From North Carolina to Texas, America’s coastline is home to hundreds of islands. Pack your sunscreen and your swimsuit -- we’ve tallied a list of the best islands for a tropical island getaway.
Of Georgia’s 4 barrier islands, the Golden Isles comes closest to an unspoiled paradise. The island has been privately owned longer than the <a title="United States" href="http://www.travelchannel.com/destinations/united-states" target="_blank"><b>United States</b></a> has been a country! Today, the descendants of the most recent owner oversee the maintenance of the island’s 100,000 acres.<br><br><b>Island attractions: </b>Overnight accommodations for up to 32 guests.