Little Torch Key, Florida
Little Palm Island
Your Own Private Island
What it is
A private atoll inspired by Balinese retreats, with design-forward bungalows on the sand and an Ayurvedic spa
What it isn't
For kids or TV-addicts. Here, you won’t see anyone under 18; you also won’t spy a television blaring anywhere on the grounds.
What we think
“Pristine” is, unfortunately, not a word we can often use when describing Florida beaches, which have been discovered...and discovered. But celebs and CEOs know this secret spot is a dream sprung to life, with a yacht marina, powder-soft white sand beach, and perks galore, from the welcome cocktail to the loaner paddleboards, kayaks and Boston Whalers. Newly revamped luxury bungalows feel like a honeymooner’s paradise, with soaring thatched roofs, boudoir tubs, outdoor showers and sweeping floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean. You can up the glam factor even further by booking an Island Romance Suite, each of which is fitted with al fresco copper tubs and a private sand beach equipped with a fire pit (ooh la la.)
You're here because
You’re not exactly a lay-on-the-beach-for-days person, and the resort has created a tailored list of exploits that includes fishing for tarpon on the Backcountry Flats and snorkeling the surrounding Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, one of the globe’s largest barrier reefs.
The white curtains beside your dinner table at The Dining Room—which Zagat rated as the #3 restaurant in the U.S.—billow in the outdoor breeze, as the turquoise sea twinkles in the distance. You take another bite of your Tsar Imperial Daurenki caviar, and sigh. This is living.
Restaurants & Bars
The Dining Room - Fine dining and French-Pan-Latin fare
Just off the Florida Keys and only accessible via boat or seaplane, just a 29 mile drive from Key West International Airport.