VACATION IDEAS

40 Islands You'd Love To Be Stranded On

We asked—you answered. From the secluded beaches of Bora Bora to the romantic Ile Saint Louis in Paris, these are the islands where you'd like to stay, well, forever.

By Kaeli Conforti, Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013, 6:00 PM

Source Article: 40 Islands You'd Love To Be Stranded On

Seychelles

"Any one of the Seychelles." —Karen Huff Cottingham

(bluebora/myBudgetTravel)

A beautiful beach in Palawan, Philippines

"Palawan, Philippines." —@jayramablogs

(Courtesy agbaguio/myBudgetTravel)

St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands

"St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands." —Kristi Urynowicz Boddy

(Courtesy F H Mira/Flickr)

Ile Saint Louis in Paris, France

"Ile Saint Louis or Ile de la Cite...unless you mean somewhere tropical." —Tamara M. Goldstein

(Courtesy Jean-Pierre Dalbéra/Flickr)

Ibiza, Spain

"Ibiza." —Joseph Galante

(Michal Bednarek / Dreamstime.com)

Baobab trees, Madagascar

"Madagascar." —Christine Carlyle Urick

(Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)

Greek villas in Santorini, Greece

"Santorini." —Jane Byrd

(Courtesy kennethdiluigi/myBudgetTravel)

Seals in Kaikoura, New Zealand

"The South Island of New Zealand." —Jill Masse Stokes

(Courtesy TuckerG/myBudgetTravel)

Maui, Hawaii

"I live on Maui and am happy here!" —Norma Eason

(Courtesy IM4Maui/myBudgetTravel)

The Cliffs of Moher in breathtaking Ireland

"Ireland." —Dana Woods

(Courtesy Donna Carroll/myBudgetTravel)

Moai at Rapa Nui National Park, on Chiles Easter Island.

"Rapa Nui [Easter Island]." —Sergio Hilario

(Courtesy awc007/myBudgetTravel)

sailboats in Anguilla, Caribbean

"Anguilla." —Ashley Peterson

(Courtesy melpilgrim/myBudgetTravel)

Kalalau Lookout in Kauai

"Kauai, for sure. I relax as soon the plane lands at the airport." —Annette Johnson Andrea

(Courtesy ayashbasu/myBudgetTravel)

Seventeenth century Pura Taman Ayun, a relic of the Kingfom of Mengwi

"Bali." —Veronica Keke Papilaya Matsuda

(Agnus Febriyant / Dreamstime)

Paxos, Greece

"Paxos or Agistri please!" —@wlv_leisure

(Courtesy Smoobs/Flickr)

Little Venice in Mykonos, Greece

"Mykonos." —Christy Stoeckel

(Courtesy marmat1711/myBudgetTravel)

Meeru Island Sunrise in the Maldives

"Maldives, any day." —Jennifer Hayes

(Courtesy Greg Knapp/Flickr)

Guana Island in the British Virgin Islands

"Guana Island in the British Virgin Islands." —CatamaranSeaChateau

(Courtesy Nina Hale/Flickr)

Galapagos Islands

"Galápagos Islands." —Tammy Snyder

(Paul Van Den Berg / Dreamstime.com)

Vis, Croatia

"Vis, Croatia." —@MiasCroatia

(Courtesy Mario Fajt/Flickr)

Huahine in the South Pacific

"Huahine. This is by far my favorite island I've been to. Beautiful lush island, friendly locals, great activities but also a great place to relax. Would love to be stranded there." —Sarah Coutts

(Courtesy Nils Rinaldi/Flickr)

Grenada

"Grenada." —Linda Deters

(Courtesy fakelvis/Flickr)

A perfect day in Iceland

"I would love to be stranded on Iceland because of the beauty and it has distinct seasons." —Christina MacDonald Bell

(Courtesy KLO/myBudgetTravel)

A seaside scene in Capri, Italy

"Capri, Italy! Hopefully I'm stranded with a suitcase full of cash!" —Sophia Rigatou

(Courtesy mpjsalazar/flickr)

West Bay in Roatan, Honduras

"Roatán, Honduras." —Sigrid Garavito

(Courtesy mcmillent/myBudgetTravel)

Blue waters off Grand Cayman island.

"Grand Cayman." —Tammy Piazza

(Courtesy tkalexander/myBudgetTravel)

Moorea in the South Pacific

"Moorea or Rarotonga." —Judy Garner

(Courtesy By mjhbower/Flickr)

Palm trees on the beach in St. Croix

"Life on the left lane...St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands." —Lyn Cole

(Courtesy Margate/myBudgetTravel)

beach in Haiti

"Labadee, Haiti." —Terri Knespler Pamatat

(James Colin / Dreamstime.com)

Zanzibar

"Zanzibar." —Theresa Schilling

(Courtesy Neal Walker/myBudgetTravel)

Strolling Baie Longue Beach in St. Martin

"Martinique or St. Martin." —Adrienne Smith

(Courtesy paulhurd/myBudgetTravel)

SantAngelo dIschia in Campania, Italy

"Ischia." —Allison Beards

(Courtesy Chiara Marra/Flickr)

Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

"Oahu." —@AndreaAslyfox

(Courtesy brighteyes411/myBudgetTravel)

Bora Bora

"Bora Bora." —Anita Mitchell

(Courtesy acpatel714/myBudgetTravel)

New York City Central Park

"Manhattan." —@TrippyFood

(Songquan Deng/Dreamstime)

Flamenco Beach in Culebra, Puerto Rico

"Culebra but only if I was stranded for no more than a month. I don't want to be stranded anywhere longer than that." —Devin Pelt

(Courtesy blucolt/Flickr)

Marco Island, Florida

"I have chosen to be 'stranded' on Marco Island, Florida." —Anne Reilly

(Courtesy Ines Hegedus-Garcia/Flickr)

Terceira, Azores

"Terceira, in the Azores." —Marie Rivera

(Courtesy Rebalyn/Flickr)

Rarotonga in the Cook Islands

"Cook Islands, Rarotonga." —@edub227

(Courtesy eutrophication&hypoxia/Flickr)

Southernmost Point in Key West, Florida

"Key West."

(Courtesy Carl Lender/Flickr)

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