Palm Island Resort
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... friends of ours from Honolulu who have "swallowed the anchor". When we first met them they were cruising aboard "Swan Song", their 57' Roughwater trawler in Venezuela. The reason we met them is that they were planning to move to Hawaii, Swan Song and all. Long story short, we helped them make the move and settle into Hawaii. After five years of living on Swan Song in ...
This morning we went down and had a buffet breakfast then went out and had a kayak trip at Lido Key.
We saw :
2. Cormorants (that dived under our kayak)
4. Mullet (that were jumping out of the water)
5. Mangrove tunnels (lots of low branches to ...
... playground !
Now that we have seen all the beaches on Manasota Key, thanks to Linda, we had the chance to explore Palm Island a bit.
A six minute car ferry across the Intracoastal Waterway separates Palm Island from Florida’s mainland. This distance can be measured by yards, but it feels as if you travel a greater distance towards a relaxed state of mind! The beach (at 11 a.m. on a beautiful day) ...
... temp is a little cooler now we are in Fall, but the beach was packed with locals and tourists , all enjoying the gorgeous day ,with water temp of 26 degrees. A drop of 4 degrees from the summer months .A highlight was a sighting of a large school of stingrays making their way slowly South along the shallows of the beach….In fact, so close in , they cruised between the swimmers and shallow waters edge. That drew some excitement and many rushed to glimpse the ...
... at the very end of the island. I had picked this place over Tween' Waters Inn and South Seas Plantation Resort for a couple reasons at the time. The first was that our original intent was to avoid eating out while on the island and in general. This idea soon fell by the wayside even before the start of the trip as I had begun to utilize Groupon for excellent restaurant discounts. Also, the idea of lugging groceries around Florida in ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center