Tonga/Vava‘u: Utungake Island Beach

Utungake is one of the inner islands of the Vavau archipelago. Beautiful secluded sand beach stretches along the northern part of the island facing the deep straight where whales come in season. The depth drops quick here and you can snorkel over nice coral beds just feet offshore. The beach is also the location of the upscale Tongan Beach Resort, packed during high season and absolutely empty off season, but perfect for a day spent lounging on the beach.