Key West, Florida – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
If you are an elite traveler who likes the best of both worlds, two terrific properties from Noble House Hotels let you enjoy all that the lower Florida Keys have to offer, luxuriously and effortlessly. Start your visit smack-dab at ground-zero for Key West’s legendary party scene: Located literally at 0 Duval Street, the Ocean Key Resort & Spa offers a perfect base for exploring the area (ask about the sneaky direct-access gate in the car park to get you right into the middle of the famous sunset activities on Mallory Square).
Base yourself in the 1,200-square-foot, three-balcony, two-bedroom Penthouse Suite ($2,800 a night), and a visit to the laid-back SpaTerre and the funky-elegant Hot Tin Roof restaurant (again, ask about the convenient guests-only entrance) are not to be missed.
For a superb recovery retreat and an opportunity to really unplug, head up the road a poke and board the private ferry from Little Torch Key across Coupon Bight to Little Palm Island Resort & Spa (or dock your yacht right in the hotel marina). One of only a few actual private island hotel properties in the US, Little Palm is a secluded and romantic getaway that urges you to do lots and lots of nothing at all.
Relax in your 1,000-square-foot, castaway-chic Island Grande Suite ($3,000 a night), book a day of treatments at the spa or just hang out with a chilled island cocktail at the secluded pool oasis and wait for the tiny and rare Key deer to wander by. If an adventurous mood strikes, you can back country fish for tarpon and permits, scuba fantastically scenic Looe Key or pick from several other activities the resort offers.