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Palm Island Resort

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Palm Island Resort, located on Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast, is the state’s only true-out island resort. There are no bridges or causeways to the island, which ensures a relaxed, tropical vacation setting.The island resort encompasses a two-mile portion of private, pristine beaches on the northern end of Palm Island. Guests travel to the island via car ferry and park their car in our island parking area. Cars are not allowed in the resort. Transportation is provided by our bell staff and golf carts are also available for rent for registered guests.
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Property amenities
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Popular mentions
Nothing to do when its rainy and it rained 4 days straight. Lots of bugs in my rental. 1 tiny restaurant on the island full of drunks who just take over the whole place. Swearing yelling around the kids.
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Response from Lisa H, Director of Sales at Palm Island Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Oh my, I am so sorry you did not enjoy your island time. I will be sure your comments with our food and beverage team regarding the bar atmosphere.
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This is NOT a place for a lot of action, brassy noise, neon lights and night life! This is a place to leave alot of Florida behind. I have always recommended it as a delightful taste of old Florida - meaning laid back, quiet, uncrowded, friendly, and safe for all ages. Other
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Response from Lisa H, Director of Sales at Palm Island Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are so glad you discovered us. Words cannot express how delighted it makes us to have soooooo many return guests year after year.
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We have come her two years in a row and have had a marvelous stay both times. Beautiful beach with tons of shells. Dolphins, great birds, and beautiful sunsets abound. Two story condo buildings, each group of which has their own pool, hot tub, beach chairs, and grills. Condos
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Response from Lisa H, Director of Sales at Palm Island Resort
Responded Feb 5, 2019
Thank you for sharing! Can't wait to see you next again. It pleases us that you found our property nice and commented on the staff! They do strive to make your time here special.
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I own a hotel. I come to Palm Island with my husband to escape from the world. This is a place so serene and beautiful that you will feel that you are on a different planet. It is never the same-always changing, which makes it intrinsically beautiful and constantly
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Response from Lisa H, Director of Sales at Palm Island Resort
Responded Feb 5, 2019
We are so delighted you shared these comments and that you have found us! We promise to keep everything charming and magical for your next visit! Thank you
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I don't even know where to start! Palm Island is definitely the best kept secret of Florida beaches! As a Floridian I have been to almost every beach for vacation but this is my favorite spot. It is impossible to know Palm Island is there unless you have plans to stay. You have
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Response from Lisa H, Director of Sales at Palm Island Resort
Responded Jan 23, 2019
So special! Thank you for choosing to celebrate the start of your new life with us. We look forward to seeing you again and again.
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The Villa
Sunset 2007
Covered porch overlookign the beach
Villa on the beach and Sunsets are Great
How far is it to palm island from ft myers airport?
I would say it's a good hour and a half. Regardless of what your GPS says, stay on the expressway as long as possible. I took what I thought would be a short cut (US23?) and it added a half hour on to the trip.
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Is there a charge for parking your car to take the ferry to the island?
Yes. There is. I believe it was $50 to take the ferry over and park the car.?? It was $50 to rent the golf cart.
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Good Afternoon! These are all great questions. As a rental guest of Palm Island Resort you will want to use the car ferry to access the island. The hours are 6:45 am to 10 pm Sun. to Thursday, until 11 pm on Friday and Midnight on Sat. Golf carts are a fun addition to your stay, but are not allowed directly on the beach. A full service concierge is available to help you with everything else.Did you download the APP? It has a lot of helpful hints too.
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How much are the golf cart rentals?
Hi There, The golf cart rentals are $50.00 per day plus tax, and special rates for weekly rental. Give our recreation center a call ahead to hold one for you.
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"I have not experienced a bad room at this resort."
"Not a hotel. You rent condos"
"Room 1522 is so beautiful!! It has a view of the pool and the gulf"
"All the condos are great."
"We have always stayed in the beach villas, however they have accommodations also at the marina which is land side."
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United StatesFloridaSouthwest Gulf CoastCape Haze
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