(Easton-in-Gordano, United Kingdom)
Jan 29, 2023
We have just returned from 2 weeks on Palm Island. We stayed in one of the Superior Beach front rooms which was amazing.
While we were on Palm we got married. The wedding was perfect and the staff organised everything for our special day from the beautifully decorated location to travelling to St Vincent to obtain our marriage license . We had a choice of locations for the wedding to take place and we chose the bamboo pergola on the beach. We picked Palm Island to get married as we wanted something small, private and special - Palm ticked all the boxes. Special thanks to Katie and Ed who helped organise the wedding and also to Kay-Ana & Glenford who were our witnesses. Katie took away all the worries I had as a bride from helping me with my dress and my make up. Katie and Alaska kindly took some lovey photos.
We can't thank ALL of the staff at Palm enough for making our holiday, wedding and honeymoon so memorable. The staff all make you feel so welcome; they worked so hard to make all of the guests' time so relaxing and enjoyable.
The island is small and beautiful with many wonderful beaches. The wildlife is impressive, with iguanas, lizards, land turtles and many kinds of birds.
We particularly enjoyed using the bikes / trikes to cycle around the island. We had the special picnic at hammock #4 which was amazing. We also thoroughly enjoyed a day out on the Yannis to the Tobago Cays and a sunset cruise on the Pink Lady.
We enjoyed both restaurants and found the food and drink fantastic. There is also a superb range of cocktails.
There was a slight delay in the flight from the UK to Barbados making our connection flight with SVG Air very tight. However we made the connection in the nick of time but we had to leave our luggage as the airline didn't have time to wait. Again the staff could not do enough to help us when we arrived, by providing us with essential supplies and T shirts with "In Paradise without luggage". Our cases arrived safely the next day.
There is a very friendly atmosphere on the island with many repeat guests and we can see why.
We will be back next year to celebrate our first anniversary and my birthday.
Jan 24, 2023
This resort was an adventure to get to, but that was part of the experience! We almost missed the connection in Barbados, but Palm island had people at the airport that got us through very quickly so we could get on the plane to Union island. The people at the airport were so very kind and helpful!
The resort is a perfect size. We biked around the island, hiked up trails, snorkelled, took the trip on the Yannis , swam, paddle boarded and went fishing. Plus, did our fair share of just hanging out on the beautiful beach! You can be as busy, or relaxed, as you want. We stayed in a garden view room and loved it. There was lots of storage available in the room. Each room has a patio with loungers and a small table and 2 chairs. We had land tortoises and iguanas outside the room everyday.
We thought the food was really good. We went to the chef demonstration and thought it was interesting. We loved the chicken alfredo that he made! We stayed for 10 days and the menus do repeat. The chef said they were coming out with some new items on the menu soon.
The staff were very nice and were always willing to help. They helped to make this trip truly incredible! The resort has a very high number of repeat guests and the staff are a big part of the reason that many return.
The guests are friendly and we met some wonderful people!
We hope to return some day to Palm Island resort.
Jan 09, 2023
It was just my wife and I on this as a belated B-day, and it was well worth it!.
We planned a 2 day stop over on Barbados on both sides of Palm as a way to ensure travel wasn't an issue, and I would recommend at least an extra night in Barbados between international flights and interisland air we were very happy we did (plus Barbados was fine). That said we had zero issues with our travels although it's typical small plane kind of issues could occur and we saw many a person concerned over luggage, connections, delayed flights, etc.
Moreover, Palm Island experience was truly amazing. We've traveled throughout the Caribbean and so the waters and views are what we've come to expect, although the Grenadines are a real treat if you've never been. You will not be disappointed by the vistas, beaches, etc, that Palm offers. What makes it truly world class is it's mix of service, class, and calm.
Katie and the team provide excellent service from the moment you get on the boat all the way through your connection in Barbados they had people on the ground to help connect you home, they are top shelf. Always focused on providing a top-notch experience, even though you are on a remote island. This is something can be difficult to find in the Caribbean, but what separated Palm is that it brings in the calm. It's a very mellow island to just ride around, relax on the main beach, and you can truly unwind. You can find your own private beach most days with a small bike ride (plus the spa is very relaxing). I don't generally sit well and yet the island provided some hiking, snorkeling, and other activities to keep me entertained for at least the week, to the point I could have stayed much longer if schedule and budget had allowed.
