Palm Island Resort & Spa

Palm Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines

Virgin rating

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 an intimate and stylish Spa in a stunning beachfront location; offering an extensive menu of massage and beauty treatments.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • 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 a short road transfer (100 metres to the jetty). 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 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–2 Jan – charged at adult rate.

You must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 upon check-in (applies to guests aged 16 and over only). You’ll be unable to check in if you cannot provide this information.

2 restaurants and 2 bars: Royal Palm Restaurant (International and Caribbean cuisine. Opens daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner à la carte). Afternoon Tea is available daily.  The Sunset Restaurant & 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 isolated breathtaking romantic 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 Pergola, or organise a romantic breakfast in bed.

Silent cinema on the beach under the stars once a week.  Crab Racing to sponsor locally supported charities by Palm Island. Live entertainment 6 nights a week. Chef demonstrations for food lovers. (subject to Covid protocols).

Freshwater swimming pool with waterfall and sun terraces. A fitness centre and a 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 & Caribbean Blue Naturals products. Non-motorised water sports including snorkelling, kayaking and Hobie Cat sailing. Bicycles, 2 hiking trails (walk around the island in 30 minutes!). Daytime tennis court (including balls and rackets). Pool table. Powerboat/sailboat excursions* to nearby Grenadines chain. 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. (subject to Covid protocols).

Tour desk. Daily orientation meetings (subject to Covid protocols). 'Sandy Feet' boutique. WiFi available in all rooms and public areas including the main pool.  Laundry service*.

This hotel has a resort fee of $24 including tax per room, per night, (payable locally, subject to change).

7 nights minimum stay applies at all times.

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

*Denotes local charge

Please note: You must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 upon check-in (applies to guests aged 16 and over only). You’ll be unable to check in if you cannot provide this information.

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.

Please note: a climate resiliency levy of $3 per room, per night applies when staying at any hotel in St Vincent & Grenadines. Fee is payable upon departure.

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 aged 12 years and above are permitted between 24 Apr '21-2 Jan '22 and 20 Apr '22-2 Jan '23. 

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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Jun 21, 2022 aggietxgal2018 Temple, Texas

Our week at this resort was hands-down the best vacation my husband and I have ever had, and we consider ourselves seasoned travelers. Let me first state that by far what sets this place apart is the amazing, friendly, service-oriented staff. They truly take the time to bond with their guests, and when we left we felt we were leaving old… Read more
Our week at this resort was hands-down the best vacation my husband and I have ever had, and we consider ourselves seasoned travelers. Let me first state that by far what sets this place apart is the amazing, friendly, service-oriented staff. They truly take the time to bond with their guests, and when we left we felt we were leaving old friends. The resort itself has a max capacity of 100 guests, and the week we went was during their slower time (2nd week of June) - there were about 35 guests there. So we truly felt like we had the island to ourselves. I read reviews before going, but none did the resort true justice. You just have to experience it for yourself. But here are a few hopefully helpful comments based on our experience: ROOMS: We stayed in a Superior Beachfront Room. While we were there, we toured the other rooms and villas and felt that the rooms we had (Rooms 5 & 6) were the best on the island. We got clarification that originally all the beachfront rooms were the same, but people more often requested the rooms 7 and above because they were closer to the water/better views. So Palm Island remodeled the rooms 1-6 as Superior Beachfront - they extended the rooms out a little to add more enclosed closet/wet bar space, remodeled the bathrooms and added a privacy porch with a bed and shower. We felt the upgrades were well done, and we loved the location. The beach in front of the Superior Rooms was a better swimming area, and the large sliding glass doors and porch bed were amazing additions that really sets the view apart. My husband and I have often have trouble sleeping in a bed other than our own, but the beds at Palm Island were very comfortable. AMENITIES: Things Palm Island provides that you don't need to necessarily bring - beach towels, refillable water bottle (water on island is great), wide assortment of beverages and spirits in your room, small bottles of shampoo, lotion, shower cap, soap, makeup wipes, surface insect spray (not skin), nice hair dryer, makeup mirror, coffee maker and supplies (Maxwell House), laundry services (fee I believe), plenty of clothes hangers, 2 robes, alarm clock with USB ports for charging. Things I was glad I brought or wish I had brought - skin insect repellant, sealable portable cup, hair conditioner (none was in my room but that may have just been an oversight), better in-room coffee if you're a coffee snob like me and don't like Maxwell House, my own snorkeling gear as Palm Island is currently not loaning out face masks and snorkels due to Covid concerns (this doesn't apply to fins or the snorkeling excursions). Also, they have extended the wi-fi on the island and we always had it in our room (room 6), which was a nice surprise. My husband's only complaint was that most mornings around 4:00 - 6:00 a.m., the power would go off for 15 minutes while they changed generators. This never bothered my sleep, and they let us know ahead of time. But my husband sleeps with a bi-pap machine and the power going out gave him a rude awakening. If you use a breathing machine at night, I would look into some backup battery options. EXCURSIONS/EXTRAS: We did the Yannis snorkeling tour, and really enjoyed seeing the area. The trip includes stopping at one of the nearby islands for swimming, stopping in the Tobago Cays to snorkel with the turtles, a very delicious lunch and stopping at another island in the Cays to feed the sting rays. It also included all you could drink rum punch. We also booked Hammock #4 for the day, and that was quite lovely. I had the Hibiscus treatment at the spa and that was absolutely incredible - great massage! There was a short 2-hour bottom line fishing tour that we booked with our traveling friends that went right off the coast of the island. The minute we first cast, we started catching different types of fish - I caught two on the first throw! There were quite a few swells in the area when we went, though, and my husband got sea sick. The captains were nice enough to take us quickly back to shore. Our friends stayed on the trip and filled up buckets of fish that we were able to eat that same evening. WEDDINGS: Our friends renewed their vows while we were there, and the ceremony, location and service from the staff was absolutely amazing. I'll include a couple of pictures, but if you're looking for a place to get married or renew vows, this is an incredible place. FOOD: We never had a bad meal. The food is excellent and the staff is open to anything you want to order/try. There were several times we tried two different appetizers and/or ordered food to go. We certainly never went hungry and I'm currently in a two-week time period of avoiding the scale post trip...ha! My favorite meal was the last night when the chef cooked the fresh fish that was caught on the fishing excursion that morning. He cooked it several different ways but all were delicious! STAFF: I can't say enough wonderful things about the staff. From the moment we landed in Barbados and were met by a Palm Island representative, we were pampered and taken care of by amazing people. We laughed a LOT, shared stories of family, danced, drank, hugged, and felt at home with the staff and other guests. The people of Palm Island are a rare gem. I know I'm forgetting some, but specifically I'd like to say thank you to Katie, Alaska, Dervon (Ed), Shaq, Tevin, Nia, Parnell, Tamara, Andre, Philicia and Johnny for making our stay absolutely incredible. My husband and I both love to travel and see different places, and Palm Island is the first place that we have both said we have to return to no matter what. We will hopefully see you all again soon, my friends! Read less
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Jun 20, 2022 tweety131v

