One of the most popular ways of starting a new Minecraft survival world is the ‘survival island’ style approach; seeing just how far you can advance from a humble island starting point.
Survival Islands often have relatively limited resources immediately to hand and players try to test their skills by relying only on what’s immediately accessible – as if stranded on the Island without hope of rescue.
The following seeds are all great picks for that stranded desert island vibe – and are all Minecraft 1.13 and 1.14 confirmed.
This Island seed has pretty much everything. Plenty of space, trees, a quaint Village – even its own shipwreck. Nearby you’ll find plenty more wrecks plus Ocean Ruins and Mines aplenty. Credit for this seed to /u/RichardThornton.
This fun seed works in both Minecraft 1.13 and Minecraft 1.14. Discovered by this Imgur user the seed offers a ready made home for your Island lifestyle; the islands Plains Village making for an immediate place to get started.
This Survival Island provides water as far as the eye can see – a true solitary living experience. That far off desert you see in the image above is with rendering distance set to 32 chunks.
You might also spy a Desert Village over there too on the mainland too; so if you ever decide to leave your Island abode in search of trades, simply set sail East.
This isolated Island offers all the resources you’ll need to start your Survival Island world. What’s more, if you’re in the mood for a little exploration you’ll find both a Shipwreck and Ocean Ruin in the waters immediately West off the shoreline.
This small atoll is barely above the water’s surface, just a handful of trees and outcrops of land offer the committed survivalist a mighty challenge.
Looking for a Survival Island seed with a twist? A really difficult twist? This challenging seeds spawns you on a small Island right next to an Ocean Monument. That means players will need to avoid Elders, Guardians and the dreaded Mining Fatigue from the moment the world begins.
This sizable Island has all the resources you need to create the perfect tranquil Island retreat. If you venture off the Island you’ll find a handy Ocean Monument just a few hundred blocks to the South as well.
There are also Shipwrecks and Ocean Ruins to explore, just off the shoreline as well. This wonderful Island survival see was found by u/Novahkiin22
This humble island seed amidst warm waters presents a challenging starting location. There’s just enough resources to get going, but you’ll need to plan your resource usage carefully. Immediately next to the spawn island is an Ocean Monument too. Credit: u/tommybanjo47
This Survival Island seed is more forgiving and definitely an easier start than the above. This particular starting island comes complete with its own village – which means a stock of starting food, and villagers to trade with as you grow your base and supplies. Handily nearby in the warm waters are some Ocean Ruins and Shipwrecks too! Credit: u/DriveGenie