Palm Island Resort & Spa

St Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean

The hotel

Here on beautiful Palm Island you can truly live out the Robinson Crusoe fantasy — but in rustic comfort. Completely secluded on its own 135-acre private island, this really is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a different pace of life, giving you the opportunity to recharge your batteries. A certified member of Green Globe, the resort has taken great care to ensure the resort blends in with the untouched surroundings, while dining is a beachfront affair with the cuisine taking full advantage of the freshly prepared Caribbean flavours complemented by home-grown vegetables. This wonderfully romantic and secluded resort has a new intimate and stylish Spa in a stunning beachfront location; offering an extensive menu of massage and beauty treatments.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Windsurfing
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access

Where is it

Situated between Union Island and Petit St Vincent. After flying into Barbados (conditions apply), you'll be met by a representative and an onward 50-minute flight from Barbados to Union Island. There is then an 8-minute boat trip to the resort.

Please note: Internal flights from Barbados to Union Island are chargeable.

Hotel information

41 guest rooms, suites and 2 villas, all with private balcony/patio, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, stocked mini-fridge*, safe, bath tub and/or separate shower and bathrobes. Palm View Rooms with 1 king-size bed and a rollaway bed, or 2 queen-size beds (on request), sleeping maximum 3 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals and beverages, including some premium brands, Caribbean beer, sparkling wine, house wine and soft drinks, all by the glass. Does not include bottled water. Evening hors d'oeuvres and afternoon tea. All activities above unless otherwise stated.

Please note: restaurants are open on rotation. 

Beachfront Rooms are situated right on the beach with furnished terraces and direct ocean views, with shower and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Beachfront Rooms are newly refurbished, single story rooms with modern Caribbean style features, with 1 king-size bed, plush bathrobes, complimentary mini-bar (stocked on arrival), and sliding glass doors onto private private walled patio with beach shower, outdoor living space and direct beachfront access, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Seagrapes Suites feature a living space with TV and WiFi access plus a separate seating area. Double shower and 1 king-size bed with the third person accommodated on a pull-out sofa bed. Terrace or balcony with garden or ocean views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (aged 12-16).

Island Loft Rooms are raised on stilts approximately 5 ft off the ground, with private terrace, separate bathtub and shower and 1 king-size bed, or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (aged 12-16).

2-Bedroom Villa — The Southern Cross Villa is perched on a panoramic bluff with its own infinity-edge swimming pool, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

3-Bedroom Villa — The Seafeathers is located on the shore with an entertainment deck adjacent to the water's edge, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children (aged 12-16).

Please note: to stay in the 2- and 3- Bedroom Villas, guests will require a driving licence as these rooms come with a golf cart.

Please note: children aged 12-16 are only permitted to stay at Palm Island between 24 Apr '19–2 Jan '20 – charged at adult rate.

  • Booking bonus: book by 28 Feb '20 to receive up to 28% off the accommodation cost between 3 Jan–23 Dec '20 (excludes the Sea Feather Villa and Southern Cross Villa).

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

2 restaurants and 2 bars: Royal Palm Restaurant (International and Caribbean cuisine. Opens daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner à la carte). On Wed and Sat the Restaurant offers exotic buffets. Afternoon Tea is available daily. The recently refurbished Sunset Grill and Bar (cuisine with a Caribbean Flair in a casual beachfront setting — open daily for lunch and twice a week for dinner). Famous picnic lunches* in one of 4 isolated breath taking locations around the island. For the romantics, treat yourself to an unforgettable romantic dinner* in one of several locations of your choice, the Famous Gazebo, the Amazing Heart Tree or the Beach Bamboo.

Regular entertainment. Silent cinema on the beach under the stars once a week. Weekly Manager's cocktail party each Wednesday includes live music and the famous barbecue buffet. Crab Racing to sponsor locally supported charities by Palm Island. Caribbean Night each Saturday inclusive of rum tasting, Caribbean buffet and live steel pan music.

Freshwater swimming pool with waterfall and sun terraces. A newly refurbished fitness centre and a new spa* in a stunning beachfront location on the beach, with a tub on the deck; a great spot for a glass of champagne whilst enjoying the view. Enjoy a treatment from the extensive menu, using Aromatherapy Associates products. Non-motorised water sports including snorkelling, kayaking and Hobie Cat sailing. Bicycles, shuffleboard, 3 hiking trails (walk around the island in 30 minutes!). Daytime tennis court (including balls and rackets). Yoga twice a week. Pool table. Powerboat/sailboat excursions* to nearby Grenadines chain, including great diving. Library with book exchange, satellite TV lounge and table tennis. Weekly botanical stroll including the resort's Green House which grows organic vegetables and herbs used in the hotel menus. Beach hammocks and pavilions.

Tour desk. Daily orientation meetings. 'Sandy Feet' boutique. WiFi at reception/library and in the villas. Laundry service*.

7 nights minimum stay applies at all times.

10 nights at all times when staying in a 2- or 3-Bedroom Villa.

If booking within 12 weeks of travel please call our sales centre on 0844 557 4321 to make your booking, please note your internal flights will be on a request basis.

