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
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental

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–2 Jan – charged at adult rate.

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.

Resort fee: There is a resort fee of US $24 per room, per night, payable locally at hotel check-in.

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 and older are permitted between 9 Apr–2 Jan.

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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Apr 7, 2020 206oliverk

Simply amazing! Luxury in a quite relaxed atmosphere. Staff was so nice and kind. Food and drinks was extremely delicious. You can do water sports, bike around the pretty little island or just enjoy the sea and sun on the comfortable sun beds. I love the eco friendly profile too!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating THIRD TIME AND NOT THE LAST...NO BRAINER

Apr 3, 2020 surferjohn Pointe Claire, Canada

We stayed at Palm from March 9-19. The fact that you are "welcomed home" by the staff speaks volumes of the experience you get on the island. I'm not just talking about the welcome at the dock when you arrive, but the arrival in the restaurant the 1st evening and staff you remember also remember you. Even though the was our 3rd visit, it was the… Read more
We stayed at Palm from March 9-19. The fact that you are "welcomed home" by the staff speaks volumes of the experience you get on the island. I'm not just talking about the welcome at the dock when you arrive, but the arrival in the restaurant the 1st evening and staff you remember also remember you. Even though the was our 3rd visit, it was the 1st time we met Katie. She had been on holiday the other two times. We can't say enough about what a wonderful person she is. She is a effective manager who is loved by her staff. That fact is a real key to the pleasure of being there. In my 1st review 6 years ago, I said "The staff will soothe your soul". Well the very same folks were there this time and they are still just as wonderful. I will not name anyone since all are wonderful! On this visit we unfortunately had the underlying nagging fact of the spread of the coronavirus through the world. Katie put in the best precautions she could by having staff do the serving at the buffet. Although people were aware of the crisis it was evident that the atmosphere did not get shattered as it could have. There was empathy for all and this allowed us to basically just have fun and enjoy ourselves until we had to go home. Many folks were leaving early to get home if they could get the flights, others like us just stayed our regular time. A week after we left, They had to close up shop. There are only 2 cases on the main island of St. Vincent and I hope it stays that way and does not spread to the other island. My thoughts are with Katie and the staff who remain. This crisis will ultimately pass and we look forward to the time when we will make our 4th visit, returning home to our island paradise. Thank you Katie and all of the staff there. PS - On a visit to the greenhouse the farmer appreciates getting vegetable seeds from guests so I'll make sure to bring some next time! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An Amazing Trip!

Mar 31, 2020 Jennifer F Chicago, Illinois

Palm Island is a fantastic, remote but luxurious, getaway! We loved every minute! Gorgeous beaches, fantastic food, and SUCH a helpful and friendly staff. Katie and her team make everything so easy and seamless. highly recommend this destination!
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Mar 25, 2020 Barry S Lititz, Pennsylvania

We spent another glorious two weeks starting in early February 2020 at Palm Island, our 19th time! Obviously, we are happy “repeaters” as we greatly enjoy the lush tropical surroundings, super staff, delicious meals, pleasant guests (mainly from the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland), white sandy beaches, warm Caribbean Sea and fun activities… Read more
We spent another glorious two weeks starting in early February 2020 at Palm Island, our 19th time! Obviously, we are happy “repeaters” as we greatly enjoy the lush tropical surroundings, super staff, delicious meals, pleasant guests (mainly from the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland), white sandy beaches, warm Caribbean Sea and fun activities (swimming, snorkeling, biking, walking, sailing, hiking trails, repeaters’ sunset cruise on Yannis and the weekly Manager’s cocktail party). We especially appreciated the special Valentine’s Day dinner that started with long stem roses for the women, champagne, and caviar on toast! Our servers (Martinus, Shaquille, Olive and Hulda) were wonderful (see photos). In fact, all of the wait staff were friendly, efficient and professional. Thank you to Kashi, Kenroy, Glenford, Niashair and many others for taking such good care of us. Johnny the bartender and Chef Baka deserve kudos, too. Others meriting mention: Andez, the new Activities Director with his hilarious aqua-robics classes, the front office staff (Joe, Ed, Alaska), Charles, room beverage service, Lisa of Housekeeping, Waldo at water sports, Captain Manny of the Yannis, the new restaurant manager, Dervon. And of course, Katie, the Manager, who holds it all together so well. The full moon while we there brought its higher tides and some water and sand flooding of walkways but also brought more sea birds (pelicans, terns, frigates, gulls) feeding just offshore. On shore we saw egrets, hummingbirds, tropical mocking birds, banana quits, sand pipers, mourning doves and a crowned heron. Iguanas, geckos, lizards, crabs and land turtles were frequently seen. Lunch at The Sunset Bar was always a treat. Examples from the menu: great French fries to go with spicy jerk chicken or a shared pizza or sashimi or grilled fish along with fresh salad fixings. Sea turtles can be sighted surfacing just offshore during lunchl. For a small added fee, you can order a beautiful lobster meal in season. Palm Island truly offers a rich and wide array of attractions in the gorgeous Grenadine Islands. We look forward to another great vacation there in 2021. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An unusually excellent location and staff

Mar 25, 2020 Seaside59223026688

My wife and I, with another couple had one of the best strips I have ever had. We had a great location, exceptional food, and great excursions. I would highly recommend Palm Island for a relaxing retreat. The staff was excellent, attending to our every request. Probably the best trip I ever had for R&R.