We stayed at the Palms from Nov 8 - 12 and what a great relaxing time it was. We arrived in the eve and it was dark but that didn't take away the sound of the waves crashing on the sand right outside our sliding glass door. We were upgraded when we got there to a beachfront room. It was so awesome to have our own chairs and patio to sit on with the sand right beneath our feet. The only part about the trip that wasn't so great was that it rained 2 whole days we were there. As my husband kept reminding me, we are not at work and he was right! We still sat out on the back patio even in the rain since it was covered. We read books and took advantage of the sun every minute we could. We woke every morning and got our sun right there on the patio. I loved it, nothing like laying out at 8am. We took long walks on the beach and visited a few of the surrounding hotels too. The bar and restaurant area at the Palms was great too. Every morning we ate at the restaurant with the beach just steps away. Ambiance was very romantic as well. We made use of the bar every night we were there and fell in love with the backwards chicken wings and their pizza. The bar was a very comfortable atmosphere and very inexpensive as well. One night we sat there for hours from like 4pm-9pm or so and our bar bill with pizza and wings, and many rum and cokes was only around $40. We were shocked. Why go to those fancy dinners and pay that on just one entree when you are so much more relaxed with the waves crashing and great music playing in the background. The bartender Joe Van was the best. We loved talking to him and getting info on the island and locals from him. The housekeepers were so friendly and would get you anything you wanted extra towels, shampoo, whatever! I highly recommend the palms to anyone on a budget that doesn't care about how many stars a place has or what the reviews say about them. The friendly staff is what make that place a success. I will also say that the accomodations were wonderful. Modern, clean, and spacious. May I suggest that on your way from the airport, you tip the taxi driver a little extra and stop at the grocery store on the way and get yourself some drinks (liquor), snacks, and bottled water. The liquor is so cheap and sold in the grocery store there. My husband bought a bottle of vodka for $2.49 and drank on it all week. They also provide you with a great bottle of cruzan rum in your room when you arrive. All you need to get is the mixers. There is a frig right in the room and ice right outside the door. The best thing about the Palms is that we didn't feel the need to dress up everytime we left the room or went to eat. It was nice to have such a comfortable envrionment. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay awesome!!!Hope you have a great time when you decide to go.