Palm Island Resort All Inclusive
What We Love
- All-inclusive rates include three meals daily, daily afternoon tea, weekly manager's cocktail parties, top-shelf beverages and beach barbecues and free day activities non-motorized water sports.
- Secluded setting with views of the sea and nearby islets
- Roster of water activities includes kayaking, snorkeling and sailing
- The freshwater swimming pool has a waterfall
- Land activities, too: tennis, croquet, pitch-and-putt golf course
- The castaway, private-island feel: Rooms don't have TVs or phones, and golf carts are used to get around the island
What To Know
- A 10 percent resort fee per night will be collected upon Jetsetter checkout
- Children 12 and under are not permitted
- The island is remote; members should fly into Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, then take a charter flight to Union Island
- Ferry transfers between Union and Palm islands are included; the property can also help arrange inner-island charter flights, which cost about $400 per person, round-trip
- Free WiFi
Located in Palm Island, Palm Island Resort All Inclusive is by the ocean and within the vicinity of Tobago Cays and Anse La Roche Beach. This 4-star resort is within the region of Belair National Park and South Glossy Bay Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 43 air-conditioned rooms featuring free minibar items. Rooms have private balconies. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and an outdoor tennis court. This resort also features concierge services, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held on select days. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary breakfast is included.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a computer station, and a 24-hour front desk. A ferry terminal shuttle is provided at no charge.
How to Get There
For our annual “girls” trip we bought a package for Palm Island. We weren’t exactly sure what to expect, but we were absolutely blown away. Having been to several “all inclusive” resorts before, this one is head and shoulders above. The staff is fabulous. They truly go to great lengths to make sure you are happy, have everything you need, and really make you feel welcome and like family. The food was outstanding. The chef came out and chatted, was truly interested in our opinion. We even talked him into sharing a couple of recipes. One of our crew left a bag on an excursion. They went back, got it and delivered it to us. All with a smile, AND with the money still there!!! We can’t say enough wonderful things, and will definitely plan to make another trip. It is small enough to get to know the other guests if you choose, but not required. There were days when we truly didn’t see anyone else except for meals. If you really want to relax and unplug, this is your place.
Just returned from Palm Island Resort and....WOW!! Palm Island has caused me, in my 20+ vacations, to actually write a review. This place has got it figured out. My wife and I (in our mid- 50's) spent eight wonderful nights there. Kudos to the owner, Mr. James Lane.
To the review:
Starting at the beginning. Call Elite Island Resorts and make a reservation. The staff is courteous and friendly, and takes their time to listen to be sure to get your reservation perfect. Shout out to Travis, nice buddy, calling you soon to schedule our next one. They have other great resorts. Galley Bay is also really nice, call it #2, but Palm Island is definitely #1!
Traveling from California to Palm Island is a long travel day, 20 hours, and at least three plane rides. Not a bad idea to stay over in Miami for a break.
When we arrived, the staff met us at the dock with a cold towel and a cold drink. Ed, the Assistant General Manager, and Alaska are some of the nicest and accommodating people I have ever met, which became very obvious to us as our time passed. Thanks guys, you helped make the trip wonderful.
We stayed in a superior beachfront room, Unit #1, a very nice, spacious, remodeled unit near the dock. (Units #1 - #6 have recently been remodeled.) The standard beachfront units are also very nice (Units #7 - #19), Unit #19 being especially nice, but far from the "action". And when I say action, it is the hub of the resort that caters to only approximately 100 guests at its peak. There's not a bad room in the place. The interior bungalows are also very nice, more private, and Units #43 and #44 are very secluded, with their own private beach.
There are two restaurants on the island. The main restaurant serves your daily breakfast and dinner, while the second restaurant serves lunch and dinners by reservation only. The Food and Beverage Manager, Cyril, does an excellent job. All of his staff, especially Glenroy, were always friendly and happy to assist. Although the meals are all-inclusive, the menu was never repeated during our stay, and was delicious. The Chef, Bacca, actually has made it so you eagerly await your next meal.
Both restaurants have a bar, which were stocked with top-shelf alcohol. Their main bartenders, Trevor and Johnny, made us some killer drinks. (You have to try Trevor's Cosmo, as it was one of the best we had ever tasted.) The nightly social hour before dinner is a great place to meet new friends.
In addition to their snorkeling, paddle boards, and Hobie Cats (which somehow we never could find enough time in the day to try), you need to go on the Yannis Catamaran sail to the Tobago Cays- an amazing place. The beaches and waters are exceptionally beautiful. However, in high season, they can be quite busy with yachts and sail boats. Be sure to take a bike ride or leisurely walk around the entire island, on its trail, which takes about thirty minutes to walk. You are guaranteed to see many iguanas roaming the grasses. Then, take a short hike up the tallest hill to take-in the stunning vistas.
Not much to say here. If you are looking for a high-paced, action-packed vacation, this is not the place for you. The private island is not totally private. Local laws allow boaters to access the beach, which sometimes brought children. The security did a very good job keeping them from entering the resort, but the hotel did allow boaters to eat at the restaurant for lunch, with their children. Also, although Union Island is only a short 10-minutes water taxi away, the fee was ridiculous - $20 per person round trip.
Palm Island Resort is awesome, and all of its staff are friendly, super accommodating, and do an excellent job. The rooms are kept clean, the grounds are immaculately kept, the food is delicious, and if you don't have a wonderful and relaxing time here, you have nobody to blame but yourself.
We stayed a week on Palm Island, and had a wonderful holiday
It is a long journey to get there but you are rewarded for all your efforts, once there.
With palm trees and, pure white sand, to the different changes of blues to turquoise of the sea.
A kaleidoscope of colour, it is a truly beautiful place.
We were met by Kate the manager and her team on the jetty, and were made very welcomed.
We would like to say a big thank you, and to all the staff that all work extremely hard to make sure that you have a wonderful stay.
I can not say much more then what has all ready been said in previous posts.
Palm Island is a hidden gem, a amazing place to stay.
We enjoyed using the bikes and cycling round the island to the different bays were there were hammocks and you could spend the day relaxing and not even see another person. It was so peaceful.
The highlight for us was a day trip on the Yannis catamaran to Tobago cays which is a protected marine area.
Were you can snorkel and see the turtles in there native habitat, a truly amazing place.
We were sad to leave Palm Island.
This place is ABSOLUTELY amazing. We just came back earlier this week and my friends and I are still dreaming about this place. From the friendly staff that constantly goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome and relaxed, to the stunning beaches featuring private hammocks, to the water sports, to the wildlife, I am so glad we experienced Palm Island. We did a private lunch for 4 at Hammock 4 on our last day (there's a private lagoon with swings where you can dip your feet over the water!) Highly recommend! The Yannis catamaran trip to Tobago Cay where you swim with sea turtles is a must! The spa is also insanely beautiful, and the masseuses weave a crown on your head at the end. We also visited Sparrow Beach Club on Union Island, where the food was AMAZING. We ate Tuna and Marlin caught fresh THAT morning, and the Sparrow driver was SO sweet and proud of his island! Finally, we took a trip to Happy Island, which was a trip in itself!
If you are searching for an island getaway that is off the beaten path, Palm Island is perfect! I don't recommend for children -- simply because this resort caters to an adult crowd. Older teens and adult children will also enjoy.
This place is AMAZING!! From the time you step off the water ferry and step foot on the dock of the island you feel like part of a big, happy family! The staff become your friends and are the nicest people you’ll ever meet! They are there to meet your every desire! Captain Yannis boat tour is a must do! It was so hard to leave the island today!! I left a little piece of my heart on Palm Island! ❤️❤️