Little Palm IslandLuxury Florida hideaway
Beachfront luxury on a private island off the fabled Florida Keys coastline
Destination: Florida, USA
Vacation: Beachfront luxury
Seeking: Secluded romance
Highlight: Island paradise
Any vacation that starts with cocktails at an on-shore reception and lounge (Little Palm Island Resort’s Shore Station) before beginning your journey by seaplane or private boat to your new private island oasis (Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key) is very much the type of vacation we want to be on.
Situated on a 4.5-acre private island in the Lower Florida Keys, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is a favored escape for luxury travel enthusiasts, CEOs and Hollywood’s elite. Inspired by a British West Indies aesthetic and combine old world tradition with a modern twist its ambiance is intentionally romantic, with surreal vistas during the day and after a breath-taking sunset, dramatic nightscapes dotted with twinkling stars and miles of shimmering water shattering the moon’s reflection into a thousand pieces.
With just 30 thatched-roof bungalows, the island is never inhabited by more than 60 guests at a time, offering anonymity for the affluent. Intimate dinners for two, romantic walks along secluded beaches and sand pathways and swift, sweet plunges into the tranquil surf are daily occurrences.
Most every whim, whether a floating Madrugada Water Massage at sunrise, mangrove maze kayaking or private “Chef’s Table” dinner, is realized and the bespoke services are sought after by discriminating guests worldwide while located less than 30 miles from the excitement and bustle of Key West, Little Palm Island Resort—part of the Noble House Hotel & Resorts collection—remains the essence of exclusivity and tranquility.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is an amazing place to stay if you’re looking for privacy, sensational white sand and a unique luxury Florida vacation experience like no other.
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“Best hotel in Florida. Unbelievable resort! My wife and I have been wanting to visit for a few years and figured there was no better time than to visit for our 10th anniversary. We had high expectations and expected, based on what we had seen and read, that Little Palm Island Resort is 5 star accommodations from top to bottom. We were not disappointed! From the time we arrived at the Welcome Center from the time we left; everything was perfect. We were and still are blown away by the service, the cleanliness of everything on the island, to the food and activities that were available. We will definitely be back!.” Tripadvisor Review
Switch off completely from your daily hustle and step into an exquisite world of swaying palms, soft white sand and exceptional luxury. Discover Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Little Torch Key and see what makes it one of the best luxury resorts in Florida.
Best food & drink
1. Fresh oysters
Led by Little Palm Island Resort Executive Chef and a carefully composed culinary team, The Dining Room never fails to impress. In the restaurant’s earlier days, it was recognized as the Best Hotel Dining in Florida and #3 Restaurant in the U.S. by Zagat. Try the half dozen fresh shucked cold water oysters, champagne mignonette, passion fruit mignonette, lemon and cocktail sauce.
2. Filet mignon
Pan roasted filet mignon, with pluot, caramelized cipollini, and parmesan kataifi crisp.
3. Key lime pie
Cashew-graham cracker crust Tahitian vanilla bean whipped cream, mango coulis and passion fruit jam.
Indulge in island isolation where champagne is poured by mid-morning, the sea sparkles in the sun and the only decision is whether to wake up for an early morning snorkel or to lounge in a hammock on the beach. It’s just you, four acres of beach, no phones, no TVs and no distractions.
Under thatched roofs and framed by swaying palms, Little Palm Island Resort bungalow suites await your arrival. Each is luxuriously appointed with elegant materials and impeccable design, vaulted ceilings, breathtaking ocean views and comfortable air conditioning.
To give you an idea of the type of accommodation available – and the careful attention to detail and unique style that has gone into each room – we’ve selected a few of the different room types to highlight.
The stunning Island Romance Suites are approx. 550 sq. ft. and feature a large terraced deck which includes a copper outdoor tub and a couples’ lounger. The luxurious bathroom includes a deep soaking tub. There is also a mesmerising ocean view, outdoor copper tub and shower, separate living room, private furnished deck and exclusive sand beach with fire pit.
The Island Premier Suites are the island’s finest and come with a stately four-poster bed. A decadent hammered copper tub offers a romantic respite, while vaulted ceilings accentuate the approximately 1,020 sq. ft. of luxury living. These suites have a stunning ocean view, outdoor copper tub, separate living room, private furnished deck and exclusive sand beach with fire pit.
Little Palm Island Resort is the ultimate destination for romance and relaxation surrounded by breathtaking tropical beauty.
SpaTerre, the signature spa of Noble House Hotels & Resorts, exists solely to promote health and well-being for mind, body and soul. Here, exotic Four Hands Massage, CBD treatments using luxurious macadamia nut oil and organic vanilla, and body rituals using sustainably sourced seaweed are custom-designed to replace the weight of the world with the feeling of utter relaxation. The healing properties of flowers and spices are used liberally to enhance each spa experience while advanced techniques are used in facials to provide the best experience and real results.
Begin your transformation in the tropics with a Dead Sea Body Polish or a Margarita Key Lime Pedicure. Reach a new level of relaxation as the harmony of two therapists synchronize the motion of four hands in SpaTerre’s Ocean Wave massage or experience a sound therapy treatment and massage on their quartz sand table. Leave feeling relaxed and renewed with the one you love after indulging in a Heart Chakra Ritual together. SpaTerre uses techniques from around the world, along with inspiration from the Caribbean, using a blend of herbs and minerals indigenous to the South Florida area. Perhaps you’ve chosen a fresh rose petal and lotus rose essence or an organic Vanilla and Turmeric CBD infused soaking tub to follow.
A visit to Little Palm Island Resort private island can be as action-packed or as delightfully lazy as you desire.
Explore the crystal blue waters surrounding Little Palm Island Resort in a kayak or on a paddleboard. Both are available to guests from 9am to sunset and double kayaks are perfect for a truly unique and romantic experience.
Trips to Looe Key Reef afford you the opportunity to float weightlessly among all the colorful creatures that make this beautiful reef their home. Because of its relatively shallow depth, the reef is a great dive site for divers new to the sport, experienced divers, and for those who have been out of the water for some time. Little Palm Island Resort has professional Scuba instructors that guide every dive to maximize your experience.
Little Palm Island is encompassed by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, which includes the world’s 3rd largest barrier reef. Looe Key Reef, which is consistently rated as one of the best places to snorkel or scuba dive in the U.S., is located just a short boat ride from the island.
Little Palm Island Resort also offers stunning day sails to pristine turquoise waters, and a concierge will also arrange unforgettable night sails accompanied by your favorite wine. The Keys sunsets while on the water are hard to describe, but breathtaking to experience. The resort will arrange the perfect excursion for you, complete with a complimentary bottle of champagne, wine or brews.
Once on the island you may also choose a local aerial sightseeing flight to include sights such as the Seven Mile Bridge, Sombrero reef and lighthouse, Bahia Honda State Park and Key West. Reserve a day trip to Key West, “Island Hop” from Little Palm Island to an eclectic “locals” restaurant to enjoy a grilled fish sandwich….or even have lunch in the Bahamas! Again – our kind of vacation.
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