What is Palmas del Mar?
Set in approximately 2,750 acres (11.1 km2) of land, the resort includes over 25 different neighborhoods (many of which consist of villas), a bank, retail shops, a private school offering pre-K through twelfth grade, an equestrian center, two eighteen-hole golf courses, 20 tennis courts, 20 restaurants, a casino, a country club, a beach club, a full-service marina, and 24-7 security. One unique feature of Palmas del Mar is that golf carts are the primary mode of transport around the resort!
The Yacht Club is a unique and modern Caribbean marina with excellent customer service and amenities. Use The Yacht Club as your base to explore the Caribbean! It’s just 15 miles to Vieques and 25 miles to Culebra, also known as the Spanish Virgin islands. You can also easily access St. Thomas (37 miles away) and the rest of the US Virgin Islands as well as the British Virgin Islands, which are just 60 miles away. Some of The Yacht Club amenities include golf cart transportation from your vessel to your vehicle, a courtesy pump-out service, free wireless internet, and in-slip diesel fuel service. In addition to having access to all of Palmas del Mar’s wonderful amenities, The Yacht Club features a beautiful pool area exclusively for the use of boat owners, captains and their immediate family members as well as a Tiki bar, business center, fuel station and 24 hour security.
A true island paradise awaits you at the member exclusive Beach Club facility. Located on the beautiful Caribbean, with expansive views of Vieques and tropical breezes, you will never want to leave! Bring a book and relax poolside on one of the comfortable lounge chairs. Sip a tropical cocktail brought to you by a poolside attendant. Reconnect with your inner child by zipping down one of two 16-foot water slides. Fitness enthusiasts can get their daily workout in by swimming laps in our three lane lap pool. There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for an afternoon of beach volleyball or just some quiet relaxation.
For our youngest guests, the Beach Club features a large children’s water park area, where kids can splash and play all day long. The 1,100 square foot children’s park features a wading pool, smaller water slides, spray jets, water valves, and a giant spill bucket. There is also a poolside basketball net and pool volleyball net for hours of playful competition.
Vieques del Mar, The Beach Club restaurant, presents a Caribbean menu filled with the flavors of the island fresh from our waters and ensures that you can spend the entire day at the beach club with all of your needs met! The menu features local favorites such as Caribbean lobster, conch, and octopus salad in addition to casual fare such as sandwiches and burgers. Don’t forget to cool off with an icy beverage!
The Palmas del Mar Tennis Center is the largest tennis facility in the Caribbean, featuring 20 courts: 2 artificial grass Omni Courts, 4 Har-Tru clay courts and 14 hard courts, many of which are lighted for night play. The Tennis Center provides opportunities for tennis players of all levels including tennis clinics, cardio tennis, private lessons, an active kids and juniors program for youth ages 3-18, and USTA leagues for all levels. The Tennis Center facility also features a pro-shop which sells tennis clothing and apparel and provides services such as player matchups, ball machines and racket stringing. A highlight for members of the Tennis Center is the annual Member-Guest doubles tournament that takes place each fall and features a weekend of competitive matches, food, drinks and fun for the whole family. The Tennis Center has been ranked as one of the Top 50 Tennis Resorts by TennisResortsOnline.com.
After your match, stay for a meal at the outdoor café, the Center Court Bar and Grill, which offers a casual and sporty family ambiance. This restaurant features casual bar fare including some of the best burgers in the Caribbean!
The Tennis Center facility also includes a fitness center, which is located on the second floor of the tennis pro-shop. The fitness center features cardiovascular equipment such as treadmills and exercise bikes in addition to free weights and weight machines which will enable you to get a full-body workout. Membership in PAC also includes group exercise classes, including Pilates and water aerobics (sometimes at an additional fee).
For more information and court time reservations, contact the Tennis Club Pro-Shop: (787) 656-3025.
Palmas del Mar is a golfer’s paradise, featuring two championship 18-hole golf courses, the Palm and the Flamboyan, both with magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea. The Flamboyán Course, an 18-hole championship caliber course, allows players to experience the game through the eyes of acclaimed course architect Rees Jones. This course, considered one of the most prestigious golf courses in Puerto Rico, was named after the Flamboyan tree which you will see blooming red or gold throughout Palmas del Mar. The Flamboyan Course has been ranked as the second best course in Puerto Rico by Golf Digest. The Palm Course, designed by champion golfer Gary Player, will challenge your skills, while allowing you glimpses of Vieques and the Caribbean Sea from holes #14 and #16. Both courses feature tropical landscapes and breathtaking views, water hazards, strategic bunkers and undulating greens.
