See the opening in the foreground vegetation? That's for you to step in and enjoy the coolness of the shade and the warmth of the water.
Rendered in Vue, as usual. Minor post-work in PS, just some minor corrections and some glow here and there.
It's been ages since my last tropical island. I really like to make islands, with the sand and water and vegetation. Have to do more.
EDIT: this image has two "companions", here: