Islands are cute little havens, surrounded by water with picturesque landscapes, and greenery; sometimes flaunting kaleidoscopic fauna, sometimes mesmerizing with their quiet and peace. You might be wondering what is so strange about them.
Well, you can’t be more wrong! There are many strange islands of the world that will make you question your idea of the picture-perfect islands. The The following islands are truly bizarre. They provide desolation and goosebumps. Let’s scroll, buddy.
Top 20 Strange Islands Of The World
We have created a list of the top strange islands of the world you should visit in 2021. Take a look at these islands to see which one steals the show. The following list consists of some weird islands with their weird names so read on why there are such strange island names.
- Rapa Nui or Easter Island, Chile
- Ilha de Queimada Grande or Snake Island, Brazil
- Socotra Island, Yemen
- Ōkunoshima Island or Rabbit Island, Japan
- Sable Island, Nova Scotia
- Palmyra Island, North Pacific
- La Isla de las Muñecas or The Island of the Dolls, Mexico City
- Vulcan Point, Philippines
- Christmas Island, Australian territory in Indian Ocean
- The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca, Peru
- The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
- Tashirojima Island, Japan
- Deer Island, New York
- Howland Island, Pacific Ocean
- Hashima Island, Japan
- North Sentinel Island, Andaman
- Poveglia Island, Italy
- Ramree Island, Burma
- Izu Island, Japan
1. Rapa Nui or Easter Island, Chile
Littered all over the island, there are 887 strange statues, over 3 stories tall, famous as Moia statues. These statues are crazy heavy at 14 tons and massive at 13 feet. Strange It begs the question, how did early Polynesian people accomplish such a huge task with very primitive tools? There were no cranes or carriages that could pick up and drop large stones from which the statues were carved. There is no answer though, Well now you know why this is the first one of all the weird islands on the list.
Specialty: 887 strange statues
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2. Ilha de Queimada Grande or Snake Island, Brazil
Ohk, think of venom, so powerful that its single drop is capable of melting human flesh. Imagine a snake whose venom is so powerful. Imagine an island filled with these snakes.
This is scary! Snake island is home 5000 Golden Lanceheads. This snake is one of the most dangerous and deadly in the world. The snakes surf and slurp the island like kings, and they are the only inhabitants.
Specialty: full of snakes
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3. Socotra Island, Yemen
Just a glance at its pictures, showcasing its biologically unique to the world flora and fauna, says a lot. This island is home of over 300 plants, 27 reptiles, six bird species, and more than 300 other animals. And if you come across its pictures these are not something that’s cooked but absolutely real. Thus, its listed under the category of strange island names.
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4. Isola La Gaiola, Italy
The beautiful island, lined with picturesque cobblestone streets, is said to be cursed. The cursed island, which is actually a group of two islands connected by a rusty bridge and can bring about extreme bad luck for its owners, sometimes even untimely death. Sudden suicides and heart attacks, as well as brutal murders, can be caused by the island’s link to a rusty bridge. Obviously categorized as an island with weird island names.
Specialty: a cursed land
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5. Ōkunoshima Island or Rabbit Island, Japan
This strange island of the world was once home to several poisonous gas factories. It is now a rabbit hub, with thousands to thousands of rabbits roaming the island. Many believe they are the descendants of the original group who were brought there to test poisonous gas. Some claim that they are the descendants of the original bunch, while others believe they have been descended from Heaven to pay homage. This is quite bizarre, right?
Specialty: a hub of rabbits
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