Hidden in the vast Pacific Ocean, the US Minor Outlying Islands are a world away from it all. Eight islands make up this group: Baker Island, Palmyra Atoll, Johnston Atoll, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, and Wake Island.
At one time Johnston Atoll was used by the United States as a storage facility for weapons of mass destruction. This all ended in 2001, when the military base was shut down and deserted. Today, there are no permanent residents on any of the islands. Occasionally members of the scientific community are stationed here to do research, but they come and go with the tide. Now, an occasional yacht will put down an anchor and rest before heading out again, but those times are few and far between.
The only activities to accomplish here are snorkeling and scuba diving, fishing, and lounging on the beach. This is the literal definition of a desert island. It’s just you and nature, out here!
The only way to get to the island is by a private ship of some kind. There are no roads on the islands, no stores, no medical facilities. You’re on your own!