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. Budget Travel Monday, Nov 28, 2016, 8:00 AM "Guana Island in the British Virgin Islands." —CatamaranSeaChateau (Courtesy Nina Hale/Flickr) Budget Travel LLC, 2016


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.

  • Guana Island in the British Virgin Islands
  • Seychelles
  • A beautiful beach in Palawan, Philippines
  • St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Ile Saint Louis in Paris, France
  • Ibiza, Spain
  • Baobab trees, Madagascar
  • Greek villas in Santorini, Greece
  • Seals in Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • The Cliffs of Moher in breathtaking Ireland
  • Moai at Rapa Nui National Park, on Chiles Easter Island.
  • sailboats in Anguilla, Caribbean
  • Kalalau Lookout in Kauai
  • Seventeenth century Pura Taman Ayun, a relic of the Kingfom of Mengwi
  • Paxos, Greece
  • Little Venice in Mykonos, Greece
  • Meeru Island Sunrise in the Maldives
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Vis, Croatia
  • Huahine in the South Pacific
  • Mt. Pelee in Martinique
  • Grenada
  • A perfect day in Iceland
  • A seaside scene in Capri, Italy
  • West Bay in Roatan, Honduras
  • Blue waters off Grand Cayman island.
  • Moorea in the South Pacific
  • Palm trees on the beach in St. Croix
  • beach in Haiti
  • Zanzibar
  • Strolling Baie Longue Beach in St. Martin
  • SantAngelo dIschia in Campania, Italy
  • Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Bora Bora
  • Guadeloupe Islands
  • New York City Central Park
  • Flamenco Beach in Culebra, Puerto Rico
  • Marco Island, Florida
  • Terceira, Azores
  • Rarotonga in the Cook Islands
  • Southernmost Point in Key West, Florida

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

(Courtesy Nina Hale/Flickr)

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


"Palawan, Philippines." —@jayramablogs

(Courtesy agbaguio/myBudgetTravel)

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

(Courtesy F H Mira/Flickr)

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

(Courtesy Jean-Pierre Dalbéra/Flickr)

"Ibiza." —Joseph Galante

(Michal Bednarek /

"Madagascar." —Christine Carlyle Urick

(Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)

"Santorini." —Jane Byrd

(Courtesy kennethdiluigi/myBudgetTravel)

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

(Courtesy TuckerG/myBudgetTravel)

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

(Courtesy IM4Maui/myBudgetTravel)

"Ireland." —Dana Woods

(Courtesy Donna Carroll/myBudgetTravel)

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

(Courtesy awc007/myBudgetTravel)

"Anguilla." —Ashley Peterson

(Courtesy melpilgrim/myBudgetTravel)

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

(Courtesy ayashbasu/myBudgetTravel)

"Bali." —Veronica Keke Papilaya Matsuda

(Agnus Febriyant / Dreamstime)

"Paxos or Agistri please!" —@wlv_leisure

(Courtesy Smoobs/Flickr)

"Mykonos." —Christy Stoeckel

(Courtesy marmat1711/myBudgetTravel)

"Maldives, any day." —Jennifer Hayes

(Courtesy Greg Knapp/Flickr)

"Galápagos Islands." —Tammy Snyder

(Paul Van Den Berg /

"Vis, Croatia." —@MiasCroatia

(Courtesy Mario Fajt/Flickr)

"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)

"I'd love to be stranded in Martinique!" —@willwrite4food2

(Courtesy Selden Vestrit/Flickr)

"Grenada." —Linda Deters

(Courtesy fakelvis/Flickr)

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

(Courtesy KLO/myBudgetTravel)

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

(Courtesy mpjsalazar/flickr)

"Roatán, Honduras." —Sigrid Garavito

(Courtesy mcmillent/myBudgetTravel)

"Grand Cayman." —Tammy Piazza

(Courtesy tkalexander/myBudgetTravel)

"Moorea or Rarotonga." —Judy Garner

(Courtesy By mjhbower/Flickr)

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

(Courtesy Margate/myBudgetTravel)

"Labadee, Haiti." —Terri Knespler Pamatat

(James Colin /

"Zanzibar." —Theresa Schilling

(Courtesy Neal Walker/myBudgetTravel)

"Martinique or St. Martin." —Adrienne Smith

(Courtesy paulhurd/myBudgetTravel)

"Ischia." —Allison Beards

(Courtesy Chiara Marra/Flickr)

"Oahu." —@AndreaAslyfox

(Courtesy brighteyes411/myBudgetTravel)

"Bora Bora." —Anita Mitchell

(Courtesy acpatel714/myBudgetTravel)

"Anywhere in the Guadeloupe Islands." —@KaeliTravels

(Courtesy Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board)

"Manhattan." —@TrippyFood

(Songquan Deng/Dreamstime)

"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)

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

(Courtesy Ines Hegedus-Garcia/Flickr)

"Terceira, in the Azores." —Marie Rivera

(Courtesy Rebalyn/Flickr)

"Cook Islands, Rarotonga." —@edub227

(Courtesy eutrophication&hypoxia/Flickr)

"Key West."

(Courtesy Carl Lender/Flickr)
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