This is island is often described as the most ‘alien looking place on earth’ due to its remarkably bizarre flora, much of which is found nowhere else on the planet. The island itself is one of the oldest, continually inhabited places on earth and as such has a wonderful, organic culture that is also remarkably friendly.
The island of Socotra is the largest of the eponymous four island archipelago at 3625km² and as such, is an island to be explored and savoured and it is reasonable to plan to spend a few weeks here.
There are so many things to see and do on the island that visitors will have plenty to choose from, but one of the most famous things to do is to visit the Halah Cave, a glorious underworld of stalactites and stalagmites which reaches hundreds of feet deep. The island is also suitable for those seeking to laze around on beaches, of which there are plenty and there is a great abundance of wild life in the surrounding seas and the waters are a famous place for whale spotting.
Accommodation on the island comes in the form of camping so it is a real wild holiday, but would you really want to stay in a plush hotel when you are in a true ‘lost world’?
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