Do you consult your bucket list before booking your next trip? You might be about to go further afield than you previously thought.
Airbnb is now offering people the chance to stay on one of the world’s most remote islands.
Located in the Pacific Ocean halfway between New Zealand and Peru, there is a cluster of small volcanic islands – one of which is named Pitcairn Island. The only one that’s inhabited, it’s home to 50 people, making it the least-populated national jurisdiction in the world.
Part of the last British Oversea Territories in the South Pacific, many of the residents are direct descendants of the island’s first European settlers, the HMAV Bounty mutineers, and their Polynesian consorts.
Now, you can stay with them.
Clubbing together, a select group of residents have listed a “community home stay” on Airbnb. This means you can pick from 13 different properties to stay at once you reach the island which, by the way, is no easy feat.
You’ll be required to make your way to Papeete, Tahiti, and then fly four and a half hours to Mangareva. From there you’ll board a working cargo ship (yes, really) for two nights before reaching Pitcairn. Due to the sailing schedule, you’ll then have to stay three or 10 nights on the island.
Admittedly not exactly 5*, this trip is more about the experience. Pitcairn is famed for it’s totally unspoilt landscape and waters as well as its unusual and exotic marine and bird life.
If you really want to have that “get away from it all feeling”, you won’t find a much better location.
You can find out more about Airbnb’s accommodation on Pitcairn Island here.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK