9 Islands In The US That Feel Like Hawaii, But Are Cheaper

Sanibel Island

Visitors to Sanibel Island off the coast of Florida will be surrounded by clean, uncrowded beaches and lush tropical vegetation. Sanibel is recognized as one of the most bike-friendly islands in America.

Caja de Muertos, Gilligan’s Island, and Vieques

Most people think of Puerto Rico as a single enormous island, but the US territory is much more than that, with the surrounding outer islands offering a variety of attractions. The coffin-shaped Caja De Muertos is situated off the southern coast.

Whidbey and Camano Islands

Off the coast of Washington, visitors will find two of the most accessible and gorgeous island getaways in the Pacific Northwest. Camano and Whidbey islands are located just north of Seattle and are easily accessible by bridge or ferry. 

Mackinac Island

Visiting Mackinac Island off the coast of Michigan is like traveling back in time. This car-free island operates on traditional horsepower and bicycles—in fact, hundreds of horse-drawn carriages.

Fox Island

Fox Island in Alaska has gorgeous blue-green waters and is home to a diverse range of marine animals. Guests of the island frequently observe sea lions, otters, whales, and Dall's porpoise.

North Haven

North Haven, Maine is one of the few islands off the coast of Maine that has year-round residents. It is located about 12 miles off the coast of Rockland and is accessible by boat.

Catalina Island

Catalina Island, located in southern California, can be reached by boat, plane, or helicopter. The island's two towns to visit are Avalon and Two Harbors. 

Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island, off the coast of Georgia, is a coastal natural sanctuary with several lovely seaside accommodation options, including the renowned Jekyll Island Club Resort, which goes back to the late 1800s.

Ocracoke Island and Hatteras Island

The Outer Banks of North Carolina are made up of multiple barrier islands, including Roanoke Island, Hatteras, and Ocracoke. These hidden gems offer tourists a taste of island life, Southern hospitality, and pristine beauty all in one location.