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1. Posted by 00deluxe00 (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Hello,
the subject of this new thread maybe isn't ideally suited, but it is what I am looking for basically.

I would like to ask, does exist on this Earth some place (I prefer island), where can human being spend a few months with no worries? It can sounds like utopia, but a I will try make it more clear.

I want to spend some time just with my own. The idea is very simple, some remote place, with food (plants, fish, etc) and water. For example, I know, in the Pacific ocean, there is more then 30,000 islands, most of them uninhabited (one reason is lack of fresh water but not in all cases). I think, there could be some place, where I could stay without paying much money (for visas etc.) but I didn't find information about this. What I found are articles as ''Six of the Most Remote Islands in the World'' (http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/08-12/six-most-remote-islands-world.html) - anyway, this Islands are cut off from others that transport is very difficult and in most cases, there is some comunity and person like me can't go there.

I prefer Indian or Atlantic ocean and warm climate.

If is here somebody, who can gimme useful information about what I mentioned, I will be very glad.

Best Regards 00deluxe00

2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 4y

Yes I know of places like that but they require money to survive since they are all private property.

3. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 4y

I'm surprised that Utrecht hasn't answered this post - he's traveled to some pretty remote locations in this world - see his Pitcairn blog

4. Posted by 00deluxe00 (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Thanks for response. to SamSalmon, doesn't mind, gimme more information if you can. to Daawgon - thanks for link, I would appreciate more information also.

have a nice day.

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 4y

Quoting Daawgon

I'm surprised that Utrecht hasn't answered this post - he's traveled to some pretty remote locations in this world - see his Pitcairn blog

Well, you are right about that Johnny, but most of my destinations have been to inhabited islands. Also, although once there it can be done without spending too much, it does cost something to get there in the first place. And remote islands which are uninhabited are difficult to get to, very expensive or almost impossible.
Somehow, I think the best way for this poster is to save some money to get to a relatively remote island and than arrange private transport to an uninhabited island not to far away. Unless he/she has his/her own yacht or other form of marine transport

6. Posted by 00deluxe00 (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

to Utrecht,
thanks for response.

We are not sure yet, but we chose India as the country where to fly and from there we will hire somebody to get us to some remote island. india is cheap country so it won't be high cost I think.
another subject is visa, on remote island we do not care at all, but we must to turn back someday, so we must make up some story or get back from different country.

have a nice day and again, I will appreciate more information/tips.

regards 00deluxe00

7. Posted by ab12pro (Budding Member 15 posts) 4y

My consideration would be Tahiti. Its really one of the most beautiful islands I've ever seen.

8. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 4y

Tahiti is one of the most developed places in all the South Pacific-literally a department of France.

9. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 4y

There are a few uninhabited islands left in the world, but most of them are in the Arctic or Antarctic zones. Palmyra, Johnson, Howland and Baker Atols, in the South Pacific, are US-owned, but uninhabited. From what I hear, the only way to reach them is by private yacht, though. And they are several days journey from any inhabited island.

One of the most remote, large uninhabited islands is Kerguelen, in the Southern Indian Ocean. It is a French possession, and only a few scientists live there. The island is over 6000 square kilometers. Terrible weather, though.

10. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 4y

Quoting madpoet

There are a few uninhabited islands left in the world, but most of them are in the Arctic or Antarctic zones. Palmyra, Johnson, Howland and Baker Atols, in the South Pacific, are US-owned, but uninhabited. From what I hear, the only way to reach them is by private yacht, though. And they are several days journey from any inhabited island.

One of the most remote, large uninhabited islands is Kerguelen, in the Southern Indian Ocean. It is a French possession, and only a few scientists live there. The island is over 6000 square kilometers. Terrible weather, though.

Actually, I guess there are more uninhabited islands than inhabited ones. No, not a guess, I am pretty sure of that;)
The US islands in the Pacific are mostly either impossible to visit because of military/naval activities or because they are totally protected and only can visit with permission from the US wildlife authorities or something. Anchoring is another nuisance, not because of permission only but because there are hardly any harbours whatsoever.

Like the thought about Kerguelen, I would really like to visit and there are several trips that combine Kerguelen, Crozet, Amsterdam and St Paul islands from Reunion withe Marion Dufresne ship that provides all the basics they need over there. Prices start at 5000 euro or 6500 dollars though;)