A collection of far-flung islands around the world

For many, taking a retreat to a “remote island” means hopping on a ferry and sailing for a few hours to some quaint town filled with welcoming locals and modern amenities. But such places can’t be called “remote” in any real sense. Typically, “remote islands” are hundreds, even thousands of miles from the shores of any continent. The earth’s oceans are filled with far-flung isles, atolls, cays, reefs and volcanoes, though very few are lucky enough — or crazy — enough to visit them. Exploring these parts of the planet is a truly rewarding experience; it’s also a rare privilege. And it’s certainly not without its challenges.