Take a quick trip to the Turks & Caicos and warm your soul…and toes! Here are our favorite resorts for relaxing in the unique serenity, hospitality, and beauty of the islands
Amanyara (“peaceful place”) embraces pristine white sand beaches and turquoise waters ideal for water sports and diving enthusiasts. Comprised of contemporary pavilions and suites, plus fully serviced private villas ranging from three to six bedrooms, Amanyara provides the utmost privacy and tranquility. The restaurant, beach club, and bar serve Asian and island-inspired cuisine with ocean views or pool-side lounging salas for sunset watching. The New Nature Discovery Centre offers daily activities for guests of all ages to explore the resort’s natural wonders. World-class diving and snorkeling is just minutes away on Northwest Point Marine Park. Other activities include deep sea fishing, wind surfing, kayaking, tennis, and golf. The infinity pool, library, or sun loungers are ideal places to relax, as is The Spa, which features an array of treatments, including: massages, scrubs, wraps, yoga, and meditation.
COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
COMO Parrot Cay is a private island resort in the Turks and Caicos, with 1,000 unspoiled acres and a mile-long white beach. Beachside houses and villas have whitewash interiors and chic teak finishing, with many featuring plunge and infinity pools. The design is pared-back and sleek, with four-poster beds wrapped in soft white cottons that billow in the breeze. There are also very large residences available to rent, tucked away in secluded spots on the island but with full access to the resort’s many facilities.
Chefs serve casual lunches and dinners at the poolside Lotus restaurant and fine dining in Terrace restaurant, which features Mediterranean-style cuisine with an Asian twist. Guests can relax at COMO Beach Club, which looks over the ocean and serves cocktails created by expert mixologists. COMO Shambhala Cuisine is always available, with dishes focusing on energizing and organic ingredients. An emphasis on raw is combined with pan-Asian influences.
Wellness is nurtured at the multi-award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat, which offers yoga, pilates, and a range of holistic therapies. Daily complimentary yoga classes take place in a dedicated pavilion overlooking the island’s wetlands, with week-long yoga programs held throughout the year. For the actively inclined, there is a fully equipped gym, large swimming pool, a number of tennis courts, and excellent jogging routes. Water sports, diving, and island excursions complete the COMO Parrot Cay experience for families, honeymooners, and couples seeking impeccable service at one of the world’s leading beach resorts.
Wymara Resort and Villas, Formerly Gansevoort Turks + Caicos
A sleek boutique property unlike any other on the island, Gansevoort Turks + Caicos marries Caribbean cool with urban chic in a way that only New York’s hippest hotel mainstay can. Indulgence takes the front seat at this completely modern beachfront retreat, where every room boasts stunning ocean views. Grace Bay, often touted as one of the best beaches in the world, is quite literally in the backyard.
Grace Bay Club is located on the island of Providenciales at the western end of the Turks and Caicos archipelago. The resort is perched on 11 acres of immaculate beach with white powdery sand and turquoise blue water. The highlight of the island is beautiful 12-mile Grace Bay beach, where Grace Bay Club enjoys a prime beachfront location. Grace Bay Club is located 9 miles from Providenciales International Airport, a 15-minute drive by car.
Facilities and amenities at Grace Bay Club include several water sports activities, such as snorkeling, windsurfing, Hobie Cat sailboats, kayaks, three beautiful outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and canopied day beds located directly on the beach. Sailing, diving, and deep sea fishing excursions can also be organized. The resort also offers tennis, a 5,000 square foot full-service spa and fitness center, and access to golf at nearby Provo Golf and Country Club. Kids Town offers plenty of fun activities and excursions and a popular tree house. Several dining experiences are offered, including the highly-exclusive candle-lit dining on the beach, where the chef sits with you to customize menus to your personal taste. The resort also features the Caribbean’s longest bar stretching to the beach.
Other facilities include a business center and a personal concierge team fixated on making sure each guest is delivered a Caribbean handmade experience. As an all-suites resort, all accommodations are spacious and luxurious. The resort is situated in three sections. The Villas and The Estate are ideal for families, while the adults-only hotel facilities are reserved for guests age 16 and older. All suites are just steps off the beach, and all provide stunning ocean views. Amenities include spacious terraces, a separate bath and shower, air-conditioning, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and full American breakfast daily. Many suites have kitchens or kitchenettes.
The 72-suite The Palms resort is one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets. Located on the flawless white sands and sparkling sapphire waters of the Grace Bay Beach, this luxury resort offers maximum pampering and indulgence.
Enjoy exceptional luxury and comfort in the beautifully appointed suites. Oceanfront, ocean view, and garden view suites feature hand-tufted king bedding, full bath, private balcony/terrace, sitting area, full-size sleeper sofa, high speed Internet access, and cable television. Large, luxurious full-size suites are available with up to three bedrooms, all featuring a full kitchen with Viking appliances and a washer/dryer. Junior suites feature kitchenettes with garden/resort view only. Amenities include a 25,000 square foot spa, infinity pool, fitness center, non motorized water sports, tennis, and shopping boutiques. A dedicated children’s’ club provides fun and excitement for younger guests. Vacationing at this beachfront resort is truly a relaxing Caribbean retreat.
The Palms’ signature dining experience at Parallel 23, an award winning AAA 4-diamond restaurant, offers a special “al fresco” ambiance dining experience in a state-of-the-art display kitchen with a wood-burning oven complemented by an extensive wine selection, and delectable international and tropical cuisine featuring flavors and textures from around the world using organic, fresh, and local ingredients. During the day, you can enjoy a tranquil and peaceful time at the award winning 25,000 square foot spa with 17 treatment rooms featuring Sothys and Zents’ products, also offering beauty salon services such as manicure, pedicure, hair styling, makeup, and an extensive bespoke menu of signature and unique indigenous island treatments that promise rest and relaxation.
The Shore Club Turks and Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands are home to Providenciales’ newest resort, The Shore Club on Long Bay Beach, a premier destination for leisure travel, amazing getaways, and memorable events.
The 32-suite resort embodies a warm and inviting atmosphere enhanced by modern amenities, elegant suites, and penthouses. Situated on a lush nine-acre landscape, it features an incredible 820 feet of beachfront and unobstructed views of magnificent Long Bay Beach.
The Shore Club’s convenient location is only 10 minutes away from shopping, local restaurants, entertainment, and the world famous Grace Bay Beach, the location of The Palms, and only 15 minutes away from Providenciales International Airport.
West Bay Club is a luxury boutique oceanfront resort on the widest section of award-winning Grace Bay Beach, creating handmade experiences and memories to last a lifetime. Contemporary Caribbean luxury defines the accommodations at West Bay Club, and all studios and suites offer air conditioning, ceiling fans, direct dial telephones, 60 channel cable TV with DVD/CD players, surround sound, iPod docking stations, in-room safes, luxury linens, bathrobes, Elemis bath amenities, and hair dryers. West Bay Club offers a pool, fitness center, and spa. The resort’s signature restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while the Beach Bar and Restaurant features lunch daily, and other nearby dining options abound.
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