Number 12.”Farallon Islands” Twenty-miles west of San Francisco sits a series of islands that are so jagged they have earned the moniker The Devil’s Teeth but this may no longer be a name based only in appearance.
Number 11.”Reunion Island” West of the African island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean sits Reunion Island a small yet busy island that is covered by rainforest, rivers and breathtaking waterfalls.
Number 10.”Danger Island” South of Maldives in the western part of the Indian Ocean lies the Chagos Archipelago a series of coral islands long inhabited by the Chagos peoples.
Number 9.”Tristan da Cunha” Almost 1800 miles east of South Africa is the British territory known as Tristan da Cunha.
Number 8.”Bikini Atoll” The Marshall Islands are a series of atolls and islands that lie east of Guam in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Number 7.”Hashima Island” If you head out to see traveling west from Nagasaki, Japan you will come across what appears to be a floating fortress, this is the island of Hashima aptly known by the nickname ‘Battleship Island’.
Number 6.”Bear Island” Between the arctic Island of Svalbard and main land Norway lies Bear Island. The island–with an area just over 110 square miles was once considered a vital position for naval reconnaissance now only hosts little more than a weather station and few abandoned houses.
Number 5.”Saba” If you are willing to brave the rocky but short twelve minute plane ride from St. Maarten to Saba, the smallest island in the Dutch Antilles you will be graced with a view like none other,
Number 4.”Rockall” The tiny 80 foot wide island known as Rockall which lies nearly three-hundred miles off of Scotland’s western shore has such an imposing presence it has made its way into Irish and Scottish legends as well as popular culture through music, books and television.
Number 3.”Gruinard Island” Gruinard Island is another one of Scotland’s treacherous isles but it owes its place on our list for a man-made danger. This hauntingly bleak-looking island was once home to some of the most extreme biological weapons testing of the 20 century.
Number 2.”Miyake-jima” The Izu Island chain that juts from Japan’s southeastern coast is made up of string of volcanoes all of which are currently active. In the last century alone nearly two-hundred people have perished due to major eruptions. This most major of these was in 2000 when, Mount Oyama the biggest volcano on the island of Mayeke-jima, blew its top.
Number 1.”Ramree Island” Just off the coast of Myanmar in the Indian Ocean is Ramree Island.