St Helena is one of the most remote islands in the world, and its undiscovered beauty is reason alone to choose St Helena. Its volcanic origins means the island has a stark contrasting landscape which few other places can rival. From Sandy Bay’s striking rocky landscape to the giant bamboo trees in Plantation Forest, St Helena’s environment is truly remarkable. Its location in the tropics also brings a temperate climate and variety of marine life to the island. Manta rays and dolphins abound, hump-backed whales visit the island on an annual basis during their calving season and in the warmer months whale sharks can be seen in the waters around St Helena.