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Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
Little Torch Key, FloridaEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
Feeling overworked and seeking a secluded easy getaway? You don't need a passport to reach Florida's most private island, a two-hour drive from Miami and accessible only by boat.
With no telephones, televisions, or guests under 16, Little Palm Island's exclusive 5½ acres of mangroves and sandy white beaches offer the perfect place to disconnect. Thirty single and two-story suites—all with canopy king-size beds, slate bathroom floors, and jetted tubs—also have private verandas with ocean views and bamboo showers. The interactive five-course Chefs Table—a tasting menu with wine pairings presented by chef Luis Pous—highlights the award-winning restaurant's French and Pan-Latin flavors. Off-island, take a day trip scuba diving the barrier reef with the resort's certified instructors, or head south to Key West, a 30-minute drive on U.S. Highway 1, for some homemade fudge and famous Key Lime pie.
Forgo the spa's five treatment rooms and request the Madrugada Water massage; on a treatment table set up in the shallow Caribbean waters, you'll relax to the waves lapping below and nothing else.
Request your meals at one of several private dining spots that surround the property (we like the Palapa Point Gazebo or Harbor Point Beach).
The Florida Keys are best appreciated during the shoulder season. In June and July the weather (and water) is warm, the bugs are still hibernating, and you'll encounter half the crowd.
Awards and RecognitionsBack to Top
500 World's Best Hotels
World's Best Service
Best US Resort
- Andrew Harper's Reader's Survey
Best Beach Resort
- Andrew Harper's Reader's Survey
Extraordinary to Perfection in Food, Décor and Service
The Top Performers
- Lodging Hospitality
Arrive at Key West Airport (EYW), which is approximately 25 miles from the resort. Anticipate about 35 minutes of travel time. The resort offers private transfers: $250 roundtrip per couple. You may also choose to arrive at Miami International Airport (MIA), which is approximately 100 miles away, but will have more affordable flight options.28500 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key, Florida, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Personalized Amenities
- Spa On Property
- Outdoor Pool
- Fitness Center
- Meditation Spaces
- Dive Center
- Water Sports
- Romantic Turndown
- No TVs or Phones
- Ocean Views
- Private Verandahs
- Canopy Beds
- Butterfly Nets
- Indoor/Outdoor Showers
- Ceiling Fans
- Air Conditioning
- Whirlpool Tubs
- Mini Bars
- Turndown Service
- Private Dining
- 2-person occupancy
- Welcome cocktail
- Motor yacht transfers
- Water sport amenities
- Valet parking
- Non-alcoholic mini bar beverages
Why We Love Little Torch Key
A quiet sancuatry with easy access to busier Key West and the stunning coral reefs of Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary.
Things To Do:
Top Attraction: Looe Key Reef is one of the best reefs in the Florida Keys. The resort offers half-day snorkeling trips to explore colorful coral formations and 150 species of fish.
Top Restaurant: The Dining Room: At the resort's acclaimed 100-seat restaurant, Chef Luis Pous creates a daily-changing menu of Pan-Latin cuisine (coconut lobster bisque, mango guava cheesecake).
Best Cocktail Spot: The Palapa Bar: The wine list has more than 400 bottles, but we recommend the regions' dessert alternative: the Key Lime Martini, with Bacardi Limón, Licor 43, lime juice, and vanilla ice cream.
Shopping: A 30-minute drive from Little Torch Key brings you to Key West, home to boutiques and galleries showcasing local artists, and the famous Fast Buck Freddie's, a 12,000-square-foot department store selling eclectic accessories (tribal masks from Indonesia). Check out the section called Tropical Trash. Also, Little Palm has two beautiful gift shops if you don't want to go far.
Why Go Now
November 21, 2010
Full Moon Dinner at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
Enjoy a special meat-centric meal, with a "New York Steak" theme, plus entertainment to welcome the full moon.
November 27, 2010 - December 5, 2010
Pirates in Paradise
Historic Key West is transformed into a pirates' fort as sea battles, pirate sails, and more than 150 pirate entertainers celebrate the city's maritime history.
Mid-November through the first week of January
Fast Buck Freddie's holiday windows
The department store's famous displays (Elizabeth Taylor's ex-husbands once graced each of the seven windows) bring Christmas cheer to downtown Key West.
November and December
Sweets of Paradise
Don't miss a taste of Walter Kramer's homemade seasonal specialties at Key West's popular sweet shop: pumpkin fudge, macadamia, pecan, and almond brittle, and peppermint ice cream.