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Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool

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Address: Halaliku Rd, Haveluliku, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Phone Number: +676 23363
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Description: These are limestone caves with fresh water to swim in. Situated in the...
These are limestone caves with fresh water to swim in. Situated in the village of Haveluliku on the Eastern Side of Tonga and only about a 30 minute drive from Nuku'alofa it's a must see.A tour of the cave ( including a swim) plus drop off and pick up can be organized by email or contact Teta Office in Nuku'alofa, TongaAnahulu Beach is just infront of the entrance of the cave and is great for snorkeling and swimming.
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Swimming in the big cave at the back

Most other reviewers seem to have only gone to the front cave. I highly recommend paying 20 pa'anga to go to the back cave. Spectacular and clean huge freshwater caves. We took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Perth WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

the pool was brilliant, nice and cool and the guide swam with us and diving from the highest rock into the pool was awesome that was a must see and experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

It costs approximately $5 US but well worth the it! Parking included. You are taken to the cave entrance which is facing the beach. No one is permitted on The beach as it is sacred ground; family are buried there. The cave is lighted with fluorescent tubes on the walls powered by an outside gasoline generator. A path leads to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Most other reviewers seem to have only gone to the front cave. I highly recommend paying 20 pa'anga to go to the back cave. Spectacular and clean huge freshwater caves. We took snorkels so we could see into the crystal clear warm water. We had an amazing hour or so swimming around and jumping off the high rocks. The tour... More 

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Kiama, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our teenage boys loved their visit to the underwater swimming pool at Anahulu Cave. It is a little bit hard to find on Tongatopu's unsignposted roads, but it is definitely worth the hassle of trying to find it! The lights in the cave are run by generator and at times some of the lights can be out so I would... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a relatively small cave a considerable distance from Nuku’alofa. I did not go swimming; it would have been far too dark to have done so. We were able to see the entire cave in about 10 minutes. Unless you have never seen a cave before, this is not one I would recommend.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Tonga Pa'anga $10 per person. The girl who was our guide was friendly and talkative - was happy to answer all our questions. The cave is impressive, similar to ones we had seen in Vietnam. They did have some lights in there. The pool liked nice - we didn't swim as it was too dark for us.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Super clear water! Very refreshing fresh water. Entry of 10 TOP. New generator do reliable lighting. Very cool experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We arrived just as the Anahulu caves opened. We had a local guide, Niko? from LA who was very passionate about this tourist attraction. The cave was amazing but unfortunately I wasnt prepared for a swim but would have liked to as the water looked crystal clear. As other reviewers have mentioned, the rubbish outside is appalling especially the amount... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We came on a Monday but there wasn't anyone there, so we came back on the Wednesday and there was which was odd. It costs $10TOP per person and $2TOP per car. It was beautiful inside the cave, with bats flying everywhere and hearing drips. It's only a short trek until you get to the crystal clear and freezing cold... More 

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Nerang, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The cost to access this attraction is $10TOP per person with an extra $2 per car or $5 per van for parking. I'm not sure exactly what the "guided tour" is however we handed our money over and a local teen lead us down to the cave and walked us down to the water before leaving us to swim. The... More 

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