Finally the class, it truly is world class food. We don't typically do All inclusives, but have done a few over the years. In the past we often find ourselves eating out sometimes to break up the menu, or get something above, but that isn't easly an option (although they will take you to Union Island at anytime should you want, but those dining and shoping options are limited). That said, the food was amazing to the point we didn't ever want to miss a meal. The soups where a particular excellent, but all was great from the fresh baked goods, to the fresh seafood, or the variety and options. We stayed in the SeaGrape suite, and loved it (save the one moring the supply ferry was a little loud, but also was a lot of fun to watch). Still it looks like most the rooms are very nice and all located close enough for fun, but far enough that you feel remote.
Both my wife and I've said we would go back in a heartbeat. It's a really amazing place, and
(Oldham, United Kingdom)
Jan 01, 2023
My wife and I shared a weeks r&r at this tranquil island resort- we have not been away together for some time and this ticked every box - the entire staff are super they make you feel at home immediately they are very friendly and relaxed the facilities are really good we like exercise max was brilliant at water aerobics and in the gymn- the all inclusive food and drinks were excellent our room I think recently refurbished was lovely- the transport to and from Union island well organised and effortless
Many of the guests are repeat and some for many years which is always a good sign I am sure we will be back
Andrew & Susie
The ideal island resort
Dec 28, 2022
Palm Island is the Platonic ideal of a private Caribbean resort. The entire staff is incredibly professional, talented and genuinely warm. We had an unforgettable time and would recommend staying with them without hesitation.
Our primary reason for choosing Palm Island was for privacy, and the resort exceeded our expectations. Located on a 135-acre paradise, you could walk around entire stretches of coastline and not see another soul for hours. Of particular note was a private picnic that the resort offers as an extracurricular experience. The table overlooks a half mile of coastline, all to yourself. It was an unparalleled dining experience. And other experiences offered at the spa offer similarly exquisite views of the Caribbean Sea and nearby islands.
The accommodations themselves were perfect. We stayed in a beachfront room for seven nights. The view from the front windows is unadulterated, breathtaking views of the turquoise and azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. You can hear the waves crashing on the beach when you go to sleep at night. Beachfront bungalows are divided down the middle, each side its own room. But it is very private, and you'd have no idea anybody was next door. Each room has two comfortable lounge chairs on the front patio, and an additional two on the beach itself, right in front of the room, under an umbrella of platted palm leaves and a small table to rest your drinks and books. Idyllic.
The cuisine and drinks were similarly excellent. A full breakfast is offered every morning, both à la carte and buffet, both of which are excellent options. Lunch is à la carte at the Sunset Grill right on the water, always with a fresh catch and new roti option every day. Dinner at the Palm Island Restaurant had a different menu every night, and knocked it out of the park nearly every night.
But what sets Palm Island apart from other resorts is the professionalism and care of every single person on staff. Everybody will remember your name on the first day. Servers always seem to appear on the beach to take your order just when you want one. The restaurant and bar staff are always sincere and friendly, happy to have meaningful and personal conversations but they are never overbearing. Their attention to detail is impressive, orchestrating a ballet of dinner service every night. Everybody's got a great sense of humor, and I thoroughly enjoyed their company—even (and especially) when a few of them absolutely crushed me and a few other guests in a pick-up beach volleyball game. We miss their company very much, and are so grateful for making our honeymoon truly unique.
I'm sure I'm leaving out a few folks, but just wanted to give a special thanks to some of the staff, in no particular order: Nia, Shaq, Camille, Andre, Nick, Tevin, Glenford, Hurda, Earlanna, Oliver, Marley, Louis, Pete, Albert and all of the spa therapists, groundskeepers, security, maintenance, cleaning staff and kitchen. An extra thanks to the front office, who do so much to make everybody's experience perfect: Katie, Ed, Alaska and Kay-ana. They are incredible people, and we appreciate for everything they did for us. We miss you guys already, and I cannot thank you enough.
Needless to say, we are eager to return. The one thing I would have done differently on this trip is to plan for a bit more travel time because Palm Island is so remote. Ideally, I'd stay for one night on a nearby island with a major airport, like Barbados or Grenada, then fly with a regional airline to Union Island the next morning, from where the resort will arrange to collect you by boat. Flights in the region are extremely limited, and it'd have been simpler to not worry about making a same-day connection. But no matter how you get there, the final destination is extremely relaxing and will almost make you forget that the outside world exists.