Being able to kick back and relax enjoying the rolling waves and the tropical breeze is something we all need to take the time to do more of. Luckily, with a trip to Turks and Caicos, you can do that while also enjoying fine dining, live music, and a room made for a king.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are a fantastic destination for families, adventurers, lovers, and even business summits. With the right hotel, this incredible experience can become one that you will truly never forget.
To help find the perfect hotel for your next vacation, we are going to take a closer look at Turks and Caicos and the best hotels they have to offer.
What are the Turks and Caicos Islands?
Before we begin we should first cover just what the Turks and Caicos Islands are. Turks and Caicos is a territory made up of a chain of many small cays and islands just north-east of Cuba and only a short flight from both Miami and New York.
Many of the islands are still uninhabited, and most of the territory’s residents live on the island called Providenciales (Provo). The main island is also the location of most of the hotels and well-known attractions, but it is not the only place worth visiting.
A lot of the islands have great resorts and amenities, and all are home to diverse natural wildlife. (Its ecosystem is considered one of the most diverse on earth.) There are even a few shipwrecks that dot the coasts.
As far as general day-to-day, the islands are technically a British Overseas Territory, but the US dollar is used as the main currency, making for a unique mix. The primary language is an English-based creole so navigating around is relatively easy.
All in all, the Turks and Caicos Islands are a premier destination widely considered a hidden gem of Caribbean travel experiences.
Popular Hotels in Turks and Caicos
When you are planning your dream getaway to the turquoise waters of Turk and Caicos, you want an experience that is fantastic from check-in to check-out. While Expedia reviews are helpful, it can be challenging to get a quick list of your top options all in one place.
To this end, we have put together a list of hospitality establishments ranging from typical hotel stays, cabanas, and suites, as well as some all-inclusive Turks and Caicos resorts and luxury hotels. Regardless of which you choose, these are proven to be excellent places from which to enjoy the islands.
Sitting alongside the South Caicos shoreline, the Sailrock resort is one of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ premier destination. This hotel was named the Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island Resort for 2021, and it is continuing to expand and improve its offerings even as we speak (the Na Salt Spa is set to be coming in 2021).
Currently, guests enjoy a wide selection of amenities along with excellent dining options, secluded beaches, massages, spa cabanas, an infinity pool, and more. The entire location offers breathtaking views, as well as easy access to the beaches and local areas.
There are one or two-bedroom suites overlooking the ocean and villas for up to four guests. The villas give a private terrace with large glass doors that offer dramatic panoramic ocean views and allow you to spend the evening watching the sunset from the comfort of your room.
The Oasis is a 29 unit boutique hotel set into the peaceful Grace Bay Village with lush greenery, multiple swimming pools, and complimentary bikes to help you get around.
The hotel is very close to everything, and you are 5 min bike ride away from the grocery store and a ton of restaurants. The rooms are modern and clean, come with Wi-Fi and a mini-fridge.
Seven Stars Resort & Spa
Located on the oceanfront along the famous Grace Bay Beach (acclaimed by many as the best beach in the world), Seven Stars Resort & Spa is a fantastic hotel to take the sandals off and put your feet up at. They are known for their white-glove service, more refined dining, and the many nearby water activities.
The beachfront hotel also boasts a full-spa service, beachside massages, and couples massages thanks to its in-house world-class spa. Villa options are available if you are seeking more solitude than a typical hotel experience can provide.
Grace Bay Club
Enjoy the pool or take a stroll at sunset along the beach – this hotel is a time-honored classic of the islands.
This hotel located on Providenciales, is an iconic landmark of the area and retains all of its timeless glory. The Club also sits along Grace Bay beach and provides great access to all of the island’s best water sports and activities.
The Sands at Grace Bay
Another Grace Bay Beach hotel on Providenciales, this 114-suite luxury resort allows you to choose from smaller rooms to fully-equipped suites. The hotel’s grounds contain plenty of fine dining and has easy access to all of the best of Grace Bay Beach.
