Have you ever dreamed of a vacation that was all about you? A place where you could experience the simple joys of life like swimming in pristine waters or taking a leisurely stroll through a lush tropical forest? Well, look no further than Palm Island. Don Pedro Island, which is often referred to as Palm Island, is located in the vicinity of Placida, Florida and is part of a tiny chain of barrier islands in that region. Located close to the Florida city of Englewood, Placida is a charming little community. It takes around an hour and fifteen minutes to travel to the island from Southwest Florida (Fort Myers) International Airport and about an hour and thirty minutes to travel south form Tampa International Airport. There are no crowds here; instead, you will find miles of Florida that is completely untouched and wild, just like it always was!
Incredible sunsets, a wide variety of birds, and shelling that rival anything in the world. You may see dolphins swimming just off the shoreline, native gopher tortoises, and fish jumping in the lagoon all day long. Just down the shore lies Don Pedro Island State Park home to a pavilion and miles of hiking paths. Traveling in a golf cart is the best way to experience the islands's unique character. On the island golf cart rentals are available; therefore, if you would like to have a golf cart included in your rental you should make sure to inquire about it. Bring your own boat or rent one the experience the Florida lifestyle to its fullest. You can bring on boat up to 22 feet in length, as each of their villas has its own dock big enough for it. Private docks are available in Coquina Cove and the townhomes also have access to unused community docks.
How about a little fishing? You can enjoy a day of exciting sport fishing or backwater challenges by booking a charter with one of the local operators, fishing directly from the pier, or even trying you luck surf fishing. There are a great number of different species that make these waterways their home, some of which include trout, redfish, snook, tarpon, and grouper. On the island's northern tip guests will find a fantastic resort complete with casual eatery, ice cream parlor, coffee shop, small convince store, gift shop, and pirate show for children. The island is nearly entirely made up of single family homes giving it a clean "non-commercial" family atmosphere. There are no major high-rise resorts, beach bars, or traffic and noise making it ideal for those in need of a quiet getaway.
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