Warm, tropical Wallis and Futuna have a past steeped in folklore and mystery. The three main islands were once ruled by three kings, and things were not always civil between them. There are even ruins of forts that were built on the individual islands.
Found somewhat near Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu and Rotuma, the islands remain solitary. France owns the island today, and most of the islanders speak French in addition to their native tongues.
Today, people live simple lives, fishing and farming. Most people here are mostly unaffected by the doings of the rest of the world, isolated and content.
While on the islands be sure to see the Lalolalo Crater Lake on the island of Wallis. Huge cliffs drop off into the circular lake, making for a stunning scene.
Off the main islands one of the best spots to visit is Alofi Beach, found on the uninhabited island of Alofi. You will most likely be the only person here, so enjoy your tropical solitude while you can.
The airports here are on the verge of development, but the runways remain unpaved. As of right now the only way to get to the island is from New Caledonia. You can rent a scooter or car once you get to the island.