By Alexander Britell
“We need to come back. Soon.”
Grace Bay Beach has that kind of effect on people- the blindingly white sand, the calm lap of the surf.
And the good thing is, it’s time to come back.
Yes, the storms hit Turks and Caicos and Providenciales in particular, but in the TCI’s true resilient spirit, the islands have recovered extremely quickly.
This is the Turks and Caicos you know and love, and if you don’t know it, it’s the hour of discovery.
Of course, it all begins with the resorts here, none more perfect than this.
I recently took my family here and it was, as always, an inimitable experience.
Equal parts luxury resort and private club, The Palms offers luxury without pretentiousness, exclusivity without being snooty.
The 72 suites are, in a word, spectacular, as large as any you’ll find in the Caribbean, with Nespresso machines and all the little details you want.
And then there’s the spa, a 25,000-square-foot stunner that’s its own little world within the resort.
Because here, relaxation is an art form.
And this place will lull you into an indulgent, delightful routine: breakfasts in the beautiful palm-lined courtyard, late mornings at the pool and early afternoons on the sands of Grace Bay. Dinners at the edge of the sand – or at the enchanting Parallel 23. But not always in that order.
It’s a pool that can actually draw you away from the beach, thanks to a winding design and an irresistible swim up bar.
And it’s the perfect family resort — attentive service, enough space for everyone, a kids’ club and even on demand babysitting and nanny services.
Because let’s be honest — some luxury hotels may say they’re family friendly, but they don’t always make you feel that way. There’s a price, sometimes, for the air of exclusivity.
Not here. The Palms is for everyone.
And on a beach filled with top resorts, The Palms is the pinnacle.
For more information visit The Palms.