Need to get away from it all? Spend some time on Tristan de Cunha in the South Atlantic. It is the world’s most remote inhabited island. The closest inhabited land lies 2,000 kilometres away and that’s the equally remote island of Saint Helena. The nearest continent is 2,400 km away and that is Africa. South America is 3,360 km away. You won’t be alone, though. About 265 people live in the British Overseas Territory.