Friendly Islands Bookshop

With a new shop in the Tungi Colonnade building in Taufa’ahau Road (main street) Nuku’alofa, Friendly Islands Bookshop is the largest supplier of stationery and books in the Kingdom of Tonga.

A very good selection offering the visitor great reading on holiday as well as quality books of Tongan history &  literature for the home library

The Friendly Islands Bookshop supplies and commissions titles on the Kingdom of Tonga, operating three retail outlets in Tongatapu, two outlets in Vava’u, and one outlet each for Ha’apai and ‘Eua. As a primary source of educational and vocational information, the bookshop is an integral part of the community.

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Langafonua Gallery & Handicraft Centre

The Langafonua Gallery & Handicraft Centre is located on Taufa’ahau Road (Main Street) in Nuku’alofa, next to Friends Café

Some of the finest Tongan artwork, carvings, jewellery, tapa and craftwork can be found here at very reasonable prices.  There are items to suit both the collector of fine arts as well as the visitor to Tonga


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The Nuku’alofa Market

The Market in Nuku’alofa is located downtown on Salote Road, close to the waterfront

This is a stunning market jam-packed with the freshest organic fruit & produce and high quality local arts, crafts & souvenirs

Visitors should take time to wander around and go upstairs as each stall offers unique hand-crafts and produce from different farms

Tonga is gifted with fertile soils and a climate for growth and the Tongans are excellent organic farmers.  Visitors will be amazed at the variety and the prices of fresh fruit & vegetables

The arts, crafts & souvenirs are some of the finest in the South Pacific, and at the most reasonable prices

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Tangitau Bakery & Shop

Tangitau Bakery & Shop is located on Kovana Road in Neiafu, Vava’u, about 100m from the Westpac Bank

The bakery (adjacent to the shop) produces a tasty variety of wholesome breads and cakes using the healthiest available ingredients, and the shop stocks a broad variety of western & local produce

The freshest, totally organic green produce is brought from nearby Makave Village where it is grown and harvested for the shop

Be early because the breads & vegetables in this shop sell out because the quality is so high

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Leiola Duty Free

Specialising in TAX & DUTY FREE discount shopping, featuring famous name brands from across the globe and sole distributor of duty free in Tonga, exclusive agent of KooGa Sportswear, Heineken beer, Tonga’s rugby & league jerseys (‘Ikale Tahi & Mate Ma’a Tonga).

Arrival & Departure Duty Free Shops at Fua’amotu Int Airport retail outlet in Taufa’ahau Road Nukualofa

Wine, Liquor, Fragrance, Tobacco,  Clothing, Jewelry, Handicraft, Souvenirs & Gifts

Save time and money, buy before you fly-10% off pre-order, collect on arrival/departure

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Ukulele Hut

Everyone should have a ukulele when they go home from Tonga

Ukulele Hut is located at Loumaile Hotel opposite the Royal Tombs in Nuku’alofa

This shop has the best selection of ukuleles and guitars in the South Pacific

Ukuleles are made both in Hawaii and locally, and the Sigma acoustic guitars are made by Martin

All purchases of ukuleles come with free lessons if you have the time

Ukulele Hutt also sells locally made Black Pearl jewellery using Tahitian farmed pearls and Vava’u Mabe Pearls, a selection of fine gold wedding rings, and a range of tee shirts


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Neeru’s Pharmacy

Located on Wellington Road a short walk from Taufa’ahau Road (the main street)

Open Mondays to Fridays 9am to 7pm and Saturdays 9am to 3pm. After hours service also provided if necessary

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