Palm Island Resort Blog
It’s a beautiful sunny day and I’m sitting under a shady palm, book in hand, a cold drink in the other. There’s a gentle breeze coming off the blue-green water, and the soft chirping of sea birds is the only noise disturbing my afternoon reverie.
I could almost be on a tiny South Seas island, hours away from civilization […]
Although it’s an easy drive from the glitz of Miami and the international tourist magnet of Disney World, the strip of beaches and islands that dot the Punta Gorda and Englewood Beach region of Florida’s Gulf Coast feel worlds away. Particularly, Palm Island is a beachy destination that exemplifies the notion of “off the beaten path,” emboldened by a […]
The magic begins when the straw-hatted boatman motions you aboard Palm Island Transit’s Katie B. ferry.
In terms of distance covered, the Katie B.’s trip to Knight Island in Southwest Florida is unimpressive — a fair swimmer could cover the couple of hundred yards that separate the mainland from the island. However, the ferry’s journey should not be measured […]
Typically reluctant to use trite phrases such as “a hidden gem,” I am called upon now, however, to describe Palm Island as just that, and a precious personification of beauty surrounded by water.
But hidden? Not really. The place is more of a beach and tree-laden mecca. The island is a lovely and relaxing, one-hour drive from Sarasota, Venice, […]
Undiscovered Florida: Does such a place exist anymore? I didn’t think so.
But on a recent trip to the Sunshine State, I stumbled on a place that was so under-the-radar, I didn’t even know where I was, exactly.
Palm Island? Don Pedro Island? Little Gasparilla Island?
Whatever its official name, I’m hooked.
Palm Island Resort
Getting here: Catch the ferry to Palm Island Resort […]