*Denotes local charge.

Dress code: during the day in the restaurants, shoes are worn and bathing suits are covered and dry. Evening time (after 6:30pm), the following applies to Royal Palm Restaurant and Sunset Grille and Bar: Resort Island Casual — Long trousers, stylish jeans, dresses, skirts and dress shorts are permitted. Dress shoes and dress sandals are allowed (no flip flops or tennis shoes in the evening). Short or long sleeved shirts (no t-shirts or tank top/sleeveless shirts).

Please note: children under 12 years old are not permitted at Palm Island Resort at any time. Children aged 12–16 are permitted between 24 Apr ‘19–2 Jan ‘20 and 20–30 Apr '20 only.

Please note: guests are required to present a valid form of ID (passport, driving license, ID card) along with a valid credit card at check-in. A USD$350 pre-authorisation will be processed on the credit card at check-in to cover for any incidental purchases or similar expenses. Incidental purchases may include tours, excursions, gift shop purchases or dining in the speciality restaurant. We understand that not all guests incur additional charges during their stay, but this process assists the resort with fraud prevention. Upon check-out, the pre-authorisation is released, assuming there are no charges made.

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Jan 13, 2020 Lnicol8 Burlington, Canada

I decided to write this review for fellow solo travellers out there as I could not find much information for myself prior to my trip and was a bit worried by how often I came across ‘romantic’ ‘good for couples’ as the main descriptives for Palm Island (which it is) but it’s also great for solo travellers. You can keep as much to yourself or… Read more
I decided to write this review for fellow solo travellers out there as I could not find much information for myself prior to my trip and was a bit worried by how often I came across ‘romantic’ ‘good for couples’ as the main descriptives for Palm Island (which it is) but it’s also great for solo travellers. You can keep as much to yourself or mingle in as much as you feel you’d like too. I found this to be one of the friendliest resorts I have ever visited. Both because of the staff and also the fellow guests are extremely relaxed and friendly. No pressure to join in, no awkwardness about being alone, dining alone, going to the bar alone.. you will feel very safe on this island to explore, grab a bike, walk around. While I was there I did spot at least two other solo travellers, clearly with the same intention as me, to completely relax and recharge. There was a noticeable level of respect from staff and fellow guests. Staff are expert at ‘reading your vibe’ and treating you accordingly, that’s what good hospitality is to is me. This is a Paradise, that provides a five star experience without any of the pretentiousness. You won’t be sorry. Also notable, the beach, the views, the ocean was lovely for swimming, the food was very good, the spa, and having a beachfront room was well worth it. And don’t worry, getting there is part of the adventure. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Peaceful, beautiful, safe, and welcoming!!

Jan 4, 2020 B6383SAamandam Bluffton, south carolina

I cannot say enough good things about this vacation at Palm Island Resort. Every step of the way from getting there, during, and going home was taken care of personally by very welcoming and professional staff. We stayed in the Seagrapes Suite with a beach access balcony, which felt like our own little apartment on the beach. Only four rooms have… Read more
I cannot say enough good things about this vacation at Palm Island Resort. Every step of the way from getting there, during, and going home was taken care of personally by very welcoming and professional staff. We stayed in the Seagrapes Suite with a beach access balcony, which felt like our own little apartment on the beach. Only four rooms have television and wifi access and this room was one of them (not that we had much need for it with all the relaxing outdoor activities). Room was very spacious. No bugs, clean, modern. The cleaning staff were very accommodating to different times to clean and helped us when we locked ourselves out one day. One of my favorite parts was that the door outside had shutters that you could close or leave open (screened door for bugs) and hear the waves crashing at night time. Most peaceful sleep ever! The water is beautiful and white sandy beaches with huts. There is a rocky beach side and a smooth white sand beach side. Since there are only about 40 rooms on the property, you are never struggling to get a chair or with crowds. The food was great. Menu always changed. You get to know the staff well and they are so kind and entertaining too. Off the boat, the manager and get staff greeted us with welcome cocktails (much appreciated after a day of traveling) and took us each individually to our room. They told us to not worry about check in until the next morning and to enjoy our night after a long day of travel. From rum tasting to a dance night, they come up with some great events in the evening. Always music at dinner. There is a beach movie night. Great delicious drink options and that bar and the bartenders are great. That staff really take the time to try to know their customers. The manager walks around to each table at almost every dinner to check in on guests. We ventured out to the rest of the island quite a bit. It is two miles around the island. Unlike many other resorts we have attended, we were told to not leave the resort unless on an escorted trip. However, we felt completely safe at Palm Island. Palm Island Resort appears to own the island and what is outside the resort is nature trails, hiking, beaches, hammocks, turtles, crabs, iguanas, etc. There are a couple of privately owned houses, as well during one section. They offer bicycles to ride around the island free of charge or you can easily walk/run it. I was training for an ultramarathon and felt completely safe to go out and run several loops of that two miles to get in my long training run that week. When I got started, a cook pointed me in the right direction, but it is easy to navigate on your own and they provide a map. I did get plastered with bugs on that run, but not bitten. It is hot. Bring sunscreen and bug spray. The bugs actually didn't get bad until our last day. The mosquitoes and nats came out. They tend to fluctuate from day to day it seems, but bug spray helps tremendously, obviously. There is a pool, tennis court, recreation center, and a great fitness center too. It has far more fitness equipment than I usually see at hotels or resorts. There are excursions available for purchase. We wanted to mainly relax on this trip and enjoy the island, which was EXACTLY what we did. It was one of the most refreshing trips I've ever had. We can't wait to come back to what we referred to as our "apartment on the beach!" It doesn't look like there is a bad room at the resort though. All spread out and look like their own little mini houses. I would highly recommend this resort!! Read less
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Jan 1, 2020 rachel88lo Clayton le Moors, United Kingdom

