Whether you want to kick back and do nothing or you plan to hit the sand running, Palm Island, Florida is an ideal getaway. With seven miles of pristine, white sand beaches, this unique barrier island has all the makings for picture postcard memories for the entire family.
Palm Island Resort
Palm Island Resort offers accommodations on this small island paradise. Lodging options include a variety of island beach villas with expansive views of the beach and perfect for watching the sun melt into the Gulf of Mexico each evening.
Some villas have a pool to complement your island experience. Villas are available in one, two, and three bedroom models. Visitors arriving by boat may prefer a Bay Villa, located beside the island docks. Villas on the bay look out over Rum Bay and enjoy a panoramic water view rimmed with mangroves. For more information, call (800) 824-5412.
Other accommodations are available on the island as well through Palm Island Vacation Rentals. Check their website to see the selection of island villas and homes available.
Things to Do on Palm Island
Snorkeling: If you’ve always dreamed of exploring azure island waters, Palm Island can make that dream come true. Snorkeling and scuba diving adventures can be arranged through the Palm Island Resort activities coordinator.
Swimming: The soft, white-sand beaches offer the perfect beach experience. Enjoy swimming, lounging, and soaking up the sun. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Canoe and Kayak: Eco-friendly excursions are available for those who want to experience a new adventure and see more of the wildlife. Rentals are available, and times can be scheduled with the Activities Coordinator.
Aerobics: Water Aerobic classes are also available. Just check the schedule.
Fishing: Visitors can enjoy fishing from the shore or via boat. Anglers can wade into the knee-deep flats and hope to catch snook or redfish.
On the bay side of the island, stay near the mangroves to catch snapper or take a ride out to deeper water and try your hand at catching grouper, or fish from the beach for Spanish mackerel. Charter fishing is available.
Kick Back and Relax
If you’re looking for an island vacation that takes you away from it all, just kick back and enjoy the unhurried pace of island life. Go for a walk on the beach, collect shells and marvel at the porpoises skimming the surface of the water.
How to Get There
Palm Island is located in Southwest Florida. The island has no bridge to the mainland, so guests ferry to the island aboard the Katie B car ferry, unless you arrive by boat. For more information visit the Palm Island Transit website.
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