This jade isleta is a dreamy escape with imaginative bungalow properties encamped on otherwise virgin beaches. Even if cars were allowed (which they aren’t), they wouldn’t be able to maneuver the thin concrete and muddy jungle paths that wind beneath the mango, coconut and breadfruit trees, and into the thick forest that buffers the northern and eastern coasts.
The northern end of the island is the most secluded, has the best beaches and is the perfect setting for your Crusoe homage. Locals live, drink, dine, shoot pool and dance in the Village, which is set on a serene harbor sheltered from the north winds. The rugged, windy eastern coast makes for a transcendent afternoon of beachcombing: gorgeous white-sand beaches are framed by boulders, driftwood, headlands and coconut groves.