Offbeat Islands offers self-guided active and cultural adventures to unspoiled islands across the globe

Who is Offbeat Islands

Offbeat Islands is a small-sized, reliable travel company priding itself on personal contact as the key to giving you the unique holiday experience that you always wanted to plan one day, but never had the time to. We are the only travel company that offers trips to less travelled islands across the globe. We can take you to the unspoiled spots where few tourists go; the areas you can’t find in a guide book; hence you can fully take in their distinct culture and combination of sea, cliffs, wildlife and mountains. We have 9 different destinations spread over various continents, composed in 22 itineraries, on offer. Each year we will add more destinations, but please feel free to reach out if your desired offbeat island is missing or you would like to alter the set itineraries.

The company was created by Ebo Visser, a passionate traveller. Wanderlust inspires him, keeps him young at heart and creates a rollercoaster of happy impulses by connecting to local people, travellers and nature everywhere in the world. Over the last 20 years he has travelled the planet extensively and encouraged friends and family to explore the beauty that the world has to offer. Ebo worked as a finance director in various industries like Travel, Engineering, Telecoms, Energy and Sports, but decided to follow his heart by setting up Offbeat Islands, in which he could share his passion, experience, energy and positiveness via the various trips offered.

Are you dreaming of an alternative to mainstream destinations? Let Offbeat Islands do the organising for you so you can just relax and enjoy your next adventure.

Ebo Visser, Offbeat Islands, Kea, Greece
Ebo VisserOwner

Offbeat Islands | Breathtaking adventures to unspoiled islands

What is Offbeat Islands

Most popular itineraries


Réunion active itinerary – 15 days

How would you describe a hiking paradise? Rugged peaks, active volcanoes, spectacular waterfalls, remote valleys, sleepy villages, a lush tropical landscape, less traveled, no poisonous animals and time to relax on empty beaches or going for fantastic adrenaline activities? Réunion, in between Mauritius and Madagascar is so diverse, still compact and everything you wish for in a unique destination. This 15-day Réunion active itinerary is for the fit, who would like to maximise their time being close to nature.


Papua New Guinea itinerary – 22 days

Papua New Guinea is another world. Tourism is still at such a low scale that you could end up not seeing dimdim ("white people") during the majority of your trip. It is a country with a rich diverse fascinating culture, home to 800 distinct languages. During the festivals you could see this diversity in all it's glamour but it is probably more rewarding to see the colourfully decorated tribes and clans in their own traditional habitat. Offbeat Islands brings you to a variety of remote islands, all different and exciting due to their individual isolation. In this Papua New Guinea itinerary you will see traditional cultures up close and personal, visit serene remote islands, snorkel at beautiful coloured reefs, relax at pristine white sand beaches and experience other natural beauties such as volcanoes and jungle wildlife.


Senja, Vesterålen & Lofoten islands itinerary – 15 days

This Senja,Vesterålen & Lofoten islands itinerary celebrates the arctic Norwegian natural beauty with majestic mountains, sheltering inlets and postcard-perfect fishing villages. The ruggedness of Senja and the wild beaches of the Vesterålen islands are less visited than the extremely picturesque but popular Lofoten islands. Offbeat Islands can take you to the unspoiled spots where few tourists go; the areas you can’t find in a guide book, plus the many highlights of the area.


Kea Greece itinerary – 8 days

Would you think there are still unspoiled islands in the postcard-perfect Cyclades archipelago in Greece? Kea is for sure, a unknown gem of an island, apart from being a weekend getaway for the people of Athens and the sailing community. Only one hour by ferry from Attica, in the close proximity to Athens. Hikers paradise Kea has a unique varied verdant landscape, beautiful coves and beaches, and is full of ancient ruins.