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“Perfection at it's best!” 5 of 5 stars
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Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   28500 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key, FL 33042   |  
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Dallas, Texas
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23 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Perfection at it's best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

It is difficult to improve on perfection. This was our second time back and wont be our last. It is a little pricey but the accommodations and the food is exceptional. Watching the deer swim across the lagoon and the fish swim underneath them is truly remarkable.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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LPI-noblehouse, Public Relations Manager at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for sharing a review. We're so glad you keep coming back to experience all that Little Palm Island has to offer -- it truly is magical. We appreciate your comments and can't wait to welcome you back in the future.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Very relaxing -- Great food - wait staff was very knowlegable at each meal. Discreet and respectful staff. Exceptional spa and treatments. The sunset was almost as great from the sunset cruise as it was from a hammock by the water's edge!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LPI-noblehouse, Public Relations Manager at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you for sharing. We are delighted that you enjoyed the delicious food options and our top-notch staff! A day at the spa sounds like pure luxury! We agree, watching a sunset at Little Palm Island is absolutely breathtaking! Come visit us again soon
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Little Palm Island Resort for 2 nights from Feb 23 to 25, 2013. I booked this resort to celebrate my wife's birthday.Overall, we had an amazing experience for 2 nights stayed here.
Upon arrived the reception center on Saturday morning, the staff parked our cars and handled our luggage. Once we boarded the island, concierge staff give us a quick tour of the properties on the island, and also our cottage.
The out door shower is the most interesting feature for the room. We used the outdoor shower for the entire stay at the resort.
Brunch on the weekend days was super good and definitely a must try. Hot food on the brunch menu was top class quality but with a buffet style.Oysters was so fresh and the ocean view was incredible. As hotel guest, we are guaranteed for the best view seats all the time for our brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Tons of water activities to do in the resort, and all are included. The staff put towels on the kayak for us so we don't get wet sitting on it, and also provide ice cold water in the kayak.
Dinner in the dinning room was also amazing. As hotel guest, we got a seat on the sand beach. The most romantic dinner ever.
We also signed up for the sunset cruise from 4:30 to 6:30. Highly recommended. The cruise was designed for 3 couples. WE were lucky that only us signed up and the cruise became a private cruise for us. The view was so beautiful at sunset on the ocean. Nothing blocked our view at all. If you want something romantic, this is a must have activity in the resort.
All staffs are very welcome at the resort, and the most important thing is there were only around 30 units in the resort. So if fully booked, there were maximum 60 guests on the island. The weekend we stayed in i am not sure if the resort was fully booked or not, but i didn't see many people around. Especially at night. The resort was so quiet and so peaceful. Most of the time, we felt like it was a private resort just for 2 of us, and we were very very relaxed. If you want a very private experience in the resort, this is definitely your choice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LPI-noblehouse, Public Relations Manager at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you for sharing your vacation with us. We are thrilled that you decided to celebrate your wife’s birthday with us! The food at Little Palm is absolutely delicious- the oysters sound amazing! We are pleased that you enjoyed the excursions and our team members. Little Palm is the perfect place to escape to for a relaxing and romantic, tropical vacation! We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We visited for dinner, and want to go back as a hotel guest. Make sure to book ahead of time and early so that you can see the sunset.

Your table will literally be on a private beach where you can see the sun set while you ear/drink.

We had the Chef's signature dish for two, which included foie gras, filet mignon, lobster tail and potatoes. The quality and size of the foie gras alone was worth it ... the beef and lobster were also great.

If you go for dinner, make sure to show up at the ferry at your dinner reservation time, don't show up before 5:30 if you are going for dinner. The 10 minute boat ride has amazing views of the keys.

View is amazing.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LPI-noblehouse, Public Relations Manager at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for sharing your dinner experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your romantic meal! Watching the sunset while you dine is such a relaxing and unique experience. We would love to welcome you back as a hotel guest! Come see us again soon.
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

My husband took me to Little Palm Island for a post Valentines day lunch. Despite the RAIN, we enjoyed the experience. The ferry ride to the Island was about 10 minutes. We were met at the dock and escorted to the dining area. Originally we had reserved beach dining, however we sat on the terrace due to the rain. We took our time and "dined" starting with the Gumby signature drink of LPI and then scrumptious appetizers. My husband had the shrimp cocktail and I enjoyed the crab cakes. We shared with each other. :) Then we shared Quesidilla and Fish Tacos that were outstanding and of course Key Lime Pie. Our waitress Michelle was very attentive and didn't rush us. We have heard so many things about how costly it is to eat here and today was no exception. However at our age (75 and 65) we threw caution to the wind and simply enjoyed the experience. We had coffee in the lounge area and just listened to the rain. We even caught site of a Key Deer hiding amongst the shrubs to stay dry. It's one more thing we can add to our "experience" list. You must try it!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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LPI-noblehouse, Public Relations Manager at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you for visiting us! We are thrilled that you chose to spend a post Valentine’s Day lunch with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal, despite the rain. Your meal selections sound absolutely delicious. One cannot visit the Keys without enjoying a slice of key lime pie! We are glad you enjoyed your romantic lunch. What a great memory to share! Come see us again soon.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Just read all the good reviews- perfect from the beginning till the end. The whole island is only 30 couples if full! No kids, no tvs! As romantic as could be. The restaurant and service are excellent! Even if some dishes may have not been to my liking completely the ambiance and service were top notch.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LPI-noblehouse, Public Relations Manager at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for writing. We appreciate the positive feedback. Little Palm Island is the perfect place for a romantic vacation. The atmosphere is absolutely incomparable. Come visit us again soon!
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My husband and I dined at Little Palm for Valentine's Day and it couldn't have been more perfect. We sat on the beach with nothing obstructing our view. The food is some of the best I've every had. The service was outstanding. The beauty and refinement of the resort, however, far outweighs the admittedly delicious menu. No matter which menu items you choose from a limited menu, you will be impressed.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LPI-noblehouse, Public Relations Manager at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing your Valentine’s Day with Little Palm. We are thrilled that you and your husband enjoyed your dishes! We can’t imagine a better way to spend time with a loved one than on our beautiful, tranquil beaches. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Address: 28500 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key, FL 33042
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Little Torch Key
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Little Torch Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Little Palm Island Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Little Palm Island has been the escape of choice for presidents, high profile celebrities and savvy travelers alike. The magic of this island is its exclusive location where a captivating view exists in every direction. All Bungalow Suite are housed in thatched roof bungalows, with custom-made beds so plush some guests never want to leave; outdoor showers and all the requisite luxe amenities. There are no telephones or televisions, or guests under the age of 16 - the only distractions are the outdoors and each other. ... more   less 
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