Palm Island Resort Grenadines

 

PALM ISLAND is known for its diving and sailing options. Suites at the resort look out on the Caribbean Sea.

 

Palm Island Resort near the southern tip of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a haven for recreational sailors and divers and we say it might just be the place for those clients who love barefoot luxury.

Good to know: There are no TVs in the rooms here, but the resort does have a recreational room with a flat-screen TV. Also, Palm Island caters exclusively to adults for arrivals from January 3 through April 1.

Here’s the lay of the land when it comes to booking accommodations: We recommend the Island Lofts, the Plantation Suites and the Seagrape Suites, the newest rooms at the resort. The Island Lofts are tree house-like cottages with 514 square feet of space. All have private terraces with views of the ocean toward the Tobago Cays, deep soaking tubs and separate his-and-her showers.  Three of the Island Lofts are above the ground, on stilts, set back from the beach amid gardens. The other two—Nos. 43 and 44—are set on the beach.

We also suggest you also recommend Seagrape Suites Nos. 45-48, for their full ocean views. What’s the difference between the two? There are two queen-sized sleigh beds in the Plantation Suites, whereas the Seagrape Suites come with king beds and a double shower. Both have covered furnished terraces or balconies with views of the gardens or the Caribbean.

Guests staying in one of the resort’s private villas will have their own golf cart. Otherwise, there is no ground service on the island.

For guests seeking recreation beyond lounging on beach hammocks or at the pool, there is tennis, bicycle riding, pitch-and-putt golf, shuffleboard and water sports.

There’s just one treatment room at the resort’s spa so book a week prior to arrival. Spa Pick: Your VIPs can’t go wrong with the 80-minute Caviar & Pearl Facial. Veronica Cooke (palm@vincysurf.com; 011-784-458-8824) is the most recommended masseuse at the resort.

Palm Island is a weddings and honeymoon hot spot. Couples can enjoy a romantic wedding package and receive the services of a wedding coordinator, a fragrant bridal bouquet, groom’s boutonnière, one-tier wedding cake and a bottle of Champagne.

Helpful Hints: The most difficult time to book is from December 21 to mid-April. Be sure to book 90 days in advance for the peak season. All tips, taxes and service charges are included in the pricing. Union Island Airport is a five-minute boat-ride away from the resort.

Luxury travel advisors can contact Reservations Manager Joanne Shand (jshand@eliteislands.com; 011-954-481-8787, ext. 167) with special requests.

Looking to read more on Palm Island? The resort was featured in Desperate Voyage by John Caldwell.