There is this trend among travelers to find the most remote and least touristy places. Why? Because most of us think that a place overcrowded with tourists makes that particular location less appealing. It is an easy thing to understand. You go on vacation, you do not want to deal with too many tourists or shops at every corner and on every beach. That is why I recommend that you look into Wallis and Futuna.
Wallis and Futuna are two islands that are French overseas territories. They are pretty far away for most of us being located near Fiji and Samoa. Futuna is mainly uninhabited, while the other island has about 5000 people. It is the kind of place where you can go on one of the beaches and not see anyone all day long. That makes it ideal for people who just want to disconnect themselves from everyone and enjoy some peace and quiet.
Wallis and Futuna may be a bit far away, but getting is quite easy. Most of the nationalities in the world do not need a visa to access the islands. While some of them need just an ID card to board the plane, others require some sort of travel document. A passport is sufficient in many cases. Basically, getting to Wallis and Futuna is not discouraged by the fact that there is a tedious and time-consuming visa application process, which is a big plus for many travelers.
You would think that such a secluded place like Wallis and Futuna would not have the commodities you expect, but you would be wrong. It may be in the middle of nowhere, and very few people may go there, but you can enjoy every comfort you need. The accommodation is more than satisfactory, you have TV, internet (although it may be kind of slow), and delicious food. It is safe to say that in Wallis and Futuna and you can enjoy a comfortable vacation without handling the overcrowding.
As you can imagine, the best thing about Wallis and Futuna is the beaches. You will find the most beautiful beaches in the world. The sand is white, the water is clear blue, and the fact that there is vegetation on the beach provides the shade you need to not get sunburned. Plus, as I mentioned above, if you are lucky, you can stay on a beach and not encounter anyone else the entire day. Nobody will bother you or ask you about anything.
Since there are not so many touristy activities in Wallis and Futuna, you can go explore the islands if you get bored with the sand. You will be shown many trails, and some of them are lovely. Flora is spectacular, and you will be able to go through it like in some little jungle. I am sure that you are going to love it.
One thing that you need to take care of before you leave for Wallis and Futuna is to learn some French. It is the official language, and English is not widely spoken. The French-speaking community may know some English, but most people on the islands are bilingual, and English is not one of those two languages. So, some basic French phrases will come in handy.
The last thing we would want is to overcrowd Wallis and Futuna as we did all the other tropical paradises in the world. However, it had to be mentioned. It is a small piece of heaven at the end of the world, and it deserves more recognition. Just don’t go there all at once. We should preserve the isolation and the peacefulness Wallis and Futuna have to offer.
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