Caribbean Tourism

Palm Island

Also known as Prune Island, is another privately-owned resort, about a mile from Union Island, with coral reefs on three sides. The island was developed by John and Mary Caldwell, after they had made several ocean voyages.


John is the author of Desperate Voyage, a book describing his first ocean crossing; he sailed from the USA to Australia to meet Mary, with virtually no experience. The boat was demasted, wrecked on a reef and John was stranded on an island and forced to eat slime off the bottom of the boat until he was rescued. The Caldwells later arranged to lease this swampy island from the St Vincent government and their family still runs the resort.

There are four beaches, of which the one on the west coast, Casuarina, is the most beautiful. LL Palm Island Beach Club, apartments and individual bungalows, T4588824, F4588804, Email: p...@caribsurf.com (full board, no credit cards). The Sunset Bar is a casual bar and restaurant open to yachties and passengers of small cruise ships. Water purchase is possible for yachts, moorings available. Sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, tennis, health club all available for guests; a dive master is also available to accompany yacht visitors, snorkelling and diving is usually on the Mopion and Punaise sandbar islands. There is a 10-minute launch service from Union Island. Shared charter flights can be arranged on Mustique Airways from Barbados to Union Island, where you will be met.


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