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 Columbus, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2016 This was out 32nd summer vacation at Palm Island. We started the first summer the resort was open, and our sons were 7 and 10. Now our grandchildren are 4, 6, 8 10 and almost 13. Our children love the island and their children do, too. This year we rented 3 condos--2613 (ours), 2624 (kids and grandkids) and 3121 (my sister and brother-in law). 2613 was the only disappointment. We've stayed in this unit many times and it has been great. This time, the location was still perfect but the overall condition of the unit was not. It was clean but had many problems, primarily related to the inadequacy of the kitchen--no cookie sheets, 3 bowls missing from a stack of 4 nesting bowls, too few plates and pans, no large skillet, no toaster, broken blender; 2 stopped-up drains and many light bulbs that were non-functional. The maintenance crew unstopped the drains and replaced most of the bulbs; housekeeping replaced the blender and brought us a toaster. I bought plates and cookie sheets. The other two units were perfectly supplied with everything necessary for a week's stay--and more. Lavish, even. We'd love to stay in 2613 again because it's our favorite, but it does need some attention. As usual, all the employees were helpful and amazing. We love Palm Island!
John C. from Lakeland, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in April, 2016 We absolutly love Palm Island! We have been coming here for 20 years now. Perfect place to slow down and recharge. Rooms come complete with everything you could need. Private BBQ area and pool are always super clean. We love just walking the beach collecting shells and sharks teeth. Very tranquil! See yall next year as well!
A guest from Columbus, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 We've stayed in 2613 for many summer vacations, and we've been very happy with it; but last summer our review indicated some problems: master bedroom bed that sank in the center, burners not working on the stove and other things. We're happy to report that the problems we mentioned have been corrected, and the villa is once again a haven. We love the location of this villa, since we use the grill almost every night and we can watch our grandchildren in the pool from our porch. Thanks for a great vacation!
A guest from Port St. Lucie, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in February, 2015 Excellent. I would recommend to people looking for a quiet beach getaway. The unit was spacious and well maintained. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable. On site restaurant had good food & service.
A guest from Minnapolis, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in February, 2015 We first visited Palm Island in 1986 and '87 with our children and just returned with our grandchildren. It's a perfect place for all ages. Beautiful,serene, friendly and relaxing with plenty to do or just enjoying miles of beautiful beaches and shells. Great restaurant on the premises and fun kids activities should you want. Perfect!
Mari/Mitch S. from Sarasota, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 1 days in August, 2014 Lisa, Amy & staff were very helpful & went above and beyond. It was more than we expected, very pleased. We want to thank Lisa especially for going out of her way in last minute details. Thank you all!
A guest from Crystal Beach, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2014 My family and I recently stayed at the Palm Island Resort. It was incredible. The location is amazing and the accommodations were exactly what we were looking for. We definitely plan on staying there again soon.
Still crazy about Palm Island after all these years...
A guest from Columbus, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2014 New decor and accents tastefully done; but the stove should be replaced because the burners really don't work well. Burned out and missing bulbs in some fixtures. Master bedroom king bed is obviously two box springs pushed together with a ridge in the center. TIme for a new mattress. Hot water was not very hot. Location on the island was very convenient to registration, parking, Coconuts and Rum Bay. As they have been for 30 years, the staff was exceptional--and the Gulf is still beautiful.
Sean R. from Columbus, OH does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2014 We requested to have the same unit as last year and unfortunately the property mgt team put us in 3113 which we stayed in two years ago. 3113 is not in good shape with original furniture and old carpet along with an uncomfortable bed in the bedroom closest to the beach. We were able to move over to 2613 which is a much better unit. The only downside to 2613 is no sprayers for your feet and shoes when you come off the beach, which would actually keep way more sand out of their condo. The only other issue is that the food and service at Rum Bay continues to disappoint. With the exception of Dustin, the staff generally do not seem happy and it shows. Also the pizza does not use good sauce and I literally counted six pepperoni slices on an entire half of a pizza we ordered. Finally, I am not sure why they reduced the hours at Coconuts to 7 pm. It closes before the RedBeard show even ends on Fridays. If the restaurant and Coconuts are more of a pain and not money makers then I get it but otherwise it seems like it is time for an overhaul of the menu and staff.
Marilyn O. from Edgewater, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in August, 2013 We took another couple as a surprise and a thank you for what they have done for us in the past and what a joy to see them smiling when we pulled up to the ferry, and then down the road with all the beautiful homes, then I told them we had to park the car and get a golf cart for the rest of the stay..very impressive, fun and what a beautiful place it was....will be back someday....check the weather as we got rain both nites but we managed to get to the restaurant between showers....fun
A guest from Winter Springs, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2013 Palm Island never disappoints! We have been here seven times in 20 years -- beautiful place to escape! Wonderful private beaches, beautiful landscaping, --- and lots of treasures to find. Sharks teeth and beautiful shells abound. Our only downside were the very uncomfortable mattresses in our unit.
