific as part of an extended cruise, or as a getaway for a few months for those based in Australia and New Zealand.
We enjoyed a lovely night with them and ten or so other cruisers last year, and if the ‘tips’ were anything to go by, everyone else really enjoyed it as well.
Today’s music clip is some traditional Tongan music.
Thanks for calling by, and if you want to see what others are doing for ‘V is for -‘ today, check out some of the other great blogs on the A to Z Challenge
Join me again on Monday for a look at ‘W’. Until then, have a great weekend, and happy reading.