Turks and Caicos is often named among the world’s very best islands, with its main hub stunning Providenciales. It’s home to what’s often called the world’s most beautiful stretch of sands, Grace Bay Beach, along with and a lengthy barrier reef bringing outstanding diving and snorkeling opportunities, though there many other spectacular places here too. For the ultimate Turks and Caicos escape, be sure to book one of these top hotels and resorts.
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If you’re looking for a lavish secluded stay focused on health and wellness rather than drinking around the pool, it would be hard to find better than COMO Parrot Cay. Located on Parrot Cay, accessed by boat from Providenciales, it is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Turks and Caicos. Its two onsite restaurants offer nutritious menus featuring Caribbean flavors with most produce grown organically on the property. Half- and full-board meal plans are available, neither of which include alcohol, and there’s also a fitness center with on-call personal trainers, Pilates and yoga classes. Non-motorized water sports are included as well.
If exploring the vibrant underwater world that surrounds the islands is on the top of your list, Windsong Resort, located right on the beach just steps from the best snorkeling along Bight Reef, may be ideal. The property offers plenty in the way of amenities too, including a glass-enclosed pool, restaurant and lounge. Accommodation is especially impressive, with the oceanfront suites featuring fully-equipped kitchens, marble bathrooms, 10-foot ceilings and ultra-comfy pillow-top beds.
Beaches Turks and Caicos is located along Grace Bay on Providenciales Island. It’s an ideal choice for families with its wide variety of room options, including villas that overlooking the aquamarine sea and endless list of things to do. It hosts six swimming pools, a huge water park, spa complex and shopping center. There are 20 different restaurants and a dozen bars, including swim-up options, to choose from. Meals and drinks, land and water sports, including unlimited diving, are all part of the all-inclusive package.
Formerly known as Gansevoort Turks, the recently rebranded Wymara Resort is a luxury option that provides an ideal blend of relaxation and fun. Set along the most private western end of Grace Bay Beach, guests can look forward to sailing or diving into the azure waters, dining on mouthwatering island fare in the beachfront gourmet restaurant, sipping drinks at the beach bar, pampering in the spa and relaxing on the pristine powdery soft sands or around the infinity pool. A wide range of room options are available, all featuring at least a partial ocean view and standards like large terraces, Bose iPod docking stereos, LCD TVs and free Wi-Fi.
A stone’s throw from Grace Bay Beach, The Palms is often named among or at the top of the Caribbean’s most luxurious resorts. Its pool bar is a popular place to be, featuring a beautiful Serpentine infinity pool. The Plunge Bar and Restaurant has innovative in-water seating booths that allow guests to dine on Caribbean gastronomic delights without ever leaving the water. Refreshing cocktails are available throughout the day. The resort also hosts an award-winning spa and fitness complex, water sports and extra-spacious suites and penthouses with kitchens.
If you’re looking for an adult-only retreat that offers relaxation and adventure, book one of the rooms or two-floor bungalows at Club Med Turkoise. A beautiful white sandy beach sits in the back, and guests can enjoy a long list of activities on land and water, including trapeze and diving sessions. There are two restaurants on site offering local and international fare, including an open-air bar and restaurant for dining with jaw-dropping sea views. Live entertainment is hosted nightly.
The luxurious Amanyara Resort is nestled between protected wilderness and the western shoreline of Providenciales. Accommodation is in ultra-luxe villas that are surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation and wildlife, or spectacular water pavilions, some of which lead to outdoor showers or private pools. It’s all about relaxation here, from the beach dotted with oversized loungers and shady umbrellas to the spa, an “oasis within an oasis,” with treatment pavilions spread over reflecting pools featuring everything from massage to water treatments and body wraps. Enjoy outdoor yoga sala with free morning yoga daily a Pilates studio and upscale dining, indoors or on the cove, with Caribbean dishes made with locally grown ingredients.
This luxurious all-suite resort truly offers something for everyone and is one of the best resorts in Grace Bay. It is divided into three sections along the beachfront: the adults-only Hotel, the family-friendly Villa Suites and the ultra-luxe Estate, a private resort within the resort. Nearly all units come with a kitchenette or kitchen that includes granite counters and stainless steel appliances, while large terraces or balconies with loungers provide an ideal place for gazing out at the jaw-dropping Caribbean view. There are multiple dining and drinking options, three stunning pools, a fabulous spa and kids’ programs that include excursions like kayak tours and onsite arts and crafts, although the star of the show is the 1,100-foot-long stretch of powdery white sands.
Set along the more secluded Long Bay Beach, the boutique Shore Club is one of the newest properties in Turks and Caicos. it offers condo-style rooms, all of which come with three bedrooms, making it ideal for groups of friends or families. It hosts four swimming pools, including a main pool with colonnades, cabanas and basket swings that serves as the property’s focal point, an infinity edge adult-only pool, a family-friendly pool with a swim-up bar and a lap pool in the fitness center. Guests can also take advantage of three restaurants, three bars, the Dune Spa and a kids’ club.