Nuku Alofa, the national capital, is roughly 6 miles (10 kilometers) northwest of Alaki.
Alaki isn't the only spot in Tonga worth experiencing; visitors can also head off and experience the charms of the surrounding countryside, towns and cities. Journey 6 miles (10 kilometers) southeast to Nuku Alofa, where you'll find the Royal Tombs and Flea Market.
Stimulate your mind at Tonga's thought-provoking history museums, nature museums and art galleries. If you ask a local for their must-see places around Alaki, they'll often point you in the direction of the region's fascinating open-air markets, gardens and farms.
There are times when the best way to see a place is by using the knowledge of the locals. The Tonga offers a number of guided nature walks. Don't forget to check out Tonga's much-loved waterways. Sailing and snorkeling are just two of the popular ways to get wet here.
More often than not, a destination's true personality can be found in the flavors and aromas of its kitchens. Some ingredients commonly found in many Tonga kitchens are rice and taro. Lu (beef and coconut wrapped in taro leaves) and feke (grilled ocotpus/squid) are just two popular choices guaranteed to imbue visitors' with the true flavours of Tonga. After the main course has settled order the delicious fresh fruit. To try a typical non-alcoholic option, try coffee.
When it's time to head back to the normality of home, you'll be bidding Alaki a fond and teary Nofo ā (farewell).