Found on the tiny island of Tetiaroa, The Brando Resort is situated on an atoll near twelve small islands and is about 50kms (30 miles) from Tahiti. There are several uninhabited islands in a smaller chain. Chiloe island is the second biggest island in South America, with rich scenery and quaint palafitos – colourful houses built on stilts above the water. The Galapagos ecosystems, both terrestrial and marine, are a example of human impact on islands.

The fictional Amity Island off the American East Coast is menaced by a great white shark in Peter Benchleys Jaws. Snorkel, dive, fish, explore, do whatever you like, time does not exist in Ragged Island. Located in the southern tip of the Grenadines, our exclusive island retreat is more than just a luxury holiday—it’s an escape.

Many islands where people once destroyed native species by hunting them or destroying their habitat s are now …