This is a very popular spot for wedding parties and larger events like meetings, and they cater well to these crowds with large meeting venue spaces for up to 60 people and with free Wi-Fi. As they say on their brochure, the “fine accommodations, onsite dining and complimentary amenities make us a fantastic choice for meetings on Providenciales.”
The Shore Club Turks & Caicos
Located on the more secluded Long Bay Beach near Providenciales’ town center, this hotel has four pools, a spa, three restaurants, and great accommodations. There are also beautiful views to enjoy from the resort as you partake in these amenities.
The Shore Club Turks & Caicos regularly wins awards for top hotels in the Caribbean, most recently the USA Today’s readers’ choice awards in 2019.
Villas are also available if you wish for even more privacy during your stay.
West Bay Club
This is another member of the Grace Bay Resort Group, which the Grace Bay Club was a part of. Just as with The Grace Bay Club hotel, this resort has fantastic oceanfront property, a lovely kitchen and bar, and provides a nice and “chill” atmosphere.
While the hotel itself is a bit more subdued than some of the other luxury options on the list, The West Bay Club still has plenty of luxury suite options, going all the way up to four bedrooms.
The Somerset on Grace Bay
New York-based designer Rosenberg Kolb designed the Somerset, and the pure suite and villa layout make you feel as if you are staying in your own beach house. Each room has a full kitchen with appliances, a refrigerator, as well as a fine marble bathroom. A spa, fitness center, and outdoor pool are also onsite.
The hotel also has options for casual and fine dining choices giving you plenty to choose from throughout the day. Some of the highlights include the lobster, raw bar and woodstone oven. They also have the island’s favorite conch (which the islands has a unique relationship with) and ceviche.
Lying farther to the west of Grace Bay, nearer to Grace Bay West is the Windsong resort. This hotel is built right up next to a reef, allowing you to snorkel and see amazing sea life without needing to charter a boat.
You can walk right outside your door and hang out with sea turtles and tropical fish within a few minutes. The hotel even provides complimentary snorkeling gear for guests.
The hotel’s accommodations include options for both rooms and studios as well as bungalow suites, multi-bedroom oceanfront suites, and non-oceanfront suites. All but the last have great views of the ocean. The space includes sophisticated interiors, solid dining, a boutique spa, a fitness center, and even a butler request station (concierge) to help you with anything you can think of.
Just down the beach, a bit more to the west from the Windsong, is the Wymara Resort.
This hotel is perhaps best known for its 7,000 square-foot infinity-edge pool. However, the Wymara also offers a great Asian fusion restaurant as well as a beachfront establishment nearby called Zest that is amazing. The Wymara can provide ideal accommodations for romantic couple getaways, as well as large groups of up to ten and can provide activities for both types of demographics.
The hotel offers a series of packages catered to their typical crowds. One example is the Detox and Reset package made to help you “Start your summer off right with complimentary fitness classes, fresh detox juice every morning, spa services, and more.”
There are a ton of fantastic hotels to choose from when you are looking amongst the Turks & Caicos. While the list we have provided should have given you more than enough fine hotels to choose from, there is that chance that you want even more options.
La Vista Azul is a great place located on Turtle Cove that is worth checking out, so is Ocean Club West, Villa Del Mar, the Royal West Indies Resort, and The Palms Turks -and these are all in the same Grace Bay area.
Located on the Atlantic side of Provo is the Shore Club Turks, while the Blue Haven Resort is on the north-eastern end near Mangrove Cay. Amanyara hotel is on the far western end of the island.
A good off-Providenciales option is Como Parrot Cay located on Parrot cay. A private island, it was a famous pirate stop-off in the Golden age of piracy.
Find the Right Hotel for You
Take the time to find the perfect spot to kick your shoes off. While any trip to the Turks & Caicos will be a great and memorable adventure, the right hotel can make this experience truly perfect.
Weigh your options, think about what you want out of your trip and find the options that fit exactly what you want out of your island escape hotel. Do they offer the right amenities? Excursion packages? A good location? Offer a family-friendly vibe? How important these factors are will ultimately be up to you.