The Palms Turks and Caicos
What We Love
- The generous full breakfast spread, included in the rate
- Free WiFi throughout the property
- Huge suites have private terraces, laundry machines, and gourmet kitchens
- Gorgeous stand-alone spa treatment rooms have a gurgling water feature by day and a fire feature by night
- Infinity pool with swim-up bar and hot tub
- Snorkeling gear, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards available free of charge at the beach
What To Know
- The Palms Turks and Caicos, previously known as Regent Palms, debuted in 2007
- An 18-hole golf course is a five-minute drive away
- The resort is popular with families during school holiday months
- The hotel courtyard, Palm Place, features a handful of boutiques, an art gallery and a market that stocks everything from the local rum to sunblock and snacks
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Laid-back island living, bespoke experiences, and modern luxuries come together at the The Palms Turks and Caicos, an elegant British estate-inspired resort where iPod Minis and tropical sorbets await poolside, the sprawling suites start at 1,500 square feet, and a spa menu offers an East-meets-West experience. The resort’s five buildings, built from hand-cut coral stone, are set on 12 acres of manicured gardens at the edge of powder-soft Grace Bay Beach; inside, four-poster beds with hand-tufted mattresses, marble floors, vaulted ceilings and milled crown moldings lend suites an air of period elegance. Rooms also have open-concept dining areas and living spaces, plus gourmet kitchens in One-Bedroom Suites. If you’re not in the mood to cook, the resort can arrange for a private chef to whip up a little something—say, a trio of Quebec foie gras and fresh crab rolls—for an intimate gathering on the private terrace. The heart of the resort is the infinity pool, which serpentines around wooden decks, palm trees, sun pods, and sexy lounger beds covered in soft terry fabric and tangerine-colored cushions where, in the heat of the afternoon, a pool attendant distributes free fruit kabobs and chilled towels. Should you want a bite, swim up to Plunge bar. Save time for the spa, where exfoliating scrubs incorporate locally produced sea salt and crushed queen conch shells. After working up an appetite paddleboarding on Grace Bay Beach, hit Parallel23, where the culinary team prepares casual Caribbean specialties like corn and conch chowder.
In the Area
The Turks and Caicos islands are renowned for their world class diving. Don’t worry if you’re not PADI certified – Dive Provo can have you suited up after a one day Discovery Course. Adventure-seekers who prefer to stay on shore can explore the island via Vespa on a guided tour with Paradise Scooters. You’ll drive off the beaten path, stopping to see some TCI treasures including the world’s only Conch Farm, Emerald Cay, and Sapodilla Bay, with a stop for lunch at Da Conch Shack, a seaside spot full of island charm, complete with tables dug into the sand and a live calypso band. At sunset, head to beachfront pop-up bar and restaurant Stix for fantastic jerk roasted coconut corn on the cob and grilled coriander lionfish served shish kebab style – you guessed it – on sticks.
How to Get There
Definitely not a 5-star resort.
Excellent location on the doorstep of Grace Bay beach. Resort architecture is beautiful, full of character compared to comps in the area. Kidsclub and nanny service is probably the sole reason I would recommend this place for families.
On the negatives, service staff (with the exception of kids club) needs serious education and training. They welcome you straight as shuttle drops you off to ask you for....credit card! The wet towel comes afterwards. Called twice in advance of my arrival to explain we have an anniversary celebration with my wife and were hoping for a better experience...and we got back blank, not even a free welcome wish! Room interior is dated and sink and bathtub water is yellow! Maybe it’s infused with vitamins? Food in the resort restaurants is expensive for the quality. Don’t blame them for the price, this is consistent on the island, but I do blame them for the quality. We paid for a casual post-beach dinner at 72 West the same we paid at Coco Bistro. People who tried the latter would understand. Unlucky us, we happened to overlap with the Edward Jones outing for the greatest salesmen in Missouri! They had booked 30 rooms of the hotel with full daily schedule and all the American Greatness bells n wishles, so the rest of us common mortals, were just the extras. We even woke up in the midst of our sleep around midnight scared to hell thinking the Koreans are attacking, to realize it was the Edgard Jones fireworks on top of our room. We had received NO heads up! Finally, we were rejected a 2h to 1pm extension of check-out, unless we pay $300/h! They claimed they had to turn the room because there were too busy on a July Monday but if you were to pay the $$$, things can always be re-arranged! Greed and ignorance, that’s the common theme across the resort and the island which offset its beauty.
If you are still up for a Caribbean island, this is NOT the one.
My wife and I had a fabulous 6 night stay. We had a beachfront room with an awesome view and huge 1 bedroom layout. We enjoyed the great food. Great cuts of beef and the jerk chicken pizza was yummy. One suggestion, some less spicy options. I loved the spice, my wife not so much. A few people who made our stay great - Nadine was special showing us the property and helping us out, Jenero and Latoya at the swim up bar kept us fed and filled our cocktails(always smiling). Emilio gave us a great island coast tour on the hobie cat sail boat. Carol was smiling every morning at breakfast and at dinner. We took a quick bike ride into town, visited the spa and took in every sunset.
Loved and will be back!!!
A little late on my review ....Such an amazing experience we had at the Palm in Turks and Caicos. Not only was the hotel itself great, but the service was outstanding. We got to know some of the workers and were always happy with our experiences. Some of the people that made our stay 100 times better:
Reasa from breakfast buffet
Leslie from the pool (towels)
Rent from beach bar
Mandi and Nadine from kids club
I hope these lovely people are still working there. They were so accommodating and sweet. We stayed there in August of 2018 and we are so looking forward to our trip at the Palms this year.