The Island

Escape from the outside world  - no passports required - to the sparkling waters of St. Joseph Bay, Florida. Only accessible by boat, Black's Island was designed to give you every comfort imaginable, while keeping the natural island beach setting. In addition to the 26 fully equipped private residences, you'll find the Big Game Club, with separate restaurant and bar areas, and multiple gathering areas for socializing, board games, etc. Gulf-front pool and hot tub, and full fitness facilities on the lower level. Kayaks, paddleboards, and more on site.

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The Bungalows

Nestled among the palm trees, yet connected by a meandering 1,200 foot cypress boardwalk, are the island's 26 gulf-front luxury bungalows. Each is a private waterfront home with two+ bedrooms, king sized beds, two full baths, private balconies, laundry room, and full kitchen. Tastefully designed and decorated to resemble the old-world style and rustic appeal, each is appointed with amenities such as granite and stainless steel kitchens, slate and wood floors, walk-in cedar closets, decks - and stunning views from every room!

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St. Joseph Bay

Black's Island is located off the Florida panhandle near the city of Port St. Joe in the middle of the pristine St. Joseph Bay.  Kayaks are  at your disposal for gliding through the bay's protected waters. Also, several other boats for snorkeling, bay and deep-sea fishing are available. St. Joseph Bay is teeming with marine life. From July to mid-September, scallop enthusiasts flock to St. Joseph Bay to to hunt these delicacies. The seagrass provides a safe environment for fish, seahorses, starfish, crabs, conchs and more.

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The ultimate island getaway is closer than you think. Stories of pirate treasure and ghost ships color the island's rich history. Originally called Island of the Turtle for the giant sea turtles which still lay their eggs here, in the early 1700's pirates used the island and St. Joseph Bay as a safe haven from storms and to restock supplies for their voyages.In the late 1830's, Captain Black, an English seaman, arrived to establish a trade route from England down the east coast of Florida, around the tip and into the Gulf. He made the island his home and became the first recorded owner of the island, which still bears his name.

Today the island has been gracefully transformed into a carefully preserved but sumptuous tropical getaway. When the current proprietors chanced upon Black's Island, they fell immediately and completely under its spell, and wanted to share its beauty and seclusion with others -- opening it up as an intimate resort and event venue. The well-designed concept of 26 completely private bungalows connected by the "Queen's Walk" to an expansive, multi-level clubhouse provides an ideal blend of community and quietude; available for both private vacation rentals and group/corporate events.

tropical wonderland

A lot has changed since Captain Black's time, but the irresistible charm of the island is timeless.

All amenities on Black's island have been thoughtfully designed to enhance the experience and enchantment of the island.

Throughout the bungalows and common areas you will find a distinguished blend of old-world craftsmanship and modern elements.

Pool and Hot Tub

Our pool and hot tub are sited just steps from the shore, overlooking pristine St. Joe Bay. With panoramic views of the water and wildlife, you're sure to find relaxation here.

Restaurant/Bar Facilities  As we continue our renovations, our restaurant, cafe, and lounges will not be fully operational until the 2020 season. There will be limited continental-style dining available during your stay, but please plan to make use of your fully equipped bungalow to prepare your own meals & libations. For group events, we can recommend catering services that will come to the island and operate our facilities to provide full service dining & bar options. 


Watersports  We have an assortment of kayaks, paddleboards, and other watersports equipment available for our guests to use free of charge. Jet Skis are available to rent by the hour or full day. Ask our hosts about boat tours, fishing excursions, scalloping and more.

Nearby Golfing   Ready for a full 18 holes? Simply catch the island ferry to the mainland and tee off at nearby St. Joseph Bay Country Club where Black's Island visitors are always welcome.

Relax and Recharge
Throughout the island, you'll find several areas where you can do... absolutely nothing. We want Black's Island to be your serene retreat, so we've created several "comfort oases". At each oasis, you'll find comfortable chairs or a hammock with shade, or a beach chair and a palm tree in the sand  - and plenty of privacy.

Let's Start Planning

Whether you're ready to book an unforgettable family getaway, or looking for an extraordinary venue for your group event, the Black's Island reservation team is here to make the planning simple, worry-free, and flexible to meet your needs. Let's get started! Click below to go directly to our online reservation portal, or contact us via the following email/phone.


Due to extensive repairs still underway after Hurricane Michael, we are not taking reservations for 2019.

We plan to be up and running and better than ever for 2020 - so please sign up for news here or follow us on Facebook for updates. We hope to see you then!