Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Desert Islands - Part 1

Tired of the life in the city and the office hours?
Would you like to escape to a desert island far away from your boss and social commitments?
Well, here I'll show you some of the most beautiful inhabited islands in the world... just in case you are actually thing about it.


Chacachacare is an abandoned island in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The island was spotted by Christopher Columbus on his third New World voyage on 12 August 1498, and his fleet spent the night anchored in Monkey Harbour.

He named the island 'Port of Cats' because many wildcats lived on the island. The island later became a nuns quarters and a leper colony.

In 1942, 1,000 U.S. Marines were stationed on Chacachacare and built barracks on the island. The island was abandoned by the 1980s when the nuns left their quarters and when the last leper that was on the island died in 1984. The colony had been abandoned since.


Rawaki, or Phoenix Island, covers 65 hectares in area. Its lagoon is shallow and salty, with no connection to the ocean.

It does, however, have several freshwater pools, the only known freshwater wetlands in the Phoenix Islands. Treeless, Rawaki is covered with herbs and grasses, and provides another important landing site for migratory seabirds.

Worked for guano from 1859 to 1871, Rawaki was abandoned and no human use seems to have been made of it thereafter.


  1. Chacachacare looks very tempting. Plus it's situated near Trinidad and Tobago, place which is in top of my list of places to visit.

  2. Ahh this is so nice, would love to travel one day so I could see amazing places like this.

  3. That is a nice place. I would like to go there.

  4. id kill to have a house in these places. beautiful

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    1. There are many islands for sale.
      I've seen in the Internet prices as low as $50,000, and others above 1,000,000 dollars.

  8. WOW! Great post! i followed you, care to do the same? :)

  9. They look like the destinations where they filmed Lost!

  10. Awesome blog! Following!!/MemeDoctor