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Maybe avoid these places while looking for somewhere to vacation…

1 – Ilha de Queimada Grande, Brazil

Looks nice right? Wrong. Ilha de Queimada translates to “Snake Island” and that’s what inhabits this island. With up to 5 snakes per square meter this place is crawling with Golden Lancehead snakes, a type of Viper with a ¬†deadly venom that melts the skin around the bite.

2 – Izu Islands, Japan

The Izu islands are a volcanic stretch of islands in Japan. The stench of sulphur is ever present and due to dangerous levels of gas all residents are required to carry gas masks with them at all times. The islands were evacuated in 1953 and 2000, the residents returned in 2005 gas masks in tow. Creepy.

3 – “The Door To Hell”, Turkmenistan.

I know what you’re thinking, this looks kinda cool right? But it’s actually poisonous gas burning. In 1971 archaeologists came across an underground cave filled with gas. They then set fire to the hole so the gas couldn’t escape and poison people, they expected it to go out within a couple of days. It still burns today and it’s known as “The door to hell”.

Anakena Beach, Easter Island

Anakena Beach on the north side  of Easter Island in the south pacific is said to have some of the clearest waters in the world due to the lack of currents and lack of Plankton.

 

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands off the east coast of Brazil. It is an UNESCO world heritage site and at some beaches the visibility of the water can reach 50m due to the South Equatorial current that pushes water from Africa. You can find nature in it’s element here with Dolphins and Turtles native to the islands.

 

Lovers Beach, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Lovers beach is a secluded spot that sits on the tip of baja california and is best accessed by water taxi but be careful, you don’t want to get stuck out here as the sea can get very rough late afternoon. With it’s turquoise waters and stunning rock formations you’ll be awestruck by the beauty of Lovers beach.

 

Sun Island Beach, Maldives

This postcard perfect paradise in the indian ocean is a favourite with the rich and famous and it’s not hard to see why. Bungalows over the water allow you to immerse yourself and the crystal clear waters and you can enjoy the nearby reef which offers snorkelling and diving.