I have several palm trees here on our farm in northern Brazil.
At least the leaves are easy to pick up, no raking. Usually when you are in a deep sleep a coconut smacks the ground with a thud.
Piece of advice: If the man who buys your coconuts isn't sitting under the shade of the tree, you shouldn't be either. We have had a gardener hit on the head by just a small one, about the size of an egg. This was also the size of the bump on his head.
They give our property a tropical feel as do the banana trees.
Tropical yes, sexy no.