Mystery Island, Vanuatu
Legend has it that in the 1850s, "blackbirders" kidnapped men from nearby islands and brought them here before sending them to work by force in Queensland's sugar cane fields.
Also Aneityum people believe Mystery Island is the home of ghosts, so no one will live there. It's a favorite stopover with cruise ships, when locals will come over for the day on canoes from the village of Tanna and set up market stalls offering clothing, necklaces, and handicrafts. Local women offer massage and hair braiding and men play music and grill lobsters. Snorkeling gear is available for rental. Diving, snorkeling and fishing tours are available on small boats.
At other times you'll probably have this island with crystal-clear waters and unspoiled beaches all to yourself - - no people, no electricity, no running water, no Internet, or phone service.
Walking around the island took us about 45 minutes. The island depicts a basic way of life that exists in only a few places in the world today.