There’s no substitute for experiencing Useppa Island first-hand. Until you plan your own visit, the photos below offer a taste of everyday island life.

Busy schedule? Throwing a cast net in time to snag bait for an afternoon fishing trip.

Traffic jam? Crossing paths with a gopher tortoise moseying across the Pink Promenade.

Time crunch? Wrapping up a shoreline bike ride in time for dinner and yet another Technicolor sunset.

Equal parts laid-back low-key and luxurious up-scale… this classic Florida island is ready to become your own story, too.