Looking for an island to retire to?

No smartphones, no laptops, no interruptions... island living is closer than you think. Altough some destinations are more affordable than others. If you really are looking to retire on an island, according to International Living, these are the most stunning – and cheap – islands to move to.

  • Roatan, Honduras, a small island with only 31 miles long and 5 miles across, with a small close knit community of 28,000 citizens. Honduras’s native language is Spanish, but most people speak English because of its bonds to Colonial United Kingdom. Simple distractions such as sunbathing, scuba diving, lying on a hammock with a good book, or walking through the mangrove forests are all popular daytime activities. While a retirement visa on Roatan requires you have at least around 1300€ each month, a couple could live easily with 1.000€ per month here.


  • Isla Mujeres, Mexico, this island is no longer a hidden treasure, access to and from the island is provided by high-speed ferries that keeps a regular schedule between several terminals in the mainland city of Cancún. A couple can live comfortable here with 2.200 to 3.000€ a month; this includes rent, utilities, eating out regularly and a couple of trips to the mainland city monthly for bigger shopping.


  • Bocas del Toro, Panama, is a group of islands. The main island is Isla Colon, where many expats live and have businesses. In this island, the water is the main centre—fishing, water sports, and whale watching are just some of the popular hobbies for locals and expats here. A couple can live here on as little as 1.200€ a month, renting a simple, cozy, island-style home.


  • Bali, everyone has heard of Bali. And Bali has something for everyone. The Indonesian island has a reputation for its stunning setting, delicious gastronomy, and fascinating Hindu culture.  It’s also one of the most visited islands in the South Pacific. In Indonesia, if you are at least 55 years old, have a pension of at least 1.300€ per month (or 15000€ in the bank) and medical insurance valid in Indonesia, you qualify for a retired visa (known as elderly visa).


  • Koh Samui, Thailand, is becoming one of the most popular growing locations for expats. Living on Samui as an expat is very easy. The island has some excellent places for shopping, including large occidental supermarket suppliers. Koh Samui in particular is a standout in Thailand for its crystal clear water, thousands of colorful tropical fish, long sandy beaches as well as many smaller islands to explore. Snorkeling and scuba diving are some of the favorite hobbies here. You can have a good live here on a budget of 1.800€ -2.200€ a month.

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