Ever imagine being stranded on a deserted island but loved the idea of it? Getting away from all the troubles of home is something everyone imagines every now and then. Fortunately, it doesn't have to just be a fantasy. If you're in the mood for an island vacation, there are plenty of great destinations to consider at a surprisingly affordable price. The cold winter months are a great time for an island getaway, offering the best weather for the year so you might want to consider going on a trip now. While these islands aren't deserted, they are a great place to take your mind off things and enjoy yourself for a while. Read on to learn about the top islands you'd love to be stranded on.

St. Lucia is a Caribbean island located in the West Indies. St. Lucia is known as much for the friendliness of its people as it is for the beauty of its scenery. Head to Cheapcaribbean.com to take advantage of a deal of five nights with airfare at the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort for only $1,499. Another possible vacation package to St. Lucia is a package from Bookit.com for the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa for four nights for $1,739 per person.

The Turks and Caicos islands are a British Overseas Territory. Turks and Caicos has a fascinating history in addition to offering beautiful island scenery. The island is known for its white sand beaches that have a hint of pink in them. If you're looking for a good Turks and Caicos package, consider taking advantage of a deal from Alexandra Resort from Costcotravel.com. You can enjoy five nights in Turks and Caicos for only $1,619.

If you've already explored the Caribbean and want to try something new and further afield, consider visiting Tahiti. The Tahitian islands are located in the Pacific and are part of French Polynesia. The islands were formed by volcanic activity and are now surrounded by coral reefs.You can spend seven days in Tahiti by purchasing a package for $1,623 to stay at the Ia Ora Beach Resort. This resort is managed by renowned luxury hotel company Sofitel. This package is available on Pleasantholidays.com. Another great package deal available online that is perfect if you want to explore both Tahiti and the surroundings is a $2,899 package available from Goaway.com. This package includes stays at Moorea and Bora Bora in addition to Tahiti.

Bermuda offers gorgeous and pristine island scenery. However, it's also known for being a rather pricey destination. Fortunately, you can check it out without spending a fortune with a package from Gotobermuda.com. Enjoy a weekend escape to the Coco Reef Resort for $615.95 including airfare round trip. This package also includes $100 in a food and beverage credit per person.

The British Virgin Islands are one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. This Caribbean British Overseas Territory consists of major islands known as Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Tortola. However, there are also more than 50 different smaller islands that are part of the British Virgin Islands. You can spend seven nights at Sebastian's on the Beach for $1,669. This includes airfare from a United States origin point. This deal is available on Expedia.com. Another deal available on Expedia is a four-night stay at Scrub Island Resort, Spa, & Marina for $3,710 including airfare.