Mystery Island, the beautiful island of mystery, where there are no inhabitants other than tall palm trees and fine white sand. Stories of cannibalism and other taboos scared locals away from the island. Nowadays the locals reside at a nearby island but travel out to Mystery Island during the day to sell products to the tens of thousands of tourists visiting every year.
The fact that no one lives on the island and that there is no electricity makes it even more beautiful. While there is a market in the middle of the island for tourists and boats in the ocean for various activities, everything else looks untouched. Your feet sink into the white fine sand and the water is a clear crystal blue that invites you to swim among very visible fish and coral. When you're in the ocean and look back onto the island all your see is white sand and luscious green trees - not an electricity pole or building in sight. In the wise words of Chris Martin this is my "para para para paradise".
DOs in Mystery Island:
- Go for a walk around the island, it only takes 30mins
- Take a dip in the beautiful water
- Go snorkelling - the water is so clear and swallow, it's so easy to swim among the fishes
- Put sunscreen on!
- Explore the markets and their handmade goods (Australian dollars are accepted but make sure you have small bills on you, don't use coins).
DONTs in Mystery Island:
- Eat the coconuts - they're so tangy (unless you like that)
- Waste your money on a clear glass boat ride - get some snorkels, go in the water and do it yourself (unless you can't swim)
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