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
- 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
This is a great resort . I highly recommend The palms. We had one bedroom ocean view suite. Spacious, kitchen view of ocean from family room and dining room. Covered balcony for a glass of wine. incredible food and staff especially hats off to, Adriano Leocadio, Danny Dela Pena and Christelle Petit
First visit to Turks and so glad we picked The Palms. Beautiful rooms and grounds. Outstanding breakfast every morning (Omelette bar-yum). Loved taking the bikes out for a ride. Dinner at Parallel 23 was truly delicious. Great martinis at L’Attitude. But hands down the best part of our trip was John (our butler). He was fantastic. Always had a smile and thought of things to do for us that just made our stay. He took care of every single detail for us. We just lounged and enjoyed every minute!! He truly made it a relaxing and memorable vacation.
This was our second visit to Provo but first to the Palms. We had a fabulous time there for a week’s stay. Even the day it rained. Gorgeous grounds, great staff, sumptuous breakfasts, and very comfortable rooms. The towel guys made up deck chairs for us every day and kept us in the shade
This (Jan. 2019) was our second time vacationing in Turks & Caicos (1st was 12 years ago at another resort.) The Palms is a fantastic property. We cannot say enough about the high quality of the staff, from the people servicing our room, waiting on our table at meals, pool and beach attendants, concierge desk, even gardeners and maintenance crew would always have a smile and a hello. We felt like they sincerely were glad that we were visiting. Our first floor garden view junior suite was perfect...spacious, very comfortable, very quiet, great bed, nice patio with chairs and table. Everyday buffet breakfast was included with virtually unlimited options and lots of fresh fruit. The beach and pool were spectacular (loved the swim-up bar at the pool and the covered cabanas on the beach.) The free bikes for rides into town were a really nice touch. For a real treat, have dinner at Parallel 23. Superb food and service. We'll be back and have been singing our praise of The Palms to friends and relatives/
Beautiful property on the white sands of Grace Bay. Everyone at the pool and beach were enjoying themselves, but not a loud party scene which we appreciated. Service was spotty. Some were over the top helpful, others did not seem to want to be bothered. Of course the more you tip the more responsive the service. All drinks and food have 18% gratuity included, but the employees were noticeably less responsive if you did not tip in addition to that. Drinks are expensive, $15-$18 each but we expected this at a high end resort. Great food, much better than you would find in an all inclusive. Transportation to and from the property was easy and available, and always felt safe. Great place to relax in the sunshine...we'll be back in a couple of years!