The Kingdom of Tonga consists of 176 islands in four major groups, Tongatapu Island group, Ha’apai Island group, Vava’u Island group, and the Niu Island group. These islands form a narrow archipelago extending north from the Tropic of Capricorn.

There are many natural wonders in Tonga, and it is also one of the only places in the world where you can swim with humpback whales.

The Prime Minister of Tonga is the country’s Head of Government, and the king, currently King Tupou VI, is the Head of State. Tonga’s monarchy is the only surviving monarchy in the Pacific, with a royal family whose lineage dates back to 875 AD. Tonga is proud to be the only Pacific Nation not to be colonised.

Our Impact

VSA has strengthened its 55-year relationship with a renewed strategy focused on good governance, sustainable livelihoods, health and wellbeing, and community development. 

In Tonga, VSA and partners work together across multiple sectors including education, health, agriculture, climate change, and economic resilience.