Palm Island Resort

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Overview

Palm Island Resort occupies a private island just off Union Island's eastern coast. Those staying in one of Palm Island's 43 guest rooms have access to five pristine beaches, numerous hiking and biking trails, a tennis court and a soothing spa. Guests bemoan the amount of effort it takes to get here, but say that the spacious island-themed guest rooms – complete with private terraces and spectacular views – and upscale amenities are worth the trek. If you start to get cabin fever on this small, secluded islet, the resort offers off-shore excursions to the nearby Tobago Cays. And after a long day on the water, retreat to the Royal Palm Restaurant and satiate your appetite with a serving of homemade clam chowder or pan-seared fish – two favorites among recent guests.

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Location
The Grenadines
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 43 rooms
Primary View
Ocean, Bay, Mountain(s)
Style
Rustic
Best For
Couples

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2018

Fodor's

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Choose a beachfront room, a palm-view room in the garden, a huge Plantation or Seagrape suite (both ideal for families), or a remote island loft set on stilts that overlooks the sea. All have wicker and bamboo furniture, rich fabrics, and original art created by a resident underwater and marine artist, Patrick Chevailler, M.D.

Fodor's Choice

Frommer's

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Surrounded by five white-sand beaches, this private island is sometimes called Prune, so we can easily understand the more appealing name change. This little islet offers complete peace and quiet, with plenty of sea, sand, sun, and sailing.

Travel + Leisure

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Accessible only by boat, this exclusive enclave occupies its own jewel-like Caribbean island. The 135-acre property has just 43 guest rooms and cottages, so you won’t want for privacy here.

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Couples wanting a relaxing, secluded Caribbean experience gravitate to Palm Island, where the 43 guest rooms are simply decorated and visitors can lounge on the beach with drinks in hand.

Other Awards

  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1486 have reviewed the Palm Island Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1486 reviews 4.5 (based on 1486 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The all-inclusive Palm Island Resort offers a tranquil retreat with accommodations sans televisions, telephones or Internet service; the resort does offer a lounge with a television and Internet, though, and there is also a library with Wi-Fi for laptops. All guest rooms and suites feature rustic island decor and basic amenities, including air conditioning, bathrobes, minifridges with complimentary soft drinks, coffee makers and tea kettles with teas. All-inclusive rates include daily meals, select alcoholic beverages at select restaurants, tennis, nonmotorized water sports, bicycles and resort activities, including shuffleboard, croquet and more.
  • Beachfront rooms are steps away from the sand.

Standard room size450 square feet

  • Internet
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located in southern St. Vincent and the Grenadines just off the eastern side of Union Island, Palm Island is only accessible by boat. The all-inclusive resort is able to assist guests with booking an inter-island flight from St. Lucia to the nearby Union Island, and a representative will meet guests at the St. Lucia airport for further assistance. From Union Island, guests take a short boat shuttle to the resort. Keep in mind, luggage is limited on the inter-island flights and might not arrive until the day after guests make their way to Palm Island. Subsequently, the resort requires all guests to pack a carry-on bag with one day's worth of clothing and personal items. Although the resort has a gift shop, amenities are few and far between on the island; however, the resort offers a shuttle to Union Island for access to more amenities, including shopping, dining and banking.
    • 24-hour valet parking
    • 24-hour self-parking
    • Airport shuttle (free)
    • Car service (with fee)

    Within walking distance of:

    • Grocery store
    • Movie theater
    • Theater
    • Shopping
    • Bus stop
    • Train station
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Restaurants
    • Beach

    Dining

    The Royal Palm Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of international and Caribbean selections. On Saturday nights, the restaurant has Caribbean Night Dinner and Rum Tastings as well as live steel pan music. There is also crab racing on Thursdays. For toes-in-the-sand dining, the Sunset Grill is open daily for lunch and serves dinner on Wednesdays and Saturdays for guests. The restaurant offers an a la carte menu and Barbecue buffet nights. Both the Sunset Grill and Royal Palm have bars and there is a weekly general manager's cocktail party offered, as well.
    • Dress code required for dinner
    • Dinner reservations are required at the Sunset Grill

    Number of restaurants2

    Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • Free breakfast

    Pool

    The large freshwater pool at Palm Island Resort features a waterfall. Guests may also take advantage of five private beaches, as well as complimentary snorkeling gear and instruction.
    • Poolside and beachside service offered
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas

    Spa

    The Tranquility Body & Soul Spa features a variety of massage therapies that use island-inspired essential oils from Tea Tree to Ylang Ylang. Additional treatments include facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing and paraffin treatments for hands and feet, and the salon offers a variety of hair care services from cuts and styling to braiding.

      Services offered:

      • Massage
      • Facial
      • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
      • Salon services
      • Outdoor treatment area
      • Steam room
      • Sauna

      Fitness

      The fitness center at Palm Island Resort is equipped with cardiovascular and weight-training equipment as well as free weights, exercise mats and exercise balls. Tennis, croquet, shuffleboard and loaner bikes are also included in the rate and guests may also access a variety of nonmotorized water sports equipment, including snorkeling gear, kayaks, paddleboards and Hobie Cats. Palm Island has three nature trails for hiking and offers a variety of off-island excursions for additional fees.
        • Weight equipment
        • Cardio equipment
        • Yoga mats
        • Free fitness classes
        • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
        • Bicycles (free)
        • Tennis (free)
        • Guided runs
        • Paddle boats (free)
        • Motor boats

        Wedding

        Couples who wish to be married on Palm Island are required to visit the Ministry of Legal Affairs on the main island of St. Vincent to present legal documentation. There is a 48-hour waiting period before proceedings can take place. Palm Island Resort offers an Elite Wedding Package for two that includes a decorated ceremony location, flowers, a wedding cake and a bottle of sparkling wine. The package is complimentary with a 13-night or longer stay and optional add-ons include photography and video services, private dinners and entertainment.

          Maximum wedding guest capacity10

          • Hotel hosts weddings
          • Outdoor space for weddings
          • Wedding planners available

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