Do you ever dream of running off to a remote island paradise? Does the thought of replacing your digital lifestyle with palm trees, white sand beaches, and crystal-clear water sound appealing to you? If so, Little Palm Island might be just the place you have been looking for. Read on to hear about the real-life place you thought only existed in your dreams.
Where Is Little Palm Island?
The hidden gem that is Little Palm Island can be found off the coastline of the Florida Keys. Only accessible by seaplane or boat, one first makes their way to Little Torch Key. On Little Torch Key there is a Welcome Station with a thatched roof. Here you register for your stay at Little Palm Island and await your motor yacht shuttle to whisk you off to this secluded little paradise.
If you want to arrive in style, a private seaplane can be chartered to take you directly to Little Palm Island from mainland Florida airports.
Why People Love Little Palm Island
There are so many reasons to love Little Palm Island that we couldn’t possibly list them all. Here are the highlights that will cause you to fall in love with this magical place and keep you going back.
During the day, enjoy the sparkling aquamarine water while digging your toes into the white sand beaches. Gaze at the palm fronds overhead against the background of a bright blue sky. At sunset, watch the sky turn into a tangerine canvas streaked with infinite shades of blue and purple. Once the sun slips below the horizon, gaze at the stars, reminiscent of little diamonds embedded in black velvet. No matter the time of day, Little Palm Island will prove to be a feast for the eyes.
Little Palm Island has created a culture of peace and quiet. This secluded hideaway is a place you can truly disconnect. Rooms in the resort intentionally have no televisions. Wi-Fi is only accessible in the Great Room, so you can hop on the internet if you really need to but won’t be tempted to check your work email while you should be enjoying the view—perhaps with a drink in hand. This resort is for ages 16 and up, so you’ll have to leave the kids at home this time.
Little Palm Island’s restaurant, The Dining Room, was recently awarded Best Hotel Dining in Florida by Zagat. The seasonally fresh menu boasts dishes that are a delectable blend of French and Pan-Latin flavors, referred to as Modern Tropical Cuisine. Don’t forget to have dessert! The dessert menu offers temptations such as Dark Chocolate Covered Goat Cheese Panna Cotta, Palm Sugar Banana Split, and the must-try Key Lime Pie. On Sundays, make your way to brunch. Sunday brunch includes a buffet and an à la carte menu. A brunch bonus is the Bloody Mary bar and all you can drink champagne and sangria.
There is a variety of the thatched roof bungalow suites to choose from. All have beautiful décor that marries West Indies and Caribbean style. Most of the suites to choose from are oceanfront, and all are between 550 to 1000 square feet. The suites will ensure your comfort with air-conditioning, king-size beds, separate living areas, and private verandahs. The Island Grand Suite is a two-story structure with an open floor plan that will welcome you with a bottle of champagne and fresh fruit. Spend your evenings in this suite enjoying the jacuzzi or your private fire pit in the sandy area out front. You will not miss the phones, televisions, or alarm clocks that have been intentionally left off the amenity list of all suites.
The staff at this resort is complimented time and time again by its patrons. They make it their mission to attend to all your needs in a friendly yet professional way. The staff expertly balances being ultra-attentive without being overbearing.
SpaTerre tends to the mind, body, and soul with Balinese spa treatments and Thai body rituals. Healing flowers and spices are used to enhance treatments. The spa offers a plethora of different massages, salon services, ritual bathing experiences, and much more. If find yourself there one day, be prepared to find yourself there every day for the rest of your time at Little Palm Island.
Making the Most of Your Little Palm Island Vacation
It’s easy to find your bliss at Little Palm Island, no matter your vacation style. Whether you are an active adventurer or seeking the ultimate relaxation experience, Little Palm Island can provide a vacation you'll never forget. It is also the perfect destination for couples on their honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary, or wanting to rekindle the romance.
For the Active Adventurer
Try one or more of the many excursions offered on Little Palm Island. Multiple options are available for fishing. For a low-key fishing experience head to the Florida Keys backcountry to catch tarpon, permit, and bonefish. For a flashier fishing trip, board a fully remodeled and restored 1972 Hatteras, stocked with top-of-the-line fishing gear. This vessel—boasting air conditioning, satellite television, three staterooms, and a full bathroom with shower—will take you off-shore, reef, or bay fishing.
If you are more interested in observing wildlife than catching it, there are many excursions available for that, too. Try snorkeling or scuba diving in Looe Key, the 3rd largest barrier reef and considered one of the best places in the United States to snorkel or scuba dive. Other opportunities to observe wildlife can be found by booking a dolphin encounter or doing an eco-tour at the Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge. For the most adventurous patrons, take a plane to behold the beauty of the Florida Keys from two miles above… and then jump out of that plane with Sky Dive Key West. If you are interested in an aerial view but jumping out of an aircraft is a deal breaker, you can charter a helicopter or a seaplane for a tour.
Prefer staying closer to the ground? Try kiteboarding. No experience? No problem, you can get lessons from Key West Kiteboarding.
For the Ultimate Relaxation Seeker
Ultimate relaxation can be achieved in SpaTerre. Try one of their Global Rituals, which are a lovely blend of spa treatment and ritualistic ceremony with elements borrowed from different cultures and from times long ago. The Thai Herbal Poultice treatment will relieve muscle tension and revitalize the mind using medicinal herbs, aromatherapy, and elements of Thai massage.
If you want less ceremony and more massage, SpaTerre offers 12 different massages. Assuming the weather is cooperative, indulge in the Madrugada Water Massage. Performed on a table in the ocean, the Madrugada Water Massage uses traditional massage techniques and a specialized technique using a seashell. This grounding massage is offered only in the morning, but what better way to start your day?
Another great way to start the day is with one of SpaTerre's Ritual Baths, which are an equally great way to end your day.
For the Romantics
Little Palm Island may be one of the most romantic places on Earth, and it isn’t just because of its natural beauty, though that is a contributing factor. This resort offers several ways to maximize romance.
You and your loved one can skip The Dining Room for the evening and have a private dining experience, complete with waitstaff, in one of three beautiful and romantic locations. The beachfront Sandy Point and Harbor Point are lit by tiki torches for dinner and offer views of the coastal waters and a sparkling night sky. Perhaps the most romantic location for your private dining experience is Palapa Point, which is a very secluded table with a view of the water from a thatched roof gazebo. If you are looking for even more dining intimacy, skip the formalities and have dinner served to you in your room.
Other opportunities for romance can be found in SpaTerre with their Romance Spa Package. The package offers an 80-minute couple’s massage, a couple’s Sugar Body Polish, and a couple’s Love Bath that is infused with aphrodisiacs. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that!
You don’t have to spend extra money to have a romantic experience at Little Palm Island. Take a walk on the beach while holding hands at sunset or go for a romantic swim. One of the many beautiful things about Little Palm Island is that it removes the distractions of everyday life, leaving you and your loved one free to focus on each other.
Little Palm Island is one of the most exclusive and luxurious resorts in the United States. By design, it is the ultimate place to disconnect from your busy and stressful lifestyle and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Enjoy impeccable service and luxury accommodations in the naturally beautiful setting of the Florida Keys. Book your trip to Little Palm Island today and soon you will be on the island you thought only existed in your dreams.