By Theresa Russell
Located at the top of Gasparilla Island in SW Florida, the Island House at the Boca Grande Resort is an ideal location for exploring both on and off island. A small boutique resort with only 18 rooms, the Island House offers the amenities of larger resorts such as concierge service and has been recently renovated in an elegant casual island style.
The soothing decor invites relaxation with the wooden shutters instantly adding an island flair to the interior. Indirect light adds to the soothing quality of the surroundings.
On site is the Tiki Bar and Grill, an ideal spot for a bite or drink in an outdoor setting. For more substantive fare, Patrick’s Thai Bar and Sushi offers both meals and a bar.
The location, adjacent to the Boca Grande Bike Path is ideal for cycling enthusiasts as well as walkers. Golf carts, a preferred method of transportation on the island, are allowed on the trail and are seen frequently. Be sure to watch this short video of my ride from Island House to the Boca Grande Lighthouse, about 6 miles distant.
Management is friendly and helpful, ready to ensure that you have a pleasant and memorable stay.
About Theresa Russell
Claiming her lust for travel began on her first journey through the birth canal, Theresa is genetically programmed to travel and to have fun doing it. She especially enjoys adventure and experiential travel and always finds something at a destination to write home about.