In the eyes of many aspiring vacationers, there’s one kind of vacation that’s the platonic ideal. We’re talking, of course, about the island vacation.
When one really needs to get away from it all and to escape the trials and tribulations of home, there’s really no substitute for really getting away from it all. When you’re on an island, you’re at the mercy of that island’s landscape, food and culture. There’s no escape! (Well, no escape if you don’t count the various excursions you can go on, from snorkeling to deep-sea fishing!)
But, here’s the thing about taking that island vacation. When you go through the travel brochure, you’re going to be looking at a lot of islands that everyone else already knows about. Because of this, when you show up on the island, you’re going to find yourself surrounded by other tourists, which is never a good thing.
For this reason, you may want to know about some of the world’s secret islands – places you can go that are a little off the beaten path. Now, you don’t need to do any research yourself, because we’ve already done it for you! Check out these stunning pictures of secret islands you need to visit.
1. Fernando de Noronha
This isn’t technically an island; instead it’s actually an archipelago of 21 small and beautiful islands.
2. Gorgeous Waters
The real highlight here are the waters, which pretty much encompass every shade of water you can imagine.
3. Dive Beneath
Unsurprisingly, those who visit this archipelago have found that it’s an ideal places for snorkeling and diving.
Given that this island is located right next to St. Martin, it’s no wonder that it’s flown under the radar.
This is a Caribbean destination to check out if you’re looking to get away from it all, as it’s largely undeveloped.
6. Look at the Beach
That’s an ideal thing, because it really allows you to appreciate the unrestrained beauty of the beaches there.
7. Pig Beach
Located in the Bahamas, you’ll have to travel a little bit if you want to reach this tiny and remote island.
8. The Water… Wow!
The real highlight of visiting this secret island is the water, which is as crystal clear as water can get.
9. What’s In a Name?
How did the island get its name, you might ask? Well, it has to do with the number of feral pigs who call this tiny island home.
This private island is a thing of beauty, and it’s part of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
11. Rubbing Elbows
The island is home to just over 100 private villas, one of which was owned by the late, great David Bowie.
12. A Pretty Penny
If you want to book a stay on this incredible island, you’ll have to pay a pretty penny to the Mustique Company, which oversees everything.
13. Marietas Island
Just off the Pacific Coast of Mexico is where you’ll find this picturesque island that may seem familiar.
14. The Hidden Beach
That’s because you’ve likely seen pictures of its stunning hidden beach in countless travel brochures.
15. Worth the Travel
In order to get out to the island, you’ll either need to swim from shore or take a very short boat ride. Whatever route you go, it’s worth it.
Off the shores of Mozambique is where you’ll find this largely unknown island that’s got plenty to show.
Aside from the one resort on the island, the landscape here has been almost entirely untouched by human hands.
18. Want to Stay?
If you want to check this island out, then you’ll have to book with Azura Retreats, which actually owns the island.
19. Big Corn Island
This island is one of the best-kept secrets in Nicaragua, but now that you know about it… Well, the secret’s out!
20. The Spirit
Largely undeveloped, this best-kept secret is a place where you can really get into the Caribbean spirit.