Nuku Alofa, which is the national capital, is situated 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Kanokupolu.
Don't limit yourself to Kanokupolu, because this region contains a treasure trove man-made and natural attractions waiting to be explored. Journey 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest from Kanokupolu to Nuku Alofa, where you can enjoy the Royal Tombs and Flea Market.
A good trick to really get a sense of a place is by learning about its history. While here, take the time to stop by the area's traditional villages. If you're looking for indoor entertainment, you can't do better than Tonga's nature museums, art galleries and indoor markets. These are ideal places to soak up some of the local culture and pick up an unusual memento.
Take a big breath and feel your stresses melt away as you enjoy some of the area's relaxing pursuits such as bird watching and sunbathing. Enjoy Tonga's beautiful waterways. Fishing and swimming are both most popular ways to exercise here.
There is no better approach to get to the heart of a place than sampling the regional fare. Rice as well as taro are often used in food here. There are many popular meals in this area. Taste lu (beef and coconut wrapped in taro leaves) or feke (grilled ocotpus/squid). And no meal is over until you have tried fresh fruit, a common dessert. Those who are not used to drinking alcoholic beverages will want to sample coffee, a beloved drink in Tonga.
Everything must end sometime, but be rest assured, when you're ready to leave Kanokupolu, you'll be leaving with wonderful photos and memories to take home.