Palm Island Resort All Inclusive4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Jame Lane and Katie are making fantastic changes to this resort. New Rooms - The Sunset Bar & Grille has been upgraded and totally remodeled - The Pool has been remodeled and re plastered - New solid wood furniture everywhere - Really nice stone from the island is being used strategically around the resort. All in all everything gets better each time we visit. What does not change is how nice the staff always are!
What can I say about this resort, it’s the perfect get away. Everything about this hotel is 10 out of 10. The refurbished sun set grill restaurant is amazing. Food tasted excellent and menu is different every night. All staff very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The spa was very relaxing and peaceful.
We visited this little island at the end of September. A short crossing from Union Island by boat having had a transfer from St Lucia in an 8 seater plane! But what a joy you're going to have visiting this little gem. We were met on the jetty by the General Manager Katie, 1st time ever a senior manager has ever met us on arrival, and Ed who I think is her deputy but what a team. So having made introductions off we go to our room escorted Oranzo who has the biggest smile I've seen but sooo helpful both in reception and the resort shop. Again the resort is relaxed enough that we were invited to register the next day rather immediately. We had a garden room, 32, which also had views of the sea. Large and airy, plenty of storage space and a small sink and fridge. The bathroom was huge with a large walk in shower. The room was also close to both the bar and the Royal Palm restaurant where breakfast and dinner is served. In the bar was Johnny and Trevor who both were welcoming and remembered my drink to the point I didn't have to ask for it! In the Royal Palm restaurant you are guided to your seat both at breakfast and Dinner and the menus have a large choice of fare so you'll never be lost for choice..The chef comes out to greet you and chat with you most evenings. Luncheon is held at the Sunset restaurant which is modern and airy and bright. There are tables on the sand but has a great outlook. Luke can mix a great cocktail but they can be strong!! Palm island is a fair size but easily walked round, there are pushbikes available for your use which is great, which is the best way as you can miss the wildlife and some sites. There several trails to follow, the iguana trail is steep in places but what a view from the top, the lookout trail again is steep but you can look over the whole island. Take a peek at the Turtle sanctuary where baby tortoises are cared for too. Equally good are the hammocks set in 4 sites around the island where you can enjoy both a hammock or a beach bed. These are modern and well looked after. The pool is clean and well maintained with plenty of recliners plus a well stocked fridge! Other facilities used were the gym, pool table and of course the bar! We were on the very edge of Hurricane Maria,just windy and rough sea but enough for the staff who live on Union Island to go home early but prevented from returning but Katie and her managers all became waiters for the evening and they did an amazing job. Go out on the Yannis!! We had an epic adventure with the crew and it's so worth it sailing around the islands. Of course there are memorable staff, Olive,Hulda and Afyia, Kenroy and of course Shaq but Kenrick the groundsman and Waseem who showed us the tortoises are full of praise for the island. 2 weeks just flew by and soon it was our turn to leave but again both Katie and Ed were there to see us off. So if you want a peaceful relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings meeting guests who have been up to 9 times before this is the place to be. Will we return?? Too right we will.
This was our 9th visit to Palm Island. We obviously love it here for many reasons. We are not fans of huge overcrowded resorts, so the small island with only 40 rooms is the perfect size. We love the personal attention, the relaxed atmosphere where one can do as much or as little as they want. The food is excellent and Katie the manager has taken the resort to the next level since taking over. We will return.
Where can I begin? I wasn't sure what to expect, I bid on a voucher at a charity event and I had no idea what I was getting myself into. After reading all the reviews and doing some deep diving on Google, I was beyond excited to visit palm island. We stayed for 2 weeks & they flew by!! We flew from Miami to Barbados to Union island.... then the resort boat picks you up. While the flight to union island is a bit scary & an experience all on its own, arriving and being greeted by Allison was easy & quick. Vow renewal- 2 months prior to my arrival I worked closely with Alaska (the front desk assistant manager) on planning every moment of our vow renewal ceremony. He replied within a few hours each time... I must've emailed him every other day with questions and he was so gracious, he felt like an old friend, who I gave a big hug to when I met him in person. Our vow renewal was perfect, everything was taken care of...thanks to Katie(the resort manager, superb GM) we had a dream location, Alaska & Ed took care of every detail, Kimmy was such a fab photographer... his work blew us away! The food at the resort was to die for! Every meal was exquisite! The chef came by every night to get feedback...this is not your average all inclusive dining experience! (Expect to gain a few pounds, the food is that great!). Trevor & Johnny were the best bartenders... Trevor can whip up a customized drink for you in a few seconds and Johnny plays the best music on his shifts. Can't recall having an empty cup.. they're on point! Hulda, Kenroy & Shaq always had a smile or joke during their shifts... we really looked forward to catching up with them every evening! Kevin was a pleasure to see on morning walks & strike up conversation with. Katie (the GM) was a doll! She knew everyone by first name & always greeted us with a smile! She runs a fab resort & everyone seems very happy working at palm island. We went diving with Grenadine Dive Shop... I believe glenroy runs it and Jeremiah is the boat captain, Tim is the dive master.... they were always on time, the dives were great & all different ,the, visibility wasn't the best because of the weather, I believe It had to do with the time of year. The yannis boat tour is a must!!! The staff was so friendly, the places they take you were magnificent!! The spa was good, it's a very small spa but the treatments were fairly priced and good. Thank you Katie, Alaska, Ed & Kimmy for an unforgettable experience... eternally grateful & so happy to have chosen your resort!!
