You know how we do it! Always raising the bar with our own twist on travel. Every BlackGirlTravel.com tour is about enriching lives with non-stop fun in uplifting environments! This tour will be that and so much more! Although thinner bodies are promoted as ideal in most of the United States, this is not always the case in other parts of the world. In other countries like Tonga, fuller bodies are actually revered and preferred because they are symbols of fertility, wealth, and power.
Remember Pita Nikolas, the shirtless well oiled Olympic flag bearer in the Rio opening ceremonies representing the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga? Did he leave you wanting to see MORE! Wellllllll, get your sunstan lotion and baby oil ready because Tonga here we come! In addition to all the ahhhh "visual delights", this tour will boast an array of exciting activities that begin the moment the plane lands.
On tour learn about the culture and participate in local traditions that embrace the ample body shape, going back to the traditional practice of "ha'apori." According to this ritual, prior to marriage women were encouraged to gain weight to be presented to the chief for beauty and fertility inspection. Although the "ha'apori" ritual is no longer practiced today, Tongans still appreciate the attractiveness of larger bodies. Check out this Tongan video where the bride's wedding dress is padded to make her look larger.
This standard of beauty makes Tonga the perfect place for a curvy girl tour that truly celebrates women who are "Curvalicious".
Known as the "friendly islands" Tonga is an eclectic country where ancient traditions slowly merge with modern life. Society in Tonga, the Pacific's only remaining kingdom has remained almost impervious to outside influences. Tonga is also one of the few places in the world where you can still swim with the whales.
Enjoy island life with cultural tours, sailing, cooking lesson, resort/swimwear compitition, Curvy Girl photo shoot, snorkeling, parties, shopping, and BGT style nightlife with hot Tongan men. Think Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson!
This tour is a great for vacation for BFFs, sisters, mothers & daughters, book clubs, sororities, or solo travelers who would like to make new friends while traveling the world.
ITINERARY - June 21st - June 30th
Day 1 Depart June 21 or 22nd, total flight time about 13 hours. Note that Tonga is 19 hours ahead of Los Angeles - Depart USA Book Your Own Flight to Fua'amotu International Airport (TBU). A group flight will be offered in Jan 2016.
Day 2 - Day in Fiji/Day Spa/Lunch Meet & Greet/Village Visit/Beach Time R&R. Evening departure for Tonga.
Day 3 - Tour Orientation/City Tour/ Special Welcome Party with the Boyz of Tonga.
Day 4 - Sailing/Island Hopping/BBQ/Curvesity Resort Wear and Swimsuit fashion show/contest
Day 5 - Sightseeing tour/ Curvalicious Photo shoot.
Day 6 - Optional cooking class
Day 7 - Free morning & Afternoon/Polynesian Theme Party/Dance
lesson/bodybuilders. (this will be a hot one)
Day 8 - Free day in Paradise / Farewell Dinner with Male Entertainment
Day 9, Friday June 30th - Depart for the USA
All this and more!
It is BGT, so expect some surpises along the way. ;)