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Rise above the palm-bordered beaches, instead put on a dive skin and gear up with other Scuba gears to begin your submerged excursion. You will find many underwater caves and forests of reefs swarmed by sea turtles and other living creatures. Expect to see a congregation of sea snakes in the submerged tunnels.
Above the waters, the island gloats about massive cave system. Hike in the tropical forests to the hilltops or boost up your adrenaline by mountain biking in the backwoods.
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It is anticipated that all the three coral atolls of Tokelau will sink in the ocean by the end of the century because of climatic change. Global warming is of course the major threat to the survival of this island. Many of the inhabitants have migrated, but all those who have shown reverence to their native land have done a commendable job by staying - they have devised out solar energy plant which gives power to the whole country. People are very helpful and they follow the principle of inati, a system of sharing the resources among families as and when needed.
Choices of snorkeling and diving in the luminescent waters proliferate. If you are not an adrenaline addict simply pitch a tent on a secluded beach for a perfect Robinson Crusoe experience.
Wallis & Futuna
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These are in fact two Polynesian Islands which are different in almost every regard except for one, both are a French state. The Principal Island Wallis has its roots in Tonga where as the more secluded Futuna is of Samoan origin. Wallis is a flat, less sandy island blemished with time warped Tongan fortresses and crater lakes, the folding hills of Futuna are shrouded up with verdant green forests that tumble to pristine beaches and huge sea-facing churches.
These French territories have skipped tourism drive and are still very much unmarred. That is the main reason behind their successful retention of indigenous culture. In the void of tourism infrastructure, it’s your thirst for exploration which will come to the rescue. Moreover, you need to be out-going to earn some friends.
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