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Updated by Tim Wander on Jul 28, 2022
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Remote Island vacations

If crowded islands are not your thing (I'm looking at you Hawaii), here are a few places you could go to to get lost. List your fave if you don't see it here!


Maldives has deep blue seas, turquoise reefs, white sandy beaches and palm trees. The Maldives lies in two rows of atolls in the Indian Ocean, just across the equator. The country is made up of 1,190 coral islands formed around 26 natural ring-like atolls, spread over 90,000 square kilometers.

Phu Quoc island

Crystal clear waters and beautiful view in Phu Quoc is the biggest island located in the south of Vietnam, specifically in Kien Giang province. This island is known as the "Pearl Island" or the "heaven of earth" because of its natural beauty as well as the very white ...

Santorini, Greece

Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades.


Lakshadweep, formerly the Laccadives, is a group of islands situated some 400 km off India's west coast in the Arabian sea. They are India's only coral atolls and geologically a part of the same chain as the Maldives.


The Galápagos archipelago is world-renowned for its unique and fearless wildlife- much of which was inspiration for Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. The islands are therefore very popular amongst natural historians, both professional and amateur


Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

Coral-ringed beaches, smouldering volcanoes and rainforest-covered mountains set the stage for unforgettable adventures, while traditional villages and tropical islands provide magnificent settings for a remote getaway.

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Caye Caulker

'No Shirt, No Shoes…No Problem.' You'll see this sign everywhere in Belize, but no place is it more apt than Caye Caulker. Indeed, nothing seems to be a problem on this tiny island, where dogs nap in the middle of the dirt road and suntanned cyclists pedal around them. The only traffic sign on the island instructs golf carts and bicycles to 'go slow,' a directive that is taken seriously.

Andaman Islands

Once known as Kalapani – Black Waters – for their role as a feared penal settlement, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are now a relaxed tropical island outpost that belongs to India but is geographically closer to Southeast Asia

Fuerteventura Canarie

Isole Canarie un paradiso tropicale in Europa.

Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa, politically part of Spain. At 1,660 square kilometers it is the second largest of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife




Bail, located off of Indonesia, is known as the "Island of the Gods" and is universally considered an exceptional vacation destination. Surrounded by coral reefs and white and black sand beaches, Bali is home to large national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and marine reserves with a wide diversity of lushes plant life.