Everyone is talking about Palace Resort's first foray into the Caribbean, The Grand Bay Palace St. Thomas. Formerly the Renaissance, the property has always been known for its lovely views of Smith Bay and, for groups, its convenient location just nine miles from the airport. The resort features 290 cabana-style rooms, most with balconies overlooking the ocean, and 5,645 square feet of meeting space, again, with many rooms with their own terraces. Palace, which has a growing reputation among planners with six Mexican resorts, also brings its all-inclusive packaging to the mix. For more, visit www.palaceresorts.com/Resorts/GBP/Index.asp.