Pitcairn Island : Condé Nast Traveler


Pitcairn Island, in the South Pacific, is a case study in fascination. It is the smallest and most remote inhabited place in the world. You likely know of Pitcairn even if you didn’t realize it. Fletcher Christian and the Bounty Mutineers immortalized it in the famous Mutiny on the Bounty. It has since been made into four different Hollywood films where Christian has been played by such swashbucklers as Mel Gibson and Marlon Brando.
In 2004, the island of only 50 or so residents was also the center of a sex scandal that gained International attention. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the scandal but I am not going to write about it. Pitcairn is too wonderful to focus on the negative. In full disclosure, I met many of those convicted after they had served their time. I liked most and even had drinks with some...