When you cross the tiny, narrow bridge onto the island of Boca Grande, you enter a world unlike any other. 45 minutes from the nearest Interstate exit, this lush, palm-fringed escape has largely remained under the radar. It’s upscale, but hardly pretentious, and so laid back it’s vertical. It’s a place where the famous go to not be famous-- and if you do recognize a face, everyone would prefer you keep it to yourself.
Chain restaurants, traffic lights and T-shirt stores are not things you’ll see; expect clear, impossibly blue waters, white sand beaches, good shelling, and what is literally the best tarpon fishing on the planet. Expect peace and quiet and fresh seafood.
If it sounds like Boca Grande might be your version of paradise, check out my pictures. Or even better, check out the island for yourself.
Because as Kelly Sheaffer quoted, Happiness flutters in the air whilst we rest among the breaths of nature.