The Best American Beach Resorts 

By David Jefferys - 2014-06-04T16:28:32Z

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Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

Little Torch Key, FL

Ranking: 93.8

Arriving guests are greeted with a rum punch and personalized wooden plaques on doors to their bungalows at this very private five-acre island, accessible only by boat or seaplane. The crushed-seashell paths, more than 250 Jamaican palms, and wildlife (Key deer) give the island a convincing South Pacific vibe. With only 30 rooms and more than a few pretty, tiny beach “corners,” it’s a thoroughly peaceful (albeit pricey) dream getaway.

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