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Where to Stay With the increase in visitors to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), development has kept pace with the growing demands of those who make these islands their vacation destination. We have evolved with the goal of meeting the needs and fulfilling the tropical dreams of a variety of guests, travelling on almost every kind of budget, to this ideal Caribbean getaway. The Islands have managed to retain their quaint charm and provide endless opportunities for rest, relaxation and idyllic seclusion or, if desired, adventure and discovery. Though the Islands now boast a variety of resorts and hotels from which to choose, travellers who come to the TCI are promised an eternal escape from urban sprawl; visitors will always be able to find a private stretch of beach from which to watch their real-world stress float away on tranquil breezes, to the rhythm of Caribbean beats. Unlike our more developed neighbours, the TCI have been careful to retain the things that make our islands unique, while providing the kind of accommodations and attractions our guests expect. The TCI offers an exceptional range of accommo-dation for today’s discerning traveller. Our resorts are replete with five-star spas and fitness centres, infinity pools and the view of our beaches – consis-tently voted the world’s best. From decadent all-inclusives, to quaint inns, stunning boutique hotels and world-class luxury resorts, the adventurer who comes to these islands in search of a personalised Caribbean experience will be able to find it. Here’s a roundup of accommodation to help take the hassle out of planning your holiday. I VISIT www.WhereWhenHow.com -Click on >> WHERE TO STAY 34 • • • • • NOV/DEC/JAN/FEB 2017/2018 “Where When How -Turks & Caicos Islands”

Where To Stay

With the increase in visitors to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), development has kept pace with the growing demands of those who make these islands their vacation destination.

We have evolved with the goal of meeting the needs and fulfilling the tropical dreams of a variety of guests, travelling on almost every kind of budget, to this ideal Caribbean getaway. The Islands have managed to retain their quaint charm and provide endless opportunities for rest, relaxation and idyllic seclusion or, if desired, adventure and discovery.

Though the Islands now boast a variety of resorts and hotels from which to choose, travellers who come to the TCI are promised an eternal escape from urban sprawl; visitors will always be able to find a private stretch of beach from which to watch their real-world stress float away on tranquil breezes, to the rhythm of Caribbean beats.

Unlike our more developed neighbours, the TCI have been careful to retain the things that make our islands unique, while providing the kind of accommodations and attractions our guests expect.

The TCI offers an exceptional range of accommodation for today’s discerning traveller. Our resorts are replete with five-star spas and fitness centres, infinity pools and the view of our beaches – consistently voted the world’s best. From decadent all-inclusives, to quaint inns, stunning boutique hotels and world-class luxury resorts, the adventurer who comes to these islands in search of a personalised Caribbean experience will be able to find it.

Here’s a roundup of accommodation to help take the hassle out of planning your holiday

GUIDE TO RESORTS

PROVIDENCIALES ALL-INCLUSIVE

Beaches Resort & Spa

Fabulous all-inclusive family resort with a 45,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art water park. The resort is on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the 12-mile Grace Bay Beach. From couples to families to large groups, you will want for nothing. With four magnificent villages boasting the architecture and ambience of Italy, France, the Caribbean, and a Key West theme, this is the place if you want every detail to be taken care of for you. Seven pools, fourteen bars and 20 specialty restaurants equal endless exciting activities and a host of dining choices. Everyone from tots to tweens and teens is catered to with Sesame Street characters, the new XBox Play Lounge and a sizzlin' teen disco, all amidst some of the most gorgeous tropical scenery on the island.

Tel: 649-946-8000 Toll Free: 1-800-BEACHES www.beaches.com/main/tc/tc-home (See MAP #23)

PROVIDENCIALES

Caribbean Diamond Residences

Beautifully decorated condominiums ideal for couples, friends or families. Located in Leeward just moments from dining, shopping and entertainment, including the Casablanca Casino. Beautiful Grace Bay Beach is 250 metres away. Lounge poolside or spend the day on the beach. Each unit contains a kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer and cable TV.

Tel: 649-941-3088 Mobile: 649-231-4885 www.caribbeandiamondresorts.com (See MAP #95)

Gansevoort Turks + Caicos

An internationally reputable resort with branches in New York City and the Dominican Republic, Gansevoort’s T+C tropical branch has 91 guest rooms, including 32 suites and four penthouses. The interiors merge urban chic décor with Caribbean luxury. Clean, contemporary décor comprises interiors from studios to penthouse suites, with views that serve to enhance the entire Gansevoort experience. The award-winning spa ‘Exhale’ hosts a roster of specialised massages and sunset yoga, to name a few. Haven Boutique holds exotic and eclectic treasures. On-site restaurants include fine dining at Stelle, and the beach bar restaurant venue, Zest, offering Mediterranean dishes at lunch or dinner with spectacular sunsets. Enjoy DJs at Stelle Lounge & Bar on Friday nights.

