Would you like to see the last remnants of the British Empire? All you have to do is book a trip to Pitcairn Island. With its mild temperatures and lush green landscapes, tourists just can’t get enough. This country is home to the descendants of Bounty mutineers and is Britain’s last oversea territory in the Pacific. It is home to the rare Galapagos giant tortoise and various bird species. Fishing enthusiasts will have it made on the shores of this island and can take their catch home for dinner. Visitors can enjoy woodcarving with the locals and examine the beautiful flora and fauna of the area.
Found in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean Pitcairn Island is one of the most remote locations on the planet. Nine of the mutineers and 11 female Tahitian companions landed on the uninhabited island, burnt their ship in what is now called Bounty Bay and set up residence further inland. Accommodation is predominantly home stays, as there are no plush hotels here. Alternatively, if you get in quick enough, there is one three bedroom chalet available.
The island itself is a rugged paradise. There are many fun adventures to be had whilst scuba diving, climbing into Fletcher Christian’s Cave and visiting The Bounty Museum to learn the true story of what actually happened in the famous tale. Still technically part of the British Empire, the island is actually part of a small archipelago composed of three other uninhabited islands; Henderson, Ducie and Oeno. These islands can be easily visited by boat and are interesting places to walk around and get a sense of the absolute isolation. Bear in mind, legally you must have enough money to cover you for the duration of a stay of a number of weeks, unless you bring your own boat.
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