We love Hermit Island. Very primitive, but thats part of the fun. Private oceanfront getaway. No dogs except one weekend a year. This was nice before I had a dog. No barking. No radios. Just peace and quiet. It has become a little cliquey with "regulars" and "third generation visitors" some feel entitled to leave their belongings at the beach to claim their spot. Reservations are very old school - mail a letter and wait. Mosquitos are a problem. Last time we were there I was packing up for bed, making sure everything was closed and put away, and my cat rubbed against my leg... Only it wasnt my black and white housecat, yup, big fluffy skunk with no fear. Lots of wildlife - deer, skunks, porcupines. The island is beautiful. The views are breathtaking. One of our favorite places, but with our Doggo and reservation issues we make other choices.