Tel: 649-941-7555 Toll Free: 1-888-844-5986 www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com (See MAP #84)

Le Vele

Designed by Italian architect and designer Marcello Armani, Le Vele features two modern beachfront buildings, housing 22 beachfront suites. Located directly on Grace Bay Beach, each suite benefits from an ocean view and wrap-around balcony. The resort comes equipped with a gated entrance, fitness centre, elevator access, infinity pool and closed-in parking. Free WiFi and complimentary bicycle.

Tel: 649-941-8800 Toll Free: 1-888-272- 4406 www.leveleresort.com (See MAP #40)

The Lodgings

Literally minutes from the airport in downtown Providenciales, this newly opened 15- room hotel offers convenience for those stopping over or looking for a downtown location. Equipped with a freshwater pool, WiFi, gym and the popular local restaurant,Hole In The Wall. A shuttle service is available regularly to and from the airport.

Tel: 649-941-8107 (See MAP #72) www.hotelturksandcaicos.com

Ocean Club

Located on Grace Bay Beach across from Provo Golf Club. Ocean Club is an oceanfront condominium resort with 86 air-conditioned deluxe suites, from studios to threebedroom units. Includes two pools, tennis, fitness centre/massage, convenience store, watersports, and dive shop. The resort also boasts two restaurants: Opus and Cabana Beach Bar & Grill.

Tel: 649-946-5880 Toll Free: 1-800-457-8787 www.oceanclubresorts.com (See MAP #18)

Ocean Club West

The sister resort of Ocean Club, Ocean Club West, brings a central location and modern décor to its luxury beachside agenda. Elegantly appointed suites, from studios to four-bedroom units, large balconies with stunning ocean views. Artful, eco-friendly landscaping showcases the property. Freeform pool, watersports, dive shop, and a complimentary shuttle between the Ocean Club Resorts. Walk to all the Grace Bay shopping plazas. On-site restaurant: Solana!

Tel: 649-946-5880 www.oceanclubresorts. com/ocean-club-west-resort (See MAP #38)

The Palms Turks & Caicos

With 72 beautifully appointed two and three-bedroom suites, and eight fabulous three-bedroom penthouses, this uncrowded and spacious resort has received a multitude of accolades in past years. Occupying Grace Bay Beach, The Palms houses an infinity pool with Plunge Bar and beachside dining at 72ºWest, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre, award-winning spa, on-site shops, and a selection of watersports. The architecture is colonial-inspired, with a stunning European-style dome area comprising part of the garden, courtyard and terrace of Parallel23 restaurant and L’Attitude bar. The cuisine is Caribbean fused with Indian, Mexican and Moroccan influences, served on the romantically lit terrace.

Tel: 649-946-8666 Toll Free: 1-866-877-7256 www.thepalmstc.com (See MAP #55)

Point Grace Resort

Sporting 20th-century British colonial architecture with a touch of luxury and an intimate atmosphere, Point Grace is a leading boutique hotel in the Caribbean. There are 28 unique suites and penthouses ranging from one, two, three and four bedrooms, with facilities including an excellent spa and a selection of watersports and excursion services. Grace’s Cottage and Hutching’s are two highly acclaimed restaurants on-site, rounding off a brilliant choice for those after boutique-style colonial charm, local Caribbean food, and a Grace Bay Beach location.

Tel: 649-941-7743 Toll Free: 1-888-209-5582 www.pointgrace.com (See MAP #47)

Ports of Call Resort

Located in the heart of Grace Bay, this recently refurbished, affordable resort features 98 large studio rooms with flat-screen TVs, fridges and pull-out sofas, courtyard pool, hot tub, exercise room and poolside bar. The resort provides shuttle service to Grace Bay Beach, just 300 yards away. With restaurants, bars, a spa, hair salon, ice cream parlour, dive shop, cigar lounge and several gift and clothing stores next door at Shops of Ports of Call, you have all the amenities of a full-service resort.

Tel: 649-946-8888 Toll Free: 1-888-678-3483 www.portsofcallresort.com (See MAP #65)

Reef Residences at Grace Bay

An intimate retreat just steps away from Grace Bay Beach and the most popular snorkelling spot on the island. There are 24 one, two, and three-bedroom Bermudanstyled suites, fully equipped with kitchens and free WiFi. The resort benefits from a free-form swimming pool with Jacuzzi, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre and spa. Situated in an excellent location with proximity to the beach, snorkelling areas, bars and restaurants. Long-term rentals and condo sales available.

