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.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here

  • Honeymooners: receive a bottle of sparkling wine and fruit plate in the room on arrival and 25% off a spa treatment when staying a minimum of 5 nights. 

    Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 28 Feb '20 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 3 Jan '19-2 Jan '21 (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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Nov 12, 2019 kleek4 Cuba City, WI

This place is so quiet, beautiful, and romantic! A private island indeed! The resort offers white sand beaches, hiking trails, the spa, beach decorated rooms, staff, and food it was amazing! We loved it!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome except for the other guests!

Oct 29, 2019 sunshinegirl1964 Belmont, Michigan

Finally made it to Palm Island after thinking about it for several years. My husband and I generally prefer to rent a home and enjoy the solitude. Palm Island looked small enough,so we thought we would be okay. After the long 2 day journey to get to the island, we were greeted on the dock by Katie and team (and what an awesome team she has) and… Read more
Finally made it to Palm Island after thinking about it for several years. My husband and I generally prefer to rent a home and enjoy the solitude. Palm Island looked small enough,so we thought we would be okay. After the long 2 day journey to get to the island, we were greeted on the dock by Katie and team (and what an awesome team she has) and glasses of rum punch. Heed the warning to pack some essentials in your carry-on as my luggage didn't make the trip and didn't arrive until the next day at 5:00pm. Katie and staff kindly provided me with a shirt, toothbrush and deodorant. I luckily had a bathing suit so I was good for the next day. Our stay wasn't as great as it could have been due to several of the guests who arrived when we did. This group of fellow Americans seemed to need to be the focus of attention at all times. Overbearing, loud, acting like a bunch of kids on spring break, they were extremely irritating. I assumed that palm Island would be a quiet place to relax. It was, just not at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Nothing to do with the resort or the wonderful staff, just this small group of people. We enjoyed riding the bicycles around the island once or twice a day and climbing one of the hills to get a better view of the island. We Loved renting Hammock #4 for the day, highly recommend. Interesting that altough we had the rope up and our bicycles were parked at the entrance, a couple actually climbed under the rope and started to join us. I awkwardly explained that we had rented the hammock for the day, and "yes, we thought they should leave"....weird. Guests who have not been to Palm Island should also keep in mind that this is not a typical, larger all inclusive where food is available round the clock. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner are served but there are no snacks or anything the rest of the time. I really thought there would be fruit or cookies or something, but no. There is a weird little afternoon tee that has little cucumber sandwiches and cookies but only at 4:00. I was glad I had packed some snacks just for the long time between lunch and dinner. I am diabetic so this is something that concerned me. Katie, I wish you would check into the state of disrepair the bicycles are in. This is really a highlite of the island and most of the bikes have flat tires, chains missing, baskets broken. Doesn't seem like it would take much to make them in a little better shape. Food was good, not great, as so many other people have stated. The beauty of this little island, in my opinion, is the staff. WOW, these amazing people work so hard and are so friendly. My husband loved the drinks and was amazed at the amount of alcohol in each. It was a treat to be interact with the lovely people of this area. We only booked a palm view room and probably would have upgraded to one of the beach front rooms further down the beach. I would say, just pay the little extra and get the ocean view. All in all, it was a nice trip the few guests, not all by any means, really ruined it for us! Read less
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Oct 28, 2019 Randal D

This resort is the best. Major shout out to Dervon, Johnny, Joe, and Kenroy. The staff are very attentive. This place is paradise and the food is fresh and well prepared. If you’re looking to detach from the world, this is the place. No internet in the room, no television, and no phone. The perfect getaway for couples to reconnect and just talk.… Read more
This resort is the best. Major shout out to Dervon, Johnny, Joe, and Kenroy. The staff are very attentive. This place is paradise and the food is fresh and well prepared. If you’re looking to detach from the world, this is the place. No internet in the room, no television, and no phone. The perfect getaway for couples to reconnect and just talk. Enjoyed the resort so much that Joe help me to extend my stay by a day. It was certainly worth it. Can’t say enough about Katie’s staff. They made our stay awesome. Thanks Palm Island. You’re the best. Read less
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Oct 24, 2019 TimMKC

Palm Island is an amazing place to visit. The beaches are beautiful. The staff is friendly and helpful. The seclusion is complete with less than 100 guests on the island being "full occupancy". Most days, we felt like we had the beach to ourselves and if you venture to the less developed side of the island you will have the beach and hammock… Read more
Palm Island is an amazing place to visit. The beaches are beautiful. The staff is friendly and helpful. The seclusion is complete with less than 100 guests on the island being "full occupancy". Most days, we felt like we had the beach to ourselves and if you venture to the less developed side of the island you will have the beach and hammock to yourself. Staff was always helpful and friendly. You see many of the same staff members at breakfast, lunch and dinner. They provide good service and are always willing to assist in catering to your needs. If you want nightlife, jet skis, parasailing and an "always on" atmosphere, Palm Island isn't your spot. If you want to rejuvenate, reconnect with a spouse, and clear your mind, then Palm Island fits the bill. The Yannis will take you to amazing snorkeling, the Pink Lady will sail you around paradise, the spa will blissfully relax you. The pace of the island will refocus you to your core. My wife and I loved the resort, the staff and the island. What a great experience! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An incredible vacation!!

Oct 22, 2019 Happiness673938

This island provides the most meaningful rest you will ever get. Bring your reading, swing in hammocks overlooking the sea, eat great food, enjoy 5 star service by all. I have been all over the world, the is the most restful vacation I have ever had. Bring your spouse and enjoy closeness. Getting their is a challenge due to its remoteness but… Read more
This island provides the most meaningful rest you will ever get. Bring your reading, swing in hammocks overlooking the sea, eat great food, enjoy 5 star service by all. I have been all over the world, the is the most restful vacation I have ever had. Bring your spouse and enjoy closeness. Getting their is a challenge due to its remoteness but it is worth every minute of travel. Read less