Imagine a morning when you wake up only to find yourself on one of the uninhabited Islands. How would you react? The way Chuck Noland, the great survivor, of Cast Away reacted or managed to come out of it or we will have another Christopher Columbus discovering a new nation? Sounds adventurous! But how on earth can there be any uninhabited place? Past few decades have seen a tremendous increase in human population occupying each and every bit of land for making it their abode.
However, our beautiful earth managed to maintain the beauty of some untouched and unexplored Islands. Everything that the nature encompasses of, has a beauty of its own and it solely depends on human eyes how they perceive it. Visiting these Uninhabited islands you can either wonder as to why people don’t find this paradise suitable to live in or you might feel uncomfortable with the different environment. Here, is a list of some awe-inspiring but uninhabited Islands:
Jaco Island- Your trip to East Timor would be incomplete if you don’t visit its Jaco Island. The charm of the Island is such that you will be suggested to visit Jaco every now and then by whosoever you meet there. The pristine Island is considered sacred by the Timorese and this is probably the actual reason as to why it is uninhabited. People there want to maintain the sanctity of the place by keeping this untouched, free from any human intervention. However, among tourists it is known for its sandy beaches, beautiful turquoise water and different kind of beautiful fishes. The land has to be protected since it falls into East Timor’s National park named Nino konis Santana.
Clipperton Island- The Island is located at the South of Mexico. The coral atoll was once an inhabited island but because of the Mexican Civil war and the World war 2, the land stopped getting its basic requirements thus, was abandoned by the natives completely. The Island is now visited occasionally for mining, research and fishing but with the permission of French government. The most interesting thing about the island is that it is named after a pirate called John Clipperton who made the Island his hideout. The land is known for its freshwater and eutrophic lagoon.
Mu ko Aug Thang- The Gulf of Thailand is indeed famous for its varied cuisines but apart from this, it is also famous for its “group of islands”. It’s an archipelago of more than 40 Islands of different sizes and shapes. Phaluai, Wua Talap, Mae Ko, Wua Chio, Samsao are some of its famous Islands. These islands are famous for their beautiful caves, white sand beaches, thick forests and rock formations.
Cocos Island- Valued by the Scuba divers the Island is also known for its rich marine fauna like hammerhead sharks, dolphins and also for its volcanic tunnels. Famous as a treasure hunting site the Island is located off the Costa Rican coast. But, don’t forget to take permission from the Costa Rican government before visiting the Island.
Phoenix Islands- Considered as world’s largest marine protected island, it is an archipelago of around eight atolls. The undisturbed ecosystem of the Islands harbor a vast population of marine fauna and flora. The healthy evolution of this population proves that it is actually the human intervention that has led to the extinction of many species of flora and fauna.
Adabra Island- World’s most giant tortoise family welcomes you on Adabra Island. The extremely isolated Island is considered as one of the largest coral atoll of the world. Because of its inaccessibility, it is still undisturbed by human interference. This World heritage site is visited mainly by naturalists and scientists. Enclosing a shallow lagoon, the whole island is surrounded by a beautiful reef. Its lack of fresh water seems to be the only reason of it being a beautiful but uninhabited place.
Mamanuca Island- A group of around 20 beautiful island wants to be explored by you. The volcanic archipelago has islands like Bounty, Malol and Treasure. These islands have got beautiful beaches and lagoons that make them a popular tourist place. A great number of the species of fish reign over the waters of these islands. A part of this island was starred in the movie Cast Away!
Tetepare Island- Once a land of human traverse, now the land is completely uninhabited. It is now considered for its archaeological value and also for the great species of flora and fauna that the island shelters. The pristine land is completely surrounded by rain-forest. The remnants of the extinct settlement can be found in the form of burial shrines present here. The reason as to why people deserted the land of wonder is still unknown.
The list of these islands is just an example to acknowledge that there are many such marvels in the lap of nature that are still to be explored. We should try to hunt some time out of our busy schedules and come out from under our rocks to know more about the planet we inhabit. I truly believe that there are some natural bodies that need to be entirely untouched for the sake of maintaining their beauty. However, that does not mean we should let them lie hidden instead try to glorify them in all possible manner. But heyii! You have not answered me so far how would you react if got stuck on any of these uninhabited islands??