Make your island an experience for guests
I’ve visited many islands before. Often people will be very excited for something they put together and they’ll want me to visit. It’s always cool to see what people come up with but normally everyone’s island is a nightmare to navigate if you’re not used to their place. My island had the exact same problem and I wanted to fix that.
I made sure that my whole island was easy to navigate. Big open walkways where people wouldn’t get snagged on stuff. No tricky little areas for people to navigate. I wanted it to be as much of a comfortable experience for my guests as possible.
The first thing I did was I spent weeks (I don’t time travel) creating a three-tiered cliff and moving all my islanders to it. I even created little yards where a few their personalities came out. This way, when guests visited they could visit all my people more efficiently. It was like a condo complex and this way I also didn’t have to worry about the houses cluttering up everything.
I also revamped my guest garden. I always get asked if I have different fruit and I always had a cluster of various trees scattered about for people to take from. Instead, I wanted to make one of my garden walks into a guest garden as well so I designed the southwest corner of my island to be a calming brick path stroll through a grove. I also added street lamps so late-night guests would get more of an experience from it.
Now that that aspect was done and I created a nice place for guests, I then decided to do something for myself.