Little Palm Island Resort & Spa - Little Torch Key, Florida Keys

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Rooms & Suites: 30

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is an exclusive luxury resort located only an hour from Miami, but feels like Tahiti or Bali...

You wake up to a blissful quiet, broken only by a heron's call and the gentle lap of waves. You snuggle closer. A cloud of soft linen envelops you in a comfortable cocoon. You dream of your trip here last night on The Truman, the 35 foot launch named after one of the island's most famous guests, and glide again through sultry waters to arrive at this remote island full of Jamaican palms and exotic blossoms. And you wonder if you can ever leave. Welcome to Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, the internationally acclaimed private island paradise, listed among the top resorts in the world by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure magazine. Tucked offshore of Little Torch Key and accessible only by boat or seaplane, the resort is a world unto itself, alive with hidden pleasures. Crushed seashell paths wind through lush gardens to thatched-roof bungalows, which serve as your guest quarters. Extra spacious, each suite and grand suite has romantic touches such as a king-size bed draped in butterfly netting, verandahs with ocean views and, in some rooms, private outdoor showers and jetted tubs. From the lagoon-style pool to the meditative Zen Garden or the cozy Great Room library, a perfect serenity sweeps over you as you wander the island. Oversized hammocks beckon from the trees. Lounge chairs nestled in the sand call from the beach. And at the end of the day, return to your private bungalow for peaceful seclusion to dream again. We welcome children 16 years of age and older. We regret that pets are not permitted on the island. President Harry S. Truman and wife, Bess, visited often when the island was a private fishing retreat, and President Kennedy came when PT-109, the story of his World War II exploit, was filmed here. Today Little Palm Island attracts an international clientele of celebrating couples, lawyers, doctors, businesspeople, and celebrities seeking peace, quiet, and privacy. (Guests must be at least 16 years old.) Little Torch Key, Florida Keys, 120 miles from Miami. Resting 3 miles off-shore, some 30 miles from historic Key West, Little Palm is a five-acre oasis in the Atlantic Ocean. Fast running tides have created a pristine white sand beach and deep-water dockage for visiting yachts. Hundreds of Jamaican Tall coconut palms grace the shoreline, planted by the first inhabitant, Newton Munson.

Accolades & Articles

Read article: Key West Seaplanes Take You to Paradise at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa Read Condé Nast Traveler review: Little Palm Island Read Travel + Leisure article: #5 World's Best Island Hotels "There are 30 thatched, colonial-style bungalows on this island, all with ocean views. No children are allowed and there are no phones or TVs: it's all about escape and relaxation. Guests can go diving or fishing; Spa Terre is popular for its Balinese and Thai treatments; the innovative restaurant serves Cuban and French fare and is open to non-guests." - CNTraveller


A-List - Luxury Travel Magazine Award

Trip Type

Romantic Getaway


2 Island Grand Suites - The most exclusive accommodations on the island, these spacious, 1,000 sq. ft. suites feature breathtaking sunset and exquisitely decorated spaces with British Colonial furnishings, a separate living/dining area, his and her bathrooms, slate floors, mini bar, coffee maker, in-room safe, hair dryer, robes, modem hook-up (not fast access), private front porch with redwood hot tub, lounge chairs and dining table. 28 Bungalow Suites - Dream-like Florida Keys accommodations, these private thatched-roof bungalows are designed to be one with nature - which means your next-door neighbor may very well be an exotic bird residing in a palm tree. Each ocean front bungalow suite has one-bedroom with a king bed, a separate living area, indoor and private outdoor shower, Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, mini bar, coffee maker, in-room safe, hair dryer, robes, modem hook-up (not fast access), and balcony. Unlike a typical Florida island hotel, guests enjoy rich British Colonial, Indonesian and Polynesian furnishings reminiscent of South Pacific romance.


Little Palm Island is graced with a beautiful, natural white sand beach. Visitors can enjoy precious 'Do Nothing' time around the island and by the pool. There are also limitless water sport amenities, exceptional Deep Sea and Back Country fishing and sailing adventures. Then indulge in the peace and tranquility of the Island Spa. The Island Spa is a gentle place. In a world filled with stressful deadlines and ever increasing demands on your body and time, The Island Spa is your personal refuge for relaxation and renewal. Regardless of the specific health or beauty treatment you select, you will leave feeling renewed, relaxed and anticipating your next visit.


Scuba dive and snorkel, whether at the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary or the wreck of the Adolphus Busch with trips daily. There are PADI instructors available for your certification. We offer Eco Tours to the Great Heron Wildlife Refuge as well as challenging Deep Sea and Backcountry Flats fishing excursions. Cruise the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic on a sailing charter or explore historic Key West with an afternoon of shopping and sightseeing. Or simply play in the surf while enjoying one of the many watercraft options including kayaks, canoes, wind surfers, day sailers, water bikes and Sun Kats.


Key West International Airport (EYW)

Airport Distance

26 miles/40 minutes

High Season

November through April

Getting There

Miami Int'l Airport (MIA) - 3 hours / 132 miles.