Feb 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Fisher Island is Tops for Seniors

The ultimate vacation destination, Fisher Island, is ideally suited for discerning travelers seeking a world-class resort on an exclusive private island with luxury accommodations. Seniors, if you are looking for a world of exceptional luxury and pleasures, look no further. Fisher Island Club is where only the most extravagant of lives come to live, play and vacation. Fisher Island is a world apart yet minutes from Miami Beach and Miami’s finest theaters, art galleries, museums, shopping and nightlife. The resort won the 2012 Award for Excellence for being a top 5 resort by Condé Nast Johansen “Most Excellent Small Hotels” for the Americas, Caribbean, Atlantic & Pacific regions. Needless to say, it’s tops.

Fisher Island, Florida is a neighborhood of metropolitan Miami located on a barrier island of the same name. As of the 2010 census, Fisher Island (FI) had the highest per capita income of any place in the  country in 2010. The CDP had only 218 households and a total population of 467 persons. A relatively small part of the northern part of the island is incorporated as a part of the city of Miami Beach.

Seniors Relax in an Exclusive Private Resort

Named for automotive parts pioneer and beach real estate developer Carl G. Fisher, who once owned it, Fisher Island is 3 miles off shore of mainland South Florida. No road or causeway connects to the island, which is accessible by private boat or ferry. Once a one-family island home of the Vanderbilts, and later several other millionaires, it was sold for development in 1960s. The property sat vacant for well over 15 years before development was begun for very limited and restrictive multi-family use. Julia Roberts calls Fisher Island home as does Oprah Winfrey, Boris Becker, André Agassi, Mike Fratello, Sharon Gless and a host of other well to do folks.

Fisher Island Hotel & Resort isn’t too shabby either. The classic, Mediterranean-style, private residential community of Fisher Island is nestled in a tropical-lush island club resort. Here, residents discover the privacy and security of an island where cultures from around the world blend against the backdrop of a cobalt-blue sky and Atlantic Ocean.  From its luxurious spa and health club, pristine beaches and swimming pools, to its tennis courts, golf course, restaurants and lounges, this private community is easy to reach by boat or car ferry.

If you might just be interested in purchasing a home, try this site to see if they have anything that meets your needs. This “amenities map” provides a nice listing of the island and its locations. Don’t care to buy anything then maybe a nice rental will fit your interests. This KAYAK Travel Guide will help you with info on flights and hotels on. Virtual Tourist will get you there by Seaplane, Helicopter or Ferry.

Seniors, this world-class private island residential community, offers beautiful oceanfront views surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Located a half mile from world famous South Beach, Fisher Island’s private ferry runs every 15 minutes around the clock, seven days a week from the Island to the mainland.  Enjoy this virtual tour of Fisher Island that shows the beautiful shoreline and buildings. Sounds like a pretty neat place to visit even just to see what’s there folks.  jeb

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