Turks and Caicos
Hotels in Turks and Caicos
Most hotels in Turks and Caicos are on Providenciales (Provo to locals), and range from the romantic to the family-friendly. You'll choose among straight-up hotel rooms, spacious and secluded villas, and uber-modern condos in the middle of the action. Consider tacking on experiences such as a private dinner for two on the beach at sunset, or snorkeling alongside an expert to spot colorful sea creatures. And be sure to inquire about amenities such as clubhouses for kids or quiet, adults-only pools. Some of the best hotels in Turks and Caicos:
Amanyara (Northwest point, Provo)—Expect an Eastern aesthetic, flawless service, and private pavilions at the Aman brand's stunning island outpost.
Ganzevoort Turks & Caicos (Grace Bay, Provo)—Three gleaming-white buildings housing 91 chic rooms front the white-sand beach of Grace Bay; be sure to take a dip in the infinity pool.
The Veranda (Grade Bay, Provo)—Details such as gingerbread trim and a picket fence make this luxury resort feel more like small-town getaway—but with big brand amenities such as beach access, a kid's program, and three pools.
Turks and Caicos has long been one of the pricier destinations in the Caribbean, so the value-focused Ocean Club Resorts is a breath of fresh sea air.
Dr. Swati—resident ayurvedic doctor and Reiki master—focuses on “releasing negative emotions.” That could mean a change of diet, beachside yoga, or a daily deep-tissue massage.
Even among Turks and Caicos’ top-notch properties, this romantic all-suite resort stands out. Planted in the middle of Grace Bay Beach, its 107 rooms—plush cocoons with marble bathrooms, L’Occitane amenities, and Nespresso machines—are the largest on the islands.
This all-inclusive on beach-blessed Providenciales (the most populated of the 40 Turks and Caicos islands, just a 100-minute flight from Miami) is full of gleeful parents who can’t quite believe that they’re on vacation with their kids and things are going well.
The Gansevoort, steps from the prized white sand of Grace Bay beach, exudes a confident sense of cool: guests recline on extra-wide chaise longues or on one of the “floating islands” that punctuate the infinity-edged blue-tiled pool, all to the sound track of Caribbean-inspired lounge music.
Agency: Villas and Apartments Abroad
Set on the grounds of the island's exclusive Parrot Cay resort, Bruce Willis's six-acre oceanfront compound has a five-bedroom main residence (with two detached guest suites) and two three-bedroom guest villas.
This Rosenberg Kolb–designed resort—which fronts the powdery white-sand beach of Grace Bay—has a European façade and offers three villa types ranging from one to five bedrooms.
Christie Brinkley's home here is said to be just one of 18 of the star's properties (many of them in the Hamptons).
Point Grace, a 28-room oceanfront boutique hotel, sits at the tip of Grace Bay on the northern coast of the island Providenciales. The location within the Princess Alexandra National Park includes a protected marine reserve.
Keith Richards's estate is one of the multimillion-dollar private residences at Parrot Cay—and it's his favorite place to relax. It lies on nearly two acres of beachfront property and has three bedrooms, all with ocean views and claw-foot bathtubs.
Amanyara—meaning "peaceful place"—is a resort of more than 20 villas and 40 pavilions in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The elegant 72-suite Regent Palms sits on Grace Bay Beach and adjoins approximately a dozen acres of manicured gardens.