Did you know that one in every ten people in the world lives on an island? This might seem less shocking once you consider that 200 million people live in Indonesia, and another 60 million live in Britain. There is even a word for a “craze or a strong attraction to islands” – islomania! Islands have many roles in cultures and literature, from places of paradise to the last refuge of pirates. Here are seven of the most amazing islands in the world, from the greatest and grandest to the most remote, mysterious and least populated.
One day I dream of doing the Great Island Mission.