PHOTO: A view of Kaleti beach from above.
Our group 75 MST just wrapped up in Nuku'alofa and now I am back in Neiafu for the last ten months of my Peace Corps service. I can literally count down how many months I have left on both of hands. Crazy?! Where has the time gone by? Anyway, I just wanted to share this awesome beach that we visited in Tongatapu called Kaleti Beach. It is located in the Southern part of the island and is by far the prettiest beach I have been to on the island of Tongatapu. It is best to take a taxi from Nuku'alofa ($15 TOP) or if you have your own mode of transportation. It is quite a walk from the main road, so I wouldn't recommend going on foot.
The beach is very quaint with huge corals/rocks that provides nice swimming holes for visitors. There are hidden white sand beaches around different coves throughout the area. It is a great place to get away and hide from the rest of Tonga. At the time of visit, it was very clean, but I was told that rubbish is often throughout the area. In addition, there is a resort on the premises that offers spectacular views and food options for the hungry day trippers. The resort has numerous private bungalows available near the water. The best part of Kaleti beach is the snorkeling. We saw some a variety of corals and a plethora of fish swimming around the reef.
PHOTO: Some beautiful corals at Kaleti beach.
Lastly, a fellow volunteer made a delicious APPLE PIE! It was so good. It was a nice surprise, even though I just came back from the states. Some of us got together at another PCV house to catch up on how everyone's break went. In the end, MST was a great opportunity to see everyone. A fellow volunteer went home so we are now down to 21 out of 26. I wish her the best of luck and safe travels. Anyway, planning week starts next week followed by the first day of school on the 21st of January. Getting pumped for round two!
PHOTO: Me with the freshly baked pie. 'Ifo 'aupito!