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: 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. www.aruba.com
Open an Inn, Move to an Island: 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. www.godominicanrepublic.com
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 www.privateislandsonline.com | Zach Stovall