Goodbye, Little Palm

Before we get to the sad goodbyes Ryan and I had to say to Little Palm Island  this afternoon, let’s back up a bit to last night.

We, once again, enjoyed dinner at the resort at The Dining Room on the island.

Since it was slightly warmer last night than it was on Sunday evening, we opted to enjoy our meal at the water’s edge among tiki torches. honeymoon 001We both agreed that our dinner last night was the most romantic meal we’ve ever enjoyed. We felt like we were the only two people on the whole island.

Our meal, like the night before, was exquisite. As Ryan would say we “balled out!” ;) honeymoon 010We began by sharing two jumbo shrimp and two snow crab claws.honeymoon 007They came with the most unbelievable coconut honey mustard for dipping. I wish I was lying when I say I actually ate the remaining mustard with my fork, but it really was that good.

Ryan and I then shared a bowl of lobster bisque with ginger oil which was also pretty tasty.honeymoon 008 For our entrees we split lobster risotto and a mussel and shrimp dish that came in the most delicious broth. honeymoon 012honeymoon 011

Both dishes were winners. If I could go back, I would’ve asked for another piece of bread to soak up the remaining broth from the mussels and shrimp dish. So darn tasty!

For dessert we selected the Kaluha chocolate cake.honeymoon 014It was tasty but didn’t hold a candle to the key lime pie from the night before.

After dinner, we headed back to our bungalow to grab the big, fluffy robes to keep us warm as we headed out to the end of a private dock.

Though the water is crystal clear and the bungalows at Little Palm Island are truly unbelievable, I think the thing I will remember most is the sky at night on the island.

Both Ryan and I were mesmerized by the amount of brilliant stars in the sky. It was truly breathtaking.

We sat under the stars for a while and scoped out the array of fish that seemed to frolic to the brilliant fish light under the dock. The highlight was the giant tarpon that found its way under the light! That baby was BIG.

Goodbye, Little Palm

Ryan and I woke up bright and early this morning and hit the gym on the island before heading out to the beach to take in some sun before it was time to check out. honeymoon 023 honeymoon 019honeymoon 016The beach and pool at Little Palm Island were secluded, beautiful and quiet. We couldn’t help but feel completely relaxed.honeymoon 033We arranged to head back to the mainland (and reality) around noon.honeymoon 035I started to feel a little sad as Ryan and I walked to the end of the dock to board the boat. honeymoon 037honeymoon 042We checked out and said our farewells, and as we hopped into Ryan’s car, I saw a little card they placed next to one of the cup holders that read “Don’t be sad that it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

I instantly smiled and my sadness about leaving such a wonderful place dissipated because I know the memories Ryan and I have from Little Palm Island will last a lifetime. It was truly an unforgettable experience.

Next Up

Though we were obviously sad to leave Little Palm Island, we were pretty excited to begin the next adventure on our honeymoon.

A 5.5-hour drive took us to our next spot. Any guesses where we are now? :D

Comments

  1. says

    You will remember your honeymoon and how you fretted over it, but even more so how out of the bad, came good. The good thing about being with the one you love is that you can always have fun…no matter what. I could honestly have fun with my boyfriend sitting in a cardboard box :)

    Are you guys heading to Sanibel next?

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  2. Lindsay says

    Just remember you’d have never even had such a wonderful experience if your St. Lucia plans weren’t muddled. While that was a bummer, this is quite a consolation prize!

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  3. Merri says

    You guys are so cute! Glad you’re enjoying yourselves, you both deserve it so much! LPI looks gorgeous!! Have fun on your next lil’ honeymoon adventure, can’t wait to find out what it is! xxoo Mer

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  4. says

    Wow, that dinner looked so incredibly romantic. It looks like you are having an amazing honeymoon. I am so glad that all of this worked out for you guys. You both deserve to be happy! I can’t wait to read what happens next! :)

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  5. antonia says

    You seem a sweet girl, but would you PLEASE, for the love of the English language, consult a thesaurus for an alternative verb to substitute for your much over-used ‘enjoy’ when describing any act of consumption?
    Ditto for any alternative to the bland and facile ‘tasty’ ?
    Much obliged.

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  6. Karen says

    Love your site – I am so happy to see that the honeymoon change of plans has worked out so well. My guess, based on 5.5 hours on Key West, is Vero Beach area resort.

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  7. Ash says

    You two little sexy love birds! Look at those beach bodies… :) I’m so happy you’re ENJOYING your honeymoon! You deserve nothing but happiness and relaxation this week and in the years to come! XOXO Ash

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  8. Kaycee says

    aww love these photos! you guys look like you’re really enjoying yourselves =D p.s. jealous of the ab action you have goin on there! ;p

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  9. karla says

    so glad you’re having the time of your life! I’m getting married this summer and it makes me even more excited than I am…is that even possible?!? any ab tips?

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