If a superluxurious vacation or honeymoon is your primary reason for coming to the South Pacific, go to Fiji, French Polynesia, or Samoa, not to Tonga. There are no luxury resorts in Tonga, although there are comfortable hotels and island hideaways. In other words, don't set your expectations too high. On the other hand, you won't pay an arm and a leg here, either.

At the Beach

Sune, Shane, and Chris Egan of Blue Banana Studios have Blue Banana Beach House (tel. 41-575; www.bluebananastudios.com), which actually consists of two bungalows on the west coast. Both have bathrooms and kitchens. The Egans charge in Australian dollars: A$65 to A$130 (US$60-US$120/£30-£61) double per night.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.