5 Places In The World That Are Off Beat For Tourists
By: Pinki Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:57 PM
In all that time spent daydreaming about your next vacation, it's unlikely that any of these locations would have ever crossed your mind.And with good reason. Some destinations around the world simply do not lend themselves to tourists - whether it's a remote island where an indigenous population attempts to kill anyone who stops on their island or an impressive 35,000-volume secret library belonging to the Pope himself.
* North Sentinel Island, Andaman Islands
Located in the Bay of Bengal, the North Sentinel Island is a remote, mostly-forested destination best known for its famous inhabitants.The Sentinelese are a small tribe, who have been living on the island, firmly isolated from the rest of the world, for more than 60,000 years.
* Niihau, Hawaii
This gorgeous island may be home to some rare and endangered regional species, such as Hawaiian ducks, Hawaiian coots and Hawaiian monk seals, but good luck getting there.Situated just southwest of Kauai, the 180 square kilometre island was first purchased by Elizabeth Sinclair in 1864, who has since passed it along to her descendants: the Robinson family.The island's estimated 130 indigenous residents, however, live there rent-free and without roads or telephone service.
* White’s Gentlemen’s Club, London
It's one of the most exclusive members only clubs in the world and you'll need to be one serious VIP to get through the door.Members include Prince William, his father Prince Charles, and Conrad Black. (Prime Minister David Cameron was formerly a member for 15 years, but resigned in 2008).Although there are no overnight accomodations, facilities on-site include a private dining room, with a menu that revolves around British game meats, and a billiards room.
* Albatross Island, Tasmania
Bird-watchers and nature-lovers alike would likely seize the (very rare) opportunity to see some of the beautiful species that call this island home.While albatrosses are the main attraction, little penguins and Australian and New Zealand fur seals can also be spotted.However, the island, located in Tasmania, Australia, is a private nature reserve and the public is not permitted access.
* Bouvet Island, Norway
This uninhabited volcanic island is considered to be one of the most remote in the world, right in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean.Just 49 square kilometres in total, 93 per cent of Bouvet is covered by a stunning glacier - and in the middle of the island, the inactive volcano crater is filled with glistening ice. In 2014, the Norwegian Polar Institute designed and sent a new research station to Bouvet, which can house six people for periods of two to four months.