Published December 16, 2012
With the motto “Beautiful by Nature,” it’s no wonder that Turks and Caicos' tourism focuses on the islands’ quiet, natural beauty. A 37-mile chain of islands, Turks and Caicos radiates a particular Caribbean-ness, with dreamy blue waters, golden beaches, excellent snorkeling, and bioluminescent glow worms lighting up the water at night. We’ve found just the spot to stay for almost every kind of traveler, so whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or want to take the kids along, Oyster has a hotel for you. Check them out below!
Hotel for Couples: Point Grace
Beach at Point Grace
Its remote location on the point of the beautiful, 12-mile Grace Bay beach makes this hotel the perfect place for couples to escape. Property highlights include a lovely, tranquil pool, personal beachfront service, a small but spectacular spa, and one of the Providenciales’ most romantic dinner spots.
Hotel for Families: Seven Stars Resort
Kids Club at the Seven Stars Resort
Not only does the hotel have a large pool, free water sports (like sailing and kayaking), and two lighted tennis courts, the excellent kids club includes a large playground and a clubhouse filled with toys, video games, a pool table, and a dress-up closet.
Hotel for Foodies: The Alexandra Resort and Spa
Mango Reef Restaurant at The Alexandra Resort and Spa
Located on the beach, Alexandra’s Mango Reef restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and Caribbean flavors, and is known throughout Turks & Caicos for its beachside dining and affordable plates (for the area).
Hotel for Luxury Travelers: Parrot Cay and COMO Shambhala Retreat
Pool at the Parrot Cay and COMO Shambhala Retreat
Accessed via a 30-minute boat ride from Providenciales, this 1,000-acre all-inclusive resort on a private island is the definition of tranquility. With an incredible infinity-edge pool, world-renowned COMO Shambhala spa, waterfront Balinese-style villas, doting service, and more than three miles of pristine beaches, it’s easily one of the most luxurious options in the Caribbean.
Hotel for Value Travelers: Sands at Grace Bay
Beach at Sands at Grace Bay
Located at the center of Grace Bay, the 114-room Sands at Grace Bay offers solid amenities — a fitness center, a nice restaurant, two pools, and a long stretch of oceanfront — at attractive rates.