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Nukupule Island is an island in Lifuka district, in the Haªapai islands of Tonga.

The island itself is approximately 6 acres and has its own reef system surrounding most of the island with only a few deep channels for access into its own natural lagoon.

Nukupule Island currently has no developments on it and is a "desert island" with only coconut palms and various other indigenous plant species. Although the owner (Phil Forbes) has plans for an 'eco-resort' to study marine life. <Ministry of Lands - Fika no. 8100>

There are very few animals (if any) on Nukupule Island although it is surrounded by deep water reefs which are home to an abundance of fish. Humpback Whales with their newborn calves visit from July to October.

The island is approximately 12 miles west of the main island of Lifuka, Ha'apai which has a marina, ferries, an airport, shops, a hospital and the police station.


Coordinates: 19°46′46″S 174°32′12″W / 19.77944°S 174.53667°W / -19.77944; -174.53667