10 Most Remote Islands To Visit

Ever wondered to go to a place where very few people have visited. So exciting!! Isn't it...to be one of those few travelers who have been to that place?
These are the list of 10 such islands which are different from usual busy and tourist islands. Check these

1. Ascension Island

Ascension Island is a remote volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the Atlantic Ocean and is a part of the British Overseas Territory. It is about 1,600 km from the coast of Africa and 2,250 km from the coast of South America.

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2. Bishop Rock

Bishop Rock is considered the world's tiniest island with a built structure. The island has nothing but a 49-metre tall lighthouse first constructed in 1851. It has 10 levels, with the lamp at the apex. It is situated at the eastern end of the north Atlantic.

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3. Bouvet Island 

Bouvet Island is considered the world's most remote island. It was by discovered by Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier in 1739. It became a nature reserve in 1971 and is administered as a Norwegian dependency.

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4. Gorgona Island

In 1984 Gorgona Island was declared a National Natural Park to preserve its rich biodiversity including offshore coral reefs. It lies about 35 km off the Pacific Coast of Colombia

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5. Hart Island

Hart Island was established as New York City's public cemetery in 1869.  An estimated 750,000 burials have taken place here since 1869. It once contained an insane asylum and various isolation zones for victims of epidemics.

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6. Hashima

Remember the island in James Bond's Skyfall? Hashima is an abandoned island in Nagasaki Prefecture and was once a densely populated mining centre.

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7. Ilha de Queimada Grande

This island is off the coast of São Paulo in Brazil and is crawling with venomous pit vipers. The snakes are so venomous that local legend holds that their bites melt human flesh. While that may or may not be true, the island is certainly off limits to humans.

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8. Island of Surtsey

This newly risen island was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. An undersea volcanic eruption caused the Icelandic island of Surtsey to arise in the ocean in 1963. As volcanic activity died and lava cooled in the sea, rocks built up. The island seems to have lost some of its surface area in the last few decades that scientists have been studying it.

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9. Uros Islands

The unusual Uros Islands are made of dried totora a reed matted together and was built 500 years ago by the Uru people of Peru's Lake Titicaca. Totora reeds grow in the lake and their dense roots interweave to form a natural layer known as Khili. The Uru anchor them with ropes attached to stakes driven into the bottom of the lake.  The islands, which are 3,810 metres above sea level, are known to last as long as 30 years. Maintaining the islands is an effort-intensive exercise.

10. Vulcan Point

The UC Santa Barbara Department of Geography website describes this best: 'An Island within a Lake on an Island within a Lake on an Island'. Vulcan Point is located inside a crater lake of the Taal Island, a volcanic island inside Taal Lake on the Philippine volcanic island of Luzon.

View Larger Map Hope you visit at least one of these this year. Share your experience below if you have visited earlier or if you plan to visit in future.
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