Remote islands come with many new adventures, and it could be worth it for those who like a calmer lifestyle and lovers of nature. If you were wondering what it would be like to live on a remote island, or whether it is even possible, we discuss it in this article!
Remote islands have an interesting call to them, for whatever reason, those tiny dots in the middle of the sea attract a lot of attention. Their remoteness creates a yearning for them, to see what they look like in person. A pristine environment, cultural isolation and amazing hiking adventures are some of the things that create such yearning.
As much yearning as there might be, there are also a fair number of challenges. Let’s take a look at them:
1. Getting there
It can be quite challenging getting to a remote island, especially if you don’t have a lot of time to spend on travelling. Not only is the distance a problem, but also the frequency of the flights. If you are flying to a very remote island, you may be faced with flights that only occur once a week and sell out months beforehand. Furthermore, the low number of flights and high demand often results in very high plane ticket prices. Finally, there are also some islands that can’t be reached by air. So, getting to the islands is indeed, very challenging.
A second challenge you’ll be faced with by moving to a remote island is housing. Housing options tend to be limited, and prices tend to be very high. In some of the islands you can only find luxurious resorts to sleep in. it is possible to find some Airbnbs in some of the more popular islands, but they are very overpriced and usually not worth the high costs. It is possible to find cheaper guesthouses, but they are not very viable for long term stays. Of course, there are some exceptions depending on what island you go to.
Usually, finding food is not something you have to worry about when visiting cities or busier locations. However on some remote islands, even if there is human settlement, it doesn’t necessarily mean that food will be easy to find. Some don’t have any restaurants or even grocery shops.
Being productive on a remote island is quite challenging. Usually, the internet is very slow, unreliable, and expensive – sometimes it is even non-existent! Then there is the issue that most buildings are designed with outdoor living in mind, which often means no air conditioning which would make working even harder in the 35 degree heat.
Of course, there are also many positives of living on a remote island, but it is easy to forget the challenges you might face. What do you think about moving to a remote island after having read this article?