There are hundreds of thousands of islands found in lakes, rivers and oceans in countries around the world. While many are considered well known and popular for tourists, there are many other more remote and exotic islands which can also offer visitors a different kind of experience. From the Galapagos to Tahiti, come on an adventure with us to these far off island destinations and see what makes them unique from others in the world today.
Galapagos – Considered by many to be quite literally the trip of a lifetime, the Galapagos island may only be 2600 miles from the heart of America but in terms of uniqueness and all it represents to the world today, it is one of the remotest and special areas in the world. Actually a group of tiny islands situated just off the equator, these islands are famed for the ecologic diversity and beauty. Made famous by Darwin who used the unique creatures found here as his basis for evolution and adaptation, these 19 islands remain isolated, protected from the world and home to unique endemic species including the giant Galapagos Tortoises, finches and equatorial penguins.
Distance from the US: 2636 Miles
Unique Features: Nature and endemic species and Galapagos National Park.
Great Ways To See The Islands: Generally the best way to really experience these islands is to take a boat cruise rather than simply staying in a hotel as there are many islands to explore.
Tahitian Islands – The stuff that legends are made of, these exotic and incredibly far off islands are quite literally on the other side of the world. Part of French Polynesia, the Tahitian Islands offer the finest in luxury but thanks to its distant location, its offers plenty of space for you to explore without even seeing another person. Home to less than 200,000 residents and made up of a number of sparsely populated or uninhabited islands including Raiatea and Huahine, these islands can offer visitors the unique opportunity to pretend they are shipwrecked on some far off island.
Distance from the US: 5,125 Miles
Unique Features: Culturally well preserved and filled with uninhabited islands, these islands can truly give you a sense of the size the world is. Another unique feature of these islands are its black sand beaches.
Easter Island – An island steeped in legend, Easter Island is one of the most remote and infamous islands in the world today. Famous for its ancient Moai statues and its long history, the island was named a World Heritage site in 1995. Part of the country of Chile, its stands well over 1,000 miles from any other land. Once home to the Rapa Nui, the island now is one of legend and more questions than answers. Once virtually inaccessible, today, visitors can even enjoy fine accommodations ranging from small rooms to spacious 4.5 star hotel accommodations on this unique and remote island.
Distance from the US: 4,521 Miles
Unique Features: Moai, history, beaches.
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