Large, ​fully equipped canal front efficiency units with full kitchens and bathrooms. New queen size bed sets, 40" TVS, futons and recliners. Enjoy the scenery from your own private screened in lanai that faces the canal. Watch boats and kayaks pass by lazily. A central patio is just out back, complete with gas grills for nights when you feel like staying in. Cable TV, Wi Fi, A/C and heat are in each unit. If you want to check out Happy Hour, there are restaurants within walking distance from the resort. Live music can be found certain nights of the week.
Boat dockage is available directly out back of the resort with Gulf access within 10 minutes. World class fishing to be had. Watch as dolphins and manatees surface in the warm coastal waters of the Gulf. Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers Beach are just a short boat ride away. Enjoy shelling and other beach activities for the day, come back and relax in the peaceful, serene atmosphere of the Golden Palms Waterfront Resort.
Take a tour of Matlacha located just minutes away. This colorful, artsy district has many local shops,galleries and restaurants to discover and explore. Cape Coral and Fort Myers are just a short drive away if you are looking for a taste of the city. So come and see all Pine Island has to offer. Your escape from the everyday.



The Island charm of your establishment is hands down the best I have ever experienced in Florida. I have fished and stayed at several places from Key West to Steinhatchee

BOB Crisp

It is a relaxing, delightful diversion. Bobby and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you for treating us to a delicious meal in your home. Wine glass vs. Large goblet.....WOW!!!

Laura Paul

We just wanted to thank you for letting us stay at the " goldenpalmswaterfrontresort " and tell you what a great time we had. Thank you soooooooooo much and we hope to visit you again soon.

Michael Doe


It is like stepping back in time without high rises, big box stores and fast food chains. The picturesque landscape is simply breath taking. The wildlife, the fishing, the nature trails. It is all too perfect. The opportunity came up to purchase the Golden Palms and so they took the plunge. Now, extensive work has begun to update the resort but yet to maintain that old Florida feel. With room upgrades nearly complete to help ensure that our guests are comfortable and relaxed while staying at the Golden Palms Waterfront Resort.

Want to escape from the everyday? You have found it right here in Saint James City on Pine Island. Come and discover why this is called Florida's best kept secret. Call us today for availability. We hope each of our guests will enjoy Pine Island as much as we do.


Q. Distance to the Ft Myers Airport?

50 minutes.

Q. Do you have a boat dock?

There are 4 docks at the resort.

Q. Where is the closest beach?

Picnic Island which is just off the Southern tip of Pine Island and is a great place to feel the sand between your toes. You can get there by boat or kayak.

Q. Where is the closest Grocery Store?

Just 10 short minutes to from the Two Fish Inn at Island Center Winn Dixie.

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