Far, Far, Far Away Islands

Do you envision a remote island when you dream of getting away from it all? If so, here are five far away places in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans to add to your wish list. Gorgeous beaches and endless sea views are included, of course.

Photo: Steve & Jem Copley [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Steve & Jem Copley [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Hot Water Beach: Dig a big hole in the sand, sit in a natural hot tub, and relax in bubble-filled water on the North Island of New Zealand.

Photo: Tourist Destinations
Photo: Tourist Destinations

Nukunonu: Feel like an islander when you attend Sunday Mass, watch swimming pigs forage for shellfish, and paddle a dugout canoe on Tokelau.

Photo: Tauʻolunga (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Tauʻolunga (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Lake Lalolalo: Hike through overgrown orchards, dense jungles, and rocky cliffs to find a lake in a volcanic crater on Wallis and Futuna.

Photo: Christopher Michel from San Francisco, USA (marshall islands) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Christopher Michel from San Francisco, USA (marshall islands) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Laura: Drive along palm-lined roads, pass a World War II memorial, and find a deserted beach on the Marshall Islands.

Photo: Cocos Keeling Island
Photo: Cocos Keeling Island

West Island: Walk to an uninhabited island at low tide, snorkel in a natural aquarium, and fall asleep in a hammock on the Cocos Islands.

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