Whether you’re looking for a new travel destination to zone out away from the crowds; or you’re looking for a picturesque location for your honeymoon, check out this list of the least visited Island Countries in the world.
With just over 150 flights into the country each year (with 68-seats per flight) and minimal accommodation, Tuvalu has essentially a non-existent tourism industry with most visitors arriving for business-related trips.
2. Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands are the second least visited island country in the world because the islands are dangerously threatened by rising sea levels.
It’s believed Kiribati will be the first country to be completely underwater due to rising sea levels. Thus, since the beginning of the 21st century, Kiribati’s political leadership has been encouraging locals to migrate to other countries.
Bringing in only 7,000 tourists in 2014, Niue is the fourth least visited island country. Most tourists would be expected to visit Niue’s steep limestone cliffs and coral reefs which surround over 90% of the island.
5. São Tomé and Príncipe
One of Africa’s most democratic countries, São Tomé and Príncipe does not have a developed tourism industry (only 8,000 visitors in 2010) due to lack of tourism infrastructure but is working to diversify its economy and draw more foreigners to the small nation.