Surviving in Minecraft can be somewhat of a trouble if you're out of resources. That's why survival islands are considered the most challenging biomes in the entire game -- it's really hard to get anything in the middle of the ocean.
This month we give you lots of cool islands with enough resources to make your survival game less stressful. Apart from that you will find many villages, desert temples, and a few unusual sights, as well.
Also, while you're at it, check out the first batch of the best Minecraft seeds of 2017 here.
Here is a Minecraft seed with 12 ocean monuments all located within a 1000 square blocks!
Here are the coordinates of all the ocean temples with golden blocks inside their central chambers:
-424 -1288; 696 -1320; 696 -824; 1256 -760; 232 -328; -1160 184; 280 136; 616 200; -1304 760; -744 728; 344 744; -392 1304.
There is also a desert island with a lone desert temple standing at 1096 64 307. The chests inside the temple hold:
Lastly, go to -680 -312 and -1016 -968 for two small villages that are both accommodating a part of a gorgeous ocean shore. The latter one even has a blacksmith.
This survival seed offers 5 desert temples and 9 villages all packed within a tiny desert biome! Here are the coordinates to all the desert temples:
72 136; -472 216; -328 -456; 216 -408; -1000 1080.
If you manage to get to all of them and pillage the goods from their secret storage rooms, then this is what you will end up with:
Most villages stand very close to the desert temples, so you will find most of them by following the temple coordinates. But in any case here they are for all 9 villages:
312 -280; -744 -200; -328 72; -808 296; 360 280; 600 376; 88 616; -888 824; -280 1544.
Here is a survival Minecraft seed with a huge mushroom island and a woodland mansion that are located in very close proximity.
The mushroom island can be found just a bit more than a hundred blocks away to the west from the spawn point at 88 65 -104. While the four-storey high woodland mansion stands to the north at -795 64 483.
The mansion is overtaken by skeletons and spiders, so be aware of the coming dangers. But the loot inside the chest at -798 77 406 is all worth the trouble:
You will spawn in the surface of a tiny island with a crack in the middle. You can go either left or right from there.
If you go left, you will stumble upon a massive mushroom island with an ocean temple at its base (-269 74 219).
If you go right, then you will have the chance to see the second monument with a treasure chamber at the following coordinates 148 41 -189.
Here is a truly unique sight in Minecraft! Two islands of different biomes stand connected in the middle of the ocean -- mushroom island and desert island.
You will spawn on a small patch of land in the ocean, and you will need to travel to these coordinates 886 63 -521, if you wish to witness this amazing sight.
The best part awaits you underneath the sand bridge that connects the two islands, as it hides an abandoned mineshaft with a chest containing a golden apple at 891 35 -590.
Sometimes Minecraft does something that completely breaks all the rules of world procedural generation. Here is a perfect example of such weirdness -- a desert temple that somehow spawned in the ocean.
You will find this wonder at the following coordinates 204 68 -777. And it's got something inside waiting for you as well:
Usually, ocean temples spawn either deep in the ocean or by the side of the warm biomes. However, here is a snowy Minecraft seed that trumps these rules, and generates a monument right at the shore of a cold taiga biome.
After you spawn, travel to these coordinates -984 80 56 and there is your sweet spot. Also, if you want to quickly find the gold block inside the monument, then here is the exact location: -971 41 48.
Spawn at the border of the mesa biome with a neat desert village standing at the intersection of the forest hills and bryce mesa (-303 67 -1212).
The riverbed at the side of the settlement gives access to a mine shaft below with a chest containing a golden apple at -276 20 -1249.
The woodland mansion is located in the opposite direction from the spawn point and the village at 1795 67 -3147.
Have you ever seen a woodland mansion spawning in the jungle biome? This Minecraft seed makes it possible.
Spawn in the middle of the taiga right next to a small village with just a few houses scattered amongst the trees.
Then, travel to these coordinates -664 68 -5565 and witness the jungle mansion in all its glory.
And when you're done exploring the mansion, go to -650 74 -5385 for a jungle temple and grab the loot from the chests containing:
Spawn at the edge of the desert hills biome that accommodates two villages near the original spawn point at -280 75 8 and 40 75 344. The first desert village has a blacksmith that keeps some valuable resources in his chest:
If you go to 648 85 232, you will locate a desert hill that actually covers an entire temple beneath the sand. So get there and dig down a bit. The chests in the temple contain:
Spawn on a tiny survival island that looks like a goose that is about to be cooked. There is a cavern there that leads to a zombie dungeon at 221 21 101 with two treasure chests:
Not too far away from the island you will find an ocean monument with a gold chamber located at the following coordinates 174 42 -168.
You will spawn on the shores of a huge taiga hills island that inhabits only a small flock of sheep. However, the most exciting thing awaits you in the southern direction.
First of all, there are two ocean temples at -696 728 and -440 744 both standing very close to each other.
Secondly, if you keep going further down the map, you will stumble upon a desert island with a middle-sized village at -168 85 1320, although without a blacksmith.
You will spawn on the very edge of the mainland. From there on you should be moving in the northern direction, where you will find an cool-looking village on a small island at 344 80 -264.
It stands on the water and the foundations of the buildings stretch out deep into the ocean, which looks simply awesome.
Savanna and desert biomes usually generate either of their characteristic structures, but this survival Minecraft seed generates the village and the temple right next to each other (100 85 128).
Another unbelievable thing is that the savanna village's blacksmith keeps three diamonds inside his treasure chest. While the desert temple can give you something extra:
After you spawn follow the southern direction, and soon you will stumble upon a village and a huge ravine nearby (200 65 568). You will see the hills behind the village -- traverse them and you will see another settlement (76 72 575), this time with a blacksmith.
There isn't much in terms of loot there, so you will probably want to check out the desert temple at 248 80 520 for:
It is always nice to have a village that stands in a beautiful place. Such is this seed, that generates a village in the very center of the flower forest (-419 73 352).
But that's not it. There is a second village right behind the flowery hills, and it is actually a taiga village (-435 70 590). Both villages have blacksmiths and enough farms to provide food for all your needs.
You will spawn on a mainland, in the forest. The village that stands on a lone island is located offshore at the following coordinates 679 67 -748. The smithy's chest is full of obsidian and some useful tools, such as pickaxe.
If you don't like to live on an island, and you would rather prefer to have a village on the mainland, then go to 286 64 184. There is a neat little village resting on a hill and waiting for you.
Spawn next to a tiny desert village with just a couple of houses and no blacksmith. But keep going north, and soon at -152 70 98 you will see a gorgeous savanna village resting on the banks of a river.
By all means go further up the same route, and you will end up at -312 72 -152. This is where another desert village neighbours with a temple full of valuable items:
Triple jungle temple seed! All three temples are located in a close vicinity to a spawn point. The first one is right at 150 73 68 and it contains:
The second jungle temple can be located at 117 83 -409. It is half submerged into the water, so be careful when checking the insides for that loot:
The third and the final temple should be at -281 90 -299. If you were looking for some enchantments, then this one is definitely for you:
Nothing beats the majestic mix of mesa and desert biomes. This Minecraft seed in particular is adorned with a desert temple at 747 64 -796.
It's a bit too far away from the spawn point, but your trip will be rewarded with the following items:
Have you found your favorite island in this selection of top Minecraft seeds? Post them in the comments section for everybody to see.