We review the best luxury hotels and resorts in Turks & Caicos, including Amanyara, Ambergris Caye, Beach Enclave Villas, Grace Bay Club, Parrot Cay, Regent Palms, The Sands at Grace Bay, The Shore Club Turks and Caicos, Turks & Caicos, West Bay Club.
The Turks & Caicos Islands are famous among seasoned travelers for their crystal clear turquoise seas, white sand beaches, unspoiled Caribbean tranquility, and unquestionably some of the best luxury hotels in the Caribbean.
Only 575 miles southeast of Miami, the Turks & Caicos Islands are made up of an archipelago of eight major islands along with many picturesque cays. The islands are relatively flat, covering 193 square miles, and only eight of the islands are inhabited. On the north side, facing the Atlantic Ocean, rests a long barrier reef that protects the islands while providing superlative vistas for scuba diving and many other water activities.
The Turks & Caicos have long maintained a cordial relationship with the British Crown. In fact, the island nation became a British Commonwealth Colony in 1962. The country retains a distinctly British flair and is now officially termed an Independent Overseas Territory.
The highlight of the Turks & Caicos is the island of Providenciales, which features the stunningly beautiful 12-mile Grace Bay Beach, dotted by boutique Caribbean hotels, top luxury resorts, upscale vacation homes, and condominiums.
Turks & Caicos benefit from a pleasant climate with low humidity and breezy offshore winds. The main island of Providenciales is especially temperate and comfortably dry year-round. Temperatures average in the mid-70s in winter and mid-80s in summer.
On the north shore of the island, near Grace Bay, you will find some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, as well as a long and thriving coral reef, rich in aquatic life. This section of the Turks & Caicos is also home to Grace Bay Club, one of the top luxury resorts in the Caribbean. On the far western end lies the pristine and unspoiled Malcolm’s Beach, just adjacent to the magnificent, 5 Star Amanyara Resort.
Thirty-five minutes away by speedboat is Parrot Cay. This 1000-acre island now hosts the ultra-luxurious and very private vacation hideaway Parrot Cay Resort and Spa.
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It is no secret that Aman Resorts is one of my favorite luxury hotel brands and Amanyara is certainly one of the best luxury hotels in the world. You can also read our review of Aman Canal Grande Venice and take a look at Amanera in the Dominican Republic.
You will find some of the best beaches in the world on Turks and Caicos Islands, and Amanyara resort is located along the pristine reefs of Northwest Point Marine National Park, acclaimed for some of the world’s best wall and reef diving. As you would expect from an Aman hotel, Amanyara feels ultra-exclusive and offers a slick escape of silvery-topped pavilions, chic teak terraces, and shaded loungers centered on a huge infinity pool designed using volcanic rock with a conical bar. The overall feel is Asia in the Caribbean with a Zen and peaceful feel, many miles away from the jolly and colorful resorts on islands like Jamaica.
Entry to Amanyara, one of the best luxury resorts in the Caribbean, is through a grand reception pavilion that opens before a formal reflecting pond that is landscaped with picturesque trees. The impressive pond is framed by the library and boutique on one side across from a dining room and terrace on the other. The terrace offers you sweeping views of the half-mile white sand beach.
Amanyara’s pavilions or rooms are identically designed with natural materials and platform king-sized beds, decked terraces, and atmospheric slatted shutters. The only choice you need to make is the position of your pavilion (or room). Pavilions are located either inland, bordered by tranquil ponds with timber sun decks over the water or they are oceanfront with views out to sea and paths down to the shoreline. Some of the inland pavilions feature private pools. All Pavilions have three-sided glass walls that slide away to leave the room open to cooling breezes and feature a combined bedroom and living room separated from the bathroom area by a decorative wooden screen. You will find freestanding bathtubs in the bathrooms and a rain shower.