Additional features of the Golf Club include two practice greens, a driving range, a pro-shop, lessons from one of two golf pros, and a thriving Junior golf program.
The Clubhouse offers a marriage of resort and recreation, with approximately 40,000 square feet including the pro-shop, men’s and women’s member exclusive locker rooms, bag storage, and the members’ lounge. Dining options include a snack bar, the member’s lounge for casual fare, and the Palm Steakhouse which is open on the weekends for your dining pleasure.
Palmas Athletic Club (PAC) is the organization responsible for managing many of Palmas del Mar’s many wonderful amenities. When you join PAC, you have access to two eighteen hole golf courses, the largest tennis center in the Caribbean, a fitness center, the world-class Beach Club including a lap pool and kid’s water park, private members-only events, and much more! Membership in PAC currently costs $290 per month (plus tax) and signing up requires a one-year commitment.
Rancho Buena Vista, Palmas del Mar’s Equestrian Center, provides you with the opportunity to take in the beauty of Palmas del Mar from a unique vantage point. With 72 stables, the Rancho Buena Vista Equestrian Center, is the most complete in the Caribbean. Providing services for novices as well as experienced riders, Rancho Buena Vista is considered the best equestrian training facility in the Caribbean. The Regular Ride is most suitable for beginners and after a brief introduction, consists of a four-mile ride, which takes about an hour. For more advanced riders, an Advanced Trail Ride lasts about two hours and covers about six miles at a more rapid pace, including the possibility of riding on one of Palmas del Mar’s breathtaking beaches. Safety helmets are included and the fully bilingual guides will ensure you a comfortable and professional riding experience. Trail rides are available throughout the day, and special rides can be arranged upon request.
Be amazed as your children redefine school as paradise. The Palmas Academy was founded in 1992 by a group of parents and educators. The Palmas Academy is a private, non-profit organization that provides a pre-kinder to twelfth grade college preparatory program. The Palmas Academy is a co-educational, non-sectarian institution with English as the language of instruction, as well as an excellent Spanish curriculum. Instruction takes place in a modern facility, with a broad curriculum and many opportunities for extracurricular activities.
Breathtaking Caribbean views and unrivaled guest service can be found at the Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar hotel. Located in the heart of Palmas del Mar, just steps from the beach, this hotel offers superior amenities and convenient access to the best activities in Puerto Rico. Guests enjoy privileges at the Palmas Athletic Club facilities including the golf courses, tennis center and beach club. The hotel is conveniently located to many of Puerto Rico’s best attractions such as hiking in El Yunque, Fajardo’s bioluminescent bay, and Luquillo beach’s eclectic kioskos. In 2013, the Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar was awarded Trip Advisor’s 2013 Certificate of Excellence, further proving the Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar’s commitment to excellent service and an outstanding guest experience.
Absolute relaxation is the standard at the three-tiered infinity pool, fully equipped with a swim-up pool bar, Ginger’s, featuring the signature Ginger’s Passion Colada. Roll the dice at the on-site Vegas-style Casino or get a great workout in the 24-hour fitness room. Feel free to check email and get work done with free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and then enjoy a soothing glass of wine at Circles Wine Bar and Cellar. When it’s time for a delicious meal, look no further than Amalgama Restaurant, serving traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites with a Caribbean twist, followed by dessert at David’s Cookies. Those looking to host a tropical destination wedding or memorable event will want to take advantage of over 18,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, perfect for any occasion.
Many of the spacious 107 smoke-free guestrooms and suites feature premium bedding, 32″ flat panel televisions and their own furnished veranda or private balcony. For added comfort, upgrade to a junior suite featuring a living room area and larger bathroom, or experience the utmost in luxury in a one bedroom suite, complete with living room and sofa bed, spacious bathroom, and a bedroom with a king size bed.
Palmas del Mar offers a wide variety of watersports for the outdoor enthusiast. From deep sea fishing to snorkeling and scuba diving, Palmas del Mar has something for everyone. Try your hand at surfing on our famous surf beach located by the Beach Bohio Bar and Grill. Or take a day charter over to the beautiful island of Vieques, just fifteen miles from Palmas del Mar.
Some of the watersports service providers at Palmas Del Mar are:
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Palmas del Mar Dining Options
Palmas del Mar offers a variety of fine restaurants and casual dining to satisfy everyone’s tastes.
The fine and casual dining options include: