WiFi on the Island
There is no wired internet service anywhere on Little Gasparilla Island. Many guests enjoy the island because it's an opportunity to truly unplug and reconnect with their family, friends, and loved ones. If you need to stay connected to work emails, browse the Internet, or post to social media, there are options to stay connected, however speeds will not be what you expect at home, so don't plan on being able to use WiFi for gaming or streaming Netflix, Hulu, etc.
We do have a few homes that provide complimentary wifi:
Wifi via satellite:
Sand Dollar Cottage
Chateau LE Mer
WIFI VIA COMPLIMENTARY VERIZON JETPACK
Sea Star BEACH HOUSE
Mermaid BeACH HOUSE
*Please note that these complimentary wifi options do not have streaming capabilities.
Mobile Hot Spots
Most renters opt to use the mobile hot spots on their smartphones, especially if they have a large or unlimited data plan. Cell service is excellent on the island and this is fastest and most convenient option. Our team can assist you with this if you're unfamiliar with how to enable a mobile hot spot.
If you do not have a smartphone, we can provide a Verizon jetpack for a fee (see below), BUT YOU MUST REQUEST IT IN ADVANCE. There are a limited number of jetpacks available. We urge guests NOT to plan on using the jetpack for entertainment...no streaming music or videos, etc. It is more than adequate for checking emails, etc. You just need to let us know in advance so we can make sure we have a fully charged jetpack available for you. Just keep in mind that it is NOT the internet you are used to on the mainland. (It is especially helpful to remind kids and teenagers who are used to unlimited data!) We usually suggest that people download books and movies to their tablets or e-readers BEFORE coming to the island.
Cost: $20 per week or $75 per month.