Welcome to Palm, Hibiscus, and Star Islands
Exclusive, gated islands where homes are like palaces and the ocean is right in your backyard
An exclusive triplet of islands connected by bridges to the MacArthur Causeway, the islands of Palm, Hibiscus, and Star all have spectacular views of the downtown and Miami Beach skylines, which come to life in the blush and violet glow of South Florida’s famous sunsets. Due to their ideal location on the water, these island communities get direct ocean access and deepwater dockage for yachts.
Pulled up and created from the ocean by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1922, the Palm, Hibiscus, and Star Islands have long been home to celebrities and members of the upper echelon. Its rich history includes being the winter home of Al Capone—whose residence is a historic site on Palm Island today—and the location of the famed luxury nightclub, Latin Quarter, which hosted musicians like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Junior. Many A-list celebrities have or have had homes here, and this posh community with lavish houses is one of the premier neighborhoods in the area.
Just as in the Venetian Islands, the residential real estate of the Palm, Hibiscus, and Star Islands maintains record-breaking sales—and justifiably so. Mostly waterfront single-family homes, the islands also have dry lot homes and every house trends toward palatial opulence. These multi-million dollar properties can run upwards of 30 million dollars and come with jaw-dropping amenities and property bonuses that can include private beaches, backyard tennis courts, at-home docking, home theaters, resort-style pools, and rooftop lounges.
What to Love
- Direct ocean access and private docking
- Unbeatable amenities
- Celebrity lifestyle and secure, gated communities
- Quick commutes to commercial districts like Lincoln Road and Sunset Harbor
People & Lifestyle
Gated, exclusive, and prestigious, the Palm, Hibiscus, and Star Islands communities come with peace of mind in addition to luxurious living. Guarded entry—some maintained by local police—and relatively private entrances keep these neighborhoods secure, yet residents can still easily get to the invigorating energies of Miami Beach and Miami. Great for families and single professionals, these neighborhoods are the perfect place to get privacy and serenity among the exciting thrum of South Florida.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
With its prime location right on the MacArthur Causeway, residents of these islands have the advantage of a direct, quick, and simple route into Downtown Miami and South Beach and the commercial areas of South of Fifth. Downtown Miami is world-renowned for its shopping, which means upscale retail therapy is at your fingertips in this glamourous city.
Shop Miami’s acclaimed jewelry selections at the Seybold Building
, where 280 of the best jewelers await with the gems of your dreams. Mary Brickell Village
is the place to go for on-trend boutique shopping, and its outdoor-villa ambiance ensures shoppers can delight in the sun-drenched, palm-lined streets and pretty storefronts. No matter your shopping preferences—name brands or exclusive local finds—Palm, Hibiscus, and Star Islands have it all.
Gastronomes benefit from the expansive dining options, specifically in Miami Beach and downtown Miami. Head to Lost Boy
for some of the most creative cocktails you’ll ever have, or hit up CVI.CHE 105
and dive into the gourmet Peruvian cuisine that comes with a Miami twist. Grab unbeatable Italian fare at Casa Tua
, which is just minutes away from Miami Beach’s famed Española Way
Things to Do
The Palm, Hibiscus, and Star Islands are also privy to Miami’s coolest sites, museums, parks, and recreational facilities. The illustrious PAMM
, or Pérez Art Museum Miami, is globally-recognized for its modern and contemporary international art exhibits, focusing on works of the 20th and 21st centuries. Sports enthusiasts will love events at the American Airlines Arena
(the rebuild of the original Miami Arena), where they can watch the NBA’s Miami Heat play games. The arena also hosts concerts featuring some of the world’s top artists, and past performers include big names like Mariah Carey, Cher, Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, and U2.
The Palm, Hibiscus, and Star Islands are home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- North Beach Elementary School, PK-5, one of the top public schools in the Miami-Dade County
- South Pointe Elementary School, K-5, a highly-rated public elementary school in the SoFi neighborhood
- School for Advanced Studies - Wolfson, 11-12, #1 public high school in Miami-Dade County