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Paradise islands that almost nobody has visited, still

There are popular and typical destinations, islands with paradisiacal beaches to which everyone has gone … or at least dreams of doing so. But on our big blue planet there are still beautiful holiday destinations that you may have never heard of. Keep reading and discover the some islands that will leave you speechless. Vanuatu This island nation located in the South Pacific comprises no less than 83 islands, where little more than 250,000 inhabitants live. Thanks to its limestone floor and its volcanic origin, many of the islands have beautiful “blue holes” that have become a magnet for diving enthusiasts in turquoise waters. One of the best known is the “blue hole” of Nanda on the island of Santo. Despite being a relatively unknown place, Vanuatu has a lot to offer: active volcanoes (one of the most famous is on the island of Tanna), cultural and sporting events, festivals and many places to practice immersion among which there are remains of several shipwrecks. And, not to forget its crystal clear waters and the white sandy beaches with palm trees. Cook Islands The Cook Islands, also located in the South Pacific, are probably one of the most famous islands on this list of little-known islands. Composed of a total of 15 and with a total population of 20,000 people, each island has a unique style. The island of Aitutaki, for example, is known as the “Honeymoon Island” and Atiu has the nickname “Enuamanu”, which could be translated as “Land of Birds”.  Paradise is in the Cook Islands. Kiribati The idyllic Republic of Kiribati, with about 100,000 inhabitants, is in the Pacific Ocean and is one of the least visited countries in the world. Perhaps for being in a remote place and lacking good connections. If you dare to venture, you will be rewarded with a dream experience. In the 33 islands of Kiribati (of which only 21 are inhabited and all have their own culture) there are many places of tourist interest and if you like surfing or diving you will be in luck. One of the things that stands out most about this island state is that they have managed to preserve their culture very well and have not (yet) been invaded by mass tourism. An ideal place to recharge batteries! Solomon Islands Right next to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands has about 500,000 inhabitants, spread across many islands. If you go through the area, take advantage of exploring Kiribati, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, which are not too far away. If you go on vacation to the Solomon Islands you can look up and enjoy a horizon of azure blue waters, white sand beaches and palm groves that sway in the wind. Everything is possible here, so don’t miss them. Tuvalu With about 2,000 visitors a year, this island state often sneaks into the lists of least visited countries in the world every year. Although there are few tourists around here, the nine Tuvalu atolls offer all kinds of attractions, from water sports to traditional dance classes. The locals have created a relaxed and comfortable environment in which haste does not take place. Something that contrasts with the threat that the islands of Tuvalu face in the face of the inexorable rise in sea level. If you really want to immerse yourself in another culture and you don’t feel like going to a more remote place, Tuvalu will love you. Sao Tome and Principe The second smallest African country, after the Seychelles, is about 250 kilometers west of the coast of Gabon. Sao Tome and Principe was historically connected with Portugal and is still a good place for a holiday under the shade of a palm tree on the beach. When you get tired of roasting yourself in the sun you can always take a walk through the colorful capital full of museums, galleries, delicious food and smiles. This archipelago is also known as “the chocolate islands” since the early twentieth century because Sao Tome was the largest producer of this dark delight at the time. Still today you can see the process of making the sweet delicacy. Dominica This small island country should not be confused with the Dominican Republic, although both have beautiful beaches. In Dominica there are barely 70,000 lucky people who have the great luck of waking up every day in front of its lush landscapes. The green island is ideal to explore it calmly and discover step by step its celestial waterfalls, its lush vegetation, its volcanoes and small cities full of life and entertainment. If hiking is not your thing, do not worry. The list of activities to do in Dominica is long and goes from the descent of ravines to the descent by river boat. Palau Right next to the Federated States of Micronesia is the magical Palau with its myriad islands. Here the colors acquire a new level of intensity and you can enjoy shades of intense green and deep blue that will make you feel as if you were in paradise. Visit beautiful waterfalls, dive in its colorful underwater world or explore its curious coastline by kayak. Simply beautiful! Carmen Caballero is Founder of Exotik Traveler. Exotik Traveler is a luxury travel design and consultancy firm which creates unique experiences for luxury travelers, tailored to their needs. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

