So you’ve found someone you can travel with; after sorting through hundreds of hopeless candidates, you happened across that one person who makes the adventure more… well, adventurous. Escape to one of these remote holiday destinations with your other half, and discover paradise as it should be: with no one else there but yourselves.
Easter Island, Chile
The most remote inhabited island in the world, everyone’s heard of it – but still, no one can be bothered to make the trek. Deserted in the middle of the southeastern Pacific Ocean, you’ll find peace of mind among the giant statue heads.
Kobuk Valley, Alaska
Bet you never expected to find sand dunes in Alaska. Isolated in the Arctic Circle and accessible only by foot, dogsled or snowmobile, it’s no wonder this place is the least visited of America’s national parks.
Faroe Islands, Denmark
Believed to have been discovered by Irish Monks at some point during the 8th century, this remote Danish territory boasts lush green mountains projecting from deep inlets of North Atlantic Ocean.
Masoala National Park, Madagascar
Escape like a pair of stowaways to this remote and inaccessible national park; visitors are advised to smuggle on cargo ships to reach the leafy green rainforest and coral reefs on the northeast coast of the island. Nothing says romance like adventure.
Fair Isle, Scotland
The most remote inhabited location in the UK, this desolate isle is famous for bird watching, shipwrecks, and an idiosyncratic style of knitting. With an estimated population of around 70, there’s a chance you won’t see anyone for days… sounds perfect, doesn’t it?
Officially the least visited destination in the world, and the smallest republic at only eight square miles, Nauru is an obscure island country in the South Pacific. You’ll need to catch a flight via the one airline that flies here and purchase a visa, but the sugar soft sands and crystalline waters will make it worth your while.
Global warming and rising sea levels threaten to engulf this island paradise, where the highest point is just over three meters above the Pacific Ocean. Escape to desolate beaches of golden sand and vivid coral reefs before they are lost forever.
Kiribati, Central Pacific
Yet another tropical paradise that appears to be sinking, most people haven’t even heard of this remote island nation. Wade barefoot through the lucid tropical shallows and you’ll feel like the only two people on earth.
Sakhalin Island, Russia
Outsider weren’t allowed in until 1990, which meant the beautiful coastline and desolate cliffs were protected from development. Still largely uninhabited, now is the time to visit this obscure Russian territory and meet the indigenous people that live there.
Fiordland, New Zealand
Remote, cavernous fjords dominate the landscape in this southwestern enclave, which has never been grounded with a permanent population. Here you’ll find some of the tallest waterfalls in the world and New Zealand’s deepest lakes, with no scar of human development to ruin it.
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