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Postage stamps

As collectors knows, Tonga issues striking postage stamps. One series is die cut into the shape of a banana.

The sale of these unique stamps creates bonus revenue for Vava'u. Reason: The stamps are seldom used for mailing purposes because a post office cancellation mark would decrease a stamp's value to stamp collectors.

When to come

Yachting and whale watching is very seasonal - from June to October. Visitor count is seasonal, too. From December to April the visitor count in Vava'u significantly dwindles because sea breezes die down and the whales have left.

Date line location

Vava'u nearly kisses the international date line, so it's among the first spots on earth to welcome each new day, year and millennium.

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