Pines and Palms Resort
Travel Blogs from Islamorada
Jan through March, 2012
We started our year off at the end of the road in Everglades National Park. The end of the road would be a little place called Flamingo. Many visitors come looking for Flamingoes, but find none. What they do find are beautiful wading birds busy eating fish in the small ponds around Flamingo.
Flamingo consists of a small visitor center, marina and campground. We are working as camphosts several ...
... Western Plus University – 215 Miles
We made the decision to return to the Kennedy Space Centre even though it added quite a few miles and was in the wrong direction mainly because we wanted to see the other 3D film on the Hubble Telescope and it was well worth it as the film showed its history and how repairs were made and also how far is could see into space. I don’t have the figures but the sights were absolutely fantastic, ...
We cruised around lots of south Florida and really learned to love it here. It's a beautiful place.
And yesterday, Chari and I each caught a 100 pound+ Tarpon!!
And SO much more! So many experiences, so many great times.
The best part
I'll always be thankful for being given the opportunity to spend so much
time with David and Chari. Yes, we got on each others nerves at times ...
Life in the Everglades this past month has been dealing with record cold; crops have been lost effecting farmers and migrant workers (also watch for rising food costs) and water levels are dropping quickly (read not enough rain). But still life goes on...
Christmas is still fun without the real cold and snow (although I do miss the white fluffy stuff) and the New Year, 2011, is looking bright... Following are more of the events of ...
... up a mountain of silt and sand into the water. If they spot a lobster, they will spend their entire dive trying to get it unless the divemaster drags them away. They also tend to suck up air faster because they are so very, very active. And they don't pay attention to their gear so it is dragging over the reef as they search out the next hole. I just want to smack them. The only way to enjoy a dive when I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pines and Palms Resort Islamorada
A quiet, marvelous little setting in the heart of Islamorada. My wife and I have been vacationing at Pines and Palms for two years now. We have stayed in a several of the cozy, fun rooms over the years, but were fortunate enough to discover the Orchid Cottage last year. This amazing cottage is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy a secluded beachfront property, yet has access to all the amenities the resort has to offer. The entire resort is clean, bright and very inviting. The small touches of orchids in the rooms and the personalized attention from the owner make this resort a true treasure in the hustle/bustle of the resort industry of the Keys. If your looking for the perfect little resort to get away from it all and enjoy the beautiful Florida Keys, Pines and Palms can't be beat!
A million miles away at Pines and Palms Orchid Cottage
My wife and I spent a fabulous week in the Orchid Cottage at Pines and Palms. It is a beautiful one bedroom cottage with full kitchen, living room, bath and laundry plus a wonderful screened in porch. It is directly on the water. Very private. The cottage was absolutely spottless and we really believe we got an excellent value for the money. The owner of this resort and his family live on the property which must account the the very well, run friendly keys environment.
Pines and Palms Resort
I have stayed with the very nice people at the Pines and Palms several times, and they consistantly present the best place to stay in the Upper Keys! Clean, fresh, great location, and very, very accomodating. Stop looking at other properties! Pines and Palms is the best.
Pines and Palms, combination of all things good!
CLEAN RESORT!! Great time for me and the family...Enjoyed the peace and quiet at the resort, and when we wanted noise and more!, there are great restaurants, fun nightlife (you have to be in town for the "Full Moon" party, just down the road) and really great fishing in the ocean and the gulf. Papa Joes, a great hang out just 100 yards down the road, cooked the fish we caught that day 4 different ways, to perfection.
While Key West sold out to the Cruise ships, Pines and Palms and Islamorada is the reason we're coming back to the Keys next year! ps The Staff was great !! even to my kids!!
The perfect place
We loved it! We stayed in one of the oceanfront cottages, what a view!
This was the cleanest place we ever stayed in, everything was well maintained, and the staff was friendly and very helpful. Quiet and peaceful, great location, lots of restaurants and shopping close by.
My family and I have been to Pines and Palms, had a wonderful time, and are planning a return trip during lobster season. The room was very clean and new but more cottage like and stylish than a typical hotel room. The staff was nice and very knowledgeable about things to do around Islamorada. It was the perfect place for us. Our favorite restaurant, Uncles, is just a short walk away, their seafood is outstanding but we really enjoy barbecuing our own fish and veggies. Their cabana next to their pool has a great barbecue, with a sink and fridge, where we could sip cocktails, cook and look out over the pool and the ocean at the same time. It?s pretty cold here today so I wish I was there right now. Their web site has lots of pictures that convinced us to stay there. I wish they would put a web cam right on their dock so I could visit any time I wanted.
Asolutely the worst vacation ever. The first night the air unit woke me
This place is just adorable. Sits on the Ocean Side and they have just recently redone all the rooms and cottages.
Our room was a 1 bedroom with a King Bed..a pull out in the livingroom (very comfy) and a small kitchen. They also have cottages. They're painting white, but with really cute palm trees and tropical paintings on the sides. The cottages look out over the Ocean. There's 2 fishing piers there and I found it very relaxing to take a chair out there and read. Great clean pool, also right on the ocean.
We really couldn't of asked for anything else and we'll definetly be back.
The room we had was horrible. Imagine, NO CLOSET to hang clothes.
Tiny,Tiny bathroom. The airconditioner blasted from 6 inches above your head in bed. Housekeeper didn't even vacuum everyday. Grounds were kept nice. You had to roll the TV across the room to see from the bedroom.
After 12 years of vacationing at Marsh Harbour, Abaco (Bahamas) we decided to visit the Florida Keys. We were looking for something like Abaco but a place we could to drive to. Also, we hoped it would be less expensive.The resort ad on the net boasts of "comfy, cozy... classic caribbean cottages by the sea" - not really! it's more a closely resembled a collection of old huts from where you can see the sea!. Rooms were small and very clean. A/C unit was best left switched off - way too loud! No real beach - more like a large sand box! . . . nice pool though. US.1 is a noisy, noisy road - traffic runs 24 hours - who planned that darn thing anyway? The resort occupies about an acre of land and there is no where else to go other than get in the car and drive to endless other places that looked almost the same. In the evening there's very little to do except eat out - which I found outrageously expensive for the quality offered. Front desk and housekeeping staff were excellent - probably the redeeming feature of the place. Summary. Pines & Palms is an OK choice in the Keys. I believe they're expensive, though reasonably priced compared to other places nearby. The Florida Keys are tired, noisy, boring and way over-priced.Verdict. Back to the Bahamas in 2004!