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It’s our last day in sailor’s paradise so we make the most of it. A deserted island, rays, sharks, and an incredible off-grid homestead.

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Ha’apai is a sailor’s paradise for as long as the trade winds hold. And unfortunately, there is a northerly blow headed our way. Which means we’re going to need to move along, even if we don’t want to.

And we don’t! We’ve only scratched the surface of a few islands and considering there are 62 here, that isn’t saying much. But, we have yet to win an argument with mother nature and we’ve learned better than to even try.

Luckily, we’ve made a couple of friends who are keen to show us around before we set off into the horizon. So, not only do we have a lovely day of exploring remote islands and reefs, but we also get a full tour of their off-grid, self-built island homestead!

Glen and Karen started a little eco-resort on Uoleva island six years ago called Fanifo Lofa (it means kite surf in Tongan). I bet you can’t guess what sport Glen is into?

In non-covid times, when borders are open, kite surfers from all over the world flock to their eco-resort to kite, eat, sleep and repeat. But, like the rest of Tonga and most of the South Pacific, they haven’t had a guest since 2019.


We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn. We been living #OffTheGrid and exploring the world for 10 years.
Our first six years of #travel were an epic road trip around North America.
Now we’re on a #sailing voyage about the world. Did we have any previous sailing experience, of course not!
Neither of us is overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. But that doesn’t stop us from reaching far-flung destinations, having wild #adventures and managing everything that makes living aboard a moving vessel possible.
We’re two ordinary people that just so happen to live an extraordinary life.
And this is why we publish our lives on the world wide web. We share in hopes of inspiring you to find your adventure.

Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:

00:00 Intro – Getting Kicked Out of Ha’apai
01:42 Uoleva Crew & Ocean Transport
02:20 Freediving Meama Reef
04:02 Coconut Lunch on Nukupule Island
06:45 Tonga Customs & Last Day in Ha’apai
09:30 KiteSurf Tonga’s Organic Gardens
15:16 Hydroponic Greenhouse Tour
16:49 Beach Fale Tour
18:03 An Off-Grid, Self-Reliance Resort


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