'Eua Island is located only 17.5km east southeast from Tongatapu. A unique feature of 'Eua is the shore between 'Ohonua and Tufuvai. It is made up of coral reef that is still close to sea level. 'Eua is the highest island in Tonga and is not related geologically to the other islands, being much older.

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General Information About 'Eua Island

'Eua Island is located only 17.5km east southeast from Tongatapu. It is the highest island in Tonga and is not related geologically to the other islands, being much older.

It has beaches on the western side but dramatic cliffs on the east coast, with Tonga's largest tropical rain forest, which is a great place to go trekking. There are a few small guest houses.

'Eua is the only island in Tonga that has a river. The river drains into the harbour near 'Ohonua, the capital of the island.

A unique feature of 'Eua is the shore between 'Ohonua and Tufuvai. It is made up of coral reef that is still close to sea level. Many small tidal pools can be found – there are called the 'otumatafena.

For more information on where to stay, visit our 'Eua Island directory.

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