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I’m sure that most of you have solid spring break plans but for those of you who don’t, I have a perfect last-minute getaway idea – Little Palm Island Resort & Spa located in Florida Keys. Voted one of the “500 World’s Best” by TRAVEL + LEISURE, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa truly deserves the title. I spent a week at Little Palm Island last year with William as part of our 10-day 7th wedding anniversary celebration (we made a stop in Palm Beach first). It was one of the most restful vacations ever!

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If you are looking for a true getaway from it all, by yourself or with a loved one – Little Palm Island is just the right place. The resort is very small and geared toward adults with beautifully appointed suites in free-standing casitas, exquisite cuisine and staff so attentive to all your needs and whims, the only thing you will have to do everyday is decide how you want to be spoiled and pampered. It’s a refreshing alternative to large resorts, cruises and other places where you are constantly surrounded by large groups of people.

To me, solitude and silence are precious. My idea of a perfect vacation is swimming in the morning and then listening to waves for hours, while reading and soaking up the sun with a drink in my hand. So, if you are looking for peace and quiet in a gorgeous setting, this may be it (however, celebrity sightings are very common here so if you don’t mind bumping into TV show hosts, writers and pro athletes, again, this is a place for you).

Designed in plantation style (and recently renovated), each casita has a sitting room, a bedroom and a beautifully appointed bathroom:

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Options for dining are plenty – you can have your table set up right on the beach, on the dining porch or inside the restaurant (I recommend the latter on nights when there is no breeze):

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The menu changes daily and both the food itself and the presentation are absolutely fantastic. You HAVE TO try their Key Lime Pie!

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And speaking of menus, try the offerings of treatments at Spa Terre (Javanese Royal Treatment and Madrugada Water Massage are a must) and you will come back home a brand new (and better) person.

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