Little Palm Island Resort & Spa – A Noble House Resort
What We Love
- A make-your-own-Bloody-Mary bar at Sunday brunch
- Located on its own 5 ½ acre isle for a castaway island feel
- Ritual baths and exotic treatments in the innovative SpaTerre
What To Know
- No guests 16 and under are allowed
- There's a 10 percent resort fee per night (collected at the Jetsetter checkout) that includes a welcome cocktail, valet parking, motor yacht transfers, fitness center access, non-alcoholic mini bar beverages, water sports amenities and staff gratuities
- Island location means it's only reachable by sea plane or boat (they have a yacht ferry service from Palm Island)
- There are no televisions or telephones on the island
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A live-action re-run of Fantasy Island, the Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort is on its own private isle with 30 bungalows linked by seashell-lined paths. Accommodations start at a generous 550 square feet and all have thatched roofs, a separate living room, indoor Jacuzzi tub, outdoor bamboo shower and a canopied King bed. Enjoy meals (complete with ocean views) such as Mahi Mahi with creamy cilantro polenta, tomato salsa and scallion oil at the gourmet restaurant specializing in “modern tropical” cuisine. There’s also a grotto-like pool, the sandy shore and a library, but don’t expect TVs in the guest rooms, you’re here to live our your luxe Robinson Crusoe fantasy.
In the Area
The resort takes up all of Little Palm Island, but hotel guests aren’t the only inhabitants. There are Key deer on site and manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, fish, and birds galore. The pool is ideal for swimming while the beach is available for kayaking, sailing, or taking a fishing boat out. If all the splendid isolation gets to be a bit much, a 15-minute ride on the resort’s motor yacht “Truman” gets guests back to Little Torch Key and the overseas highway to Key West, where the restaurants and stores of Duval Street await, 29 miles away.
How to Get There
We drove by Little Palm on 10-1-18 and it is still closed - it's not looking good- nobody is working on the place.
There is still a lot of damage in the middle keys a year after the hurricane. lots of places still have those blue tarps on their roofs and lots of buildings are not occupied.
I don't even know where to start with how awesome I think Little Palm is.....
From the minute we stepped off the airplane in Key West and picked up from our Little Palm driver to every minute on this secluded slice of heaven was perfect. I don't have one single "con" about this place - ok well maybe one, the mosquitoes and "no see ums" can be a tad pesky when there isn't a breeze at night but it would never stop me from going back (just bring bug spray). Our bungalow was amazing, the food was delicious, the service was probably the best I've ever experienced, the quiet was just what I needed, the key deer was adorable (and friendly) and the people we met were memorable. Our visit was in August 2016, it was HOT, very hot but I loved every single minute my husband and I were there for our anniversary and my birthday (which just happen to be a day apart). On our special days our dinner menus were personalized which was impressive and added just that extra special touch that meant the world to me. Our snorkeling adventure was by far the best I've been on in years and we traveled a lot to the Caribbean but never seen the amount of color I saw in the keys. My heart sank and broke when the hurricane of 2017 destroyed the island but was happy to hear that they are rebuilding and will re-open in 2019. I CANNOT WAIT TO RETURN! And I will return. Be prepared that this type of adventure and relaxation is pricey but worth every single penny. I left a piece of my heart on Little Palm and will forever be in love with this island.
Obviously we didn’t stay at Little Palm this month as it is still closed while being renovated after being hit by Hurricane Irma. But this review is long overdue. We had the pleasure of staying here three times in the 18 months before the storm. Every time was magical. Yes it’s pricey but worth it because of the peace and quiet and personal service. When we go somewhere it’s often just to get away from it all and do nothing. This is the perfect place for that. And of course activities abound if you’re looking for a different course to take. The food is wonderful. The staff is incredible. Thank you for introducing us to the Gumby Slumber! Very romantic and truly unforgettable. Our best to all the staff we met on our visits. Hope all is well.