Palm Island is a 135-acre island paradise with five beaches, a small
collection of island-style homes and a luxurious all-inclusive resort. The privately-owned resort is
a clever exercise in rustic elegance, with much use being made of bamboo, rattan and stone throughout
both the sprawling public areas and private accommodation.
Over half of the 37 guest rooms sit right
on the breathtaking white sand beach that fronts the resort, the remaining set in the palm-dotted gardens
just a few steps from the sands. Recreational facilities include a landscaped swimming pool, non-motorized
water sports, a fitness room, daytime tennis court and massage room. And whilst rest and relaxation are
definitely the order of the day here, walks along the marked nature trails (the land iguanas and panoramic
ocean views make the effort worthwhile), as well as day trips to the nearby Tobago Cays add a dash of
adventure to stays. The Euro-Caribbean cuisine of the beachside restaurant takes good care of the tropical
Access: Palm Island no longer has its own airport so is reached via an 8-minute boat ride from
neighbouring Union Island.
Accommodation: 37 palmview rooms, plantation suites, beachfront cottages
and island lofts. Meal plan: all-inclusive. Children: children under 16 years are not accepted 3 January
to 14 April.