Many good movies and novels were inspired by the idea of being stranded on an uninhabited island. For instance, the famous TV series “Lost” and the movie “Cast Away” were created based on this idea. However, one of the first deserted island stories was Daniel Defoe’s novel “Robinson Crusoe”, published in 1719. His novel was inspired from a real-life story. A Scottish sailor, named Alexander Selkirk, spend over four years as a castaway on an uninhabited island. “Mas a Tierra” the island that Defoe mentions in his novel was renamed in 1966 to Robinson Crusoe Island and is no longer uninhabited. Over 700 people are living on this island and contains modern day convenience, airstrip and internet connection.
There are still some uninhabited islands in the world that will help the visitor discover a world close to the one presented in such novels. Below you can discover three of them.
1. Rock Islands
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The Rock Islands are mostly uninhabited and are well-known for the spectacular beaches, peculiar shapes of islands and the blue lagoon. These islands are ancient relics of carol reefs that surfaced to form the 280-300 islands in Palau’s Southern Lagoon. This place is also home to the Jellyfish Lake, an impressing jellyfish lake with very weak stingers. However, snorkelers can safely swim in this lake.
2. Ball’s Pyramid
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Ball’s Pyramid is situated 20 km southeast of Lord Howe Island, in the Pacific Ocean. This high rock island has 562 meters and is a remnant of a volcano that was formed about 6 million years ago. Ball’s Pyramid was climbed to the summit by a team of Australian climbers in 1965. A few years after, another team of rock climbers rediscovered here an interesting insect, known as the Lord Howe Islands stick insect. This insect has been declared “the rarest insect in the world”
3. Mu Ko Ang Thong
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This place is a wonderful archipelago formed of about 38 islands, in the Gulf of Thailand. “Mu Ko” means a group of islands and “Ang Thong” is translated as bowl of gold. Most of these beautiful islands are covered with bizarre rock formations, tropical forests and dramatic rock cliffs. All of these islands are uninhabited and are home to beautiful white sand beaches.
Uninhabited islands are great places where you can go relax and enjoy the wonders of nature. Have you spent your vacation on an uninhabited island?
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