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Little Palm Island

Duck Key, Florida Keys

Accessible only by boat or seaplane, Little Palm Island is a secluded tropical retreat set among the turquoise waters and coral reefs of the Florida Keys, perfect for couples and honeymooners looking to disconnect from the world in pampered style.

We organize stays to this property as part of a longer customized itinerary, please contact our travel specialists to start crafting your vacation.

At a Glance

  • Island retreat that offers secluded privacy

  • Romantic plantation style

  • Ultimate pampering from spa to cuisine

Diving, Fishing, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track

Insider's View

Stay in the Commador Suite and enjoy your own private pontoon complete with sunbeds

Anna Bleasdale

Insider's View

Look out for the endangered Key Deer who will swim out from the mainland to drink the fresh water on the island

Anna Bleasdale

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Little Palm Island or take a look at our itineraries to Florida


Staying at Little Palm Island is all about switching off. There are no televisions or phones, making the island extremely popular with A-list entertainers and political heavyweights. Instead, allow yourself to succumb to the fabulous service, the beautiful setting, the privacy and the unobtrusive barefoot luxury.

The resort is linked by a network of white crushed-shell paths, and consists of thirty duplex thatched-roof bungalow suites, many with ocean views and private decks with hammocks, hidden away among the lush tropical vegetation and fronting onto unspoiled white sand. Inside the suites are spacious and airy, with the feel of a romantic low-key Caribbean plantation, tropical woods mingling with summery colors, and custom-made beds draped under butterfly netting. There are stand-alone bathtubs and an outside shower perfect for cooling off in the middle of the day. Shy deer can often be glimpsed from your verandah in the mornings.

The dining at Little Palm Island is quite superb, and features inventive French, Cuban and Floridian cuisine, and you can choose to eat in the romantic candle-lit restaurant, at an outside terrace table overlooking the ocean or even on the beach under the moon.

Relaxation opportunities are endless, from lounging by the lagoon-style pool, cozying up with a book in the library or meditating in the Zen Garden, and the spa is one of Florida’s finest, with spa treatments such as a coconut sugar body polish or margarita key lime pedicure with which to pamper yourself.

For more adventurous souls, the resort offers complimentary water sports including kayaks, kite boards and lasers, and there is also a 38-foot catamaran to take you out for an afternoon’s sail or sunset cruise with a private dinner aboard. If you're in the mood to venture further afield, there are myriad options. The island is in the heart of a marine sanctuary and the diving and snorkeling is superb, with shimmering coral reefs, colorful fish and a wreck to explore. Alternatively swim with dolphins at Marathon Key, or view the incredible bird life at the Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge. If you are an angler, the flats and bone fishing in these parts is legendary, and you can even live out your Hemingway fantasies for the day on a deep sea fishing expedition where you might land a marlin or a tarpon.


Little Palm Island has 30 thatched cabana suites of 50 square meters, perched at the water's edge each with air conditioning, minibar, king canopy bed, spacious living area, indoor and outdoor private shower and terrace overlooking the ocean.


Only children over the age of 16 years old are welcome to come and stay at Little Palm Island due to it being tailored for adults.


Little Palm Island has a restaurant, spa, swimming pool and fitness center for the guests to use.


During your stay at Little Palm Island, you can do back country fishing, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, kiteboard, helicopter and seaplane trips, sky diving, dolphin encounters, eco-tours, island picnics.

Location & Directions

Duck Key, Florida Keys

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is on Little Torch Key, in Florida's Lower Keys, between Key West and Marathon, just south of Big Pine Key in the Gulf of Mexico. Only accessible by sea-plane or boat.

When to go

The Florida Keys are a year-round destination with balmy winters, but summers can be hot and humid. The best time to visit Florida is in March and April when it is warm and sunny, before the weather begins to get too hot. Hurricanes and other less serious tropical storms can strike Florida any time in the summer up to the end of November, however the risk is greatest between August and October.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Little Palm Island or take a look at our itineraries to Florida

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