A guest from Miami, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2012 It was a wonderful vacation. My kids love going there every year. The only inconvenience we had was that the stove was not working properly and had to call for maintenance. They took care of the problem quickly. I think that all appliances should be checked before hand.
Jim S. from Ottawa, IL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in February, 2012 Although the maintenance man worked tirelessly on more than one visit, the tv cable's reception was fair at best. The dishwasher was not connected to the counter and tipped out dangerously close to my foot. The maintenance man did fix that.The place was clean and well stocked with towels.
Tina F. from Clearwater, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 1 days in October, 2011 My husband and I needed a break from the every day routine with children, work and chores. It turned out to be a perfect weekend. The weather wasn't the greatest but the view of the ocean and the solitude of the resort was beyond our expectations. We cruised the island on our golf cart and just enjoyed the time we were able to spend together. We went to Rum Bay for dinner which was ok. The service was great and the overall staff were helpful and friendly. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get away from the normal hustle and bustle.
Lisa L. from Valrico, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in October, 2011 It was very peaceful and enjoyable weekend for our family. Went fishing and caught some fish. Found lots of large shells. Saw many different animals- in and out of the water.
Jerry L. from Tampa, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 1 days in September, 2011 We were looking for an affordable place for four to stay the night on the water. Being the off season it was very affordable and the acess to the beach and the pool was good. We had a good time but wished we could stay much longer.
Michele G. from Lutz, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2011 We have been coming to Palm Island for 15 years and have loved it and the kids have grown up there. However, this is the 2nd time we have stayed in this unit and it is in desperate need of a makeover. The carpet is old and should be replaced with tile. The kitchen counters and cabinets are the original outdated formica and not attractive. The furniture was fine, but the other things gave it an unclean feel. Otherwise we love it here and will hopefully continue for another 15 years!
ELIZABETH M. from WESTON, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2011 We have made Palm Island an annual destination for many years because, quite frankly, we can't think of a more relaxing place to stay! This year however, we were first shown to a unit that had a bad smell even though it appeared clean. When they sent housekeeping (Jessica and Christie) to check it out, they agreed that we should find another room, and immediatelt set out to find a substitute. The second room was beautiful, and they were so eager to rectify the situation that it turned an "Oh no!" into an "Oh yes!"The next morning my sister and I were taking the golf cart down to the end of the island when it conked out on us suddenly. Fortunately, we were right in front of the Coconuts store, and when we went in and reported the problem, Maggie worked quickly to switch things around (even thought they were fully booked) to get us a replacement...and we were on our way in no time! Things are bound to happen when you travel, but how they are handled is so crucial to the overall success of a vacation; and the pleasant, positive attitude of the staff at Palm Island reminded us again why we keep going back! Thank you for a wonderful time! :-)
We've been coming to Palm Island for 14 years and love it. However, we have noticed the rooms are not as cared for as in previo
Michele G. from Lutz, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2010 The overall appearance of the kitchen needs to be updated. Also the carpeting throughout the unit was old and needs to be replaced. WE love the island and will definitely come back, but hopefully our room will be updated a bit.
A guest from OVIEDO, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2010 Palm Island is a fantastic getaway. However, unit 2613 is VERY noisy when there are guests in the condo above this unit. Also, the front right burner on the stove did not work.
A guest from Trinity, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2009 We had a nice stay at the resort. There were a few concerns worth noting though:1.We had a group of 10 people staying above us (2 families) which was very loud with thin floors. Not good!2.I wish it were possible to get people out to the beautiful beach by golf cart if they can't walk well.3.Pave the parking lot-my car was trashed after our stay.4.The beach is what makes this place so wonderful!!
DOREEN Z. from TAMPA, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2009 We enjoy our stay every year but I have one suggestion...Upgrade the sheets on the beds. they are like sleeping on plastic.
LYNN C. from LARGO, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in May, 2008 needs to be replaced. Sink filled up when using the dishwasher.Carpets need to be cleaned. Improvements needed: There was no privacy in the Master Bedroom..the blinds have been down since '07 and they had terrible wooden shades night no privacy..you could see right through! the appliances need to be replaced..very worn. Disposal
DAVID K. from DEERFIELD BEACH, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2007 Please update the mattress' in ALL the bed rooms especially the Master Bedroom! We visit every year and this is the third time we have reported this.