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.



Clean and comfortable. We loved the back deck area that is on the channel. Close to great restaurants with outdoor seating and beautiful sunsets. We will definitely be back!

David C.

Rick and Heather are awesome hosts and Charlie is a little sweetie! We enjoyed our stay although it was way to short. We are seriously considering coming back next year for a month.

David E.

We just wanted to tell you what a great time we had. Thank you soooooooooo much and we hope to visit you again soon.

Amar D

Stayed here for a long weekend. We love Pine Island, it is truly a best kept secret. The room was clean and comfortable. It was so nice to have the boat at the dock. The deck was really nice with the chairs and piped in music. We had a great time.

David M


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?

Island Center Winn Dixie is just 5 short minutes from the Golden Palms

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