Published on May 16, 2020

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If you are planning a vacation on an island, you should remember that all that glitters is not gold. An island can be full of surprises but many times, they are quite unpleasant. Spending your vacation on an island can risk your health and your pocket. So read on to know everything you need to know about island vacations.

The first thing we are going to explore is an island’s fauna. Islands are known to preserve their nature, and for this reason we may encounter some of the most fearsome beasts on them. For example, Ilha de Queimada Grande, in Brazil is packed of deadly venomous snakes, called Golden Lancehead.

You may think that this is no big deal, since there are many vacation spots where you can find snakes. However, this island is home to over 5000 snakes, that represents one snake per square kilometer. So as heavenly as it may sound, this snake island may be a real nightmare.


Snakes are not the only deadly creatures that can be found on an island. Anybody who has spent a vacation on Amity Island, Massachusetts, knows that. Swimming on the ocean by this island could be the last thing you do in your life, since it is packed with sharks. Many people already lost their lives in this vacation spot.

However, there are a lot more reasons why one should stay away from islands when planning a vacation. Reason number two is the weather. Spending a vacation on Cayman Islands during any month between May and September will result in you being locked in your hotel room every day due to heavy rains.

Rain is only one of the weather drawbacks of an Island. Fiji islands have recently declared state of emergency and curfews due to severe storms and floods. Over six thousand people had to seek refugee because of the major flooding. This definitely does not sound like a dream-like destination for our holidays.

Jamaica is known to be a dirty place and the crime rate is really high. The same goes for Nassau. This island is not a safe place, especially for women. People in Aruba are said to be really rude to tourists, and also this island has strong winds that can be really annoying. If you do your research you will see that most islands have cons.

A huge con common to all vacation islands is the high probability of becoming a scam victim. Some people paid over six thousand dollars weekly for a rental home in Hilton island, and later discovered that the house had stains and holes in the carpets, there were no light bulbs, and the general state of the house was really poor.

There are plenty of reasons why a vacation on an island can be a disaster, so now that you know, you can decide if these are things you are willing to put up with during your vacations. Remember that a vacation is a time for relaxation, and an island can easily ruin that for you.

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