Islands are beautifully mysterious patches of land covered from water from all four sides. Some islands are habited while some are inhabited. Some are open for public while some are private property. Some are very well explored however; there are so many islands in the world which are yet to be discovered! There are different sizes of islands in the world. Some countries are located on different islands while some are so small that they barely have enough room for an average to small house.
- Just Room Enough Island/Hub Island
Just Room Enough Island or Hub Island is the world’s smallest island and is located in the Thousand Islands chain, New York, United States. The size of this island is around 3,300 square feet. This island was named Hub Island but after a family named Sizeland bought it, it was renamed accurately as Just Room Enough Island because it only has a house built over it.
- Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly
Bishop Rock is an island off the British Coast which is famous because of its lighthouse. The area it covers is about 8,000 square feet on low tide. This used to be the smallest island on earth before the Hub Island was recorded as the smallest one. The population on this island is said to be about 4 people.
- Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Benguerra Island is present in the Indian Ocean and is about 8.5 miles off of the coastal waters of Mozambique. Its size is 55 square kilometers and is located 14km offshore. The population on this island is around 1000 residents.
- Fox Island, Alaska
Fox Island is located at Resurrection Bay, off the seacoast of Seward in Alaska. The size of this island is 3.4 miles long and 2 miles wide. This island is mostly mountainous. It consists of 3 peaks along with the saddles between them.
- Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands
Sea Lion Island is presented in South Atlantic Ocean and about 300 miles from the coast of South America. It is an area of about 9 kilometer square. This island is very famous for its 5 different species of penguins.
- Caye Caulker, Belize
Caye Caulker Island is present in the Caribbean Sea and is about 20 miles from the coast of Belize. This funky yet laid back island has an area of about 5 miles only. This beauty has 3 sandy roads through which less than 1,500 residents who live on this island can get around on golf carts since there are no cars available.
- Yap, Micronesia
Yap Island is situated in the Pacific Ocean in the Federated States of Micronesia. The area covered by this island is around 100 kilometer square. This island is very famous for its giant manta rays but is very rarely photographed at the full charm and beauty it carries. It has less than about 1,200 permanent residents.
There are so many undiscovered islands around the world. Most of these tiny islands you must have never even heard of. Most of these islands are remote and you can either get to them via a ferry, a helicopter, a charter plane or a kayak but the trek to these peaceful places is always worth it! Our planet has so much potential, let’s keep all of these places as clean and natural as we can while we keep traveling and exploring! Happy traveling! 🙂