When the hullabaloo of city life gets too much one feels like taking a break and getting away from all the noise. But when you take a holiday and visit a popular holiday destination you find that it is also filled with the noise of people trying to get away from the din. But there are places in this world that are so remote that no amount of noise can reach or leave that place. Most such places are islands located in the middle of nowhere. These islands offer you peace and the calm of breathtaking natural beauty. Here are the top 10 beautiful islands that are far away from everywhere.
10. Xisha Islands:
Xisha Islands are a group of remote islands located in the South China Sea about 200 miles from mainland China. These islands have been untouched by humanity for thousands of years and only recently have opened for tourists that come as part of cruises. They are known for the rare natural beauty and bird species that are found only here.
9. Falkland Islands:
Falkland Islands are 300 miles to the east of Argentina and they were won over by Britain in 1982. They have become part of a popular tourist circuit and people come here for the natural beauty offered by these islands. Conservation of the natural beauty and flora and fauna is taken very seriously here which means the beauty of these islands will stay intact for long.
8. Cocos Islands:
Cocos Islands are a group of small islands that are located right in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The closest land is that of Christmas Island, 559 miles away. This place is perfect for anyone wanting to have the castaway experience as there are no huge resorts and very few people visit them. There is nothing to do except explore the natural beauty of the island.
7. Galapagos Islands:
Galapagos Islands, 604 miles from Ecuador, are truly unique in terms of the diversity of flora and fauna. This fact let Darwin to propose the theory of evolution based on what he observed here. There are 60 islands out of which only 5 are inhabited. The rest have very different natural features that have led to evolution of different species of animals and birds.
6. Ascension Island:
Ascension Island is a small volcanic island about 1000 miles from the coast of Africa in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is about 1400 miles from the coast of South America putting it right in between of the two continents. You won’t find a more remote place on earth. You can visit it to admire the natural beauty and peace and quiet.
5. Attu Island:
Attu Island is the easternmost point of the United States. It is located 1100 miles from civilization and happens to be the only place where a battle was fought on US soil during World War II. The island has a lot of natural beauty but is pretty much inhospitable with bad weather year round. Still at least 20 people live here and you can visit it too.
4. Saint Helena:
1200 miles from Africa and 1800 miles from South America, Saint Helena is the place where Napoleon Bonaparte was sent in exile. The beauty of this island is impressive with sub tropical climate and clear blue waters. There are a lot of plants and animals that live here and it is a good place to visit to see some natural beauty.
3. Pitcairn Islands:
Pitcairn Islands are located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean about 1300 miles from Tahiti. These four volcanic islands are full of breathtaking beauty and there’s no one to fight over this beauty. Only the largest island is inhabited and the rest are free to explore.
Kiribati is a country of islands located 1650 miles from Hawaii. It is the easternmost country in the world. 21 of the islands are inhabited but 13 islands are left untouched. The amazing marine beauty is protected within the world’s largest marine reserve. It is an amazing place to visit and relax under the blazing equator sun.
1. Tristan da Cunha:
The most remote inhabited archipelago in the world is the Tristan da Cunha in the Atlantic Ocean. It is 1750 miles from South Africa and 2088 miles from South America. The 6 volcanic islands contain unparalleled natural beauty that can’t be rivaled. The rugged terrain and harsh climate means that it will stay isolated for a long time. The community that lives here is one of the most isolated community in the world.