Socotra is a secluded island, well known for its gorgeous views of crystal blue waters and pristine white sands. Socotra also has a variety of unique flora, such as the peculiar cucumber tree. The cucumber tree is immediately recognizable by its thick trunk and short branches, reminiscent of a giant cucumber fruit. Another iconic flora is the Dracaena cinnabari, a short tree that looks more like a mushroom with its simple trunk and tangled branches covered in spiny green leaves. Ancients thought that the red sap naturally produced by this tree was dragon’s blood. Visitors in search of a truly unique experience will love this island.