Getting a little down having to wander around your own deserted island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Want a bit of a change of scenery? Well, we honestly don't blame you. Here, we've got the latest on the newest craze: Animal Crossing New Horizons Mystery Islands. Who's down for a little tropical getaway?

Animal Crossing New Horizons Mystery Islands Guide

So, you may have heard a lot about people visiting Animal Crossing New Horizons mystery islands, but you might be a little stumped if you haven't actually touched down on one yourself. Essentially, these mystery islands function a lot like the island retreats that you could go on in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. However, they're coined as mystery islands because, well, what you get each time is going to be a mystery. We don't currently have island games to play when we touch down on these, but there are a couple of broad types of mystery islands:

  • Bamboo island - an island that's mostly bamboo (you might want to harvest the hell out of this if you see it, especially if you want to make a bamboo wand)
  • Cliff Island - an island that's basically mostly cliffs
  • Fruit Island - an island full of fruit trees, so go totally nuts
  • Money Rock Island - an island full of rocks that contain Bells
  • Normal Islands - these will look a lot like the one that you came from, but smaller
  • Rock Island - an island full of rocks, which is a great place to farm different types of nuggets
  • Tarantula Island - an island full of spiders and honestly, we're having a bad time even just thinking about them
  • Trash Island - this is an island where what you fish up will be trash like boots and cans

You also have a chance of finding a villager or an animal kicking around on a Mystery Island. If you talk to them enough, you can invite them back to live on your own deserted island and they should arrive in a few days. Depending on the type of island that you roll, it's also very possible for you to get one which has resources that you can flog for a ton, or even just one with a bunch of spiders (also to be flogged for a ton). All in all, they're a good deal. You will get a free Nook Miles ticket as part of playing the game, but after that they're redeemable for 2,000 Nook Miles at the NookStop. You can then use these to travel to Mystery Islands. 

Now that you have our Animal Crossing New Horizons Mystery Islands guide at hand, it should be a little bit easier for you to get your Nook Miles' worth out of all the trips. Whether you're just wanting to cultivate a tarantula island (and we have a guide for that too), whether you're wanting to pick up a new villager, or just find flora and fauna that you haven't seen already, it should be a piece of cake. Not yet a proud owner of Animal Crossing: New Horizons? You can pick up the game here via this Amazon link and support Prima Games at the same time. Once you've got your own deserted island, pop over to our dedicated guides hub for the title which contains a bunch of tips and tricks for Island Representatives like you: