Beach & Pool Villa at Palm Island Resort with All Resort Amenities
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. We have 5 heated pools, plus hot tub and gas BBQ grills at each pool area. There are 11 hard tennis courts available for play at no charge. Our recreation center, Coconuts, offers a variety of rentals to include golf carts, bicycles, kayaks and beach umbrellas. Our full service concierge can also arrange for everything from massages to fishing charters. Be sure to catch a Pirate Show with the resort?s own Red Beard the Pirate. Join a complimentary water aerobics class, nature walk or yoga on the beach when scheduled. Whether you wish to spend your time with us on the go or taking it slow, you?re sure to enjoy your visit where it?s Your Island, Your Time, and Your Memories.
A guest from Sarasota, FL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2016 We rented a 3-bedroon villa to treat the kids to a fun weekend before school starts. We live less than a hour away, but the ferry ride makes it feel like a real getaway! There were plenty of activities: we swam at the pool and beach, rode bikes, paddle boarded, fished, cooked out, and enjoyed the golf cart and the sunsets. Our villa was convenient and spacious. Our biggest complaint is not that the villa is in need of a remodel (it does need one... BIG TIME!). Our complaint is that it was really dirty around the edges, with an accumulation of dust, sand, food crumbs and hair (yes, disgusting). Apparently, housekeeping wipes down the surfaces, but deep cleaning of floors, baseboards, window sills, furniture, etc. is performed annually. I can't recall ever renting any accommodation this dirty, and at over $400 a night, the villa's condition was even more disappointing. We want to visit again, but we'll ask to inspect the villa before we move in!
Philip L. from Williamsville, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2016 We were in from out of town to attend a wedding taking place on Palm Island. We have attended a number of destination weddings over the years but found the Palm Island group to be the most interactive and helpful. There were nine of us, including young children, staying in one of their large villas. There was plenty of room with a very nice kitchen, living room, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. There was easy and safe access to a beautiful pool right behind the villa and a very short walk behind that was a beautiful beach! There is a very nice restaurant, a separate café, tennis courts and a very nice separate exercise area. All of us felt that the stay at Palm Island was much more than we expected and are talking about another trip down together.
A guest from Eden Prairie, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in March, 2016 Palm Island beach was beautiful. The villa we stayed in 2426 could use a bigger screen tv for evening family movies. otherwise everything was great. thank you
A guest from Saint Petersburg, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in February, 2016 Lovely island, great help by bellman/registration staff. A little confused once off the ferry where to go, a sign would help, unless I missed it!? Also, better information about water taxi hours as we had to cancel/make reservations on the island as the taxi wouldn't accommodate our planned dinner at Leverock's (plus heck of a walk had we used car ferry). I would definitely come back as I felt a million miles away and it took 1 1/2 hours from St. Pete, FL to make the trip.
Julia M. from San Antonio, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2015 We booked our little vacation last minute and so glad we found Palm Island. We relaxed at the beach, collected seashells, rode bikes around the resort and the island. We really enjoyed our stay and plan on coming back!!
A guest from Punta Gorda, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in November, 2015 Everything was perfect during our stay at the island while attending a family wedding. Our condo was well furnished and very clean throughout. The view of the water was beautiful which could be enjoyed from three different lanais. A golf cart rental is a must to really enjoy the island itself. All staff members were very helpful and informative during our stay.
Tracey H. from Franklin, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2015 We have returned every year for the last 12 with a large group of families and have always been satisfied with our stay--this year's changes in the ferry situation started everyone's vacation off frustrated and angry. The information given differed from what actually happens at the ferry with rude operators. The pools were dirty this time around. We were impressed with the service at the restaurant and Coconuts.
A guest from Elizabethtown, PA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2015 There were 10 of us family members renting 2 units. We stayed 3 nights and spent a great time hunting shells, turtles, laying in the sun and playing in the water! We went kayaking and paddle boarding and had a delicious dinner at the restaurant. It was a memorable, affordable time and all the staff were accommodating and personable. Thank you!
Sonya S. from Elmwood, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in March, 2015 We loved out stay. Very peaceful yet activities to do near by! We had gorgeous weather! The shells on the beach were beautiful!
Kathleen G. from Tampa, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2014 What a great, quiet spot so close to home. The ferry ride makes you feel like you're really going somewhere, even though it is a short ride. Our unit was perfect. The kids were all upstairs in the loft area and our location to the pool and beach were just perfect. My son can't wait to go back too - mainly to drive the golf carts and find shark teeth. Not the most handicapped friendly location, but we knew that going in. The staff was extremely helpful. The Land & Sea package was well worth it too! You just have to make your own nightlife as the ice cream shop closes early.
SANDY K. from ENGLEWOOD, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2014 bathroom breakers trip when running blow dryerupstairs toilet has trouble flushingdishwasher bottom tray slides all the way outRefrigerator is not very cold. Freezer was fine.
