The Coconut Palm Inn is located in the town of Tavernier. Tavernier is uniquely situated at the southern tip of Key Largo often referred to as “The Diving Capital of the World” and the northern tip of Islamorada often called “The Sport Fishing Capital of the World.”.
For your magical day, Coconut Palm Inn is the perfect place to have your destination beachfront wedding. Their secluded oasis is located directly on the Florida Bay providing warm tropical breezes, lush landscaping, stunning natural beauty and spectacular sunsets.
Whether you are planning a small & cozy tropical soiree or an elegant formal affair, their award-winning staff will be there for you and your guests at every turn.
Their award-winning property will be exclusively enjoyed by you, your family, and friends during your entire stay. Their team has years of experience and combined with our dedication and attention to detail, it is their goal to turn your dreams into reality and provide you with amazing memories to be cherished for years to come. With 450 feet of private beachfront there are limitless options available for your welcome reception, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception for up to 100 guests. With many breathtaking backdrops for you to choose from, the hardest part will be deciding which location you prefer. They will work along with you to help create a spectacular and memorable experience for you and your guests.
The hotel was originally built shortly after WWII in 1947 by Herbert Alley, an engineer, builder and noted conservationist. Mr. Alley, still very sensitive to the devastating effects of the 1935 hurricane, built his new hotel to withstand the strongest of storms. He brought in hydraulic cement by barge and used the steel rails from the Flagler Railroad recovered from the rubble of the storm to build the foundation and structure. The rails can still be seen in some of the rooms.
He chose the location for his new hotel on the Florida Bay near Tavernier Creek because it was a natural gateway to Everglades National Park and the Key Largo coral reef preserve later renamed John F. Pennecamp State Park. He gave the property its original name Key Haven and operated the hotel through the early 70s. The hotel became a retreat for tourists from all over the world where they could visit this spectacular tropical paradise teaming with exotic birds and fabulous underwater sea life.
After Mr. Alley sold the property in the early 1970s, the property was split up and fell into disrepair. In the middle 1980’s a retired airline executive, Frank Johnson, purchased the original parcels, combining them and reopening as a casual, low key dive resort under the name Frank’s Key Haven. The property was operated by Mr. Johnson until the current owners purchased the property in 2001. The resort was renamed the Coconut Palm Inn and was totally renovated and updated into the property that it is today. Coconut Palm Inn is now a small, secluded, award-winning property unique to the Florida Keys. With 450 feet of beachfront, two large docks, spectacular sunsets, exotic tropical gardens, updated accommodations and amenities. It has become a favorite for couples, families, groups, destination weddings and visitors from around the world.
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