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
This was our second visit, after a four year gap, and if anything it is even better. There have been some upgrades and changes since we last visited. The new bar area is great.
Unlike before, the Sunset Grill was open for dinner in the evening as an alternative to the main restaurant, and we loved it! Wonderful location and setting.
If you want a little bit of paradise, peace and quiet, adults only and a thorough wind down then this is the place. The sea is crystal clear, the beach and sand are clean, plenty of shady spots when on the beach.
We did a boat trip to Chatham bay and Morpian island for snorkelling, and we can highly recommend this trip.
The highlight was probably reserving Hammock 4 for the day! This a private little spot on the far side of the island where you can have lunch delivered! Fantastic day, picnic including chilled white wine was superb. The only downside was that some other guests decided to wander in, despite the reserved sign, and sit down for a while!! Not very considerate! Maybe a better sign or rope across would be better. Fortunately after about 10 minutes they left.
Dining was very good, we never had a bad meal. Loved the fish tacos t lunch, and the lobster was excellent!
We have no complaints, will surely return for another visit.
Our only slight concern was coming across visitors, off boats, wandering on the far side of the island near the hammocks, on more than one occasion! Security could be improved, although it is a difficult balance I’m sure.
Thank you to Katie and all the wonderful staff. The ambience created is lovely. Service always friendly, courteous and spot on. Great to see several members of staff still there after 4 years.
Roll on our next trip!
The most amazing place to visit, quiet, relaxing & definitely one of the best vacation weeks ever.
The journey is long but as soon as you step onto the arrival jetty you are given a warm welcome and you feel instantly relaxed and instantly taken to your accommodation with no fuss.
All the staff are extremely friendly and nothing is too much trouble, they are there to make your stay a happy memory.
Dining is a choice of two restaurants and overall the food was delicious, definitely try the lobster.
A big thank you to everyone for a fabulous week.
We have just returned from a week at Palm Island where we met some lovely people (staff and guests). The resort is pretty accurately described in the reviews but this is my perspective below. Some of the negatives are quite picky but they may bother some more than others. We had a great week so please do not be put off - more than half of the visitors while we were there were repeat guests.
+ Beautiful island
+ Very sociable atmosphere
+ Bikes are a great way to get around
+ My wife recommends the Spa - it has a great outlook too
+ Excellent lunch and dinner. Breakfast OK but quite simple
+ Good gym (small) and tennis court with ok racquets (need new grips) and plenty of decent balls available
+ The bed was super comfortable
+ The manager, Katie, is very visible, hands on and approachable.
+ Complementary mini bar is well stocked and replenished daily
+ Recommend the catamaran trip to Tobago Cays - great swimming with the turtles but be careful of the sun
Now the niggles....
- Service appears to be great but frequently orders are forgotten (drinks and food). Bar staff make it quite obvious they do not like mixing cocktails
- The island is very windy (Feb), particularly at night
- The water (pool and sea) is quite cold
- The beaches have quite a steep angle into the sea
- Although it is a private island we did come across visitors wandering around, with one family helping themselves to magazines etc. from reception. We only noticed this on a couple of days and around the reception area so it was not a problem while we were there
- There is no wifi in the rooms. I do not agree with the statement mentioned that it is done "on purpose". The reception is busy every morning with people online - sometimes with no seating left so there is clearly a demand.
- The light in the bedrooms is poor as there are wooden shutters and strangely located lights/switches
- Unfortunately the Virgin flight was 3 hours late so we missed the connection and spent the first night on Barbados at a Virgin flea pit. This was certainly not Palm Island's fault or responsibility, but just pointing out the journey has risks.
We visited Palm Island in late January. From the moment we stepped onto the dock and were greeted by Katie, the manager, and several staff members, one holding welcome drinks for us, we we hooked. This is the place to come if you want to really be able to unplug and unwind. The island is beautiful and the staff is as good as it gets. By the end of our first full day most of the restaurant staff knew us by name. The food was fantastic with enough options to appeal to everyone. We renewed our vows while there and could not have been more pleased with the whole experience. Although we know there were numerous staff members involved we want to recognize Alaska for his efforts in making it such a special day. Something that surprised us at first was the amount of quests that are repeaters, but by our second day we knew why so many come back year after year. We will join that club next year as we have already made our reservations for January, 2020.We stayed in a superior beachfront room which literally sat right on the beach. The room was spacious and truthfully all that we needed considering we chose to spend most of out time on the beach, at the pool, or at the bar and restaurants.We want to recognize the staff but for fear of leaving someone out we want to say they were all exceptional and treated us like royalty. Fifty weeks till we return to paradise.
This is a very special place if you love ocean and island nature, snorkeling, water sports, quiet beaches and wonderful people. Truly exceptional Caribbean and European food. We spent a week here in January and will happily go back when we get a chance. A bit of a challenge to get there, with a second leg on a small plane landing on Union Island. Well worth the extra distance and hassle. Not for children or extreme youths but fine for adults of all ages. We swam with the turtles and rode bikes to the tortoise raising center on the Island. They’ve got a cool plant nursery too!