"A most incredible island!" Top 5 Page for this destination Socotra by SocotraRandy

Socotra Travel Guide: 68 reviews and 273 photos

Still Here

I came to the island out of curiousity, and stayed because I thought this had to be one of the most incredible places on earth, and after three months here, I still feel the same. Being only one of nine foreigners on the island is a rather interesting experience, and as one of the few foreigners to visit this island, a rather awe inspiring experience. The local people are warm and friendly, the island so unique that there is a strong and concerted effort underway to protect it. Whether or not it succeeds is another question, but I can only hope they succeed.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Untouched, unspoiled, unknown, incredibly unique, non-political
  • Cons:hard to get to.
  • In a nutshell:If you get to choose only one place to visit, pick Socotra!
  • Last visit to Socotra: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • MichaelFalk1969's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2008 at 2:18 AM

    Hi Randy, now that I`ve been to Socotra I can perfectly understand your decision. What a great place! By the way I climbed one of the dunes in your photo. The northeast coast was really beautiful!

  • Jun 18, 2007 at 11:53 PM

    Is it usually so green?Most photos show it more arid

  • MattTB's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2005 at 1:55 AM

    Looks amazing! This island has suddenly burst into the media... What are you doing there?

  • Intrepidduck's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2005 at 2:13 AM

    What an intriguing place this island must be. I'm really looking forward to possible up dates from you about it!

  • Hildeal's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2004 at 9:12 AM

    really interesting country. would like to read more about it and see some more pictures


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