175 Island Instagram Captions: Island Life Quotes, Puns + More

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175 Island Instagram Captions: Island Life Quotes, Puns + More

On the search for island instagram captions? Find the perfect one in this list of inspiring and funny island quotes, island puns, and other island quotes for Instagram captions.

Whether you just got back from a romantic island honeymoon in Hawaii, are island hopping solo through the Greek islands, or just went on a cruise through the Caribbean, I’ve got an island quote for you!

I’m a full time travel blogger, which means I end up visiting a variety of gorgeous islands each year, and these fun island captions instantly bring back those memories!

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10 Best Island Quotes for Instagram

Let’s start off with my absolute favorite island captions for Instagram!

1. On island time

2. Postcard from *insert island name*

3. Island state of mind

4. Dropping my anchor here for a while

5. Somewhere over the rainbow

6. Sun rays and island days

7. Every shade of blue

8. Stay salty

9. Dear *insert island name*, I miss you

10. Island daze

Also see: How to do Housesitting in Hawaii and Get Free Accommodations

Island instagram captions, photo of the Napali coast in Kauai, Hawaii

Short Island Instagram Captions

Prefer short and sweet island quotes? Here you go:

11. Paradise found

12. Gone costal

13. When on *insert island name*

14. Diving deep

15. Summer lovin

16. Ocean child

17. Sunkissed

18. Pure paradise

19. Pacific breeze / Caribbean breeze / Mediterranean breeze

20. Waves for days

21. Sweet escape

22. Gone coconuts

23. Island girl

Sea turtle surfacing in the water, Island puns

Sea turtle surfacing in St. Croix, one of my favorite Caribbean island destinations

Island Puns

Need something punny? Here are some of the best island puns I could find (and think of!):

24. Islanded a good one (stolen from my Couple Travel Quotes article)

25. Getting some vitamin sea

26. Don’t worry, beach happy

27. Don’t mind me, taking the sea-nic route

28. Islanded here and I may never leave

29. I think I shell in love with *insert island name*

30. I’m pretty shore this place is perfect

31. We mermaid for each other

32. Seas the day

33. It’s all sun and games

34. Tropic like its hot

35. Shell yeah

36. Keep palm and carry on

37. What’s up, beaches

38. Lost at sea? I’m not shore

39. Fulfilling my fanta-sea

40. I’m not coming home, that’s for shore!

41. Island life gives me porpoise

Woman walking through the water on Caye Caulker island in Belize

Photo from one of my most recent island vacations in Caye Caulker, Belize

Island Vibes Quotes + Captions

These cute island captions all have to do with *island vibes* (IYKYK).

42. On island time until future notice

43. In my element

44. Once upon a time on *insert island name*

45. My soul lives on island time

46. Sunshine is my love language

47. Let the sea set you free

48. Leaning into that island wisdom

49. Straight island vibes

50. Barefoot and tanned

51. There is nothing some island vibes can’t fix

52. *insert island name* is my happy place

53. Take only memories, leave only footprints

Funny island quotes, photo is a view of St Croix at sunset

Funny Island Quotes

This guide to the best island Instagram captions wouldn’t be complete without some funny island quotes, right?

54. Coconuts for *insert island name*

55. Cue OOO email

56. Adding mermaid to my resume

57. I’m an aquaholic!

58. New job: Beach

59. Sorry mom, I’m not coming home

60. No buoys allowed

61. It’s tiki time

62. Beach, please!

Woman in sea cave in Oahu, Hawaii, island girl quotes

Wading in the Mermaid’s Cave in Oahu, Hawaii

Island Girl Quotes + Captions

63. Chasing the sun

64. Beach hair, don’t care

65. Sweet, but salty

66. Beach bum

67. Beach babe

68. Girls just wanna have sun

69. From *insert island name* with love

70. Days like these >

71. Catch me in the wild

Island quotes for Instagram photo on a tiki cruise in Belize

Island Hopping Captions for Instagram

These island hopping quotes and sayings are perfect if you’re sharing photos from a cruise, or sailboat trip!

72. Another day, another island

73. Views upon views

74. Postcard from the islands

75. Turquoise dreams

76. Port after port

77. Aye, aye captain

78. Exploring new horizions

79. Bon voyage!

80. “Now, bring me that horizon.” — Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean

Related: 115 Cruise Captions for Instagram

Napali coast, Kauai, Hawaii

Tropical Island Captions

Most of my island vacation quotes are most relevant for tropics, but there are plenty of other types of islands you could visit (I love the San Juan Island in my home state). Here are some tropical island captions for all your tropical adventures:

81. Greetings from paradise

82. If you’re not barefoot, you’re overdressed

83. Pass the sunscreen

84. Life is better in a bikini

85. They call it paradise for a reason

86. Endless summer

87. Sunshine is the best medicine

88. The tan will fade but the memories will last forever

89. Tropical state of mind

90. You’re the piña to my colada

91. Seashells > snowflakes

92. Traded the concrete jungle for the jungle jungle

93. Pool hair, don’t care!

94. Beach bum vibes

95. Dolphins and dinner plans

96. Got lost in the jungle, but I found myself

97. Waving goodbye to paradise

98. Beaching until further notice

99. Destination: sunshine

Photo of woman standing on cliffside with view of mountains and cove on Oahu, Hawaii

