11 Uninhabited Islands and How to Get There
Nothing more exclusive and unique than a holiday on a desert island. Or you can also go from an (egg) country to a desert island as a trip. Perhaps this is even better as there are (often) no hotels on a desert island. We give you the 11 most beautiful uninhabited islands and also how to get there. Because that’s not always easy.
11 Uninhabited Islands
Navassa is a tiny island in the Caribbean Sea between Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti. It is therefore best to get there by boat from one of these countries, but the easiest from Haiti as this is the closest country near Navassa. Outside a watchtower, nothing has been built on the island that doesn’t really make it ideal to spend your holiday on. As an outing, it might be a special place. You can walk among the greenery or look at the wild sea.
One of the most beautiful uninhabited islands in this list are the Mamanuca Islands. These islands are located in the South Pacific and are part of Fiji. Despite being a (fairly) uninhabited island, it is still a tourist attraction. There are several accommodation options. You get there by first flying to the Nadi International Aiport and taking a boat from there. We want to go there now!
Europa Island lies between Mozambique and Madagascar. The island is actually a large nature reserve and you can spot several plants and birds. You also get there easiest by boat from Madagascar or Mozambique of course.
Coral Sea Islands
The Coral Sea comes from the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Coral Sea Islands are part of it. The biggest asset here is the marine life so diving and snorkeling is the most fun thing you can do here. As the Great Barrier Reef is Australia’s biggest tourist attraction, you can book several tours to go to the Coral Sea Islands.
Canada’s Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island in the world. The island is mainly characterized by a huge crater that formed millions of years ago and that makes the island something like Mars. If a ticket to Mars is too expensive, you’d better go to Devon Island. It is not the most exotic island but a desert island that you can visit. You’re going to have to get to Canada first, especially in Nunavut. And then via Dundas Harbour, provided you have a boat, you enter Devon Island.
The Auckland Islands are part of New Zealand and have a very impressive nature with huge cliffs and beautiful views. You only get there from New Zealand by boat. Australia and New Zealand are no doubt worth visiting, but an extra nice challenge is to also visit a desert island.
Mu Ko Ang Thong
Mu Ko Ang Thong is both an uninhabited island and a National Park in Thailand. It is located near the beautiful Koh Samui, from where you can take the speedboat, and is a true paradise for all those who like tropical views. Think of swaying palm trees on pearly white beaches and green mountains overlooking the blue sea. The most beautiful thing Thailand has to offer.
The Maldives is a dream destination par excellence. Although there are many islands with luxury resorts, there are of course also hundreds of uninhabited islands to be found. With a tour or own (speed) boat you can easily get there and you can visit some of them. That’s about the same as what we did in the Bahamas earlier this year. Island hopping from one exotic island to another. Enjoy!
The Cocos Islands are not that far from Indonesia in the Indian Ocean. You get the best from jakarta, for example. Along the way, you’ll also probably come across the Christmas Islands that are also worth stopping. Think of exotic beaches and a clear sea.
Tetepara Island is the largest island in the South Pacific that is part of the Solomon Islands. So it is definitely one of the highlights to visit from this archipelago. The island is characterized by rich fauna and flora with the most beautiful asset being the clear sea. Here you can still find real wild nature.
One of the most beautiful uninhabited islands in this list are the Mamanuca Islands. These islands are located in the South Pacific and are part of Fiji. Despite being a (fairly) uninhabited island, it is still a tourist attraction. There are several accommodation options. You’ll get there by first flying to Nadi International Airport and taking a boat from there. We want to go there now!
These islands have something for you?
Have you been inspired by your next holiday? Would you like to go to a desert island? We thought it was a special experience when we visited a number of uninhabited islands in the Bahamas. Please let us know how you feel about it in the comments or on our Facebook page. Until then!