We had a lovely two week stay at palm island. Particularly enjoyed the location and the attentive and professional staff. Everyone was so friendly. We misplaced Carolyn and Tom’s email address so wish them a happy new year.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Family Trip

Dec 31, 2019 joeliplumb London, Canada

Let me start by saying once you stay here you will be ruined for any other all inclusive resort. We just got back 2 days ago and yesterday we called Elite Island Vacations and booked for next year! I cannot say enough, so I will break it into categories. Resort- Well maintained and well set up. Pool is away from main beach swimming so music for… Read more
Let me start by saying once you stay here you will be ruined for any other all inclusive resort. We just got back 2 days ago and yesterday we called Elite Island Vacations and booked for next year! I cannot say enough, so I will break it into categories. Resort- Well maintained and well set up. Pool is away from main beach swimming so music for special events is not heard when you are relaxing by the water. Katie runs a fantastic well organized team here. There is internet in the lobby and library areas. It’s good but not super fast. But you are after all on an Island vacation. The bikes provided were one of the highlights for us. We used them all day every day. Our teens were motoring from place to place and loving it! So many scenic spots to park that bike and just look out at the beauty of where you are. The staff and other guests become a family with activities that are actually fun and engaging from crab racing to biathlon’s. We lost airpods not once but twice and someone sought our kids out both times. It’s a place you feel safe leaving your phone and wallet on the table while you go back to the room for something. Not many places like that anymore. Accommodations- a wide variety of set ups. Not one bad spot in the resort. Everything is neat and clean. The beds are very comfortable and air conditioning works well with no noise. The bathrooms are large and clean with cabinet storage and drawers. The room we had was large and airy with a loft style ceiling. With being small everything is close by no matter where you are. It’s very quiet with only nature’s sounds of waves all night and soft song birds in the morning. Housekeeping is amazing and very accommodating. We had teens who like to sleep in and that was never a problem. Restaurants- Super friendly environment. Food is very nice and there is a wide array of choices with simple dishes for those picky eaters. There are two restaurants both equally delicious. The Sunset Grill offers a more relaxed beach vibe with views of the docks. The Palm offers good food with views of the beach and gardens. Staff are super friendly, and communications are passed on to all staff for allergies. (Very important to us since one of our kids is anaphylactic to peanuts.) The resort is well set up with beautiful views and open air dining. An extra area for early breakfast and a magnificent hot drinks machine was a highlight for us. Even though there’s a coffee machine in the room. Thanks to Nia, Martinus, Calvert, and Dervon. And those are not the only stars. So many to name. Bar- small and quaint and they make whatever you want as long as they have what it requires. They are even willing to make up some new concoctions! Thanks to Minroy aka NoName. This guy is super friendly and always smiling. He went above and beyond our expectations for sure. His memory for our likes and dislikes made a huge difference. Water Sports- Waldo washes down the kayaks and life jackets daily. He cleans the snorkelling gear and keeps fresh cold water available. He will help you in the kayak and do whatever it takes to make your water activity a success. The water is not so salty your skin burns and the temperature is amazing! The beautifully soft coral beaches have easy access to the magnificent blue water. We saw octopus, sea turtles, manta rays, starfish, coral and so many bright beautiful fish in the clear bottom kayaks. Just off to the side away from the swimming area is a small coral reef near shore. You can lay in you chair and read as small sailboats pass by. Scenic views- this has been the most beautiful to look at place we have stayed so far! Lots of hammocks and benches placed at perfect locations around the island. Hiking trails, running trails and just walking gets you a panoramic view that steals your breath away. Overall, this checked off more boxes for a perfect family vacation than anywhere we have stayed yet. Sorry for the long review. But this was as short as I could get it! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My favorite hotel in the world

Dec 22, 2019 BerkeleyTravelAddict Orinda, California

It took 30 years of traveling the world to find the perfect vacation destination and this is it. From the exquisite beach to the beautiful rooms to the wonderful staff, Palm Island is just perfection. And the food is fantastic too. I honestly can’t think of anything to criticize. It was very hard for us to leave here after seven blissful nights.… Read more
It took 30 years of traveling the world to find the perfect vacation destination and this is it. From the exquisite beach to the beautiful rooms to the wonderful staff, Palm Island is just perfection. And the food is fantastic too. I honestly can’t think of anything to criticize. It was very hard for us to leave here after seven blissful nights. I can’t recommend Palm island any higher. Read less