Palm Island is enchanting! The amazing impression it left after our first visit a few years ago meant that on our return this summer we got married there. `The whole experience was incredible. The flight and boat transfers from the Uk were handled seamlessly and within my first few steps off the boat i was offered a delicious ice cold rum punch. Our room allowed us to walk out the door and directly onto the famous white sand of Caribbean beaches. Having been lucky enough to visit many of the islands, the beaches on (and waters surrounding) Palm Island are truly stunning. There are 2 restaurants, Royal Palm and Sunset, both of which offered a great selection of dishes, and being on an island id always recommend the fish. Sunset restaurant offers the best lunch experience as they have umberlla covered tables right on the sand (the gazpacho soup and fish tacos were delicious). My favourite meal of the week however was the BBQ dinner at Royal Palm, be sure not to miss it. The island itself is simply enchanting. The resort is set along one beach, but take a bike and venture out across the approx 100 acres of Palm trees, lagoons and stretching beaches and find a secluded hammock for a real desert island experience. We also enjoyed early morning and sunset hikes along the trails which offer superb views of the surrounding islands. The thing that truly set Palm Island apart however was the staff. From Katie and Ed the management team to the bar, restaurant, house keeping and ground staff, they were all friendly, and attentive and always with a smile. Everyone put so much effort into our wedding it felt like we had a whole new family there with us. If Barbados is like the London of the caribbean this is most definitely the Cornwall, a beautiful unspoilt paradise. We can not wait to go back!
My Girlfriend and I went here at the beginning of September as the resort opened after a couple of months of renovations. Their system of receiving guests was excellent. In Barbados we were well looked after making for a seamless transition from there to Union island. We were met by several members of the staff at the dock and provided with drinks and taken immediately to our rooms. We were also given directions to the main restaurant as our luggage arrived. Our room was a gardenview room but we could see the ocean from our room. It was very large, clean and with both bathtub and shower. The room does have AC but we found to make it effective we had to keep the bathroom door closed at all times otherwise it would not keep the room cool. Location was excellent as we had easy access to the restaurant, pool, beach and paths to the rest of the resort. Looking at the location of all the rooms didn't see one room that was in a bad location. The housekeeping was excellent and the housekeepers were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. As we were the first guests we found we had the resort pretty much to ourselves for the first day or so. Given its size we found that very peaceful and as the other guests were out on excursions or at the pool we had the entire beach to ourselves. For the first few days the main beach was a great place to swim from, did see some fish without having to snorkel. By our 4th day however, the effects of hurricane Irma started hitting us. A fairly strong wind and heavy waves made swimming a risky idea for a full day and it remained fairly rough swimming for the rest of the time. The pool which had been redone as part of the renovations was excellent however and provided a safe swimming location while the surf was heavy. The beachstaff were great in keeping the beach clean and the different gear available. We did visit the other beaches but didn't actually swim in any of them, however it did look like there were some good spots to swim in. The rest of the grounds are impressive and we enjoyed several hikes to various parts of the island. Even as more guests arrived we still rarely saw anyone when hiking so it always felt like we had the place to ourselves. There was only one restaurant open while we were there as the Sunset Grill was not ready. We were told it would be opening the day after we left so we never got a chance to try it. The main restaurant however did provide excellent food throughout our stay. Their soups were always excellent as was the fish each time we had it. The restaurant and bar staff were excellent and friendly throughout, always asking if we were having a good time and if we needed anything, Kudos out to all of them for their excellent work. We did one excursion while we were there and that was the sunset cruise on the Pink Lady. We chose the date well as we did it on Monday while the seas were calm and the effects of Irma were still to be felt. We also were lucky in that there was a full moon at the same time. We had an absolutely beautiful sunset on one side of the boat and the full moon shining down on the waters off the other side. Made so you didn't know which way to turn as both were absolutely amazing. The crew of the boat were excellent at pointing out different points of interest and getting us safely to and from the shore. The appetizers on the trip were also excellent. This is a worthwhile trip to do while staying there, especially on nice weather days. We also had treatments at the Spa. The massages were excellent as I had issues in one shoulder that they managed to clear up. My girlfriend also had an extra treatment for a bad sunburn and it greatly helped her out allowing us to fully enjoy our last few days at the resort. No matter how great a trip, inevitably something will go wrong. Here is where the staff at the resort truly shine. They will bend over backwards to make sure you are having a great time. They have a great team and the few issues we had seemed to be linked to their different sections not yet syncing properly but when brought to their attention they corrected any issue quickly. I have no doubt over the next few days especially as they get back up to speed again the few issues we had will be a rare thing as the different departments start working together properly. We would also like to thank the General Manager Katie and her entire reception team. Katie would each day make sure she talked to us to see how we were doing. Her suggestions to us on a few things helped make our vacation as great as it was. Katie is a perfect example of how Managers should be, out with the guests and making sure everything is running properly. Her reception team were always responsive to our requests and provided us with excellent service throughout our stay. We will definitely return and are looking at our calendars to see when the best time will be. We want to see the finished product of their renovations and take a few more tours that are offered. Items may not have been finished when we got there but after such a great trip we simply look at that as another reason to visit. Makes me wonder if they did that on purpose. If you want a quiet, peaceful, romantic place to take your significant other to, this is the place to go. Thank you Palm Island for an excellent vacation and we hope to see you some time in the New Year.
