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6 Remote Holiday Destinations Perfect For Avoiding Crowds

Updated on March 8, 2019

From perpetually frozen continents to the most desolate of islands, this list includes some of the most remote holiday destinations around the world. Often requiring complicated methods of transport and logistics, it is well worth it for the sense of peace and isolation that can be found. Ideal for anyone who wishes to escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world, here are the top 6 places to go to get away from it all.

Petit St Vincent, Caribbean

Lying south of the Grenadine Islands, this beautiful and peaceful island operates mainly as a luxury resort. The island was purchased in the 1960s with the sole intention of turning it into an isolated and exclusive resort; the island has no telephones, television or WiFi, which as you can imagine in this digital age, is off-putting to most. Which only means that those who do find themselves on Petit St. Vincent will find themselves in a paradise totally removed from civilization, with only the ceaseless pounding of the azure waves upon white sand beaches to break their concentration. With the famed Caribbean weather and delicious Caribbean food, this is a must visit location for all the isolationist travelers out there.


A cruise through the frigid, ice-berg littered waterways of Antartica can truly be a once in a lifetime experience. The world's frozen seventh continent is virtually un-inhabited and any traveler there will find themselves in a pristine, almost untouched environment that hasn't been marred by humans. If you can overlook the cold (even in summer) you will enjoy the exclusive views of some of the most impressive landscapes the world has to offer and, if you are lucky, catch glimpses of the many different species that call this frozen wasteland their home.

Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are rarely considered as a holiday destination, despite their relatively close location to the United Kingdom. But with a strong Nordic heritage that borrows from parts of the Icelandic, Scottish and Germanic cultures, the Faroe Islands are a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. With a rich history dating back hundreds of years, beautiful and dramatic scenery overlooking the powerful Atlantic, and full of wildlife - sheep, puffins, whales, seals - the Faroe Islands is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a few days.

Sakhalin Island, Russia

Most people outside of Russia have never heard of Sakhalin Island. It is the superpower's largest island, yet still Sakhalin remains largely uninhabited with just one town and a few small villages scattered around. Lying just north of Japan, Sakhalin has only been open to tourists since 1990, another factor that contributes to its isolation. This island is ideal for those looking for remote travel destinations, offering the opportunity to get away from everything and everyone and explore. With seldom seen mountains and tranquil, unexplored coastlines, Sakhalin could be the dream location you have never heard of.

Easter Island

Everyone has heard of Easter Island; it is arguably one of the most famous islands in the world, mostly for the large and mysterious Moai, the monolithic statues that lie half buried all over it. Well known by many but visited by only a scant few each year, Easter Island is an ideal getaway location.

With stunning landscapes and impressive views out into the surrounding ocean as well as a number of dramatic volcanoes rising into the sky, Easter Island offers the perfect opportunity to escape. There are a few inhabited areas and even a few local resorts, but I'm sure anyone reading this list will appreciate just how good exploring on one's own can be; and Easter Island can provide plenty of that. There are miles of scenic beaches and inland rambling to be taken in to those who visit this far-flung and enigmatic island.

Foula Island, Shetland Islands

Hardly anyone has heard of Foula. It is one of Britain's northernmost islands, and yet almost no one in the United Kingdom will recognize the name. Often described as 'the edge of the world' Foula plays host to some spectacular views of the choppy seas in addition to a rich cultural and historical heritage. Foula's residents are among some of the only people in the world who still celebrate Christmas on the 6th of January and New Year a week later, following the old Julian Calendar that was used before 1752.

Although Foula's shores can be hard to reach, and there is hardly any accommodation to speak of, the island does receive a few visitors each year, handfuls of people who come to take in the stark, primeval beauty of the place and to soak in the isolation afforded by its location.


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