Top 7 Uninhabited Islands around the World

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For the majority of us holiday goers, the perfect holiday surrounds lazing by a golden sandy beach hearing the waves’ crash against the sand and experiencing no distractions. Going to the “regular” tourist hotspots does not allow us to be subjected to what we really want because there are thousands of others with the same idea. In this guide, we will explore the 7 most beautiful uninhabited islands around the world.

The Uninhabited Islands of the Maldives

Uninhabited Islands of Maldives

Uninhabited Islands of Maldives

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The Maldives is a popular holiday “hotspot” for all different kinds of tourists; however, are you aware that there are roughly 1200 islands in the Maldives, 900 of which are not populated? The islands are often beautiful retreats and can be visited with ease. The Maldives wonder mean year round temperature of 27 °C is one of the main reasons why these uninhabited islands are the perfect destinations to visit.

San Juan Islands, United States

Cavern Point, Santa Cruz Island

Cavern Point, Santa Cruz Island

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Up in the North West of the United States lies around 400 wonderful islands known as the San Juan Islands. These islands are beautiful “hilly” retreats, 80% of which are not resided on. Currently, links to the islands are few and far between, but it is believed one day the islands could be connected making them accessible. However, currently they remain one of the most exhilarating sets of uninhabited islands in the United States.

The Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands

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The Virgin islands are co-owned by both Britain and the United States. The majority of the British Virgin Islands are not inhabited, and this has made them wonderful retreats. The British Virgin Islands are known for their long golden sandy beaches, fine climate and amazing deep blue seas. You can access the uninhabited islands with a regular ferry service, which runs from a variety of the main islands in the area.

The Uninhabited Islands, Scilly, United Kingdom

The Uninhabited Islands - Scilly - United Kingdom

The Uninhabited Islands - Scilly - United Kingdom

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On the South West cost of the United Kingdom lays a group of islands called the isles of Scilly. Here you can find the wonderfully named Uninhabited Islands. While maybe not your ideal destination in terms of beaches and weather, these series of isles were once habited, and the majority of them have wonderful Christian chapels or lighthouses, which are no longer in operation. The islands are run and maintained by a group of 15 employees, and they can be easily accessed by boat. If you are looking for a bit of history in your island than the isles of Scilly will be perfect for you.

The Islands of Fiji

The Islands of Fiji

The Islands of Fiji

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The republic of the Fiji Islands is well known for being in an area where small and quaint uninhabitable islands are common. Fiji covers about 75,000 square miles but only 10% of it is land. Fiji has 322 islands and 522 islets (small islands) of which an astonishing 88% are uninhabited. Fiji is well known for its terrific links between its islands, which makes it a popular getaway for those wanting to explore something different. The majority of the Fijian islands are so small that they can be covered) in just a couple of minutes by foot. Even in the “cool” season (November – April) Fiji averages an astonishing 22 °C; however, beware that the islands experience one cyclone per annum (on average) and that about 33% of them are deemed “severe”.

Hawaii

Hana - Maui - Hawaiian Islands

Hana - Maui - Hawaiian Islands

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When we think about tropical islands, the first that comes to mind are the islands of Hawaii. With the forth longest beach line in the whole of the United States and scorching weather, which remains stable throughout the year (about 25 °C), many people consider these islands to be the ultimate luxury. There are roughly 100 islands in Hawaii, only 8 of which are considered to be “main” islands. This means that there are plenty of uninhabited, accessible and beautiful islands to be seen in America’s 50th state.

Tonga

Tonga

Tonga

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The Kingdom of Tonga has 176 islands of which just shy of 30% are populated. Tonga is spread over 270,000 square miles of the South Pacific Ocean. Like Fiji, Tonga has a cyclone season (November-April). On the other hand, temperatures around the year peak at 32 °C and usually do not go under 15 °C at night. The uninhabited islands of Tonga are some of the most beautiful that can be found in the world, and the people are considered by many to be the nicest that you will ever meet. All of these points make Tonga a wonderful tourist destination.

Our world is full of small yet beautiful uninhabited islands. The majority of these islands are considered safe and are just waiting for you to visit. The islands that have been documented above are just some of the finest islands in the world and ones that you should consider if visiting uninhabited islands is the main reason why you are going on holiday.

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