Carmen Caballero

Carmen Caballero is the founder and luxury travel consultant behind Exotik Traveler, a luxury travel design and consultancy firm which creates unique experiences for luxury travelers, tailored to their needs. Globally-based in Madrid, Spain, and about 7 years of hard work developing her company, Carmen has worldwide loyal clients and is grateful to have a growing clientele that proudly recommend her services and repeat. Carmen focuses on the design of luxury travel experiences around the world, maintaining high quality standards for demanding worldwide customers and servicing above their expectations. Carmen has traveled notably, and currently continues her way with over 315 luxury hotels and over 38 countries, and continues to follow her passion which is to travel, and curate luxury experiences for her clients. Moreover, with over 70.000 followers in Instagram, Carmen helps some businesses in the luxury travel industry enhance their social media exposure. Her personal experience has taught her how to grow clientele in social media, conscious of how important brand image and first impression are in social media channels. Carmen knows in depth the needs and demands of the luxury travel industry and of high-demand clients.

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  1. The longer I travel, the more I realize just how many islands there are to visit on the planet. I can barely imagine what it takes to even get to some of these places. I’d say you would have to be pretty dedicated to getting to some of these spots. Still, I think Dominica is pretty accessible. I wonder if there are any books on strictly island travel around the world?

    1. The book idea is interesting. Are you thinking of a book telling the story of travelling around the world via islands? Or are you thinking of a glossy coffee table production devoted to maybe the world’s most photogenic islands?

  2. I think the whole expression of ‘it’s a small world’ is pretty untrue when you consider the scale of it and the various smaller, less travelled destinations like these. I love the waters in that picture of Vanuatu, picture perfect. Hard to think these kinds of places exist, like they’re too good to be true. Kiribati is an interesting one considering it’s made up of 33 islands each with their own culture. I wonder what those are like, how modern or not they may be. You’d need a more bespoke holiday to go to these which is why I’ve probably not come across many of them, I’ve just not been looking in the right places. I do find the appeal of slightly more remote, less travelled places quite tempting. Perhaps Tuvalu as it sounds very relaxed but not too remote, if that makes sense.

  3. There are some very tempting paradise islands amongst this listing. I can imagine that some of them can be quite difficult to get to. Then again, that’s part of the attraction. There are some of us around who like to travel rather than just be bussed from a charter flight. What’s that old saying – often it is better to travel than arrive.

    1. I agree!! The best places still remain unexplored ..a luxury travel advisor is perfect to help you arrange a fantastic trip and not miss anything worthy on the way!

  4. I am slightly familiar or have heard of these islands before as I collect stamps and most of these islands are on them. But I have always thought that a lot of people go here. Palau is especially interesting because of the lush green and beautil island cluster in that image. Also, it’s perfect for kayaking ang island hopping. And Cook Islands certainly tops my list for a romantic getaway (a beach actually, so this paradise is an option). I would plan every day of my vacation here just enjoying private beaches and islands and savoring delicious local food.

  5. One can never really travel enough. This world has so much to offer and the wonders of nature seem to be unfolding day by day. Hidden treasures like these make me realize that there is value in solitude. Visiting less popular destinations has been part of my travel plans, of course, interspersed with all the touristy places, and will always make it a point to highlight them in my social media. It is very gratifying to hear some of the wonderful comments about these unknown places. Kind of like being the first to discover it, but not really.

  6. What a great idea for a piece. I would imagine that these places aren’t easy to reach but are really worth it when you finally arrive.

  7. Never mind a post on A Luxury Travel Blog this is such a great idea that it could inspire a glossy coffee table book. The images would certainly be very attractive. It could be a real winner!

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