Hutchinson Island in Jensen Beach offers guests a unique and relaxed Florida vacation experience and miles of stunning beachfront, only 45 minutes north of Palm Beach. Located on Florida's beautiful Treasure Coast between Martin and St. Lucie counties, our oceanfront resort offers the perfect spot for exploring all that our colorful area has to offer.
Beaches & Watersports - enjoy miles of perfect white sand beaches, uncrowded and unspoiled, you'll feel as you have discovered a hidden oasis. Hutchinson Island is the perfect place for snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. Our concierge is happy to set up any of these activities upon request.
Fishing in Martin & St. Lucie Counties - Home to the current International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world record of the largest spotted seatrout caught (it weighed more than 17 pounds), the crystal blue waters of Fort Pierce, in St. Lucie County, always deliver a spectacular fishing experience. The subtropical shallows of Fort Pierce’s Indian River Lagoon are home to popular gamefish like snook, tarpon, and redfish – and provides an ideal spot for fishing year-round. Inshore anglers fishing the lagoon will also find great catches such as flounder, sheepshead, snapper and grouper. For adventurous anglers, the deep-sea fishing excursions leaving from Fort Pierce Inlet are the best way to experience deep water action such as dolphin (mahi mahi), sailfish, swordfish, barracuda, amberjack, and bottom fish such as snapper and grouper.
Fishing in Martin County is also a popular activity throughout the year, and Stuart is known as the Sailfish Capital of the World. Inshore fishing guides from other parts of Florida have been quoted calling this area, "The Land of the Giants" when referring to its epic snook fishing. King mackerel up to 60 pounds have been caught in these waters, and The Southern Kingfish Association, the nation's largest saltwater tournament trail, hosted the 2016 and 2017 National Championship tournament here for that very reason.
Here's a short field guide detailing the right month to try for each species:
JAN – Pompano, Bluefish, Spanish mackerel and bonefish,
FEB – Cobia Craziness – catching prized cobia within 2 miles of St. Lucie Inlet
MARCH – Spring Snook Spectacular
APRIL – Mahi Mania – Want to catch a 40-pound dolphin? Martin County in April is the time and place to do it
MAY – A Time for Trout – Why do visiting anglers call the flats the "Land of the Giants"?
JUNE – The Silver King – Tarpon to 200 pounds arrive in the St. Lucie River
For anglers wishing to taste their prize, several Fort Pierce restaurants will "cook your catch" including Cobb's Landing, the Original Tiki Bar, Bluewater Grill and 12A Buoy. Please call beforehand to make arrangements with the restaurant staff.
Private Charters and Party Boats
There are several private inshore and offshore fishing charters based out of Fort Pierce City Marina, with various options ideal for your budget and schedule. If you’re looking to fish on a large party boat, two operate out of Fort Pierce – the Fort Pierce Lady and Lady Chris. The area also offers kayak fishing guides.
Downtown Stuart - Only eight miles from the resort, enjoy the historic and colorful town of Stuart named Coastal Living's Happiest Seaside Town of 2016. With a strong emphasis on a keeping the area's authentic charm, the downtown is home to more than 50 locally owned boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. The picturesque Riverwalk offers beautiful views both during the day and lit up at night.
The House of Refuge - Take a step back in time and explore an original and the only remaining House of Refuge. Originally one of ten along the east coast that served as a safe haven for shipwrecked sailors and travelers along the Atlantic.
Golf - Enjoy some of Florida's finest golf courses just minutes from our resort. With a range of private and public courses you can enjoy world class facilities and picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon.
Florida Oceanographic Society - Visit with the resident rescued turtles and learn about the marine conservation and rescue efforts at this world class facility just minutes from the resort.
Festivals - Lively and fun, the town hosts weekly concerts and many annual events including Dancing in the Street, the Arts and Crafts Festivals, and impressive holiday festivities. Learn more about local festivals near the resort.
Local Dining - Ask our concierge for recommendations on dining at some of the great locally run restaurants in the area. With a focus on fresh, locally sourced food, these are gems you won't want to miss.
Palm Beach Gardens Mall - South Florida's Upscale Shopping Destination - The resort is also conveniently located only 35 miles from South Florida's premiere upscale shopping destination, Gardens Mall, where shopping enthusiasts can find more than 160 specialty shops and restaurants.
Elliott Museum - Car aficionados and history buffs would be remiss not to pay a visit to the Elliott Museum with its significant collection of classic cars and trucks, as well as bicycles, boats, baseball memorabilia and other American history relics.