For the ultimate getaway with white-sand beaches, warm blue sea and swaying palm trees, look no further than Corisco. And now is the time to go, before the airport becomes operational and plans for a tourist hub take off. For now, swimming and relaxing on the beach are just about the only pastimes.
Known locally as Mandji, this idyllic island is located 44km off Cogo in the Rio Muni estuary. The largest village is Combo on the southwestern side, where you'll find the only hotel. The beach here is excellent, but for that true desert-island feeling, walk to the more remote Arena Blanca in the southeast.
There is no electricity on the island except that provided by generators, and almost no phone signal.