Get Here: Tonga Islands

Find this crown jewel by flying to Auckland. From there, hop on a flight with a Pacific carrier, like Air New Zealand. Or even charter a yacht and make your way northeast. You'll hit the islands of Tongatapu first. There you'll find the majority of the nation's populace, plus the capital city of Nuku'alofa. Pay homage to the ancient monarchs at a Stonehenge- like temple called Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, and then eat a kingly feast of puaka (roast pig). Sovereign obligations and base appetite thus satisfied, continue north to the low-lying atoll of Vava'u, where uninhabited isles like this one (pictured above). A hammock is your throne. But don't get too comfortable — there's a whole kingdom to explore.