Yeah, well, what can you do? My daughter was getting married and it was her choice. I bit the bullet because it wasn't about me. This will be our 4th trip to AC. The Culebra thing was because the ladies wanted a beautiful beach for a change. It was beautiful, but there was nothing else, and a beach can only take you so far. The food was disappointing, nothing I couldn't get in the states, and we had to take a car everywhere and travel in a pack. The diving was so-so but the snorkeling was very good. The guys caved on this location ONLY if we could go back to AC the following year. The women agreed, and afterwards spent a lot of time comparing Culebra to AC, with Culebra winning only on the beach issue. The girls now can't wait to get back to AC.
I've walked by the Palms a number of times, but never wandered through. The website really looks nice, and like I said, I would stay under a rock in AC if I had to.
Read your trip report on Utila. Girl, you have a gift.