Oholei Beach Resort | Tonga

Set among the caves and cliffs of the Lavengatonga beach on Tongatapu, Oholei offers a variety of things to keep you smiling. You can enjoy dinner and a floor show on Wednesday and Friday nights, an afternoon feast and gospel music on Sundays, or you can dance and enjoy the fire at the monthly full moon bonfire.
The name Oholei comes from Oho, the Tongan word for food for a journey, and lei the Hawaiian word for necklace of flowers. You can easily find both on this lovely beach.

Beautiful private beach at Oholei
Traditional Dancers at Oholei
Musicians at Oholei Beach Resort
Hina Cave at Oholei Beach Resort
Traditional Tapa covered walls in Fala (cottage)

Earthquake in Tonga | Whole Lotta Shakin Gwan

Friday morning March 20th and I am up early and excited, we fly to Ha’a Pai today for a weekend vacation. We wanted to fly earlier in the week but all the flights were full. As it turns out all the previous flights this week were canceled due to ash in the air from the volcano erupting near here, serendipitous.

Our flight was the first out in 3 days, necessitating a larger plane to carry all the canceled passengers. (We flew just off the still smoldering new island and got some pretty good photos)

Visits: Peace Corp Volunteer in Tonga


Well I received the holiday party video and was able to see and hear many of you. Thank you for all the wonderful messages and well wishes. I hope you are all doing well too and anytime you can bear standing in front of a video camera and spouting out a message to me, I would love to see that too. I miss you all.