Tim H. from West Paducah, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2014 Enjoyed our stay at Palm Island very much. It was very relaxing and quiet without having vehicles inside the resort. The onsite restaurant/bar had great food and was a fun place to eat and drink. All the staff were friendly and very helpful. Will definitely go back in the future.
Stacey M. from Ft Myers, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2014 We enjoyed our stay on the island with friends from Chicago. They needed the break from all the cold weather. Palm Island is one of our favorite places to vacation.
A guest from Tampa, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2013 All of the staff were very nice during our stay and during the reservation process, but the information we received about events, activities and accommodations were often conflicting. The staff did not seem to know the deals being offered or what was going on. Overall, a wonderful stay!
A guest from Long Wood, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2013 Although the condo was clean, the furniture was a little dated and worn. For example there was a large hole in the ottoman cushion that should be repaired and the sliding glass doors did not lock well. But Palm Island is such a wonderful place to vacation those little things did not distract from a great time.
Patrick O. from Tampa, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2013 I have been coming to Palm Island Resort since it opened in the 80's and it always has been great, Thank you Pat O'Neal
Property Manager Response: Response from Palm Island Resort Pat, Thank you for your time to complete our survey. We are happy to have long time repeat guest such as yourself that have been visiting us since the begining. Glad you still find it to be a go to destination. We look forward to many more years.
A guest from Largo, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in May, 2013 There were six of us for a girl's weekend! We had a wonderful time and our villa was great. A little windy and the gulf was a bit too rough to go in but the pool made up for it. The island is fun to explore and the shelling is fantastic!
Carolyn H. from Walpole, MA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in March, 2013 Your employees couldn't be any nicer - love them! Everything was clean, the rooms were nice, the view even better. It was such a nice escape that I don't like to complain but maybe if you could stock the rooms with a reasonable hair dryer instead of that silly wallmounted barbie fixture - that would be fantastic! And staff the pool with a grill man for a few hours during the day...that'll make the hungry people happy and put a few more bucks in your bank account! Great stay, loved it...will definitely be back and will recommend! Thank you!! Carolyn
A guest from Largo, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in September, 2012 really liked the SIZE of the units, very spacious and allowed for our party of 12 to gather and eat meals together. Didn't like how you could hear so much on 1st floor from 2nd floor walking. Enjoyed and plan to go back.
A guest from Hascombe Surrie, United Kingdom recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2012 Beautifully remote but close enough to civilisation to mean the girls in the family could particpate in a touch of retail therapy, Palm Island gave us a week of relaxation, shell collecting, swimming with dolphins and manatees, and pelican, sea eagle and gull watching, mixed with tortoise and armadilo spotting.Our condo was equppied with all of the modcons and was beautifully clean - in short, perfect. My recommendation is to rent a top floor condo like we did so as to get the best view of the beach. The evening's entertainment was watching the astonishing sunset (from the balcony or down on the beach), or being terrified by the lightning storms.Our only niggle was the food at the Rum Bay restaurant; the service was outstanding but not matched by the food, we felt.But overall, an absolutley fabulous location with super friendly staff. Highly recommended.
Michelle J. from Tampa, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2012 Disappointed we ad to pay extra fpr 6 person golf cart when we had a 3 bedroom unit. It's not worth the dissatisfaction for $15. Otherwise, we were happy with the resort. We did not use the bikes or kayaks which were in the cost of the stay. But, the room was Great! and we would return.
A guest from Dublin, Drumcondra recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2012 Our stay at Palm Island worked out to be a very relaxing family break. It was great to relax and enjoy life at a slower pace for a fe days. Our children ages 4 and 6 loved the beach, pools and the pirate show. Hopefully we will be back again next year.
Sharman B. from Centreville, MD recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in March, 2012 We have vacationed at Palm Island Resort numerous times since the late 1980s. The villas, beach, pools, courts, and amenities have been well cared for through guests, storms, and constant sun. The island is as inviting and unspoiled as we found it on our first visit. Kudos!!
A guest from saint petersburg, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2012 Loved the place - not truly a 3 bedroom - 4 twin beds in a loft area that overlooks downstairs, but worked out fine for us.
A guest from Sarasota, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 1 days in December, 2011 Just an hour from home, we were transported by ferry to the island life... slow-paced and friendly, but non-stop fun. We loved our stay at Palm Island!
Kathie S. from Ft. Lauderdale, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in October, 2011 It was great for what we needed. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and we had not seen each other in a long time so we had a place to catch up without it being a hotel room.
Jack H. from Sanford, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in October, 2011 This was my 10th stay at Palm Island Resort and I've enjoyed each one of them. I always tell my friends about the Resort. I'll be back again.
