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Alert: Sea Turtle Nesting in Progress!

From May 1 to October 31, our private beach is a nesting ground for sea turtles. Please keep lights off, remove beach gear, and give these creatures space. Your cooperation is crucial for their survival. For more info, visit our green activities page.

Experience complete sensory harmony on our idyllic private beaches, where the union of the five senses awakens a profound sixth sense of fulfillment.

This is the story of Palm Island Resort, which has been created with an acute understanding of quality and value, while ensuring a sustainable environment for those that frequent Palm Island to nest, hatch and feed. Revel in this sensation on our private beaches, a haven for relaxation and serenity.


Transportation to Our Private Beaches


  • Ferry Service: Experience a serene journey across the Intracoastal Waterway via our Palm Island Ferry, your gateway to exclusive private beaches near Sarasota FL.
  • Water Taxi: A scenic 20-minute ride to Rum Bay Restaurant, available daily from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm on a water taxi. Perfect for a dinner on a private island.
  • Airports: Five major airports are conveniently located within reach, including Tampa International, St. Petersburg/Clearwater International, and more.

Find the complete transportation details and safety guidelines.


  • Island Beach Villas: Beachfront villas with 1-3 bedrooms, unique décor, and full amenities.
  • Island Bay Villas: 2-bedroom accommodations overlooking Rum Bay, ideal for boaters.
  • Island Cottages: Family-friendly duplex rentals with direct beach access.
  • Mainland Marina Villas: 1-bedroom stays next to the marina, perfect for fishing enthusiasts.
  • Florida’s Private Homes: Luxury residences for extended stays, fully personalized for a luxurious lifestyle.

Explore a detailed look at all our lodging options.


Amenities on Our Private Beaches

Palm Island Resort has all you want when planning your vacation to our private beaches.

Private Beach Accommodations

Discover the epitome of tranquility at our private beaches, a serene retreat from the everyday hustle. Indulge in the comfort of our Florida beach house rentals, offering picturesque views and exclusive access to sandy shores and crystal-clear waters.

Island Beach Villas

Resort lodging features our Island Beach Villas with their expansive views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico.

Island Bay Villas

Guests arriving by boat may prefer a two-bedroom Bay Villa, located next to our island docks.

Island Cottages

Land’s End Cottages are duplex condo-style residences which all feature three bedrooms with direct access to the beach and water.

Private Homes

A number of private residences on Palm Island are available for rental.