Ono Island is a private gated community in southern Baldwin County, Alabama.
The island is at the mouth of Perdido Bay on the Gulf of Mexico and is bordered by Bayou St. John to the north and Old River to the South. Surrounding communities include Perdido Key, Florida to the south and east and Orange Beach, Alabama to the west. Access to the island is via a bridge about one mile west of the Alabama/Florida state line just off State Route 182, also known as Perdido Beach Boulevard. The community has about 900 single family homes and is governed by an elected Board of Directors of the property owners association (Ono Island POA).
The area was discovered in the 15th century by the Spanish explorers, who called it Orinoco, meaning "a place to paddle".
Welcome to Paradise
Ono Island is a recreational paradise, with surrounding calm waters, a private boat ramp, interior canals, tennis courts, a children's playground, and a community center aptly named the Harriett Cockrell Center. The Ono North recreational center offers social memberships at an additional cost to residents who are not property owners of Ono North. That facility includes tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, basketball court, and a fitness center.