This was our third annual trip to Palm Island Reort. We have made this our go to destination for our family and we really do love it there, but the last two years our condos both left quite a bit to be desired.
This year, our condo was in quite a bit of disrepair, despite booking a Superior beach villa. The staff came quickly to fix several things, but there was still quite a bit that needed fixed. We were excited to bring my in-laws with us this year, but were a bit embarrassed when we hyped it up to be such a nice place and then for the condo to just be below average.
We are honestly happy to never leave the island the whole week. One caveat is to make sure you can still make your flight if it leaves early on a morning as the ferry does not begin until 6:40. We had to leave the night before and find a hotel close to the airport so we could make our flight.
The staff is always friendly, especially the front gate porters.
Each morning maintenance crews are out early picking up palm fronds and debris that have blown down. The grounds are just perfect and we love that there are no cars, just golf carts. So very quaint.
Just hoping next year we find a nice clean condo that the pictures accurately depict.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Palm Island Hotel Placida