Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Neiafu Tonga Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location announced; exterior rendering released; groundbreaking not announced
Neiafu Tonga Temple

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Tu’I Road
Neiafu, Vava'u


7 April 2019

Architectural Features: 

Single attached spire

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

17,000 square feet

Construction Status

The Neiafu Tonga Temple is currently in the governmental approval stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Temple Design

The Neiafu Tonga Temple will be a single-story building of nearly 17,000 square feet. An ancillary building will also be constructed housing a distribution center, arrival center, family history center, and housing units for the temple missionaries and the temple president and matron.

Temple Rendering

On August 14, 2020, the official rendering of the Neiafu Tonga Temple was publicly released.

Temple Site

On August 14, 2020, the location of the Neiafu Tonga Temple was announced. The temple will be constructed on Tu’i Road at the site of the Church-owned Saineha High School. No school buildings will be impacted by the construction of the temple.1

Temple Announcement

Tonga's second temple, the Neiafu Tonga Temple, was announced on April 7, 2019, by President Russell M. Nelson at the closing session of the 189th Annual General Conference. Tonga is the country with the highest percentage of Latter-day Saints in the world. Of the 108,000 people in Tonga, 65,500 are members of the Church. Neiafu is located on the island of Vava'u on the northern side of Tonga. Travel from Neiafu to the Nuku'alofa Tonga Temple requires either a 90-minute flight or an overnight ferry ride. There are four stakes operating on the island of Vava'u.2

Temple Facts

The Neiafu Tonga Temple will be the second temple built in Tonga following the Nuku'alofa Tonga Temple (1983).

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Renderings Released for New Pacific Temples," 14 Aug. 2020.
  2. "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at April 2019 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Apr. 2019.

Nuku'alofa Tonga Temple
23rd dedicated temple in operation