(page 196) …. you can drive or sail to Pine Island, an even wilder island where fishing boats abound especially in front of … Tarpon Lodge, the only real 4* establishment on the island. Walk through the entrance into a sophisticated atmosphere with no ostentatious features but true understated luxury: century old waxed wood floors, pictures and trophies that reflect the love of fishing and the sea. With a dozen ultra cozy rooms and fantastic views, it’s so peaceful here that you can watch time go by. Have lunch and dinner in the 1926 historic Lodge … with its unique cocktail bar …. Take a trip on the water and visit the many surrounding islands …. a treat and moments of pure joy when you are in the area!