We live and work in a modern, frantic world where nearly everyone and everything is within easy reach. But how many of us would like to be able to slow down and relax? Our infographic looks at 9 of the world’s most amazing desert islands, perfect if you want to get away from a busy lifestyle and back to nature.
Little Corn Island is one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean, so much so that most Nicaraguans don’t know anything about it! Located about 45 miles east of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, Little Corn is only about 1.5 sq miles in size, but is bursting with character. This island is perfect for those who want to go diving, fishing, kayaking or snorkeling but is also a great place to relax and just chill out.
If you are looking for an island that you won’t have to share with anyone else, then Monuriki in the Pacific Ocean is the place to aim for. Famous for being used in Tom Hank’s film Cast Away, it is the definition of the beautiful secluded island. Before setting foot on this spectacular island or anchoring off its astoundingly white sandy beaches you are required to visit the village of Yanuya it is traditional to go to the village chief and ask permission to stay.
Film buffs will love Pitcairn Island, one of a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean that form a British Overseas Territory. This small island is inhabited by the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians (or Polynesians) who accompanied them. The wreckage of HMS Bounty can still be seen in the bay. Although the currency used on the island is New Zealand dollars, Queen Elizabeth ll is monarch of the island and it actually holds a UK postcode.