• Flickr/UniversityofDen

    Undiscovered Islands

    You may have to work a little harder to get to these undiscovered islands but the reward is deserted shores, fascinating culture, and the satisfaction of "discovering" an off-the-path escape.

  • Flickr/ktylerconk

    Undiscovered Islands - Anegada, British Virgin Islands

    The only coral island in the volcanic BVI chain and surrounded by the largest coral barrier reef in the Caribbean, Anegada is a haven for beach bums, fly-fishermen, and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

  • Flickr/Magganpice

    Undiscovered Islands - Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

    If you needed another reason to visit Halong Bay – often hailed as the world’s Eighth Wonder – the limestone outcropping that is Cat Ba Island is it.

  • Flickr/Shark Attac

    Undiscovered Islands - Fakarava, French Polynesia

    Fakarava is rich in natural fauna, offers pink-sand beaches, and is rife with rare aquatic life that includes loach, meru, and barracuda – not to mention hammerhead and tiger sharks.

  • Flickr/J

    Undiscovered Islands - Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec

    Remote, beautiful, and altogether unique, the stellar Iles de la Madeleine (or Magdalene Islands, in English), 130 miles off the coast of Quebec, are the ultimate off-the-path escape.

  • Flickr/Dieter Karner

    Undiscovered Islands - Ischia, Italy

    Though Ischia is predominantly green and mountainous, beach bums will have no trouble scoping out a stretch of sand on this volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

  • Flickr/UniversityofDen

    Undiscovered Islands - Lamu, Kenya

    Kenya’s oldest living settlement, Lamu boasts golden sands fronting the Indian Ocean, tiny villages, and a breezy, slow-moving pace of life.

  • Flickr/Bob Travis

    Undiscovered Islands - Monhegan Island, Maine

    Though artists have sought out this remote, car-free destination for over a century, Monhegan largely remains an undiscovered island.

  • Flickr/FabriceR

    Undiscovered Islands - Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe

    Terre-de-Haut is the most appealing of the isles off the coast of Guadeloupe, with its attractive beaches, mouth-watering Creole cuisine, and laid-back French-speaking locals.

  • Flickr/Chadica

    Undiscovered Islands - Vis, Croatia

    With its medieval villages, deserted beaches, ancient ruins, rambling olive groves, and the best vineyards in Dalmatia, Vis is poised to become the next "it spot" for sun and fun on the Adriatic.

  • Flickr/CTSnow

    Undiscovered Islands - Yap, Micronesia

    Having managed to escape most outside influences, like colonization and mass tourism, Yap's traditional way of life remains both authentic and distinct.

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