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Top 5: Hard to Reach Island Getaways (Totally Worth The Trouble)

by Eugenia Lazaris

Jul 28, 2019

You likely already know Bora Bora and Tahiti, but there are still a few hidden gems to discover in this treasure trove of tropical islands known as French Polynesia. © Itimages | Dreamstime.com

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An island getaway lets you leave your real-world troubles behind as you relax and unwind. Check out these amazing destinations that will teach you why the harder an island is to get to, the greater the reward.

Meganisi, Greece
Located in the Ionian Sea of Western Greece, you must first find your way to Lefkada, Meganisi’s much larger island neighbor. From Lefkada, you can catch a ferry to Meganisi where you’ll find a lush, green island with calm beaches and crystal clear waters. The island is just less than 9 square miles and has a short tourist season from June through August.

Petite Martinique, Grenadines
You can reach Petite Martinique from nearby Grenada by small plane or by ferry. This tiny island consists of 586 acres inhabited by less than 1,000 people. The locals are friendly and welcoming, the beaches are beautiful and local life is practically untouched by the modern world.

Getting to this remote island nation involves first getting to New Zealand. From there you will have to take one of the few flights that will take you the rest of the 1,500 miles to reach Niue where you will find white-sand beaches and a stunning coastline dotted with caves.

Togian Islands, Indonesia
These difficult-to-reach islands are known for their stunning beauty ,which makes up for the lengthy trip involved in getting there. The difficult trip is why few tourists visit compared to more well-known Indonesian locations like Bali, meaning you won’t have to compete for space on the beautiful beaches.

Easter Island, Chile
This island is increasingly popular, but it’s not that easy to get to. It should be on everyone’s bucket list because of its stunning moai statues. The best way to get there is by plane from Santiago, Chile.




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