If you’re looking for a remote destination to unwind this holiday season, Little Palm Island is located three miles off Florida’s mainland, and the perfect destination for peaceful seclusion. You can only reach the island via a 15-minute ferry ride from the mainland, or a 45-minute seaplane from Fort Lauderdale or Miami.
This little 5.5-acre island is a snowbird’s luxe retreat and contains 30 suites, each with a personalized nameplate on the door. It’s been known to host famous guests such as Ivana Trump, Tiger Woods and even Kelly Ripa.
The resort originally opened back in 1979, but recently underwent extensive renovations. The colonial style décor alone is worth the price. Each home is bungalow-style and includes a king-sized canopy bed, a private living room, even a bamboo-fenced outdoor shower (it doesn’t get much better than that.)
The dining room is known as the preferred spot to watch the gorgeous sunset in the evening, and the dinner menu features an array of delicious seafood dishes. Dinner ends at 10 p.m., so there’s no nightlife on the island after hours, but not to worry! Room service will still deliver bottles of wine well past close.
During the day, you can relax by laying out on the private beach, or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a scuba diving trip to the Looe Key Reef and swim with the sea life. Sounds like the ultimate vacation to us!
It’s not uncommon for life to get a little crazy, and sometimes we all need a reminder to take a break. When things get too hectic, keep Little Palm Island on your list of places to escape and slow down. You can relax and unwind in the sand, and leave all your worries behind.