Tel: 649-941-3713 Real Estate Information: 1-800-532-8536 www.reefresidence.com (See MAP #33)

Royal West Indies Resort

The Royal West Indies Resort is a charming selection of 95 beachside condominiums. Occupying a central location on Grace Bay Beach, it’s a short distance away from the main shops and fine dining restaurants. Suites range from studios, to one and twobedroom suites, with several view options: oceanfront or botanical. The on-site poolside restaurant and bar Pelican Bay, offers classic Caribbean cuisine within a casual setting. A spa with treatments from the well-known Spa Tropique, as well as access to watersports, two swimming pools and a hot tub.

Tel: 649-946-5004 Toll Free: 1-800-332-4203 www.royalwestindies.com (See MAP #36)

Seven Stars Resort & Spa

Ranging from 165 one to four-bedroom suites, Seven Stars Resort & Spa is a large complex situated on a very central area of the sought-after Grace Bay beachfront. With all the grandeur and luxury you’d expect from a large resort, Seven Stars has received numerous accolades with suites equipped with gorgeous finishes, spacious terraces and ocean or garden views. The award-winning spa offers an extensive menu of restorative treatments, from specialised massages to sunset yoga. Other facilities include a fitness centre, complimentary watersport activities, The Deck restaurant serving Caribbean cuisine with stunning ocean views, and the elegant Seven restaurant.

Tel: 649-941-7777 Toll Free: 1-866-570-7777 www.sevenstarsgracebay.com (MAP #16)

The Shore Club on Long Bay

The latest addition to the Hartling Group’s Resort Collection, The Shore Club marks the opening of the highly anticipated first-ever resort on Long Bay Beach. With superior design and technology in a resort setting, it features luxury condos with four swimming pools, three restaurants, a spa and wellness centre. With phase two already underway, the uber-luxury private villas occupy 7,800 sq. ft. with six bedrooms, a private courtyard, swimming pool, and access to resort amenities, all within an excellent beachfront location.

Tel: 649-339-8000 Toll Free: 888-808-9488 www.theshoreclubtc.com (See MAP #62)

Sibonné Beach Hotel

An intimate, utterly charming two-storey hotel, located on a peaceful part of Grace Bay Beach. Rooms come in five types: courtyard, balcony ocean view, premier ocean view, oceanfront and beach apartment. The smallscale collection of 30 rooms means guests are brought closer to the beach, with the popular oceanfront Bay Bistro restaurant.

Tel: 649-946-5547 Toll Free: 1-888-570-2861 www.sibonne.com (See MAP #14)

The Tuscany

This luxury resort features an Italian-inspired courtyard, large pool, a fully equipped gym and proximity to Provo Golf Club and popular restaurants. All 21 suites are oceanfront with panoramic ocean views and an openplan living area. Fully screened porches, barbecue grills, lit tennis courts, spa treatments and pre-arrival grocery shopping, are just a few of the resort’s on-site amenities.

Tel: 649-941-4667 Toll Free: 1-866-359-6466 www.thetuscanyresort.com (See MAP #69)

The Venetian

Elegant and sophisticated, The Venetian Resort is located on the east end of Grace Bay Beach, across the road from Provo Golf Club. A collection of 27 one, two and threebedroom luxury suites and penthouses are available, with a large kitchen and screenedin terrace, complete with ocean views. The resort houses a state-of-the-art fitness centre, lit tennis courts and a swimming pool with a jet tub. Opus, Cabana Beach Bar & Grill and Fairways are nearby restaurants.

Tel: 649-941-3512 Toll Free: 1-866-242-0969 www.thevenetiangracebay.com (See MAP #69)

Villa Renaissance Beach Resort

A private collection of one, two, and three oceanfront bedroom rental suites and poolside one and two-bedroom rental suites, comprise this centrally located resort. The resort grounds house a poolside bar, fitness room, lit tennis court and a mosaic-tiled swimming pool, along with occupying a flawless section of Grace Bay Beach. Elegant external décor styled in creams and pastel blues with palatial arches and quaint shutters. Convenient proximity to the island’s main shopping and restaurant area.

Tel: 646-431-8899 (See MAP #90) www.villarenaissancebeachresort.com

The Windsong

Situated on 450+ feet of oceanfront on Grace Bay Beach, these 53 spacious one to four-bedroom suites range from studios to penthouses. The penthouse with a rooftop terrace is a notable standout, benefiting from 360 degree views of the island, a Jacuzzi, barbecue and uninterrupted privacy. On-site facilities house a fitness centre, oceanfront pool and the newly built Drift spa, with JoJo’s poolside café and Dune restaurant. One of the most popular snorkelling spots on the island can be found just off the beachfront.

Toll Free: 1-800-946-3766 (See Map #33) www.windsongresort.com

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