The likes of airporthotels.com come in very handy to make what is the real journey of getting to a remote island that much easier since getting to a remote island such as the likes of Virgin Gorda in the BVI entails a series of stops and changes one would have a hard time wrapping their heads around. You’ll find yourself having to stay the night at one of a few available Stansted airport hotels just because the only flight path within the following three-week period going to that part of the world inevitably requires you to spend a few hours (overnight even) in London’s Stansted Airport, otherwise you might have to alternatively take a cruise.
Such is the business of travelling to and from a remote island — tourists don’t ordinarily flock to these destinations at such regular intervals that there’d be regular direct flights to those places and so you inevitably have to resign yourself to a serious journey if you’re headed to a really remote island destination such as the likes of Virgin Gorda.
It’s somewhat inevitable that I’d end up writing about remote islands, isn’t it, even though I sort of tried to avoid gravitating back to the title of the whole blog as an isolated idea? But yeah, merely visiting a truly remote island destination will really speak to your inner most traveller — it speaks to that little bit in you which is at odds with the rest of you, sparking a battle between wanting to escape — wanting to get away from it all, yet on the other hand you really like to travel to discover new places and discover how people live in different parts of the world.
That’s why a lot of islanders often want to leave their place of birth to explore what they suspect is a bigger world with more to offer waiting for them, while those of us who’ve lived through the pain of something like the early-morning peak-our traffic rush fall in love with the slower island life when we escape to a remote island.
That remoteness that brings with it total relaxation waiting for you at your remote island destination is the ultimate tool with which to make your trip there easier. During the ups and downs of the actual journey there, you should just think about the destination. That will make all the stops and flight and transport mode changes that much more bearable, not to mention the strange hours at which you’ll have to try and go to sleep and wake up to catch the next leg of the journey.
You should also book everything well in advance because things can get really expensive by way of last minute accommodation in the form of the likes of hotels which are near the airport and along your journey to and from a remote island you don’t want to venture too far away from the airport at each stopover, no matter how long that stopover may be.