If you love to travel but prefer to escape to places less-known to the general public, then you’ve come to the right place. Here, we list 20 of the most beautiful, jaw-dropping, and hidden travel destinations around the globe.
So, grab your passport, and start planning your next vacation! First stop: a hidden, indigenous territory you won’t want to miss…
This small, remote 16-kilometer island is home to 10,500 people. Honestly, it’s so remote that most people have never heard of it until the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited in 2012. So, if you’re looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, consider visiting Tuvalu!
Interested in mountainous destinations? Keep reading…
With an area of 25,000,000 square kilometers and an average elevation of 14,800 feet, this plateau earned the nickname “roof of the world.” The Tibetan Plateau is so uninhibited that some people go as far as calling it the “third pole,” making it a rare vacation spot. If you do, however, choose to visit the Tibetan Plateau, make sure to arrange an organized tour.
If you like palm trees and sandy beaches, this next place is perfect…
Island life is a bit different in Kiribati, a country in Oceania. This island houses one of the largest marine-protected areas where visitors (if there are any) can explore coral atolls, which are ring-shaped coral reefs. This island is also known for its unique beach life and plethora of fishing opportunities.
Looking for a different type of island? This next place might pleasantly surprise you…
Lord Howe Island, Australia
Looking at an aerial view, it is pretty obvious why Lord Howe Island is unvisited. The best time to visit the island, though, is usually in June, July, or August, when the weather is at its sunniest. Expect to be immersed in wildlife of all kinds while you’re here.
Keeping up with a tropical theme, check out the following vacation spot…
Maya Bay, Thailand
Yes, this is THE beach that THE Leonardo DiCaprio made famous when he visited. Surrounding the blue bay are extremely high cliffs. Feel free to camp out on one of the inner beaches if you feel like catching some sun!
For more scenic beach scenes, check out this next spot…
Located in Central Africa, Equatorial Guinea is filled with colonial architecture, lush greeneries, and gorgeous views. It’s divided into six parts: the mainland and five volcanic islands. Locals enjoy spending time at the beach or going out to eat foods traditional to the land, including guinea fowl paella, fish with pumpkin seeds, and boiled plaintains.
As far as somewhere you can’t visit, check out the following…
Vale do Javari, Brazil
If you are looking to travel back in time, then Vale do Javari is the place for you. Home to indigenous tribes, this territory is far from modern, especially because most people living on this island do not know much about technology despite having other modern conveniences. So, get ready to put your phone away if you manage to book a trip here!
This next destination is filled with sunshine and blue waters…
North Sentinel Islands, India
These islands are being occupied by one of the fiercest tribes all over the world, so it’s actually impossible to visit them. Local government has quite literally banned anyone from entering the region, so plan to just enjoy these islands in pictures!
Yet another destination in Oceana, this next place will make your jaw drop with its beauty…
Marshall Islands, Oceana
With over 1,000 island and islets, it should not be a surprise that the Marshall Island fishermen are expert navigators. This group of islands also houses the world’s largest shark sanctuary, so if you’re afraid of sharks, steer clear! The volcanoes on these islands are rather remarkable, though, especially to travels who have a keen appreciation for nature.
Situated on the Indian Ocean and in East Africa, this group of 115 beautiful islands is a country often known as “the lonely planet.” This country holds the record of being the least-populated African state and is known for its beautiful beaches, mountains, and gorgeous wildlife.
Not too far away is yet another island country almost too beautiful for the human eye…
Northeast of New Zealand, Niue exists. It’s one of the world’s largest ring-shaped coral-reef nations. It’s also one of the smallest countries in the world, but its marine life is not to be undermined. If you visit Niue, make sure to check out coral-reef diving tours, especially if you enjoy swimming. It’s not to be missed!
As far as ruggedness goes, this next travel destination is ideal…
Cape Grim, Australia
Located in Tasmania, Australia, Cape Grim is extremely remote. Besides that, it also has such high-purity rainwater that it can be bottled and sold. Plus, it’s a great spot for people who enjoy cloudy weather the most.
Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and Principe is one of Africa’s least-visited nations. It’s what one would call a “lost tropical paradise.” It’s rich in oil, cocoa, coffee, and clear warm waters and is perfect for travelers who enjoy exploring rainforests and natural parks.
Ready to explore someplace colder? Check out this next spot…
Greenland Ice Sheet, Greenland
The Greenland Ice Sheet rarely accompanies visitors. It’s not completely inaccessible, but the conditions here are not too favorable. If you like freezing-cold temps and enjoy spending time around snow and ice, Greenland is the place for you! Otherwise, you might want to steer clear.
Madre De Dios, Peru
Madre de Dios is located at the borders of Brazil, Bolivia, and some Peruvian regions. It is also a place where tribes who do not want any contact with the outside world go. If you visit, plan day trips to nearby lakes, like Lago Sandoval.
The following is yet another chilly place to go…
There is no permanent population in Antarctica, and the only people wild enough to visit this continent are scientists. About 96 percent of the area is covered by ice, which can be repelling for most. Having said that, it’s home to a handful of bases where people can find spots to stay and restaurants to eat at. Just be sure to pack extra-warm clothing!
Want to go far east? Check out this next winter wonderland…
Sakha spans for about 1.2 million square miles and houses around a million people. The reason why tourists choose not to frequent this icy town is because of the extreme seasons, yet some people still enjoy being around these temperature drops. January temperatures go as low as -46°F (-43.5°C) and summer averages at 66°F (19°C)!
Keep clicking if you’d like to see yet another crazy destination spot…
The Northwest Passage, Arctic Canada
While some would say that crossing Arctic Canada’s Northwest Passage looks thrilling, travel experts would want those to think again. Crossing this geographic area is pretty dangerous due to the chunks of ice that are big enough to damage ships.
If you’re an animal lover, this next stop will surely impress you…
South Georgia Island
Penguin paradise, yes! Inaccessible, yes! South Georgia is an island stranded in the Atlantic Ocean. It has no airport and can only be accessible by boat, which is likely why its population is an estimated 32 people in summer and 16 people in winter.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska, USA
Looks incredible, doesn’t it? This national preserve is so big that it’s said to span at least six Yellowstone National Parks. Filled with volcanoes, forests, glaciers, and ponds, these areas are perfect for individuals looking to spend quality time among nature.