Bask on the beach
Palm Beach’s three-kilometre ribbon of gorgeous white sand is lined with thatched palapa umbrellas and sunloungers, making it the perfect spot to top up your tan. Lapped by tranquil cerulean water and lined with swaying palm trees, Palm Beach combines the natural beauty of the island with fantastic facilities.
Dotted with piers, lively beach bars and sumptuous restaurants, you’ll find plenty of watersports on offer should you tire of lounging in the sun. Try your hand at windsurfing or head underwater and dive to the gigantic World War II wreck, known as Ghost Ship.
Voyage under the sea
It’s not every day you find yourself on a submarine. This exciting excursion onboard the Atlantis Submarine is a brilliant alternative to snorkelling, giving guests the opportunity to explore the ocean depths by delving 150 feet into this unique, underwater world full of colourful fish, turtles, coral and shipwrecks.
The whole family will enjoy this once in a lifetime experience, but children must be four years or over and at least 3-feet tall. With every seat placed in front of a porthole, you’re guaranteed a perfect view of the diverse marine life.
Swap the sunlounger for an open-air 4×4 and spend the day exploring the rest of the island. Away from the beaches you’ll find rugged terrain, desert-like hills covered in enormous cacti and protected flora and fauna. Explore the towering Ayo Rock Formations or head down to Arikok National park, where you’ll find caves filled with rock paintings, deserted bays, a natural pool and a wide range of wildlife.
Finish your day out with a visit to the gorgeous expanse of white sand known as Baby Beach on the south coast. A 45-minute drive back to Palm Beach, this idyllic lagoon is a perfect spot for snorkelling and you’ll find a kaleidoscope of coral and tropical fish in the shallow water.
You’ll find a magical Butterfly Farm along J. E. Irausquin Boulevard, the main road which hugs the coastline in Palm Beach. As you walk around the educational centre, tropical species flutter by and land on you as they please, while the informative guide takes you to watch luminous creatures emerge from their cocoons.
An interesting diversion from those beach days, your entry ticket is valid for the entirety of your stay and you’ll find delicious crepes and iced tea in the attached cafe. If a butterfly lands on your head, don’t forget to take part in the local custom and make a wish.
Escape the All Inclusive
If you’re tiring of the All Inclusive menu at your hotel, you’ll be pleased to know Palm Beach offers a wide range of restaurants. You’ll find everything here, from international fine dining through to wooden beach shacks serving up freshly made smoothie bowls for breakfast. Most places to eat sit on the sea front or the main boulevard which runs adjacent to the beach.
Head to Hadicurari Restaurant early and watch the sun set into the Caribbean Sea from your table. You’ll find delicious seafood dishes caught and prepared that day, from grilled snapper to skin roasted sea bass.