Best Secret Islands on Earth

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Courtesy of Foxglove Farm

For white-sand beaches, salty breezes, freshly caught seafood, and no crowds, head to one of the world’s best secret islands.

British Columbia: Salt Spring Island

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Vancouver Island may have the spotlight, but neighboring Salt Spring is impossibly picturesque (imagine rocky shores, rolling pastures, and sky-high oak trees). Cheese makers, vintners, and an eclectic group of artists and craftspeople live here year-round. It’s precisely that eco-artist vibe that lured Michael Abelman and Jeanne-Marie Herman here to open the sustainable Foxglove Farm (1200 Mount Maxwell Rd.; 250/931-5336; foxglovefarmbc.ca; doubles from $175). The wooden cottages have views of Lake Maxwell (book the Log House, with its stone fireplace).

T+L Tip: The Saturday farmers’ market at nearby Centennial Park showcases works by native potters and jewelers. —Nicole Alper

Best Secret Islands on Earth

British Columbia: Salt Spring Island

Vancouver Island may have the spotlight, but neighboring Salt Spring is impossibly picturesque (imagine rocky shores, rolling pastures, and sky-high oak trees). Cheese makers, vintners, and an eclectic group of artists and craftspeople live here year-round. It’s precisely that eco-artist vibe that lured Michael Abelman and Jeanne-Marie Herman here to open the sustainable Foxglove Farm (1200 Mount Maxwell Rd.; 250/931-5336; foxglovefarmbc.ca; doubles from $175). The wooden cottages have views of Lake Maxwell (book the Log House, with its stone fireplace).

T+L Tip: The Saturday farmers’ market at nearby Centennial Park showcases works by native potters and jewelers. —Nicole Alper

Courtesy of Foxglove Farm
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