These Are the First Pictures of Tonga’s Newest Island

by Owen James Burke


Photo: GP Orbassano

The new, yet-to-be-named island, which began forming in January, lies about 40 miles southwest of the nation’s main island, Tongatapu.


Hotel owner GP Orbassano, his son and a friend may have been the first visitors to the new isle. Photo: GP Orbassano

The trio stopped off at one of the islands 3, obviously remote, sandy beaches.


Approximately 800 feet high, half a mile wide and three-quarters of a mile long, the island could hold promise for tourism, but let’s hope it stays just the way it is.

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