Port Officer - Vava'u Tonga
URL: https://www.vavau.to/tropicana/
Phone: +676 713 22
Address: Vava'u
Niuas Tonga
Email: greg@vavau.to

The Vava ’u Is land group in the Kingdom of Tonga is a spectacular tropical island paradise in the Pacific Ocean. It has a year-round climate suitable for swimming , snorkelling , diving and sailing . Some islands are ringed by white sand beaches while others have tropical forests , sea-level caves , and dramatic limestone cliffs with breath-taking vistas.

Remote and truly unspoiled, the waters around Vava'u are crystal clear with visibility exceeding 100 feet. Most of the islands are uninhabited, a few have villages, and a few have very small unique resorts with exceptional food. There is abundant sea life with over 100 species of colourful tropical fish, giant clams, manta rays, sea turtles, spinner dolphins, and July-October the Humpback whales! Truly a paradise with the only Polynesian Monarchy this is a truly remarkable place to explore.

Greg Just from Tropicana Cafe is our Island Cruising & Down Under Rally Vava'u Port Officer

Services available from Cafe Tropicana: 

  • Offshore assist via offshoreassist@vavau.to
  • Advanced Notice forms – Fiji/NZ/Australia.
  • Courier package assistance/advice on request
  • Snail Mail/Courier arrangements
  • Yacht in transit SY Yacht Name c/- Café Tropicana Fatafehi Rd (or Private Bag 34 for Postal Service) Neiafu, Vava’u Kingdom of Tonga +676 71322
  • Charts/Chartlets/Courtesy flags for the area
  • Receiver of used oil/lead battery/dirty fuel
  • Fully licenced bar
  • Provisioning for whales/picnics/passage.
  • Pre shop of supermarket provision items
  • Ice cubes and 2kg solid ice blocks – rain water
  • Solar powered USB/12v recharging points
  • Vava’u Deli: meats, delicatessen items
  • Resell TCC/Digicel phone credit, Digicel Sms
  • Gift Vouchers
  • LPG tank refill service – most adaptors
  • AIS host via www.marinetraffic.com ADS-B via www.flightradar24.com
  • Laundry: the only frontloading rain water and gas laundry in Tonga. Max 9kg per load.
  • Shopping holding service (and frozen) while you shop intown.
  • Espresso Coffee/Café/Bread/all day breakfast/lunch/Dinner
  • Drinking water: potable filtered rain water, your container or our 20 litre loan container, free car ride to your yacht at wharf or small boat marina.
  • Hot shower.
  • Retail Store – carvings/maps/soaps/postcards/ magnets/iron on flags/lapel pins/cuff links… Vava’u vanilla/coconut oil
  • Harbour wifi provider SSID “Vava’u Net” Free info, weather etc. via a Walled Garden service.
  • Resell Kingdom Koffee. Beans (Ground (to order)
  • Free booking and information service. Go to guy for help…
  • Huge free book swap and reference library. Free 120gb ebooks/audio books.
  • TV 800+series (11TB) and 10TB Movie (8000+) Documentaries, Concerts, Music, Comedy, Children, Fitness, Christian, Wiki offline). www.offloop.net/media password tropo Research, basic shopping cart. Series from 1978, hard to download over 5 years old series.
  • Rentals – mountain bikes, kayaks, snorkel gear, tents, cars, scooters
  • Local news/info feed Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/tongaexpatsandlocals
  • https://www.vavau.to/Cruising_Guide3.pdf being updated,, but useful info
  • No credit card facilities – only a few restaurants take them, no supermarkets though!
  • Agents for Boat House Apartments in the harbour
  • www.vavau.to/compendium.pdf useful landlubber information source
  • Please advise corrections/suggestions to greg@vavau.to
  • Qualified Massage Therapist, Portable massage table, TENs unit, heat pad, Massage Gun, Swedish and Rock,
  • www.vavau.to/portofficer.pdf for my Port Officer summary on Tonga
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