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Tonga Cave Diving, Jumping & Gimping

Anahulu Cave Tonga is part of the Bula! Fiji Hub Trip Report.

Don’t stop the recklessness. That was my theme when I was in Tonga. First, I went swimming with whales (see What Was I Thinking?). Then I thought I would push my luck by checking out an underground cave full of fresh water.

Getting There

I hired a taxi to take me to my hotel, wait for me, and take me back.


The place reminded me of The Goonies, I’m not sure who found this place, but entrance is not free.

a sign on a corrugated metal walla stone stairs leading up to a hill

a stone structure in the woods
Go right?
a palm trees and a beach
Go left?
a metal gate in a cave
Go in.

The Cave 

Careful walking through the limestone. The floor is slippery when wet. a cave with rocks and a path

a cave with stalactites and stalagmites

The Swimmers

I didn’t expect that music would be blasting and that there would be a small party here. a cave with stalactites and stalagmites

a cave with water and rocks

The Divers

There were crazy locals jumping, diving, and hanging off of the rocks.

The Gimp 

The crazy jumpers thought that out of fear was the reason I was hesitant to jump. They did not know that I had ruptured my Achilles in 2022 (see TPOL Is Down). A year and a half later, I still don’t have my Durant lift.

Moving On

It’s worth checking out the cave for a few minutes.

a water in a cave a cave with water and stalactites

The Beach

Before heading out, I took a stroll on the remote beach.

a path leading to a beach a path leading to a beacha beach with waves crashing on the shorea beach with waves crashing on the shorea beach with sand and water and blue sky

The Earthquake

On the way back, we heard there was an earthquake on the other side of the island. Like a scene from Baywatch, it would not be fun to be stuck in a cave waiting for Mitch to arrive.

a light shining through a cave
I’m happy the lights stayed on.


Enough hazardous behavior for one day.a man standing on a beach


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