Little Palm Island is located on its own private five and a half acre island off the Florida Keys coast. If you are driving you will leave your car at the check-in area on the mainland and be shuttled by boat to the island and the hotel.
If you are looking for a peaceful retreat to simply unwind, this unique resort is close to perfect. Keep in mind there are no televisions or telephones, or guests under the age of 16 at the resort. The resort consists of 30 oceanfront bungalows. Each bungalow boasts its own interior design and furnishings that provide a casual relaxed, yet luxurious, ambience. The Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for resort guests and visitors. The restaurant offers indoor dining and dining on the terrace with ocean views. Dinner is very romantic at The Dining Room and offers a seasonally fresh menu of Modern Tropical Cuisine featuring a blend of French and Pan Latin flavors. The dinner menu has the option of a Chef’s Tasting featuring five courses or a Grand Tasting Menu with seven courses.
Activities include snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing, back country fishing, and sailing. There is also a fully equipped fitness center which features free weights, treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bicycles. Yoga classes are also available. For those who enjoy a quiet area there is a library that provides a private and secluded venue.The resort features a beautiful white sand beach with lounge chairs in addition to a delightful swimming pool. Make sure you check out some of their specialty drinks as they have some very interesting and refreshing cocktails to enjoy at the pool.
Little Palm Island also has marina slips that will accommodate vessels of all sizes up to 120 feet in length. Boaters are welcome to use the resort’s facilities when they dock at the marina. Besides the intimate and romantic setting, you can expect nothing short of great service from the staff.
On our visit to Little Palm Island we were delighted by some unexpected visitors at the pool, the Key deer. The Key deer is an endangered deer that lives only in the Florida Keys. It is the smallest North American deer. They live in all the types of ecosystems from pine forests to mangroves and freshwater wetlands. They can swim between islands and move around their habitat in search of fresh water. Key deer eat more than 150 species of plants. The most important part of their diet is mangrove trees and thatch palm berries. It is illegal to feed the Key deer because that is one of the main threats to their extinction.