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
Just returned from 14 nights on this idyllic resort island. This is the perfect escape for those wanting a relaxing, no pressure vacation. From the moment you arrive greeted by the management team with a customary glass of rum punch, to the moment you leave, again sent off by the management team (minus the punch) you really feel as though you are someone special. Staff treat you with the utmost respect and really want you to have the best time you can possibly have. They cannot do enough for you.
We stayed in Palm View room 31. Adequate for our needs (who spends much time in their room when the sun is out!) and had all the necessary facilities. Yes you could pay more for a beach front room, but with the beach within 1 minute of all of rooms, you pays your money and takes your choice. Food is restaurant quality and beverages are branded and not the local spirits and beer typical of other lesser resorts. Lunch in the Sunset Restaurant is relaxed and high quality, with a different menu every day. Evening A La Carte is a mixture of fine dining and local cuisine. Accompanied by fine wines and perfect service.
Entertainment is low key, just what we wanted, so don't come here if you are expecting a party every night. However, relaxing around the bar with super bar tender Johnny is an absolute pleasure following your superb supper. Yes there are water sports you can indulge in snorkelling and catamaran, but the real pleasure of this romantic and charming island is its pure indulgence in all things relaxing. Sitting out on one of the many sun beds soaking up the fantastic Caribbean sun, being served by the oh so attentive staff is more than you can hope for. The beach is not private, so you might get the odd visitor from a yacht, but the security staff soon let anyone wandering into the resort that the only place for them is the Sunset Restaurant. A walk around the island takes about 45 min. Well worth the effort to see the other beaches on the island.
Special mention to Kashi and Kenroy our two super waiters, wine servers, bar staff and all other things. Guys you really made our stay memorable. Thanks to Katy and all of her team for a brilliant time. We will certainly come back for more.
This place is special. It is absolutely stunningly beautiful - just idyllic. The customer service is exemplary and the staff are brilliant from the General manager to the guys who kept the grounds looking great. Everyone was genuinely pleased to talk to you and happy to see you. We had a beach front room (number 14) which was so close to the sea it was just great (I love falling asleep to the sound of the waves). The food was out of this world and massive credit to Chef Baka who really cares about his cuisine. I thoroughly recommend the lunch time sashimi which I had every day bar 1. Katie and her top team have really cracked it in terms of customer experience and I must admit to feeling slightly emotional when it was time to leave this paradise island. What would I improve?. Not a lot but I did find it a little quiet in terms of activities and entertainment. It was there but you had to seek it out or make your own entertainment. Having said that if you need total relaxation and a place to recharge your batteries this is definitely the place to go. Would I go back - You bet I would because at the end of 11 days I was definitely in the laid back brigade. Plus I need to enjoy some more of Chef Baka's menu.
Beautiful beaches, superb accommodation, excellent and friendly staff, great food and drink. I loved the fact that it was an adventure to get here as it really gets you into the holiday mood. Once here it is the perfect place to unwind. Personally I would have liked some organised activities like yoga, Pilates etc. to force me away from my sun lounger. Evening entertainment was low key and could be enhanced by better lighting on the performers.
Day guests could become a problem, but it is a difficult situation given that all beaches are public. Watched several catamarans arrive during our visit, their occupants all happily jumping off and swimming ashore to then be turned away from the restaurant for not being appropriately dressed.
I cannot end my review without mentioning the bugs and mosquitos. I am very susceptible, so took every precaution. Sprays, bracelets, fogging the room, and I was still eaten alive. I did find that for me Avon Skin so Soft was more effective than the spray provided. Bites aside this was an amazing holiday and I’m sure I’ll return.
If a review of Palm Island isn’t 5 stars, just skip over it because it isn’t accurate. This trip was better than we could have ever imagined. I am leaving a detailed review in hopes of getting more people to experience this once in a lifetime trip. These reviews are what got me to Palm Island, so hopefully I can do the same for someone else. I stumbled upon this resort while looking through the big name destinations and I am glad I did. This is not a resort where you are a just a number in the crowds of people on the beach or waiting in line for dinner. You see familiar faces and get to know couples and employees during your stay.
