Beach & Gulf 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.
Bedding Configuration: 2 King, 1 Sleeper Sofa
Additional Features: * Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Golf Course, Nearby Post Office, Wi-Fi Available * Convenience: Area Fitness Center, Medical Services Nearby, Nearby Grocery, Shopping * Entertainment: Cable Television, DVD PLAYER, Complimentary DVD Movies, Television, Crafts with Redbeard the Pirate * Family: Beach , Library, Playground * Kitchen: Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils, Blender, Kitchen Utensils, Glassware, Guest Toiletry Amenities * Living: Central Air, Iron & Ironing Board, Linens, Washer & Dryer * Outdoor: Balcony, BBQ Grill, Beach Chairs, Beach Walking, Beachcombing, Bicycle, Biking, Boating, Boogie Boarding, Deep Sea Fishing, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Gas Grill, Screened Porch, Shared Swimming Pool, Sound/Bay Fishing, Surf Fishing, Swimming, Tennis, Walkway to Water, Wildlife Viewing, Golf Cart Rental
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Annette A. from Gainesville, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in October, 2016 My husband and I visited Palm Island to attend a wedding. We stayed 2 nights and 3 days. The resort is well maintained and staff are very friendly. There were remnants of Red Tide on the beach but it was still beautiful in spite of that. The condo was very clean and well stocked. We had a beach front view and the weather was perfect. I would recommend staying here. I can't wait to come back.
A guest from Oconto, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in February, 2016 We booked this resort because we wanted a place to relax. We didn't want to spend too much money dose went with the standard villa and I definitely would stay in the same room again. My only complaint was that the water leaked out the side of the shower and because of the leak there was some mold near the floor on the wall. This could easily be fixed. Other than that I do not have anything negative to say and can't wait to go back again! The views are amazing!
Mary Anne D. from Monument, CO recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2015 A great place to relax and de-stress. There was some construction going on to update the outside of some of the buildings that is much needed. The workers started and stopped at good times to keep the noise at a minimum.The on island restaurant staff was awesome, the food was great. We took the boat ride over to the restaurant at the marina for Brunch one day; they had great food as well. It was a very relaxing vacation. We will be back!
Lester M. from Sunrise, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in May, 2015 We had a great time. The location of the unit was great. We probably should have rented a golf cart but thought the price was a bit steep for five days. The Bell services were great though.
A guest from Placida, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2015 The Palm Island villa provided an awesome view of the gulf and the sunsets each night were breathtaking. All staff were friendly and helpful. The island was peaceful and quiet. I enjoyed playing tennis each morning and swimming in the pool near the villa. The beach was not crowded, and we enjoyed time spent there. We would definitely return for future vacations.
A guest from Placida, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2015 This vacation spot was quiet, relaxing, and offered the most gorgeous sunsets each night. The people were friendly and accommodating. We would highly recommend this resort to anyone looking for a peaceful escape from the congestion and fast paced daily grind. We especially enjoyed the tennis, swimming pool and spa, and the uncrowded beaches on the gulf.
Debbie F. from Clearwater, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in October, 2014 My brother and sister in law came down for my birthday this year and I wanted to enjoy a vacation at a beach which I have never done before. My other sister in law has been here before and suggested Palm Island. Thank goodness she did. It was truly a "vacation"!!!! Everyone there was so nice and couldn't have been more accommodating. The place was immaculate, and the view and beach amazing! We also met so many other people who owned or were just staying as we were and enjoyed them as we did everything else there. Thank you
Charles B. from Lakeland, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in September, 2014 We had a great time and always enjoy vacationing at palm island. As we get older golf cart paths down to the beach would be a great addition to the resort!
Christine S. from Nolensville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2014 Overall a great experience. We've stayed at the resort many times over the last 18 years and plan to return! However, the unit we stayed in this time had not been recently updated (which we knew when we booked), but some things should not be considered updates. The dining room chair seats were ripped(stuffing coming out) and the screen porch had small tears, which potentially allowed small insects to enter the sitting area.
