Just back from 2 weeks on palm. Previous reviewers spot on about relaxing island paradise. Turquoise waters and palm trees. Plenty of loungers on beach and around nice if a little small pool. Resort area well maintained but island 'trails' not well marked and a bit of a waste of time. Bicycles a bit of a comedy experience!. Staff very helpful to any request - but they don't offer you've got to ask. Just ask reception for some aloe plant for sunburn. Upstairs plantation suites much cooler than downstairs. Some palm view rooms very near kitchens which have noisy fans - others have good position and probably are best value for money of room categories. Food plentiful and good with plenty of choice. Premium liquor on all inclusive heaven for single malt drinkers!. Go Glenlivet. Wine a personal thing but room temp red wine at 90 degrees is nasty! All inc Sauvignon Blanc better (less tonsil grabbing) than the Chardonnay by the glass - but its exactly the same gear if you want to buy it by the bottle. Tap water fine for drinking. Crazy but bottled water isnt on the all inc!. Daily milk jug in fridge for tea but it tastes a bit funny. Downsides - absolutely nothing available on snorkelling around the island - just rocks and some dead coral. Take swim shoes to max swim opportunities as only 1 beach is sand all the way, others have a layer of rocks to negotiate to get in sea. Need to go to Tobago Cays to see any fish/coral. Air con is useless with screened slat windows and very uncomfortably hot nights. Double shower stalls in plantation suite excellent and got plenty of use! We got together with 3 others and chartered a Capt Yannis catarmaran for a day for $500 which is cheaper than excursions. Good big catamaran with 4 staff, bar, lunch for a whole day. Saw same boat with 30+ people on doing day trips at $60+ a pop. Suggest not going off island on a Mon to avoid cruise ship traffic at Cays. Glenroy at Grenadines Dive excellent for both exp and learner divers. Guests mainly Brit middle aged + and a few newly weds. Nothing at all for kids who are a bit frowned upon. Library good. Oh and no need to take a travel kettle or iron as in room. On bug front - tons of sandflies (not just on beach) which are real little biters despite repellant which is plentifully supplied. Didnt catch too many mozzies. Barbados airport currently undergoing major refurb very hot, not enough seating and a nightmare to navigate on return journey. Outward we got to Palm same day but luggage didnt make it for 24 hrs as transfer time from BA flight to little plane tight. Have a biro handy to prod the dodgy air con vents on the little plane to get some air. If you're tall or overweight expect an uncomfortable trip without seat belt but its an experience!. All in all OK value for money - probably wouldnt go back mainly due to lack of proper aircon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palm Island Resort & Spa is a spectacular 135-acre private island resort in the heart of the Grenadines. All-Inclusive. Perfect for couples, honeymooners, and weddings. Incredible white sand beaches surrounded by brilliant turquoise waters. This dreamy, romantic resort offers a true escape from everyday life. Freshwater swimming pool with waterfall, relaxing spa offering massage and beauty treatments, wide array of water sports, Scuba diving, beachfront dining, and so much more! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palm Island Hotel St. Vincent And The Grenadines
- Palm Island Grenadines
- Palm Island Resort & Spa St. Vincent And The Grenadines/Union Island