Exploring the anchorages of the Vava'u Group, Tonga

Mark & Sue Owen
Wed 28 Oct 2015 03:58

After staying a week in Neiafu, we were keen to explore some of the anchorages in the Vava’u Group of islands.  The strong winds had abated and the sun had finally made an appearance, so off we went.  This really is a cruising paradise with lots of great anchorages in a relatively small area.  The water was exceptionally clear and flat so we took the opportunity to clean the waterline and hull, as well as enjoying a daily swim/snorkel.


At one of the anchorages off the small island of Vakaeitu, we met the very friendly and sole local resident, David, and his family and in exchange for some outboard fuel, received papaya, lemons and young coconuts which contained the most delicious coconut water (quite the ‘on trend’ drink to have in London!).


We really enjoyed spending a week anchorage hopping and relaxing in tranquil places.  Then it was back to Neiafu to restock on fresh provisions and check out with the officials in readiness to set off down the Tongan chain of islands.







And back in Neiafu (spot Macushla in the middle):