By Laura Darnell, CNNMoney ReporterTucked away in the southern tip of Florida, there’s a quaint little community known as Paradise Island, where some locals say it’s been a safe haven for generations.
But for some, Paradise Island is now a destination for vacationers who want to experience the outdoors on their own, as well as for those looking to take their kids for a short holiday break.
In a recent video, a man walks his daughter, who was just a few months old when she was born, through a garden, while she watches the sunset over the water.
The woman, who is dressed casually, says she has no idea how she got to the island.
“I didn’t know there was a place like this,” she said.
This year, the video was shot in the Bahamas, a small archipelago off the east coast of the United States that has some of the world’s most pristine beaches.
Paradise Island and a handful of other islands in the region have been popular vacation spots for the past couple of years, thanks in part to the popularity of the “baby boomers,” who are now in their 50s and 60s and can afford to go off-the-grid.
Some people on Paradise Island even have a pet monkey named Boo.
The island is not a traditional destination, however.
Some visitors will have to hike through an area of the island to reach the ocean, which is usually about 100 feet deep.
For this reason, it’s not the only popular vacation spot on the island, and many of the locals prefer to stay on the beach rather than camp in the mountains, said Jim Nisbett, a local fisherman.
“If you go to the mountains and you stay on Paradise, you can be in paradise for the rest of your life,” Nisbert said.