A totally romantic resort in the Florida Keys, Little Palm Island is located 3.5 miles off shore from the mainland at mile marker 28.5. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, this private-island resort for guests 16 years of age or older opened in 1988. Since then, it’s racked up an impressive list of world’s-best awards from leading travel magazines.
When you have lots of money can buy that matter the most to you without thinking twice. While you cannot really buy peace of mind, but you sure can ensure some relaxation when you finally find some quiet peaceful times with your special someone!
Imagine a perfect romantic setting with a Limousine waiting to pick you up leading to a private flying jet. You are flying south at over 300 feet over the South Beach Miami gently sipping a Dom Perignon as you land at the Marathons Private Airport, Florida keys. A Cadillac Escalade awaits you to lead you onboard a custom cruise to a tropical private island.
To begin your island idyll, park and walk to the welcome center/lobby on the mainland to check in and tag your luggage. You’ll be offered a Gumby Slumber (rum coconut drink) while you wait for the hotel’s wooden motor boat to speed you across the water to the resort. The trip takes 15 minutes, and the boat leaves every hour on the half hour.
As you follow the meandering path that encircles Little Palm Island, you pass the entrances to 28 thatched-roof bungalows. Each is raised high into the branches of the tropical gardens, creating a truly private oasis. When you enter, you are overcome by the grace and beauty of a delightfully furnished sitting room, a luxurious bath and bedroom beyond.
“Do not disturb” has become a maxim – telephones, televisions and alarm clocks have no place in the romantic atmosphere of the 30 thatched roof oceanfront suites, although there is one television concealed in the library in The Great Room, a hidden-away telephone kiosk and a computer modem for those that absolutely must.
Little Palm’s Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and Executive Chef Anthony Keene and his culinary team will tempt you to delights on a regular basis including Sunday Brunch weekly and Full Moon Jazz Dinners monthly.
Besides the vast array of water sports, including deep-sea and back country flats fishing, the only distractions are being pampered in the spa, sipping a long, cool drink by the lagoon-style pool and water fall and sampling the wonderful fusion cuisine. Night time entertainment includes relaxing with a refreshing cocktail whilst enjoying the fabled Florida Keys sunsets.
Little Palm Island specializes in hosting small weddings of up to 40 guests. For larger weddings, the entire island can be reserved under the Own the Island program. An on-site wedding planner will present the pre-set package and can customize the event, helping a couple decide on details such as whether to have a seated dinner or a buffet-style meal.
At $6,800 per couple, the deal isn’t so bad after all. Some of the things money can buy are true quite remarkable!