Sometimes popular mainstream destinations are just killing the adventurous vibe in people. That’s why we recommend you step off the mainstream train and dive into the world of remote places on the map of the world. From tiny idyllic villages to beautiful islands full of pristine white beaches – you will love the feeling of being the first one to discover these wonders.
Ditch the technology and packed holiday destinations for peaceful, off the grid hidden gems of our world. Dare to step where no tourist’s foot has stepped, go off-the-beaten-track and enjoy the perfect holiday in the most beautiful, unspoiled destinations.
- Travel Destinations from Around the World
Discover some of the Earth’s most surreal places that will make you feel like you’re in another world. If traveling and discovering new places is something you love, then we recommend you check out this list of stunning undiscovered spots from around the world.
Starting off with one of the rare places where you’ll find everything from history, wilderness, rocky mountains to sandy beaches and spectacular food.
Lying just 240km off the south coast of Australia is the island with brutal past and brilliant landscapes – Tasmania. If you are truly seeking something new and unspoiled then Tasmania is the right place for you.
Tasmania’s capital city of Hobart is the home of some of the most phenomenal art galleries and museums such as MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art) and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
60 kilometers south of the capital you will find Port Arthur. In this village you can learn all about the brutal history of the island once known as Van Diemen’s Land – once a British penal colony. Port Arthur is a picturesque coastal village and at the same time a home to most notorious penitentiary buildings. Today, there are no prisoners or guards, only buildings that stand as witnesses to those terrible times.
Leaving the dark and bloody past aside, Tasmania is no less than a paradise on earth. It has many beautiful mountains such as the Cradle Mountains and dream-like white sand beaches. Because of this Tasmania is ideal for road trips. Tasmania trip should take from 4 to 6 days to see and enjoy every single corner of this beautiful island.
When mentioning Tasmania, we must not forget the food. Apart from the world’s cleanest air, Tasmania offers worlds freshest oysters and local Tasmanian produce. You won’t make a mistake if you decide to go on a gourmet food tour.
So, if you decide to go-off-the-grid, Tasmania should be number one on your list.
Skellig Michael, Ireland
If you don’t mind the rain and rocky landscape, then you will love exploring Skellig Michael. This Irish island, named after Archangel Michael, was surely a revelation presented to us by the Star Wars movie. Skellig Michael is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list and rightfully so. Skellig Michael contains three landing points variously used by monks depending on the weather conditions and today the island receives an average of 11,000 visitors per year. To protect the site, the Office of Public Works limits the number of visitors to 180 per day, so that means you have to be patient enough to visit it. This Irish gem is an excellent challenge for all of you looking for something new and exciting.
From one side of the world to another, we keep discovering new/old hidden gems. It’s no different when it comes to this South American land of extremes. We know it exists, but its unspoiled nature and landscapes are still quite elusive to us. Patagonia, sometimes known as the final frontier, offers so much due to the vast portion of land that it covers (both Argentina and Chile = 487,000 km²). This mystical South American steppe has many hills, planes, and river valleys. The diverse animal life of Patagonia will surprise you, including many of the endangered species that live there such as South Andean deer. If you are into off-the-radar vacations, Patagonia is, without a doubt, the ideal place for you.
North Island, NZ
Active volcanos, pristine beaches, and breathtaking landscapes? New Zealand’s North Island has it all. If Patagonia is the final frontier, then North Island is the end of the world for sure. The beauties of New Zealand are somewhat familiar to us, but it’s North Island that’s been keeping a secret to us.
Natural beauties that include white-sand beaches, lush forests and beautiful bay of islands is just a part of what North Island has to offer. Vibrant cities that combine cultural heritage and history, coastal lifestyle and incredible food. Visiting North Island will be an experience you won’t ever forget. You will get the opportunity to experience, first hand, Maori culture, and history as North Island is the birthplace of New Zealand.
Suffice to say that North Island is an ideal holiday destination for anyone – no matter the age!
São Tomé & Príncipe
Another island on our list of unspoiled places and for a very good reason. If you want to visit a place very little people have heard of then this beautiful African island nation of São Tomé & Príncipe is the ideal place for you.
São Tomé and Príncipe are two tropical islands in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Gabon. And it’s no wonder the nickname of this island nation is Africa’s Eden – because that’s exactly what it is. Unbelievable landscapes, natural wonders, and jungles will make you feel like you are in heaven. There is so much to be seen and done in Africa’s Eden.
This second smallest country in Africa is home to cocoa, coffee and sugar plantations that will transport you to another time. You will be able to see the artifacts from the colonial period and learn about the difficult lives of slaves on these same plantations.
Our warm recommendation is not to overlook this small charming island nation.
Compiling this list of 5 unspoiled destinations was a struggle, to say the least. Not because there aren’t any places like this all around the world, but because there are way too many. Our glorious planet is full of hidden gems that are ready to be discovered.
If you love traveling and discovering new untouched places, now is the time to be the first to uncover the beauties of places remote and hidden from the eyes of the world. Because there is no better feeling than being the first to lay your eyes upon something unseen by the others.