Island Vacation Quotes By Destination

Greek Island Instagram Captions

100. Turquoise on turquoise

101. Olive you so much, Greece!

102. Enchanted by the Agean

103. Mamma Mia, here we go again!

104. Greek (island) life

105. This post is sponsored by a Mediterranean sunset

106. Endless blue

Caribbean Island Captions

107. Caribbean dreams

108. Buenos días

109. [Island name], mi amor

110. Siempre sol

111. Vamos a la playa

112. Bienvenidos a [island name]

Related: 202 Mexico Instagram Captions & Mexico Puns

Hawaii Island Quotes

113. You had me at Aloha

114. A bad day in Hawaii is still better than a good day anywhere else

115. Surf’s up

116. Aloha, vacay

117. Hawaii is calling and I must go

118. Getting leid in Hawaii

119. Oh I wish you were here with me…

120. On a beach in Hawaii

121. “Coming to Hawaii is like going from black and white to color.” — John Richard Stephens

Related: 201 Hawaii Captions for Instagram + Hawaii Puns and Quotes

Island Couples Quotes

I’m almost always traveling with my husband, whether its an anniversary trip or family vacation or work trip. I have a whole article dedicated to the best couple travel captions, but here are a few ideas for island photos together:

122. Island life, island wife

123. I’m coconuts for you

124. Islanded a good one!

125. You, me, and the sea

126. You’re the piña to my colada!

127. You’re my paradise

128. Our postcard from *insert island name*

129. Finding paradise everywhere we go

130. Happily ever after starts here

131. You’re still my favorite view

Woman sitting on dock at the Split in Caye Caulker, Belize thinking of the best island Instagram captions

Island Quotes for Instagram

These quotes about island life are from some iconic songs, famous people, and books.

132. “I feel we are all islands in a common sea.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh

133. “The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever”― E. Lockhart in We Were Liars

134. “Islands are metaphors of the heart, no matter what poet says otherwise.” ― Jeanette Winterson

135. “Time didn’t mean much here. I was living on island time now, and it was the happiest time I had ever known.” ― Scott B. Williams in On Island Time: Kayaking the Caribbean

136. “Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring… ‘How to Build a Boat.’” — Steven Wright

137. “My love is deep like the ocean” — Love, Deep As the Ocean by Muddy Waters

138. “On an island in the sun” — Island in the Sun by Weezer

139. “We’ll run away together, we’ll spend some time forever, we’ll never feel bad anymore” — Island in the Sun by Weezer

140. “It makes me feel so fine I can’t control my brain” — Island in the Sun by Weezer

141. “When you’re on a golden sea, you don’t need no memory, just a place to call your own as we drift into the zone” — Island in the Sun by Weezer

142. “We do it island style” — Island Style by John Cruz

143. “From the mountain to the ocean from the windward to the leeward side” — Island Style by John Cruz

144. “Islands in the stream, that is what we are, no one in between” —Islands in the Stream by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

145. “If you really want to know where you can find me, I will be unwinding… down in the islands, down in the islands” — Island Song by Zac Brown Band

146. “You should lose track of your timing, grab a drink beside me, down in the islands, down in the islands” — Island Song by Zac Brown Band

147. “We are going to dance to the rhythm of the waves” — Island Song by Zac Brown Band

148. “Make your destination my location” — Island Song by Zac Brown Band

149. “A sweet kind of summer standin’ knee deep in the water, drinkin’ straight tequila and lime” — Sweet Kinda Summer by Jesse Rice

Woman looking over at two small islands at sunrise

More Island Instagram Caption Ideas

150. I wouldn’t really mind being stranded here

152. I want someone to look at me the way I look at this view

153. An ocean breeze puts me at ease

154. The perfect island getaway

155. *insert island name* is always a good idea

156. Find me where the wifi is weak and the sun is strong

157. I wonder if the sand and sea miss me too

158. I’m never leaving this island

159. If there isn’t sand in your hair, you’re doing it wrong

160. Good vibes only

161. Life is better on an island

162. Any day on an island is a good day

163. Turns out the grass is actually greener here

164. I could get used to this view

165. The islands were calling and I answered

167. Woke up to this

168. Just seashells and tan lines

169. I can finally check *insert island name* off my bucket list

170. Fresh juice and fresh vibes

171. I know exactly where my heart is: it’s on *insert island name*

172. Out of office mode

173. There’s nothing a beach can’t fix

174. If you need me, I’ll be here

175. Sand and the sea

Canon and window on St Croix, a Caribbean island

Final Thoughts: Island Quotes for Instagram

I hope you found some perfect island quotes and sayings in this article! And if you’re itching to plan your next island getaway, here are some guides to my favorite island destinations:

🌊 Oahu Off The Beaten Path: 21 Hidden Gems + Secret Spots
🏝 The Ultimate Guide to St Croix, US Virgin Islands
🌺 4 Day Oahu Itinerary Full of Sunshine, Aloha, and Adventure
🇲🇽 The Ultimate Guide to Renting a Scooter in Cozumel, Mexico
🎒 A Complete Hawaii Packing List from an Expert Traveler

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