5 Best Islands for Opening an Inn

To open an inn you want a place that is not riding a short-lived trend. Let the big-name resorts do the exploration. Then you follow with a boutique alternative.

Read more in our Ultimate Best Islands to Live On Guide.

Open an Inn, Move to an Island: Bali


Aman has five resorts in Indonesia, and may add a second in Bali, which indicates the demand for beds is on the upswing.
Open an Inn, Move to an Island: Ko Chang Thailand

Ko Chang, Thailand

Arrivals to this island have been increasing the past few years. Inns are the popular choice of lodging for visitors. So are elephant tours if you want to go that route.
Open an Inn, Move to an Island: Aruba


Aruba has some of the most loyal Caribbean travellers, with an extremely high return rate. The big-name hotels on the island need a few more boutique counterparts.
Open an Inn, Move to an Island: Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

The all-inclusive crowds flock to Punta Cana on the east coast. But what about travelers who want something more private? Nearby Samana beckons wannabe innkeepers.
Open an Inn, Move to an Island: Bahamas


The islands are an easy flight from the U.S., and people who land here are willing to pay decent dollars for lodging. The Bahamas still carry A-list appeal with celebs, who made up a few of the 1.4 million arrivals in 2012. Bring a conch recipe. Find islands for sale at Zach Stovall

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