Tonga/Vava‘u: Hila Ki Tapana Lookout

The first spectacular overlook we saw was the Hila Ki Tapana Lookout on the northeast corner of the island. There is a staircase and platform here offering unobstructed 360 degree views, But even better viewpoint is right on the edge of the vertical cliffs and down toward the reef and beaches below. The high plateau here was originally selected as the site for the airport runway, but then later swapped for a lower elevation one further to the west from here.