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THE GANSEVOORT T+C RESORT able for rent in the Turks and Caicos Islands, share common characteristics: salt-treated swimming pools, beachfront loca-tion or proximity to a beach access, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and security. If you choose to rent a car, finding a grocery store or other amenities usually covered by resorts is no trouble. Our islands are small and easy to navigate, and if you prefer to use a taxi, one of many reliable drivers are at hand to pick you up, take you anywhere you wish and return you to your villa safe and sound. Simply stated, private villas and guesthouses put you in control of your own time and space. By combining communal and private space under one roof; villas adopt a casual family-style affair. Autonomous flexibility allows you to tailor your timetable 24/7 to suit your needs, as well as relish home com-forts like cooking and playing games. You may be located on a secluded section of beach, hidden up top in a hillside villa, at a local’s luxurious home, or one of their holiday properties. Due to the nature of residing in the local environment there’s an authenticity that fulfils the ‘home away from home’ many seek when abroad. Resorts & Boutique Hotels Resorts take logistics and planning out of your holiday agen-da. They combine comfort and convenience into what many visitors deem necessary criteria for that precious holiday wind down. The ‘ready-made’ R&R is achieved by doorstep amenities like swimming pools, poolside bars, restaurants, a gym, spa, 24-hour concierge and taxi service. Providenciales resort market is seeing an increase in all-inclusive packages, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds; hassle-free service should you want to stay in, and an informative free advice 24 hour concierge should you want to go out. At the time of writing, Beaches Resort & Spa is currently the largest all-inclusive resort on the island, offering an impressive range of facilities spanning the award-winning Red Lane spa, 20 gourmet restaurants, fitness centres, and retails shops. Stores include the popular Columbian Emeralds International, apparel and souvenir boutiques, and candy stores for the kids. If you’re a dive enthusiast, Beaches Resort & Spa is home to the Caribbean’s largest PADI certification programme, as well as providing access to a wealth of land and watersports, from Hobie Cat sailing to beach volleyball, kayaks and paddleboards. Architecturally, every resort has their own style and atmos-phere, and opting to stay in one has two instant benefits: height, with multi-levels allowing stunning views of the ocean, and spacious grounds, which max out the beauty of TCI’s natu-ral surroundings using luxury amenities like beachside restau-rants, romantic pavilions overlooking the ocean at sunset, and secluded spas in private cottages by the sea. A popular draw to resorts is the large sense of security, generated by enclosed grounds and knowledgeable concierge at hand 24-hours a day. Boutique hotels offer varying amounts of the same kind of service offered by resorts. Small and stylish, they are made up • • • • • 55 Visit the Turks & Caicos Islands at SUMMER 2017

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