There is no place better than an island to relax and unwind. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, holidaying on an island gives you time to experience the calmness, crystal clear waters, indulge in water sports and behold the beauty of nature at its best.
If you are tired of the mundane city life and wish to go to some remote island to destress yourself then here is a list of some of the world’s remotest islands.
Known as one of the most remote islands in the world, Pitcairn has a population of as few as 50 people. The surreal island is located 3,240 miles (5,215 km) from the coast of New Zealand and is inhabited by the descendants of sailors from the HMS Bounty. HMS Bounty was the name of a Royal Navy vessel that was the scene of a mutiny against the English in 1789.
Located 2,182 miles (3,522 km) from mainland Chile, Easter Island is home to the popular 887 ancient stone statues that were originally built by the Polynesian inhabitants. This remote volcanic island is quiet, yet speaks volumes about the history of the people through its sculptures and natural formations.
The Kerguelen Islands
The Kerguelen Islands are located 2,050 miles (3,299 km) away from the coast of Madagascar in the middle of the South Indian Ocean. Collectively, they are known as the Desolation Islands. The islands are ruled over by France and are inhabited only by researchers. Mount Ross is the highest peak here and is situated on the west side of the island at an elevation of 1,850 m.
The island is situated more than 2,500 miles (4,000 km) away from mainland Africa. Administered by France, the island has a population of just 25. The nearest landmass to Amsterdam Island with any population is Perth, Australia.
The Keeling Islands
Also known as the Cocos, Keeling Islands boast of pristine beaches and warm azure waters. While the islands are owned by Australia, they are located closer to Indonesia. The population of these islands is less than 600. The 2 coral atolls comprise 27 tiny islands with white-sand beaches, palm trees and lagoons. The islands offer exotic tropical island experiences for all those looking to relax in isolation.
Located 1,500 miles (2,415 km) east of New Zealand, the small island is inhabited by just 1,600 people. This predominantly Polynesian population enjoys some unique advantages, including free laptops for all school students and state-funded wireless internet. The island is also an independent country and has its own flag and government.
(Curated by Priya Pareek)