Marylou J. from NOKOMIS, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2011 I always book 3 villas for our family of 13 Our grandkids (10,11,12,13,14) can't Wait to return each year. This was our 7th year and the resort just gets better. front office people are great and Rum Bay great as well .Wifi at coconuts And bar were popular with my family Kids loves the ice-cream at coconuts SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.
Sonia S. from Foxton, Leics recommends this property. Stayed for 13 days in April, 2011 we came back to palm island after 17 years and it was more or less unchanged which was good. The unit was a little worn and the sheets on the main bed were rough with bobbles on which was a pity. We asked for 4 rooms for 8 adults ( 4 couples) and the 2 rooms upstairs were not private and both open to below and to each other which we had not expected- we knew one of the rooms was open to below but not the other. We did ask reception about this but they were not really interested. Overall we did not want to make a fuss and sowe managed. We had wanted to have a family holiday with 4 couples - 3 of which were our children with partners - so we tolerated this. Otherwise the place was absolutely fine although the porch screen was torn and the carpet and furnishings rather worn. As we booked for 2 weeks it would have been helpful to have been offered a linen change and a clean especially considering that this is not an inexpensive rental and there did not appear to be a discount for a longer stay.
great vacation. Groceries were very limited and expensive at local store. Plan your trip before you go.
A guest from Tampa, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2010 Our unit was near the pool and 4 gas grills were there to use. Very nice. Unit was clean. Not updated but okay. Small tv.
Angela B. from Montvale, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in March, 2010 After staying in North Captiva for a couple of times we discovered this beautiful resort. It is absolutely fantastic. If you can, choose a beach front villa and ask not to overlook the pool. It can get a little noisy.
A guest from BRADENTON, FLORIDA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2009
Property Manager Response: Response from Palm Island Resort Dear Ms. Guida, thank you so much for taking the time to respond to our survey. We apreciate your time. I look forward to your next visit to Palm Island. DJ Cutler, Director of Hopsitality Operations
A guest from CARROLLTON, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2009
Property Manager Response:
Dear Mr. McCormick, Thank you very much for responding to our survey. We appreciate your time and we look forward to your next visit. DJ Cutler, Director of Hospitality Operations
CHRISTINA W. from ORLANDO, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2009
Property Manager Response:
DearMs. Webster, Thank you very much for responding to our survey. We appreciate your time and we look forward to your next visit. DJ Cutler, Director of Hospitality Operations
A guest from HOLLYWOOD, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2009 Because of the place the island is located I would like fir the time out at least to be change to 2pm. You can not arrive before 4pm that it is ok but I will extend the time at check out. I have been comming for the las 5 years and I had recomend it to many friends in USA and south America . Best place to rest!!!
Property Manager Response:
Dear Ms. Gomez, Thank you very much for responding to our survey. We appreciate your time and we look forward to your next visit. DJ Cutler, Director of Hospitality Operations
A guest from Deland, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2009 Wonderful place to have a family get together. Everything was perfect. Rooms were clean and homey. The help was greatThanks for a great family weekend. I hope to return again. I romally do not give resorts as fine a rating, but this place was great!Thanks for the good time.
Property Manager Response:
Dear Mr. Deutsch, Thank you very much for responding to our survey. We appreciate your time and we look forward to your next visit. DJ Cutler, Director of Hospitality Operations
Patricia S. from Tampa, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2009
Property Manager Response:
Dear Ms. Sizemore, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We look forward to your next stay with us! DJ Cutler, Director of Hospitality Operations
karen j. from Seminole, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2009
Property Manager Response:
Dear Ms. Jackson, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We look forward to your next stay with us! DJ Cutler, Director of Hospitality Operations
A guest from AVON PARK, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in April, 2009 Having lived in Florida for 40 years and never heard of Palm Island, we were excited to visit. What an incredible property. Our location was great, the beach was beautiful (tons of shells - comparable to Sanibel). Can't wait to return.
Palm Island is an excellent choice for a family reunions and vacations! We first visited 20 years ago and have been coming back
A guest from VALRICO, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2008 Our children have grown up with Palm Island summer vacation memories. The property's spacious design lends itself to freedom for the children to have fun and not disturb quests who would rather not have children around. This gives those of us with children of all ages the ability to also relax and enjoy the serenity of Palm Island, too!
Tammy A. from Valrico, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in June, 2008 Overall, great vacation for my family. In regard's to the amenities inside the villa, recommend upgrading TVs to be larger, able to connect video games to it, and upgrade to a DVD player vs. VHS. Somewhat disappointed about the view because it wasn't on the beach. However, it didn't detract from the overall vacation. Wonderful place to go and we will be back.
Property Manager Response:
Thank you very much for your responses. I will send your suggestions to the owner of this unit. We are looking forward to your next visit with us. DJ Cutler, Director of Hospitality Operations
A guest from SAFTY HARBOR, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2007 With three young kids, it's a great family vacation. We've been three times so far and have another trip planned already.