I can't work out why Tonga isn't bombarded with Australians. It's so laid back it's almost comatose.
There's much more to do in Pacific island paradises than just lie on a towel.
Boasting pristine waters teeming with whales and dolphins, and unspoiled scenery dotted with tropical hibiscus and frangipani flowers, Tonga paints a postcard-like Polynesian scene.
Ringed by coral sand, with a humpback frolicking on the reef just off shore, this is my idea of paradise.
I'm looking for a song. It isn't music you can download or find in a record store, however. I want to hear a humpback whale singing as he tries to woo a mate.
Craig Tansley tracks down the best of the south Pacific, from whales to beach houses.
Seeking solitude, Ben Stubbs strikes out in a kayak to find a deserted tropical island in Tonga.
Islander folklore hits home when Ben Stubbs stumbles upon evidence of a savage past.