You will have a magnificent stay at Palm Island Resort in The Grenadines. Palm Island is a tiny island a mile from Union Island. Located near the southern tip of St. Vincent and The Grenadines. It comprises an area of 135 acres and has five seductive beaches.
Originally it was known as “Prune Island”. Palm Island got its current name when the former owners, the late John Caldwell (“Coconut Johnny”) and his wife Mary, planted hundreds of coconut palms. Therefore transforming the deserted, swamp, and mosquito-infested island into a palm-covered one. The island is the site of a resort and about twenty private holiday residences.
The Palm Island Resort in The Grenadines
It is important to realize that this private island resort is accessible only by boat. Five white-sand beaches are waiting for you to enjoy. Situated in these natural, untouched surroundings, they complement the resort’s charmingly tailored 43 guest rooms.
Besides being a resort, Palm Island is a tranquil place that invites guests to slow down. Rediscover nature when seeing iguanas and native birdlife along the panoramic walking trails. While authentic island life is portrayed through yachts and traditional beach homes.
There is no bad time to visit the Grenadines. These islands’ close proximity to the equator guarantees steady year-round tropical temperature. Highs are around 88-90 F and the temperature rarely dips below 72F. The dry season runs from December to June, and the rainy season from July to November. The warmest time of year is generally early September when highs are regularly around 89°F (31.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78°F (25.7°C) at night.
Places to see The Palm Island Resort in The Grenadines
By all means, get ready to explore beyond the confines of Palm Island, with a memorable off-island experience. Scuba diving trips, excursions to the Tobago Cays, and other nearby islands can be organized on request. So can customize day-long trips throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines if desired. As well as historical tours, private yacht charters can also be arranged if you and your guests desire. Yachtsmen and divers from around the world gravitate to this strand of unspoiled Caribbean islands. Especially lured by exotic sea life, rainbow-colored reefs, and fascinating shipwrecks.
- Sailing Trip to Tobago Cays. Sail aboard the hand-crafted 37ft. sailing sloop “Pink Lady”. Enjoy snorkeling in the horseshoe reef and swimming with the turtles, while your crew prepares a scrumptious BBQ on the Beach
- Palm Breeze Hobie Sail. Permit one of Palm Island’s sailing captains to host your sail along the coast of Palm Island. Aboard a large Hobie-style catamaran.
- Day Trip to Mopion Island. Take a day trip aboard the Captain Yannis catamaran to this tiny postcard-perfect island. Of course, a Picnic lunch is provided under the notorious “thatched umbrella”.
- Captain Yannis’s Day Sail. Sail aboard ‘Captain Yannis’s catamaran to the Tobago Cays & Mayreau. Coupled with swimming and snorkeling.
- Private Charter to Union Island & Tours. Take a private charter boat to Union Island. Tour historical and cultural sites to explore the “Tahiti of the West Indies”. It’s your private charter, so the options are endless and you have total FREEDOM!
- Private Charter to Mayreau: Swim, Snorkel, and explore Mayreau. Enjoy drinks on board. Lunch is not included but reservations can be made at one of the local restaurants. Also, try the delicious cuisine Mayreau has to offer.
- Champagne Sunset Cruise. Depart one hour prior to sunset and return during the twilight hour!! Enjoy a romantic cruise while sipping pink champagne and Hors d’oeuvres aboard the “Pink Lady”.
Things to Do
- The Spa – Palm Island is a captivating small place. However, its spa offers a full menu of body care and massages to pamper your body and soul. Practitioners incorporate a variety of modalities. In particular from Swedish and Shiatsu to Reflexology. Such as soothing essential oils and creams, including Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang and Peppermint.
- Swim – Chill out in the refreshing freshwater pool and its invigorating waterfall. Likewise, lounge on one of the lovely sun terraces. You may also take a private dip on any one of Palm Islands’ five beaches. They’re all yours to explore and enjoy.
- Snorkel – Discover the undersea environs just offshore. By taking a quick snorkel trip to the outer reef. Complimentary snorkeling equipment with instruction is provided for all guests.
- Scuba Dive – If you want to dive deeper while at the Palm-Island-Resort in The Grenadines, deeper than snorkeling allows, you can explore the briny deep with Canouan Dive Center. Their NAUI and PADI-certified instructors offer a full range of classes and even certification as well as guided dives to many of the intriguing wrecks and reefs around these fascinating waters. They offer a very flexible schedule that can be tailored to suit your requirements, whether it’s a two-tank dive in the morning or an adventure after the sunsets. Located on Canouan Island they come to Palm Island by boat and pick up divers going out to different diving excursions.
More Things to Do at The Palm Island Resort
- Water Sports – Palm Island offers an exciting array of complimentary water sports. Including windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and sailing aboard Hobie-style catamarans. And instructions are included, so everyone from the novice to expert can count on having fun.
- Tennis, Golf, Table Tennis, Croquet, Shuffleboard – Palm Island tennis court is just the place for a game with your companions and fellow guests. You may be on a private island, but you can still keep your golf skills in shape. Here at this charming pitch & putt, island-style golf course. Table tennis, croquet, and shuffleboard are also available.
- Hiking and cycling – Make the most of your private island experience by exploring this 135-acre hideaway. Both on foot and by bike. You’ll want to bring your camera – especially when you follow our scenic nature trails. Enjoy the views of passing yachts. Besides indigenous iguanas and exotic birdlife, view the stands of majestic palm trees that punctuate the island. Palm Island offers three nature trails. Cactus Hill, Iguana, and Point Lookout. There, revel in the sweeping views of the Grenadine archipelago. With Carriacou, Petit St. Vincent, Canouan, and Mayreau all visible in the distance.
- Allegro-Deep Sea Fishing. 1/2 Day fishing trip onboard a power 30ft 225HP speed boat.
Enjoy the delicious, fresh, and locally-grown Euro-Caribbean cuisine while dining beachfront style. Palm Island certainly offers gracious hospitality and magnificent meals served at two restaurants.
- Royal Palm Restaurant: You’ll feel more than welcome at the elegant Royal Palm restaurant. There you can enjoy beautiful ocean views and sea breezes along with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Weekly Management cocktail parties and Caribbean buffets encourage guests to socialize. Besides, evening dining is by lamplight. And most evenings bring live island music.
- Sunset Grill: Surprisingly set right on the sand. The Sunset Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner by reservation. In fact, it offers an extensive menu and tables indoors and on the beach. Visiting yachtsmen often flock here for an informal meal in good company.
Marinas and Anchorages
The anchorage for Palm Island is located off the west end of Palm Island