PAULA S. from ORLANDO, FL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2014 unit VERY out dated, no microwave, toaster did not work, icemaker did not work hard wood floors very dry & easy to get splinters in feet not rugs to protect the floors
A guest from Sarasota, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in June, 2014 I've been coming to Palm Island for over 15 yrs now. It's always a great time. Being just 45minutes north in Sarasota, it's an easy drive but still feels like a great getaway! I always enjoy RumBay and riding around on a golf cart. Palm Island Resort is always kept up very nice. The unit we stayed In this time could use some work on it. It was still a great getaway!
Jillaine C. from Seal Harbor, Maine recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in April, 2014 The only problem we had that now a days , we had internet for maybe 15 minutes a day in the morning . There should be modems in each villa..I needed to work while I was here to make my vacation doable . Over all our experience was good. I have to say the trash in front of our villa facing the beach was more than I think are up to your standards . But it didn't bother me but maybe someone else. The pool seemed a bit scummy around the edges but I am sure that was from suntan oil/ lotions. I still enjoyed my swim .
A guest from Dade City, FL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2014 This particular unit was not in the best condition and was not well kept. We have stayed in a number of different units over the last 12+ years and unfortunately this one was not up to the standard we are use to. We visit 2-3 times a year and all previous visits have been outstanding.
Palm Island Resort is our favorite place in Florida!
Phillip F. from Rhinelander, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in February, 2014 My wife and I returned to Palm Island Resort for 9 days of relaxation! It was quiet and the people are all great and the staff is over the top helpful! We are returning in late March and now looking at a condo with Palm Island Properties!
John and Susan B. from North Oaks, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 13 days in January, 2014 Palm Is.Resort BEACH is a favorite or ours over the last 25 years.Unit 1311 needs repair/maintenance.Broken Icemaker,Beach stairway railing loose;woodchips under sink-?termites; guest BR TV keeps shutting off. Good Supplies in Unit. Washable throw rugs would be a great addition it would help keep floors clean. Unit 1311 was clean just needs some TLC. WE Will be Back. WE live in MN but winter in Arizona and come to Palm Island in January February and loved every minute!
Bart D. from N. Fort Myers, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in December, 2013 This was our second visit and it was just as we remembered it . . . wonderful. Quiet, relaxed, comfortable, a great getaway.
Great place to go, customer service needs some work
Casey S. from Brandon, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in November, 2013 Great hidden gem of Florida. My wife and I had no idea this place was right in our own backyard. Took less than 90 min to drive from our home to the resort and well worth the drive. We were greeted quickly, checked in with ease, a bellman helped with our luggage and golf carted us to our villa. The room was well kept, great beachfront unit just steps to the beach where mid sized conch lined the beach and apparently are there all the time. We did have two complaints with the staff. First, I had to argue with the person who took our reservation as they were telling me the Living Social voucher I purchased was not valid for that weekend (fri, sat, Sun) because it was the week before thanksgiving. The only blackout date listed for living social was Thanksgiving day and they would most certainly be filling up and booking to capacity that weekend. During our stay, only one other room in our building was occupied, debunking what the reservation magager told us. Second, we rented two paddle boards and went out in the area near stump pass. While paddling, the ore my wife and I were using broke at the paddle, leaving us out in the water and having to lie down and prone paddle the board back to shore. Not really a big deal, but when we asked to be compensated since we spent at least an hour trying to get back we were told "you were given intact equipment that you brought back damaged We could charge you for the damage to the paddle." Sarah (I'm assuming an assistant manager) said she spoke with Kevin (the manager) and that our compensation would be that they wouldn't charge us for damaging their equipment. All in all, we will go back since it is a great, secluded and quiet place to bring a family. The resort staff just needs to work on their customer service regarding issues/problems that may arise and honor vouchers without argument.
A guest from East Peoria, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2013 Beautiful resort ... wonderful beach! Villa was clean and comfortable. Staff was accomodating at check in, restaurant, and recreation area. Had a great time!!!
Great spot for groups to meet up and vacation together.
Leslie S. from Longwod, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2013 We attended an anniversary/family reunion and it worked out beautifully. Each family rented their own condo and met up at the pools, hot tubs, beach and condos for meals. Lots of space and privacy. Great time.
