About Don Pedro Island
Don Pedro Island, which is also known as Palm Island, is part of a small chain of barrier islands just off the coast of Placida, Florida. Placida is a small town a stone's throw from Englewood, Florida. We are about an hour fifteen minutes north of the Southwest Florida (Fort Myers) International Airport and about an hour thirty minutes south from Tampa International Airport. Other barrier islands found nearby include Boca Grande, Little Gasparilla and Manasota Key. Our islands are accessible by boat or the local car ferry service operated by Palm Island Transit. The ferry crossing, which takes about three minutes, will transport you, and your car to our island. It operates seven days a week. Below, we've included more information about the islands and the island lifestyle. We've also included some local area links so you can get a feel for our sleepy little beach town and things to do around the area.
Don Pedro & Palm Island
No crowds here, just miles of unspoiled, 100% natural Florida (the way it used to be!). World renowned shelling, fantastic sunsets and bird watching galore. You'll enjoy numerous dolphin sightings right along the beach, native gopher tortoise, and a lively lagoon where fish jump all day long. Don Pedro Island State Park is a short walk down the beach and includes a pavilion and nature trails.
You’ll want to capture the Island’s charm by traveling via golf cart, we rarely use cars here. Golf cart rental is available at all of our properties, so please inquire about the golf cart if you'd like to include one with your rental.
Bring your boat or rent one for the ultimate in Florida lifestyle. All of our properties include a dock that will accommodate a single boat up to 22 feet. Coquina Cove includes a private dock and the townhomes offer community docks which are rarely used.
Like to fish? Fish right off the dock or try your luck surf fishing or book a charter with one of the local guides for a thrilling day of sport fishing or backwater challenges. Trout, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon and Grouper are just a few of the many species that call our waters home.
Don Pedro Island (Palm Island) is a barrier island and a stones throw from the mainland. You’ll arrive via a short car ferry ride that takes about three minutes. Our island has a terrific resort on the north end of the island that offers a casual restaurant, ice cream & coffee shop, very small convenience store, gift shop and a pirate show for the kids. The island is almost all single family homes so you’ll quickly find it has a pristine "non-commercial” family feel. There are no large high-rise resorts, beach bars or traffic and noise. If you’re looking for that place in the sun that you can actually hear the wind whistle through the palms - you’ve found your place.
Off island you’ll be close to restaurants, shops, golf courses and world famous Boca Grande as well as other attractions. As we like to say ... civilization is close, but not too close. Boca Grande offers exclusive shopping, dining and sightseeing. By boat you can reach Cayo Costa Island State Park and Cabbage Key where Jimmy Buffet was inspired to write "Cheeseburger In Paradise." Do it all, or do nothing at all, that’s the “island” lifestyle. It’s laid back, always casual (leave your tie at home) and Florida at its best. Come to our island and see why so many have fallen in love with this little "slice" of paradise!
Links of interest
Here are just a few links to sites of interest. We have also compiled a ton of additional links on our Links Page that include dozens more links for all sorts of activities, restaurants, services, fishing charter and guides, boat rental, and points of interest.