7 Secret Islands in the U.S. You Didn't Know Existed

Accessible via a free boat shuttle from Little Torch Key, this 5.5-acre private island resort is reopening post-renovation in March. Unplug in thatch-roofed bungalows.

Little Palm Island, Florida

Drive up US-2 to Alburg or fly into Burlington (BTV) for a tranquil retreat among quaint villages and apple orchards. Stay at North Hero House, a historic spot favored.

Lake Champlain Islands, Vermont

Take a ferry to this 19th-century time capsule in Lake Huron. Explore horse-drawn carriages, B&Bs, and the iconic Murdick's Fudge shop. Stay at Mission Point for lakeside relaxation and amenities.

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Accessible by ferry from St. Marys or a private boat from Fernandina Beach, Cumberland Island offers wild horses, white-sand beaches, and historic.

Cumberland Island, Georgia

Explore this national park via ferries or flights to secluded atolls teeming with wildlife. Stay on Catalina Island at the historic Inn on Mt. Ada for a luxurious retreat.

The Channel Islands, California

Accessible by ferry year-round, Block Island is a haven of beaches, ponds, and lighthouses. Discover seclusion at Payne's Harbor View Inn, just a mile from New Shoreham.

Block Island, Rhode Island

Accessed by private boat or helicopter, Fisher Island offers exclusivity near Miami Beach. Stay at Fisher Island Club for luxury accommodations, golf, marinas, and more.

Fisher Island, Florida