Welcome to the Kingdom of Tonga. Low-key and laid back – this is a destination for those who love to escape the tourist trail. Tonga is authentic, raw and real. Life here is slow and steady: church and family are top priority, chickens and pigs are kings of the road, and hours spent lying in a hammock during the hottest part of the day is mandatory. From all of the Pacific island nations, Tonga is one of the more affordable ones – and you can even swim with huge whale sharks – so what are you waiting for?