The idyllic Palm Island is located off the Gulf coast of Florida, in the far south-east of the United States of America. In fact, it is said that this is easily one of the most remote islands to be found off the Floridian coast and this allows its visitors to experience peace and tranquillity that is so hard to find nowadays. The island is so unspoilt and this encourages many species of birds and other animals to its shores; the fact that cars are banned on the main island itself, only adds to the peacefulness and authenticity. If you get the chance to stay in self catering accommodation in Palm Island, grab it with both hands, you won’t regret it!
This may be a preserved island that is known for its restful peacefulness, but there are all manner of activities available to the tourists. This includes a two-mile-long beach where you can enjoy swimming and some other water-based activities. Plus you can enjoy tennis, golf, cycling, canoeing and painting and photography are especially recommended in this beautiful part of Florida. If you fancy a little more in the way of exercise, a two-mile hike along the beach makes for a perfect afternoon idea.
In order to reach the self catering accommodation on Palm Island, it is necessary to catch a 6 minutes’ ferry ride from the mainland. Once you reach the island, you are then obliged to leave your car in the main car park as vehicles are banned beyond this point. There are so many species of flora and fauna to catch whilst on the island, some of them, like the leatherback turtles for example, can be quite a treat and rare. If you decide you would like to explore a little farther along the Floridian coast, some suggestions for you include Sarasota, Tampa Bay, St Petersburg and you could even think about the parks in Orlando if you set off early enough in the morning.
A glorious sub-tropical climate awaits you on your holidays in Palm Island. This means that it stays warm throughout the year. During the main summer months, temperatures can become very hot and may hit around the mid- to high-thirties degrees Celsius. During the winter, average highs will more likely be in the low-twenties degrees. This can be a very wet area, especially between July and November, when it is also just possible to catch a hurricane in this part of the US.
In order to travel to your self catering accommodation in Palm Island from the UK, probably the best choice of airport for you to use would be Tampa International (TPA) which is just up the coast. This airport welcomes regular flights through British Airways and these depart from London Gatwick (LGW). You are strongly advised to collect an a hire car from the airport for your onward drive down to Palm Island.