To the soundtrack of palm trees swaying gently in the breeze, our dinghy beached upon the perfectly sandy shore of Turtle Island. One of dozens like it in the San Blas Cayos Holandeses chain, the Kuna family who make their home here welcome guests aboard visiting charter sailboats and yachts anchored nearby. As we dip our toes into the sand, we’re greeted by the island family’s patriarch and invited to spend the afternoon for just one US dollar per person. A bargain at twice the price for your own private paradise. We explore the island from end to end in just under 15 minutes before settling into shaded hammocks for the afternoon. Just another day in the life of San Blas island-hopping.