Destination guide

Embrace a Gulf Coast getaway

Situated on Florida's lower Gulf Coast, Palm Island is the Sunshine State at its most naturally spectacular. This svelte barrier island is accessible only by boat, ensuring that it never gets overrun with cars full of day trippers. Consequently, it's a breeze to claim a little slice of this tropical paradise for yourself. Palm Island vacation rentals range from pristine villas ideal for a spontaneous romantic weekend, to opulent houses where you could host your entire extended family. Many of these occupy prime oceanfront locations, offering direct access to palm-fringed, powder-soft white sand and emerald green water.

Things to do

Exploring around Palm Island

If you fancy a change of pace or a break from the sun, you'll find plenty of attractions within easy reach of your Palm Island vacation rental. Venice, about an hour away by ferry and car, is a bustling seaside town with an eclectic array of diversions. The Ideal Classic Cars Museum and Showroom is a must for petrol heads, with over 100 exquisitely preserved vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles to marvel at. If you fancy sticking around for the evening, the Venice Theatre plays host to an enthralling year-round program of attention-grabbing dramas, toe-tapping, musicals and side-splitting comedy shows.

Activities

Get wet and wild on Palm Island

Many come to Palm Island to do as little as humanly possible, but for those of a more active disposition, there's all manner of enthralling ways to while away your days. Those tranquil, glimmering waters are ideal for kayaking or paddle boarding. Get far enough out to sea and you may catch a glimpse of playful dolphins or friendly manatees. The region is also a haven for anglers. Join an expedition and a local expert will sail you out in search of highly-prized catches such as shimmering silver tarpons or giant goliath groupers. After a hard day's fishing, you can head back to your Palm Island vacation rental to cook up a spectacular fresh seafood feast.

Weather

Perpetually sun-kissed Palm Island

Palm Island is blessed with an enviable climate, making it an alluring destination at all times of year. Winters are mild, dry, and sunny, although you may find it a little too fresh for swimming and sunbathing. Summers can get sizzlingly hot, and you should bear in mind that rainfall and high humidity are common at this time of year. Spring and fall offer reliably warm temperatures, with gentle ocean breezes to keep things agreeable. Palm Island vacation rentals are sought-after throughout the year, so early booking is always a good idea.

Natural features

Palm Island's magical marine life

Within minutes of leaving the comfort of your Palm Island vacation rental, you can be communing with nature in gorgeously tranquil surroundings. Marine mammal-watching boat trips are extremely popular, particularly in winter, when you stand a good chance of seeing whales in their spectacular natural habitat. Birders are also in for a treat, with majestic birds of prey often to be spotted circling overhead. If you're visiting between May and October, you may be lucky enough to see stately sea turtles emerging from the ocean to lay their eggs on the beach.

Where to stay around Palm Island?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 163 vacation rentals near Palm Island. From 52 Houses to 29 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Palm Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Palm Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Palm Island:

  • Pelican: 1,669 vacation rentals
  • Burnt Store Marina: 68 vacation rentals
  • Golden Beach: 98 vacation rentals
  • Burnt Store: 790 vacation rentals
  • South Gulf Cove: 177 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Palm Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Palm Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gasparilla Island: 1,338 vacation rentals
  • Stump Pass Beach State Park: 2,616 vacation rentals
  • Sarasota National Golf Course: 4,053 vacation rentals
  • Fishermen's Village: 2,183 vacation rentals
  • Cayo Costa State Park: 5,668 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Palm Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Palm Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 52 Houses in Palm Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Palm Island include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 29 rentals available
  • Villas: 64 rentals available
  • Cabins: 7 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Palm Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 125 vacation rentals with pool available in Palm Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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