Undeveloped Islands to Keep an Eye On

You dream of most islands because of their beautiful beaches, relaxing resorts, and laid-back vibe. But others are fascinating because they offer few if any of those things—yet. Here are five undeveloped islands to keep an eye on in the future.

Photo: Forest & Kim Starr [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Forest & Kim Starr [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Kahoʻolawe: Though Hawaii is considered a bucket-list destination, few people have visited—or even heard of—all eight of its main islands. Barren Kaho’olawe is about to be brought back to life.

Photo: Veronidae [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Veronidae [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), via Wikimedia Commons
Aves Island: You may think you know all of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean, but few people have even heard of this rock near Montserrat and Dominica.

Photo: Elcèd77 at French Wikipedia (Transferred from fr.wikipedia to Commons.) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Elcèd77 at French Wikipedia (Transferred from fr.wikipedia to Commons.) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Kerkennah Islands: Seven islands off the coast of Tunisia are known for their sheltered bays and little villages, colorful boats and long-established fishing methods. Plus their simpler way of life.

Photo: franek2 (Tromelin) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: franek2 (Tromelin) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Tromelin Island: An island in the Indian Ocean keeps popping up in the news, but you’re more focused on its large sandbank, boobie nesting sites, and giant sea turtles than the investigation into a missing airplane.

Photo: onkwma.buzznet.com
Photo: onkwma.buzznet.com

Kamaran Island: The islands in the Red Sea are famous for their two moons. But until pirates, smugglers, and even worse leave the area alone, you’ll have to keep dreaming about visiting Yemen.

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