5 most remote islands around the world

There are still islands in the world that very few people visit, even in the twenty-first century. These remote islands are wonderful for vacations, but they are quite hard to get to and provide certain kinds of peacefulness.

Here are 5 most remote islands around the world


1. Tristan da Cunha

It takes over a week to travel by boat from South Africa to this remote island in the South Atlantic. There are just about 250 people that live there, making it one of the most isolated places on Earth.

2. The Kerguelen Islands

The Kerguelen Islands are a series of windswept Indian Ocean islands covered with glaciers, mountains, rocky outcrops and wide plains of tussock grasses and mosses. The Kerguelen Islands, with daily average temperatures ranging from 2.1 to 8.2 ⁰C (35.8 to 46.8 ⁰F), are not ideal for human settlement. However, the islands offer a home for seals, albatrosses, terns and four species of penguins.

3. Easter Island

One of the world’s most isolated inhabited islands, Easter Island is located in the Pacific Ocean. It is well-known for the massive stone statues known as moai. These statues are quite old, and no one knows exactly how they got there. Easter Island is thousands of kilometres from the nearest land, Chile.

4. Pitcairn Island

The only inhabited island in the British overseas territory of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno islands, this small volcanic island in the South Pacific is most renowned for being the haven of the British ship HMS Bounty’s mutineers, who made their home there in 1790

5. Pitcairn Island

One of the world’s most remote inhabited islands, Pitcairn Island is located in the southern Pacific Ocean. The only way to get there is by boat, and the population is limited to a few dozen individuals.  The island is surrounded by massive cliffs and a clean environment, making it a pleasant and tranquil destination to explore.