A guest from Lochbuie, CO recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2013 Great vacation location. Friendly and helpful service staff. Great food at resturant on island. Helpful with luggage. Only issue was we arrived and our room wasn't ready. Had to wait an hour for staff to finish cleaning. There was a huge wedding that week that checked out so staff was overwhelmed. They comped us free beach towels for inconvienence. Other than that, there were no other issues at all. Had a great time and would recommend to anyone wanting to get away and enjoy a secluded island with exceptional service and beautiful wildlife.
A guest from Lakeland, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 We realized during this trip it's been 25 years since our first PI adventure! We are now bringing our grandchildren to enjoy all the fun their parents had as children on the island. Our family is never disappointed when we visit. As one of our grandchildren said, I love our "resort home"!! We all agree! :)
A guest from Tampa, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in June, 2013 What an amazing place to stay. Very serene and peaceful place to getaway to. No nightlife really but that's not what we came for. The water is beautiful, the sunsets are breathtaking, and the company could not have been more perfect. Exceeded my expectations in every way. It was extremely hard to leave "our" beach.
James R. from Mooesville, NC recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in April, 2013 Home away from home but in PARADISE. The view is AMAZING!! Seen 2 dolphins great place for families we had a blast will be back!!
A guest from Tampa, Florida does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2013 The location of the villa was perfect, close to the pool, Gulf front with great view of the beach and sunset. However, the unit has not been maintained very well and is very outdated. The furniture was old and worn and the kitchen just barely adequately equipped. The dining table wobbled when we tried to eat dinner there. The unit overall was very worn and felt like it has been heavily used. It was a disappointment after having stayed in 3 other villas over the last few years.The owners should be urged to update and refresh the villa if they expect to charge the same rental fee as other units.
Mary S. from Hartland, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in March, 2013 The villas are well designed, airy, spacious and solid. The sand dunes and beach are beautifully maintained in agreement with nature. Even though our villa was not updated, it should have had clean looking furniture, area rug, sheets and a fresh smell about it. It had a dank and musty smell all during our stay. We had to have the sheets changed. The condition of the bikes and golf carts is shockingly poor and not in keeping with what should be considered a quality resort. ie. ripped seats and rust. I wondered why there weren't more singing tropical birds. Despite the maintenance issues, we might return because of the cheerful and helpful staff and incredible beaches and natural beauty of this island. Loved the ferry!
A guest from Ellsworth, IA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in February, 2013 It was a great stay! One problem was ants--on the counters, in the bedroom,etc. Great location. Our grandson enjoyed the opportunity for bike riding, tennis, etc. which you offer along with the other amenities.Thank you for a great stay!
A guest from Winchester, MA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in January, 2013 We enjoyed being close to the pool/hot tub and were so pleased to find the gas grills. We cooked every meal but two on the grill. Thank you for the paper towels, coffee filters, and dish detergent. We bought sugar and salt and pepper in addition to other groceries. Couldn't tell if recycling was available. Lost an earring and couldn't find it. Loved the beach and views. Collected shells. Would have liked more organized tennis, but were there at a slow time. The Pro and courts were great.
Bart D. from N. Fort Myers, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in December, 2012 We were greeted by a helpful courteous staff, a villa with a spectacular view of the Gulf, miles of beach to roam or just sit, and convenient amenities. There was a bit of wear on some of the furniture but did not distract from a wonderful time.
Richard M. from Valrico, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2012 couch was not clean,I put a sheet to sit ongarbage disposal needed repair dishwasher was having issuesWe have been coming there for years and this was the first time we felt the staff could have cared less if we were there or not.
A guest from Apolo Beach, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in September, 2012 The Palm Island Resort is one of my favorite places in the world. The property and villas are perfect for families with young children - I can always count on an excellent experience!
