Corfu Island in Greece. Picture: Youtube

Even though we may not know the names of them, there are over 200 islands around the world that are undiscovered, uninhabitable or privately owned.

Their beauty is shared with visitors and guests from around the world who desire an escape for the generic or extremely popular islands that are visited often.

Here’s a list of 4 islands that should be on your list of destinations to visit.

Glover’s Reef Atoll

Glover's Reef Atoll in the Caribbean. Picture: Supplied

Located where the North American plate meets the Caribbean plate, this 3.64 hectares island is surrounded by Glover’s Reef, which is a 145 square km stretch of reef that is made up of 700 individual patch reefs in a lagoon that is surrounded by 80.5 km of sheer drop-off.

In layman’s terms, it’s a very small reef that surrounds a small island.

The white sand and coconut lined island is open to visitors, but only at a small number at a time, due to the sheer size of the physical island.

There are camping and cabin options on the island and endless diving and snorkeling opportunities.

Bat Islands

A bull shark in the Pacific Ocean surrounding Bats Islands. Picture: Supplied

Although you not likely to actually interact with a lot of bats (because they’re nocturnal and all) Bats Islands or Islas Islas Murciélagos in Spanish, is one of the premier dive destinations in Costa Rica, especially for thrill-seeking intermediate and advanced divers who dare to dive with bull sharks.

The islands are part of a marine protected portion of the Santa Rosa National Park, and during certain times of the year, offers the best diving experiences off the islands.

While the islands are famous for their bats and a  large population of bull sharks, the islands are also home to stingrays, manta rays and huge schools of tropical fish.

A boat ride to and from the Bat Islands gives visitors a great view of the marine life on offer in Santa Rosa National Park - like pilot whales, dolphins, bull sharks, jumping stingrays, sea turtles, and humpback whales.

Corfu Island

The Old Town on Corfu Island, Greece. Picture: Supplied

Part of the Ionian islands in Greece, Corfu Island is the white sand and serene paradise that most people would seek when looking for an island that is not too populated.

Located on the north-western edge of Greece, Corfu Island (also known as Kerkyra in Greek) has over 3000 years of history attached to it, which is seen through its old buildings Greek lore.

The island is commonly known among Greeks as Drepanon or Scheria, because of the island being formed in the shape of a sickle.

For most visitors, the entrance to the island is the newly renovated international airport Ioannis Capodistrias, although the ferries from Italian ports are also extremely busy.


The Balearic island of Formentera. Picture: Trip Advisor

If you’re traveling to the island of Formentera, then you are going to the Southern part of Spain, where the Balearic islands are located.

While Ibiza is the most famous of the Balearic islands, Formentera is quite popular on its own - having been known for its white sandy beaches and simple island life.

From the port town of La Savina (where the ferries come in) to the uninhabited beach islet of Espalmador (which is the dot on the exclamation point of Illetes), the island is the type of destination for those who enjoy peace and relaxation after a nice lunch.

Also, during the summer season in Europe (July-August) expect a lot of big yachts, small yachts, Italian yachts and German yachts, wooden yachts, and yachts with helipads.

Formentera basically becomes the place where yachts are anchored, but I’m sure you’ll still have a grand time regardless of how many yachts there are.