We arrived at Tonga on a Saturday. The airport, hotel (the Kau Vakauta Limited Estate), and met service were probably within a few minutes of each other by car, and was pretty much surrounded by little else. Whereas Cook Island was actually quite lively with tourists, Tonga was the opposite. It was very quiet. We were pretty much only guests in the hotel, apart from the staff and someone from Ireland or New Zealand (I can’t remember which) who was hired to do some renovations.
We didn’t do much on the Saturday, apart from rest a little and organise the hire car.