For larger groups, there are 18 Villas comprised of three-bedroom pavilions overlooking one of the resort’s ponds. Bedroom pavilions are centered around a swimming pool, and close by are two pavilions for lounging and dining. Each Villa is staffed with maids, and transportation is provided within the resort by way of a complimentary golf cart.
The cuisine on offer in the Dining Room includes a bountiful selection of Asian and Mediterranean fare with an emphasis on seafood from around the Turks & Caicos. Just beyond the Dining Room, leading to the swimming pool, is the Lounge. Amanyara’s famous Lounge includes a central service bar with the unique feature being a number of oversized lounging day beds positioned around the perimeter.
Located on a dune above the southern end of the sweeping, powdery white sand beach is the Beach Club, providing informal dining throughout the day. You can return to the Beach Club’s intimate and informal area for beach barbeques in the evenings.
The pool is a great feature of this luxury hotel. Lined with timber decking, Amanyara’s infinity pool is a 50m pool that sparkles by day and becomes a star-speckled mirror by night. With views of the Atlantic (February to April, you can spot migrating humpback whales), this pool is surrounded by loungers and is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset. Beyond this, the Amanyara private beach is a half-mile-long stretch of powdery soft white sands sprinkled with oversized loungers. To the South, you will find rocky inlets and sandy coves.
The Fitness Centre includes a fully-equipped gym next to two tennis courts that feature flood-lighting for professional nighttime play. Other activities include scuba diving, beach watersports, snorkeling, and fishing. Don’t forget to sample the spa treatments provided by Amanyara’s team of highly skilled therapists. Golf enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that the Providenciales Golf Club is located a short 30-minute drive from Amanyara and is rated amongst the top 10 courses in the Caribbean.
2. Parrot Cay, a COMO Shambhala Resort
Parrot Cay, a COMO Shambhala Resort in Turks and Caicos, is located 25 minutes by speedboat from Providenciales, on a private, secluded island. Parrot Cay’s topography slopes up from the ocean to a ridge along the center of the island, whose elevation is about 50 feet.
Crystal clear turquoise waters surround its 3.2 miles of white sand beaches. Groves of cactus and thickly entwined scrub, and spreading mangroves and wetlands accent the beauty of this island’s 1,000 secluded acres.
The traditional colonial decor mixes four-poster beds with lavish white fabrics. 58 Rooms comprise of 20 Gardenview Rooms, 22 Ocean Rooms, 4 Oceanview Suites, 6 One Bedroom Beach Houses with heated private plunge pools, 3 detached One Bedroom, Beach Villas with private heated plunge pools and shower garden, 2 Two-Bedroom Beach Villa with private swimming pools, and one Three Bedroom Villa with 2 en-suite shower gardens a private swimming pool.
The main infinity pool overlooks the boats and is perched on the beachfront. It is surrounded by white-cushioned loungers, tropical vegetation, and day-bed pavilions. There’s also a beach bar by the pool for your Caribbean cocktails.
For absolute privacy, reserve a residence tucked away from the main resort. The island’s two restaurants serve gourmet dishes, including organic, healthful COMO Shambhala cuisine.
3. Grace Bay Club Turks and Caicos
Perched on 11 acres of immaculate beachfront, the world-renowned Grace Bay Club Turks and Caicos was the first luxury all-suite hotel in Turks and Caicos, offering guests haven for uninterrupted relaxation.
The Resort offers an adults-only hotel area with a private restaurant, bar, and swimming pool; family-friendly Villas with their own restaurant bar and pool. In addition, there are the uber-luxe Estate condominium residences which each enjoy a corner position with breathtaking views from wraparound terraces.
Grace Bay Club has developed a comprehensive children’s program that ensures its youngest guests will have an enjoyable and memorable experience. Among the specially designed children’s activities offered on-site are Hobie cat sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, beachcombing, beach barbeques and picnics, sandcastle competitions, beach Olympics, beach soccer and football, and our very own Robinson Caruso-style Treehouse.
