Just a half mile off the northeast coast of St. Thomas lies a subtle reminder of the beauty of nothingness—of quiet wilderness. This is Thatch Cay.

Proximity to St. Thomas, plus its 230 acres of rolling hillsides and five miles of sandy shoreline surely make it an appealing development opportunity.

Still, no one has dropped the $27.5 million it would take to purchase this corner of the Virgin Islands.

Which I certainly don’t mind.

Just look at it. It’s beautiful just as it is. Whether as a jewel in the view from Lindquist Beach, as a slice of solitude for camping, a day hike destination for incredible views, or just a home for goats—Thatch Cay gives me what I need: a perfect slice of nothing.