This must be one of the most beautiful and exclusive resorts in the Caribbean. From the trip across the water from Union Island, to the waiting waitress with a chilled drink at the jetty, to the fantastic outdoor bar and restaurant this has it all. The accommodation are simple but tasteful beach cottages with a large living and sleeping area, large walk in shower room and all the facilities you would require. The calming influence of listening to the sea and waves, lapping at the beach, at night, through your open shutters is something to remember. Thoroughly recommended.
This resort is actually on it's on private island, Palm Island, in the Grenadines. Let me start by saying we are avid travelers, my husband and I travel every chance we have and we chose this destination as our honeymoon location. We loved it. The water is crystal clear with a stunning with 8 shades of blue. The sand is soft. The resort received its name from the number of palm trees that are on the island. We stayed in one of the villas just off the water but still had a view of the ocean between the ocean front cottages and could hear the waves breaking at night. The beachfront cottages are "duplexes" but the villas are large and private. Next time we will stay in the ocean front villa- best of both worlds, right? There are no cars on the island, but the resort supplies beach cruiser bikes and the people who rent the private homes on the back side of the island get golf carts. You can cruise around the entire island, stopping at various hidden hammocks all with an ocean view. The pool is not ocean front but honestly you don't need it because the carribean sea is so beautiful. Let's talk about the food, it was all actually outstanding. Especially being an all inclusive, you worry about not enjoying everything but let me tell you, it was all so great. The only downside to the dinning is the times. The two restaurants are only open during specific times, so one you master that, it's honestly not an issue. The resort offers excursions that are a must do. We did two different all day catamaran trips, so worth it. The resort also has tennis courts, snorkeling equipment, paddle boards, and a library. Our favorite part was the staff and the quaintness of the resort. The staff is super friendly and they get to know you. They remember your go to drink and what you squally order for dinner. Internet is only in the reception lobby. It's refreshing to be "off the grid." We are already planning our return trip and will be taking my parents. We cannot wait! You won't regret this destination.
We’ve had another enjoyable stay at Palm Island. Our fourth time (or maybe 5th). It’s not a luxury resort, it isn’t super smart — but the little island itself is wonderful. It has leisurely walks, empty beaches and hilltop lookouts where you can see so many neighbouring islands. Once again we chose a garden room, because they are very spacious. The rooms are, in truth, a little dated, but well-furnished and very comfortable. Some of them are being refurbished, we noticed. And as the hotel is so small this a very sociable place: guests are mainly Brits and US/Canadians. We enjoyed the company of some nice people. So although we’ve been to smarter hotels, this place has a great environment and is a lot of fun. We thought the food was generally unpretentious and fine and the staff members were good. Katie, the general manager, joins in the fun. June is the rainy season — and so we got some of that. We don’t care about not having a TV in the room, but would have welcomed wifi when it teemed down outside. I asked if it was likely to become available in the future, and received a direct no. That’s a minus point — as it was needed for work, as well as downloading newspapers etc. We visit the Caribbean several times a year and have come to expect wifi in rooms. We know that its absence is a relief to others, though. We would also have welcomed some flexibility for trips to Union Island — instead of the all day schedule that was available. But, on the whole, great fun and another enjoyable stay. It’s likely we’ll return yet again.
- Free cooked-to-order breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
- Onsite dining
Palm Island Resort All Inclusive is within the area of Captain Hugh Mulzac Square and Tobago Cays. This 43-room, 4-star resort has a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. Anse La Roche Beach is also within the area of the resort, which is on the waterfront.
Free cooked-to-order breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: Royal Palm Restaurant offers relaxing ocean views; Sunset Grill specializes in international cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free manager's reception.
All 43 air-conditioned rooms provide free minibar items, balconies, and coffee makers. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other standard amenities include ceiling fans, safes, and ironing boards.
Guests of Palm Island Resort All Inclusive have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Airport transportation is made easy with a free airport shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this adults-only resort include a fitness center, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.
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92% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1383 reviews