Some of us are not ones for cruise ships or beaches crowded with rows and rows of highrise hotels. Fortunately, there is Leaning Palm Resort. Lonely Planet says "There is off the beaten path; way off the beaten path; and then there is Gales Point". And about a kilometre from Gales Point is Leaning Palm Resort. But where off-the-beaten-path could mean sketchy plumbing or stir-crazy boredom, nothing could be further from the truth here. The cottages are stunning: crystal clean with crisp white sheets and hot running water. There is nothing but beautiful ocean and beach and jungle for miles. So peaceful. Beautiful sunrises, incredible stars. Breathtaking being-at-one-with-nature experience. If you ever for a moment feel just too relaxed and even the slightest bit bored, you need only wait half an hour and there will be a delicious snack or meal or specialty cocktail served at the Wild Canes bar and grill. Don't miss happy hour! Such a treat to be invited to Taunya and Ken's special beach-side deck for gourmet snacks and drinks and pleasant conversation. It's like being lost on a desert island with only the nicest people in the world for company (and one of them a world-class chef). After dinner there is dessert served beside the campfire, hosted by one of the wonderful staff who may regale you with stories of coming face-to-face with a jaguar. Kayaking in the lagoon, going for long walks with the dogs, bobbing in the waves for hours on end with not a single person in sight, sitting back and watching the antics of the pelicans and terns on the dock, and sleeping the kind of sleep you can only get from a full day of fresh air and sunshine and peace and quiet are the memories we will hold dear forever...until we return! Special shout-out to Trenton -- kayak guide, fishing guide, storyteller, and all round super nice fellow! Thank you Ken and Taunya. You were just what we were looking for.…
This was an amazing vacation experience that my friends and I will talk about for years. Ken and Taunya could not have been more gracious and enjoyable. The bungalow was clean and unique, and the food was fantastic...Thanks Taunya, we did not go hungry (or thirsty)! If you are looking for a relaxing location with many options for excursions, check them out. You will not be disappointed. You will also love the dogs and cats who love to hang out with you. See you next time around Ken and Taunya! Save us a cold Belikin!
We stayed at the Leaning Palm for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. It was a great place to spend time catching up with friends. The cabins are clean and lovely! And the food was fantastic! If you’re looking for a very quiet beach all to yourself this is the place for you!
Leaning Palm was fantastic! We spent most of our time in hammocks, just relaxing and listening to the waves. Had a fun fishing excursion with a couple of the local guides. Highly recommend this place for a relaxing vacation!
Beautiful setting with caring hosts. Not the easiest place to get to but well worth the effort. Ken and Taunya really care about their guests and this planet. Don't worry that there are no commercial enterprises close by. Wonderful meals are served at the Wild Canes. Don't miss Happy Hour and the Cocktail of the Day! If you want to make a day excursion away from this beautiful place, your hosts have transportation available by land and by sea. They really put their hearts into making it special for you.