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Most Dangerous Islands in the World

The Active Times Logo By Hristina Byrnes of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 12: <p>Visiting this island continent poses a lot of risks. It has more <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/how-treat-snake-bite"><strong>venomous snakes</strong></a> than any other nation. Sharks and <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/adventure/survival/deadliest-spiders-world"><strong>deadly spiders</strong></a> are not helping this surfing paradise’s reputation either. A lot of saltwater <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/adventure/n/bats-volcanos-crocs-15-hair-raising-national-park-adventures"><strong>crocodiles live there</strong></a> as well. They have the most powerful bite of any species. Another danger is the southern blue-lined octopus because of its highly toxic venom. A single bite leads to paralysis in a few minutes, followed by heart failure.</p>

Most Dangerous Islands in the World

In this day and age people often think that they can travel anywhere as long as they have the time and money to spend. People expand their horizons and travel to places they know little about. Islands are especially popular among people looking for an exotic and adventurous vacation. But there is a great threat behind their beauty. Exploring them is oftentimes banned -- or just a very bad idea.

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