Country: Wallis and Futuna
Where is it?: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand
Why do people go here?: You like things French, especially French pacific. Wallis and Futuna are relatively secluded islands where you can spend a lot of time doing nothing. However, even doing that will cost you a bit of dosh.
What are the main entry points?: The French like to stick together: although they are further away that other islands, most flightscome from New Caledonia or Tahiti.
Currency used: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc (XPF)
Country Code: 681
Area codes for Major Cities: No city codes required
Religion: Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%
Ethnic Breakdown: Polynesian
Government: Overseas territory of France
Languages: French, Wallisian (indigenous Polynesian language)
Major Cities: Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea)
Attractions: French culture, Seclusion, Spending money, Volcanoes
Tips for Visiting
When to go: May to October does the trick- it’s the dry season.
Specific Events/Holidays: Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)
Getting Around: No public transport and few bikes means it’s up to you to hire a car or motorcycle to get around. Traveling from oneisland to another requires a flight.
Cheapest airport to fly into: Both of the islands have their own airport. Wallis has the Hihifo Airport, while Futuna has Pointe Vele Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Wallis and Futuna travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.