Tonga is a kingdom that extends to 169 islands in Polynesia. Only 36 of all these islands are inhabited. The total land area is about 750 square kilometers scattered over about 700,000 square kilometers of the South Pacific. The ocean that surrounds the Tongan Islands is rich in life. Various species of exotic fish keep divers company, while in the distance you can see flocks of whales emerging for air. People are completely relaxed, but often seem closed and cold to visitors. Life in Tonga is different, relaxed, and soothing. It won't be long after you arrive in the country until you become aware of it.