Tiny islets or vast expanses, famous or secret, lush and tropical or bare and windswept, everyone dreams of living on an island. Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman loved Stromboli. Spielberg took Indiana Jones to the jungles of Sri Lanka. Jacques Brel sang the beauty of the Marquesas Islands. Princess Margaret found peace and tranquility in Mustique. Marlon Brando and Paul-Émile Victor made their homes in Polynesia. Richard Branson and other modern-day adventurers bought the islands of their dreams. This is a book for dreamers, for travelers, for anyone who wants to learn about the history of these islands and open their minds to adventure, tropical sun, jungles, lagoons, forgotten creeks, and fabulous hotels.