When I think of palm tree, it makes me feel serene and at peace with myself. The beach is portrayed in fashion to resemble a sense of calm and new beginnings. The ocean resembles something fresh and new as if something great clicks in your mind.
The palm trees are a solar symbol and possesses both female & male attributes. The female quality is the fruit it bears. The male quality is rising above.
In dream form, palm trees symbolize our rise over the struggle. Its a message of happiness of a higher order. It represents hope and peace. The beach represents the meeting your states of mind; the sand is your rational brain and the ocean is your irrational brain. The ocean in the dream when its calm produces positive results.
To me, paradise means living the lifestyle you have always dreamed of. The palm trees represent a lavish lifestyle, the carefee and relaxed life in the Bahamas.