We recently went to Palm Island for our honeymoon, and it was like nothing I have experienced before. This was my first time leaving the country and the bar has definitely been set. The staff on Palm Island were a huge part of making this trip as amazing as it was. I was always greeted by name and every staff member on the island was eager to get us anything we needed. Everyone employed there acted as a team serving us with whatever we needed, whether it was food, drinks, or customer service. The managers were just as happy grabbing you a drink as they were helping with booking excursions. I know it is their job, but their personalities and happiness to help were genuine. Definitely above and beyond anything I have experienced before.
Before I get to the excursions I need to comment on the food. Every single meal we ate was one of the best meals I have ever had. Every day at breakfast there is a full buffet, but you also get a menu full of cooked breakfast meals to choose from. The buffet was so good that we didn’t even get to order from the menu because we were full already. Fruits I have never tried, 5 different types of cold cuts, muffins, bagels, French toast, pancakes, etc. Lunch and dinner were amazing every single day. While the list of different fish we ate is long, the other meats we had were also incredible. Pork, beef short ribs, lobster, steak, chicken. All perfectly cooked.
We booked the action and adventure package and the snorkeling was a great time. We went on the Mopian Island tour and the Tobago Cays tour and both had a lot to see. The Mopian Island tour stopped at two different places. Mopian Island is a tiny island in open water and is where you stop first. There was a lot of coral in the area which had an unlimited amount of fish I have never seen before to look at. The next stop was Chatum (sp?) Bay where the water was just as clear and very calm (being in a bay vs open water). We were served lunch on the boat which was cooked perfectly and delicious.
The Tobago Cays snorkeling tour was great. There were a lot of sea turtles swimming and feeding on the seagrass and also a lot of starfish. Both snorkeling excursions were on the Yannis Catamaran and had an amazing crew. Like the Mopian tour, lunch was served on the boat when you are finished snorkeling.
We had a picnic lunch at hammock 4 which is something I think everyone who visits this resort should do. If you’ve looked at pictures of Palm Island you’ve probably seen the two isolated swings in the water, and this is where that is located. It was surprisingly inexpensive and was a great experience. You get a picnic basket filled with whatever food items you choose (large selection on the menu to choose from) along with any alcohol you want. They are carted out to you and set up at the covered picnic table and then you are left to enjoy your food and the private hammock area for the rest of the day.
To sum up this review, my wife and I have already figured out what we need to set aside every month to go back for our 5 year anniversary. Thank you so much to the staff for making this such an incredible experience. We hope to see some of the same faces when we return!
The pictures you see are absolutely true! We spent a week on the island with friends and hope to return. That alone says a lot, yes, even though it will look like it takes forever to get there, it is so worth it...and while you're at it...why not stay a few days longer to really make it worth it.
#1 - the staff. I can't say enough about ALL of them. We couldn't come up with a complaint if we tried! This service was by far better than we've received at the 4 seasons, Biltmore, Ritz, etc - you name it, they don't compare. We made extra time on our final morning just to be sure we could say good bye to everyone. thank you again to everyone.
The water is amazing - and wait for it - 82 degrees!!! We dove every day - most with Cousteau Dive and one day with Glenroy. We preferred Cousteau but I don't think you'll be disappointed with either one.
Food and drinks - it would have been nice to have a wider variety of beer (that note from my husband) available at the bar - but there was in the mini frig which was perfect. Food was quite good and a good variety. More variety of fish would have been a plus (another one from my husband) but there was a fish choice on the menu. I was quite happy with the selections.
The island is pretty flat and we enjoyed using the bicycles on the island, then stopping at one of the several points where you can climb to a look out point. Do that a few times and you can easily get your heart rate up!
Note the dress code so you're sure to bring the appropriate items. Internet is only available in 2 locations (no, not your room nor the main dining/bar area). Yes, that was a bit difficult for me but its workable.
Correct on the long trip from CA to Miami to St Lucia to Union Island and the boat ride to the island. We had to stay over on St. Lucia as we missed the last plane. We like St. Lucia so it was a nice stop for us. Other option is Barbados.
The town on Union Island is quite small and not much there unless you go in the busy season but we heard there are several nice beaches. Our beach is great so not sure why you'd go over there! Yes, it rained....but they have umbrellas in the room should you need it.
I truly think you'll have a wonderful time should you decide to go here.