Palm Island

Palm Island [VHF:16] was for many years an uninhabited island called Prune Island. John and Mary Caldwell fell in love with it, built a small hotel, and planted palm trees. John was a real character, with early sailing experiences outlined in his famous book, Desperate Voyage. John had a long and interesting life. After he died, Palm Island was bought by a big hotel group and upgraded to a first-class resort. 

The anchorage is off the docks and holding is fair in 15-20 feet, with a sand bottom. The anchorage can be rolly, so try it for lunch and, if you feel comfortable, stay overnight. 

You can use the dock for your dinghy, but use a stern anchor to keep it from riding underneath, where it will be damaged. Leave plenty of room for local boats to come onto the outer end and south side of the dock