12/19/2012 07:40 am ET Updated Feb 18, 2013

Island Homes For The Holidays And Beyond (PHOTOS)

Best as we can recall, only three people didn't like living on an island full-time: Robinson Crusoe, Tom Hanks and Gilligan. For the rest of us, the idea of a home with a water view in any direction is the ultimate dream.

So the editors of have ranked the best islands to live on -- whether you want to retire, relocate, invest in real estate, be living on an island for cheap or just enjoy the island life.

Top 10 Best Islands to Live On