We have heard about a lot of places being cordoned off for human trespassing, but eventually, at some time they are opened up for tourism. But, these are some places which are not just barred for human visits, they have remained so secretive for all these years.
Here are a list of islands which has never set foot by human beings
- The Auckland Islands form an archipelago of the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands. Traces of a Polynesian settlement, possibly dating to the 13th century, have been found by archaeologists on Enderby Island. This is the most southerly settlement by Polynesians ever discovered. The uninhabited islands were rediscovered in 1806 by a whaling vessel, who found them deserted.
North Sentinel Island It is one of the Andaman Islands in Bay of Bengal, covers a area of roughly 28 sq km surrounding by coral reefs on all the direction It is inhabited by 50 and 400 Sentinelese (extremely protective of their isolation and apparently one of the last groups to resist contact with the modern world). In 1975, a national geographic film director was shot in the thigh for trying to attempt to make contact with them. Indian government stopped attempting contact with them in 1996.
- Beware snake island! Forbidden rock off the coast of Brazil is home to world’s deadliest serpent – and its venom MELTS human flesh
- An island off the coast of Sao Paolo is home to the golden lancehead viper
- It is the only place the so-called ‘world’s deadliest snake’ is known to live
- Their venom is potent enough to kill people and melt human flesh
- Access to Ilha de Queimada Grande is banned by the Brazilian government
- In the past humans have been killed by its deadly inhabitants
Jaco Island, East Timor Occupying an area of just 11 sq km (4.2 sq mi), Jaco Island is a little-uninhabited island in East Timor. Mainly covered with tropical dry forest, the island is one of the country´s Bird Important Areas with numerous bird species living on it.
- Okunoshima Island lies off Japan’s coast and is overrun by rabbits, even though rabbits are not indigenous to the island. No human lives on Okunoshima Island because it was the site of a chemical weapons plant from 1929 to 1945 for the Japanese Imperial Army. The rabbits that now reside on the island are test animals set free when the Allied Occupation took the plant apart. Nobody admits to seeing any with two heads.
- Ball’s Pyramid is a 562 meter (1844 foot) high rock island located 20 km (13 miles) southeast of Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean. Ball’s Pyramid is the remnant of a volcano that formed about 7 million years ago. The first successful climb to the summit was made in 1965 by a team of Australian climbers. A year before, another team of rock climber rediscovered the Lord Howe Island stick insect thought to be extinct. It has been called “the rarest insect in the world”, as the rediscovered population consisted of fewer than 30 individuals.
- Located 56 km (35 mi) southwest of Antigua, Redonda is a small Caribbean island discovered and named by Columbus in 1493. It is home to many sea birds, and the island was an important source of guano before artificial fertilizers started to be mass-produced.
- Located south of Mexico and West of Guatemalo, Clipperton Island is a coral atoll that was used for mining guano. Because of the Mexican Civil War in 1914, the island’s residents were cut off from essential supplies, and after World War II, the atoll was abandoned completely.
- The largest island in the Bay of Bangkok, Ko Khram (also known as Ko Khram Yai) is a thickly wooded uninhabited island famous for its rocky cliffs and white sandy beaches that are designated as sea turtle conservation area.
- The Phoenix Islands are located in the Pacific and are actually a group of atolls and submerged coral reefs. Because of their isolated location, the islands have a wide array of undisturbed ecosystems, and the population of flora and fauna found here are virtually undisturbed by men. The islands constitute the world’s largest marine protected area.
- Cocos Island is located about 300 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This jungle-covered island is mostly uninhabited. Tourists are only allowed ashore with permission from the Costa Rican Park Rangers which are the only people who are allowed to live on the island. Cocos Island is popular as a dive destination but people also come here to go treasure hunting. Several hidden treasures are supposed to have been buried here by pirates in the 19th century including the Inca gold from Lima that was taken by pirate Benito Bonito.
- Situated on the Eastport Peninsula of Bonavista Bay near the community of Salvage, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, the Keats Island is a little uninhabited island and a popular kayaking area due the abundance of sea stacks and sea arches found around the island.