Dining Room at Little Palm Island
Summerland Key, FL 33042
New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description
You've got to drive three hours south and then hop on a boat to get to the dining room at Little Palm Island Resort, but for a special occasion, it would be worth twice the trouble. Your complimentary glass of champagne on the skiff ride over is just a prelude to your photo-op dinner right on the west-facing beach at sunset; to the exotic cocktails and the opulent wine list; to the courtly service; and to the cooking courtesy of chef Louis Pous, which changes nightly and seasonally but always draws on Pous' Cuban-Caribbean heritage and what's available from the surrounding waters. Pous has the smarts and the organizational skills to source bounty from Keys waters: blackfin tuna, stone crabs, pink shrimp, grouper, snapper, pompano, wahoo, conch, lobster. As the sky darkens, an outdoor fireplace and torches provide illumination. As romantic as it gets, and you'll pay for it.
Tips from foursquare
Guests seem to hang by the pool...waste of time if you ask me - grab a kayak and check out the mangrove islands and shallows. Way fun.
Come over for lunch... Make a special request to access the beach if you're not a guest
Simply incredible! Quiet...great staff...small...great getaway! We will be back.
Best time to see the deer is 1st am or at sunset
It's awesome! I have no complaints, amazing service... My tip: take the seaplane tropic charter out of Miami! So much better than driving!