Cynthia F. from St. Petersburg, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012 The entire stay was great however ther was a leak we quickly identified in the bathroom on the loft which would drain into the bathroom on the second floor. There was a noticable bulge in the ceiling which made me concerned everytime I took a shower (I stopped anyone from using the upstairs bathroom for the remainder of the stay) however when I called to have maintenance look at it he stated "it's not leaking anymore." When guests are paying for top tier facilities I think they should be able to fully utilize the facilities. This is my only negative comment, everything else was great! Travis and Jill at the front desk are an asset to your business!
A guest from Sarasota, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012 Beautiful secluded beach with frequent dolphin sitings, occasional manatee encounters and breathtaking sunsets! A must vacation for anyone needing to do nothing but bask in the sun and enjoy the sounds of waves and the occasional midnight shower! Oh, and if you want to be active, the tennis courts and pools are available, close and meticuously maintained.
We actually stayed one week. Unfortunately the 1st unit we stayed
Cindy B. from Tarpon Springs, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2012 in did not have a working stove/oven. We contacted management and were offered another, upgraded unit. We really did not want to have to move all of our belongings; fishing gear, wet beach towels, a refrigerator full of food, etc., we asked if the oven could be repaired. We were told the owner of the unit would have to be contacted and consulted. An "off island" appliance person arrived (he was not an oven repairman by trade)and found that switching the breaker on/off would allow the oven to start. We were willing to stay in the unit because dealing with the breaker was going to be easier than moving. Our excitement was short-lived when we discovered that the "breaker-fix" was no longer working. Each time we called the office we spoke with very apologetic, helpful personnel; unfortunately, due to their work schedules, the lines of communication were not clear. We eventually had to move. The unit we moved to was a very nice upgrade. The office even picked up dinner tab for us the first night we discovered that we couldn't cook a meal. The initial unit was not an "up-grade" and we were ok with that due to the close proximity to the beach. I have a long history with Palm Island Resort and was a little taken back by the initial unit. Just little things like: the contour sheet on the king bed had very little elastic left which left my husband and I in a pile of sheets each morning; the glass sliding door took two hands to pull open, the door-closer on the screen porch was partially unattached; the sofa was stained and really worn and the air-conditioner filter was filthy. Our first night in the unit both bedroom alarm clocks went off at midnight with the radio blasting; and the unit above us, which was vacant, had a radio that went off at midnight set on its highest volume. I called security and they turned off the music in the unit upstairs.I feel bad about making these complaints since your staff was very apologetic. Otherwise, the vist was a succe
Jessie J. from Sarasota, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 1 days in December, 2011 Had a wonderful. I live in Sarasota and just wanted a quick getaway from the city. This was perfect. The grill was also very clean, which is something most resorts overlook.. so kudos!
Karen L. from TAMPA, FL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2011 The furniture in our condo looked like it had been picked up at a thrift store. The couch was extremely uncomfortable and the beds were so uncomfortable, we had to take a tylenol to get through the night. If this is the only condo available next visit, we will vacation somewhere else. Palm Island is beautiful, but in order to truly relax, a comfortable condo is a must. The kitchen counter tops, pots and pans were disgusting and we had just enough silverware for one meal. Additionally, since 3 kitchen cabinets were locked there was no place for storing groceries, they had to be kept on the counter tops. The cost of our vacation was high and our expectations were high, we felt let down. We are repeat visitors,( 12 years in a row and this is the worst) and will start looking elsewhere if we are not more comfortable next visit.
A guest from Tampa, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2011 This is old Florida so if you expect the Ritz Carlton, you are in the wrong place. But the Ritz won't have the sunsets and blue water this place has. This is truly a tropical paradise and a safe place for families to vacation and let the kids have some freedom to explore. Thanks PI for 14 years of great vacations for our family. We keep returning year after year!
Patti H. from Ft. Myers, Florida recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in November, 2010 we stayed in unit 1311. we were with a group of twelve people, so we had three different units. unit 1311 was clean but the decor of the unit and the condition of the furniture was lacking. there were hardwood floors that were in desparate need of refinishing and it looked like the unit had not been repainted since it was built. the two other units that we rented were beautiful. We did enjoy the two king beds in 1311 and that was really the reason we chose that particular one. Hopefully, the owner will be able to redecorate at some point. we had a fantastic time otherwise. this was my third trip to the resort and we will definately be coming back. I don't think I will choose unit 1311, as it is not up to par with the rest of the resort.
