Amazingly to me, the front desk at the hotel could not immediately answer my question about the trees lining the walkways. I was surprised that they were bare! For some reason I thought that only occurred up North. Turns out that they are Crape Myrtles and are bare here from January through April. What a display they must be for the tourists arriving when they are in full bloom. But even now their bark provides interest.
And then there are the dramatic palms! I watched as the landscape workers replaced one in a day!! Its fronds are still tied up and I am surmising that this gives the tree a chance to settle in before it is affected by winds. (Can you imagine if it toppled into the pool?)