One requirement we had on our trip was a direct flight from New York City and Provo provides this with direct service from many eastern seaboard cities. Travel time is just over 3 hours and then a 15 minute ride to the resorts.
The Palms is an extremely beautiful beachfront resort directly on Grace Bay which is one of the best in the Carribean. The rooms are amazing. We stayed in a one bedroom suite that had marble floors througout the room. It had spacious and thourougly decorated living space, two bathrooms, a washer/dryer, dining room and a stainless steel and granite kitchen. The pool and ocean views from the rooms and terrace are great. Every aspect of the living space is luxurious and comfortable.
The clientel is upscale but very down to earth and friendly. Most were in the 30-50 range and traveling without their children however the resort is child friendly and very accomodating to all ages. We traveled alone but would definitely bring our kids the next time.
The pool and beach staff are helpful with getting you situated with lounge chairs, tables and towels. The pool is a very relaxing scene and has a full restaurant and swim up bar. The pool twists through the courtyard and continues up to the beach and culminates into an infinity pool that fades into the background of the clear blue ocean. It is absolutley beautiful. The beach offers the same towel and lounge chair service as well as a variety of watersports from snorkling equiptment to hobie cat sail boats.
From the beach we could walk in either direction and find restaurants, entertainment, or seclusion. There are many resorts that line the beach but in high season it didn`t feel at all crowded. However, this destination it is not for people seeking extreme seclusion as there is a moderate pace of activity around you.
I must comment on the concierge staff however it does not erase how wonderful the resort is. They need to be managed. Ask alot of questions b/c they seemed inexperienced and didn`t seem to have any pull at the top restaurants or knowledge on the sailing trips or power boat exploration cruises. Narrow down what you want to do and pay a little more and you will get on the right trip. Restaurants; they would call and relay whatever they were told which was usually that they couldn`t guarantee a table and there would be a wait. Don`t expect them to leave you a message concerning the outcome of your request even if they had all day to work on it. Despite this we found waits to be no more than one drinks time if any at all which again led us to think their networking skills needed some attention. This area will probably improve as the resort matures so beware that you need to manage the concierge if you plan on using them. This was the only area we would say needed work.
We visited many resorts in Provo and thought the Palms was the best. The amenities, beauty, and location are unparalleled on the island. We had a wonderful time and came back well rested and relaxed. We would definitley return. Good luck.
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