Behind the beautiful paradise beaches and clear waters lurks danger . We have listed seven of the world ‘s most dangerous islands.
North Sentinel Island, Andaman Islands
North Sentinel is an isolated island in the archipelago of Andaman Sea outside India. Population is perhaps the last tribe of people on earth who have no contact with the outside world. Visitors are greeted with spears and arrows. Outsiders haven´t managed to set a foot on the island. Two fishermen who fell asleep on their boat were killed when they sailed ashore on the island in 2006, and aid from the West after the tsunami in 2004 was chased away. It is not clear how many people live on the island, ranging from around 50 to 400.
Reunion Island, Indian Ocean
Here it´s not the island itself that is dangerous but the water around it. Here swims namely the unusual number of sharks. The last thread Reunion has suffered twelve shark attacks , and since 2013, it is forbidden to surf around the island.
Ramree Island, Myanmar
It is known as the largest animal disaster affecting people which took place here during the World War II when British and Japanese forces were battling on the island. When the British won and the Japanese tried to escape through the island’s swamp, 400 soldiers became a food for the island’s main population – salt water crocodiles. Ramree Island is located off the Burmese coast.
Ilha de Queimada Grande, Brazil
Ilha de Queimada Grande is a small island off the coast of Brazil and is better known as Snake Island. Reason: the island is completely covered by venomous snakes. Brazilian Navy has banned anyone to visit the island.
Miyake – jima
Miyake – jima is a small Japanese island where the active volcano Mount Oyama´s recent eruptions lasted for four years (2000-2004 ). The outbreak from the volcano spotted out toxic sulphur vapours. When these reach a certain level, an alarm will sound across the island and all inhabitants will have to take on a gas mask.
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
Bikini atoll is located in the Pacific Ocean and belongs to the Marshall Islands. In 1946 the entire population was evacuated to the neighbouring island Rongrik atoll since the United States would carry out nuclear tests. Until 1958, 23 test explosions were conducted, including the first hydrogen bomb. Reduction of radioactivity after couple of years made many to return to the island in 198 , but it was not really as safe as everyone thought. Much of the island’s vegetation was still contaminated and locally produced food is not recommended.
Saba Island, Carribean
Saba Island has an unfortunate geographical location, right on the way of the Earth’s worst and harshest winds. The island has been hit by more hurricanes than any other island in the past 100 years.