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
Traveled to Turks with my family , including our 18 month old grandson to celebrate my 60th birthday. From the moment we stepped on the property at the Palm until the day we left we experienced nothing but friendliness, kindness and excellent service. I was a little concerned knowing the pool was closed for maintenance but I worried for no reason. The pool and staff at the Somerset was just as accommodating as the Palms even though we were not staying there. Everything about the Palms is beautiful. We enjoyed an ocean front row with beautiful views from morning to night. The grounds are well maintained and the beach is perfect. I have never been to a more beautiful beach with such blue , crystal clear water. Everyone made me feel so special for my birthday. We received a welcome bottle of wine upon arrival along with a small birthday cake and then our travel agent sent us a second bottle, what a nice surprise . The restaurants on the island are great and the last night we celebrated with a lovely dinner on the beach. The food for our beach dinner was one of the most delicious lobster tails and perfectly cooked steak I have ever had. I was so lucky to have received a massage from my son and daughter in law at the SPA, if you get a chance to go to the spa DO IT! The best SPA ever. We also had fun taking the 1/2 day snorkel trip with Caico’s Dreams tours. A great trip and I was fortunate to see an eagle ray. Although our grandson was to young to attend the kids club, they did take him in one day to play and make a craft.
A big shout out to the following staff that went above and beyond. The breakfast staff, especially Suzanna and Joel, housekeeping was very accommodating and so nice. Wilson our Butler made our reservations , found us great transportation to and from dinner with a car service that had a safe, toddler car seat, he checked on us everyday and gave us a cooler to take to the pool. Our favorite beach server, Latoya... what a sweetheart. She took such special care of all of us, including our grandson , fussing over him everyday. We will definitely be back .
This was our 3rd visit and definitely not our last! Everyone and everything was perfect! Thanks to Arlene and Reesa and the staff at the pool and beach! From breakfast to the pool to the beach - we enjoyed it all!
My family and I enjoyed our stay at The Palms. The hotel staff was so warm and welcoming. Sherri and Lesly both were especially so kind and always made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The property was very pretty, full of greenery and the beautiful beach was only a few steps away from our room. We look forward to visiting again.