Nagel said that Palm Island plans to draw upon the success of its
sister resorts on Antigua by sharing packages with the 70-room
Galley Bay and with St. James's Club, which reopened Feb. 8 with
113 rooms and 70 villas. St. James's had been closed since
September for a $10 million renovation.
The Exotic Two Island Holiday offers free flights on scheduled
interisland air service to guests staying seven nights at Galley
Bay and seven at Palm Island.
Palm Island is included in Antigua Resorts' Tropical Temptations
wedding and honeymoon package. Antigua Resorts pays 13% commission
on bookings at its properties.
Located at the southern end of the Grenadine chain, Palm Island
is about six hours' flying time from New York.
Most guests fly to Barbados and take a 55-minute charter flight
to Union Island, where they are transported by golf cart to a dock
for a 10-minute launch ride to Palm Island.
The regular charter fare between Barbados and Union Island is
$320. Charters also are available to Union Island from Grenada and
Palm Island boasts five separate beaches, according to Nagel,
and three room categories. Dotting the beaches are multiple,
single-level dwellings containing the resort's Beachfront
Each building contains two suites, consisting of one bedroom, a
living area and a patio. These structures make up about 80% of the
resort's accommodations, according to Nagel.
The resort's Palm View rooms, also called coconut tree houses,
perch six feet off the ground on stilts. Each features a balcony
and a four-poster bamboo bed.
These rooms are between a lagoon and a freshwater swimming pool
and are situated just yards from the beach, Nagel said.
A two-story, plantation-style structure, with a wraparound
veranda, houses the four oversized Plantation Suites. Each suite
features two queen beds, a pull-out couch and a private bath.
Two restaurants hug the shore and are the first structures seen
from the launch.
The beachfront Royal Palm restaurant and bar serves classical
and island cuisines. The dress code calls for casual elegance and
collared shirts for men.
The beachside Coco Palm restaurant and bar offers grilled dishes
and is casual until 7 p.m., when appropriate attire is
Decor at the upscale resort includes original oil paintings that
hang two to four to a room. The art is the work of Patrick
Chevaille, a local doctor widely known on St. Vincent, according to
The Royal Palm is the center of the island's nightlife, which
consists of traditional Caribbean music played by local
Activities include table tennis, horseshoes, tennis, bicycles, a
game room, nonmotorized water sports, walking trails, picnics and
boat trips to nearby Tobago Cays.
In-room facilities include air conditioning, ceiling fans,
louvered windows, rattan and bamboo furniture, an in-room safe, a
minirefrigerator and room service for continental breakfast and
Nightly double rates through March are $730 for Beachfront and
Plantation suites and $670 for Palm View units. Rates from April 1
through Dec. 20 drop to $610 and $550, respectively.
Agents and one guest are offered a complimentary three-night
stay, excluding transportation.
For longer stays, the resort charges agents $300 per room, per
Agents interested in a fam should contact Nagel directly at
(561) 994-5640, Ext. 252.
Phone: (800) 345-0356 or (561) 994-5640
Fax: (561) 994-6344