Everything was amazing , from the time we arrived to the time we unfortunately had to leave. Every staff member was pleasant , polite and always acknowledged you when passing by , even the grounds keepers and the housekeeping staff. What an amazing place!! Very clean, property well manicured great food and drinks. Had Chef Bakka had amazing meals… Read more
Everything was amazing , from the time we arrived to the time we unfortunately had to leave. Every staff member was pleasant , polite and always acknowledged you when passing by , even the grounds keepers and the housekeeping staff. What an amazing place!! Very clean, property well manicured great food and drinks. Had Chef Bakka had amazing meals and top shelf liquor . Rooms were fantastic and great views, we had Superior ocean front on the beach and was wonderful. Loved the big bathrooms. Every room looked like it had rinse off places at your door to rinse sand off before entering your room , which a wonderful plus . we actually had a real nice private outdoor shower at out room , wonderful plus. Staff was fantastic , Katie the manager very so so friendly and always checking to make sure everything was ok. Special shout outs to Dervon, Glennford,Tevin,Luis, Andre,Shaq ,Tamara, Nia were the ones that waited on us the most ,went over and above service for us!! Oliver and Hula were great also, just hadn't had to much encounter with them when we were there. Overall everyone was perfect !!! Just loved everyone and miss you all !! Hope to come back next year and see everyone!! Read less
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Jun 19, 2022 RamonF44 Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Our second trip and it was even better than the first. Going back to Palm Island was like going to visit old friends, we felt right at home. The staff are AMAZING and really what sets PI apart. Well that and the absolutely stunning setting. The food, the Spa, the beach, the relaxation...did I mention the staff? We are already looking forward to… Read more
Our second trip and it was even better than the first. Going back to Palm Island was like going to visit old friends, we felt right at home. The staff are AMAZING and really what sets PI apart. Well that and the absolutely stunning setting. The food, the Spa, the beach, the relaxation...did I mention the staff? We are already looking forward to our next visit. A truly special place. Read less
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Jun 14, 2022 EVLJack Brantford, Canada

We stayed in one of the beach front rooms and totally loved our time at the resort. Definitely a place to relax and chill. The small size of the resort gave it a very friendly vibe. Food and service at both restaurants was excellent for all meals. Definitely loved the private beach picnic. The snorkeling excursion with lunch included was… Read more
We stayed in one of the beach front rooms and totally loved our time at the resort. Definitely a place to relax and chill. The small size of the resort gave it a very friendly vibe. Food and service at both restaurants was excellent for all meals. Definitely loved the private beach picnic. The snorkeling excursion with lunch included was terrific as you get to see many of the other islands that are close by and the snorkeling was great. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great private resort for a much needed relaxing vacation!

Jun 13, 2022 solomona413

My wife and I, her sister and friend all stayed at Palm Island Resort June 4-11. After a long travel day, we were greeted with a refreshing rum punch at reception. The staff is the friendliest and best I've seen. Special shout out to the manager Katie, as well as Johnny, Dervon, Glenford, Nia, Shekiel, Holda, Lisa, Andre, Shaquille, Oliver,… Read more
My wife and I, her sister and friend all stayed at Palm Island Resort June 4-11. After a long travel day, we were greeted with a refreshing rum punch at reception. The staff is the friendliest and best I've seen. Special shout out to the manager Katie, as well as Johnny, Dervon, Glenford, Nia, Shekiel, Holda, Lisa, Andre, Shaquille, Oliver, Alaska and Tamara. I likely have forgotten to include a few names, but every member of the staff goes above and beyond to tend to your every need. Our ocean front suite was very spacious and had an amazing view of the ocean, which was only a few steps from our door. There are 2 restaurants that serve excellent cuisine, and the drinks will have you extra relaxed they are so good. There are plenty of activities to enjoy, but I would especially recommend renting Hammock #4, which is a private area right on the beach. You have it all to yourself the entire day, and they bring and serve lunch to you while you swim in a private lagoon. The spa services were excellent; my wife went twice! They even have staff at the airport to walk you through every step of your arrival and departure. The staff wore masks and since vaccinations and a negative Covid test were required, we felt perfectly safe. If you are looking for the ultimate in relaxation, great food and drinks and top notch customer service, the Palm Island Resort is the place to go. Read less