Deserted Island Day Trips
Want to play castaway for a day? From the Caribbean to California, these nine islands offer pristine beaches and abundant wildlife.
Sandy CayThis small nature preserve in the British Virgin Islands is great for snorkeling and swimming, thanks to crystal-clear water and a shallow reef.
Be sure to: Explore the white-sand beach—home to endangered leather back turtles—and snorkel in the waters around Sandy Spit (pictured) for the ultimate escape.
How to get there: By private boat, or schedule a day sail out of Tortola or Jost Van Dyke. For more info, visit bviwelcome.com.