Property for sale in Tonga
The kingdom of Tonga is located between Fiji and Niue, east of Australia, just below Samoa, in the South Pacific Ocean. Tonga is the last Polynesian monarchy in the Pacific. Tonga consists of more
than 150 islands and is often called "Friendly Islands", the name given by Captain Cook thanks to the friendly reception received.
The main island, Tongatapu, is protected by lagoons and limestone cliffs. Here is the rural capital of Nuku'alofa.
It is very difficult to buy a property for sale in Tonga.
In contrast to other Pacific Island countries, there is no common ground in Tonga. Tonga practices a somewhat feudal land ownership system. The whole land of Tonga belongs to the King, and therefore the King can grant the nobles and chiefs one or more properties to become their inheritance. Ownership of this property has passed only to male members of the family or clan. Every male over the age of 16 is entitled to 8.25 acres of farmland and a small plot to build his house.
Foreigners can rent land for up to 99 years, subject to approval by the Cabinet. Owners of property for sale in Tonga can only rent five % of the total area of their property. No land is allowed to be sold.
Why is the property for sale in Vava'u Tonga so cheap?
Compared to other island countries, such as Fiji, Tonga prices are so below Fiji one must suspect something. Precisely, because there are reasons for which Tonga has a very suspicious price at low prices.
The number one reason for a lower price in Tonga is; you cannot "buy" land in Tonga, you can only rent it. Leasing is generally perceived as not as expensive as possession, hence the lowest price of acquisition of land.
So if you want to purchase a property for sale in Tonga it is better to contact a qualified consultant.