Richard B. from Englewood, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2010 It is time for the floors to be redone and the furniture updated. Only 2 outside chairs available for lanai table.
Linda M. from Lake Wales, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2010 We usually vacation at Palm Island 2 to 3 times a year. The beach is beautiful and private, the villas are comfortable in the "old Florida" style and sunsets are an event. After returning to Palm Island again (22 years this fall), as usual, Palm Island was wonderful. On this visit, we noticed improvements at check-in, Rum Bay Restaurant, Coconuts and the Rum Bay Store. We would like to mention several staff members who made our stay enjoyable. Dustin was excellent as our server at Rum Bay. He is very professional. Andrea at Coconuts made us feel welcome, helped us with the cart rental and served the best ice cream. Sabrina has improved the store with a better selection of items for our stay there or to purchase for memories to take home. Dan from the Bell Stand took care of everything when picking up our luggage, taking us to the Reception Center and then loading our luggage in the car. He is always upbeat and helped make our leaving not as sad. Everyone in the Reception Center was helpful. At check-in, we received a large envelope with a map showing the location of our villa and inside the envelope, all the information we needed. Although we did not have a need for or see any of the Housekeeping Staff, our villa was clean and had all the supplies we wanted for our stay. Palm Island continues to improve in every area not only the staff and the amenities but the landscape and rental villas. We hope to return in December.
SUSAN K. from COLUMBUS, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2010 Our family had two units:1311 and 1313. When I submitted my review several weeks ago, the details were the same for each. Thanks again for providing a great place for us to spend time!
Quiet and very we had a fantastic time. We love the small crowds, and look forward to coming back again real soon.
Marneese M. from Seffner, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in August, 2009
Property Manager Response:
Dear Ms. Mitchell, 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 WOODSTOCK, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2009 Palm Island is our favorite place to vacation. The natural beauty of the beaches and lack of crowds in the summer months is what attracts us most. It has almost become a "necessity" for us to unwind a few days at PI each year!
Property Manager Response:
Dear Ms. Magana, Thank you for your time in responding to our survey. We look forward to your next visit. DJ Cutler, Director of Hospitality Operations
A guest from St. Petersburg, FL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 2 days in May, 2009 The room was a little dated, but overall was fine, however the bathroom was not as clean as it could have been. The location was perfect. The staff were great and very helpful. I would recommend Palm Island Resort, just not this particular unit as there was nothing special about it.
Property Manager Response: Response from Palm Island Resort Dear Ms. Ford, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience.I will pass on your comments to our owner. We look forward to your next stay with us! DJ Cutler, Director of Hospitality Operations
A guest from Cedar Hill, Texas recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in May, 2009
Property Manager Response:
Dear Mr. Nemunaitis, 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
Connie H. from Orlando, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in May, 2008 I have been to Palm Island several times since 1995. I have recommended it to several church youth groups in the Orlando area and they have had a good experience. In recent years my daughters and I have made it a Mother's Day tradition to spend the weekend. We love the peace and tranquility of the resort. All we need is a beach chair and our umbrella! When I get back to finish out the school year I brag about our visit. You should have an increase in bookings within the next several weeks. I also heard a radio station mention a stay at PALM ISLAND as a prize last week. It seems that my SECRET PARADISE is no longer a secret anymore. I'd like to see more discount offers especially for loyal customers and refferrals. As I said before, I've recommended the resort several times.I hope that I can return for another weekend stay when my family can arrange their schedules!
A guest from PENBROKE PINES, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2007 We have been vacationing at Palm Island for well over 10 years. Our kids looked forward to spending summers with Red Beard the Pirate and we loved the peace and tranquility of the Resort. Now our girls are teenagers and we still love to spend our family time together on the island.Everything about Palm Island is fabulous. It is a very hard act to follow. As Floridians we appreciate good beaches, and Palm Island has the best beach in Florida, and we have seen them all.