Pitcairn Islands

With a uniquely grim history, The Pitcairn Islands have a population of only 60 people, all on Henderson Island. First settled by 9 mutineers from the Bounty and their Tahitian companions, murder and disease quickly reduced their number. In 1856 the entire population relocated to Norfolk Island, near Australia, but some returned years later.

In a 2004 scandal which made headlines across the world, six men were convicted of sex-related offences and a prison had to be built on the island for them. Visitors require permission from the governor. With no airport, a stay can end up lasting a long time.

Place (Britain)

Pitcairn Islands flag

Why you should go:

You want to see where The Bounty Mutineers ended up.

Why you shouldn't:

It's extremely remote and difficult to reach.

Map of Pitcairn Islands