Grace Bay Club offers 100 chic daybeds on the beach and around the adult and family-friendly pools. Beach service is inclusive of chilled water, towels, and thirst-quenching fresh fruit or sorbet.
Grace Bay Club’s 5,000-square foot Anani Spa pampers guests with Euro-Asian spa treatments and massages. The Spa, featuring Elemis products, is comprised of six treatment rooms, a manicure/pedicure room, a couples’ treatment room, alfresco showers, men’s and lady’s lockers, steam rooms, a waiting room, and a relaxation room. There are two luxury full-service spa tents for beachfront treatment and relaxation. Positioned just feet from the Grace Bay shore, guests can enjoy a multitude of spa treatments in an open-air environment.
Grace Bay prides itself on its commitment to delivering exceptional culinary experiences to its guests. Beach dining is no exception. For the ultimate in beach dining, guests can enjoy dinner by candlelight on the gorgeous Grace Bay beach. Feel the warm and powdery sand between your toes as you enjoy the cool sounds of the lapping waves. Tables are decorated in fine-dining style and adorned with tiki torches and beach bonfires.
Grace Bay Club also houses the World’s first Infiniti edge bar stretches 90 feet to the shores of Grace Bay Beach. Voted “Best Beach Bar” by Travel and Leisure, this sophisticated venue offers full restaurant service allowing guests to dine under shaded umbrellas with waves lapping at their feet.
The only gourmet oceanfront restaurant on Providenciales. Anacaona is the resort’s signature open-air restaurant specializing in fresh ingredients, modern presentation, and global influences. The ambiance of this adult-only 130-seat restaurant reflects the native heritage that inspired its name.
4. Grace Bay Private Villa Collection
The Private Villa Collection is a compilation of some of the Turks & Caicos Islands’ finest freestanding private beachfront villas, paired with the exceptional service and world-class resort amenities offered by Grace Bay Club to deliver an unsurpassed Island experience.
This is luxury without compromise, as The Private Villa Collection offers all the comforts of a personal, multi-million dollar oceanside residence with the superlative amenities of our uber-luxe resort. Each villa is a showcase of stunning residential architecture and exquisite amenities. The villas are situated directly upon the beach with private pools and expansive indoor/outdoor living space.
5. Regent Palms
The 72-suite Regent Palms on the island of Providenciales is recognized as one of the best luxury hotels in Turks and Caicos and one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets.
Located in Turks and Caicos, just steps away from the flawless white sands and sparkling sapphire waters of the Grace Bay Beach, this resort is ranked as one of the most beautiful in the world. This luxury hotel offers maximum pampering and indulgence.
Boundless ocean views from stylishly-appointed rooms and suites ensure peace and tranquility, while world-class amenities, including a 25,000 square foot spa and state-of-the-art infinity pool, promise rest and relaxation. A well-equipped Fitness Centre, together with water sports and tennis, cater to more active guests and a dedicated children’s club provides fun and excitement for younger guests.
6. The Sands at Grace Bay
An all-suite resort, The Sands at Grace Bay offers a spectacular, central beachfront location on Grace Bay Beach, awe-inspiring views and beautifully-appointed accommodations. Within a 6-acre Caribbean plantation-style setting, The Sands at Grace Bay comprises 114 suites in six three-story buildings. It is embraced by lush, pristine tropical landscaping and is located on Grace Bay’s 12-miles of powdery white sand known as Grace Bay Beach.
7. The Shore Club Turks and Caicos
Defined by a spirit of relaxation and adventure, The Shore Club resort brings an exclusive Turks and Caicos resort experience to the most sought-after stretch of Providenciales: Long Bay Beach, a stunning, secluded beach minutes away from Provo’s town center. An indulgent spa, four pools, three restaurants, luxurious accommodations, and breathtaking views elevate the resort beyond paradise.
Pamper your family in an opulent suite or reserve a spacious Junior Suite for a romantic couples getaway. The Shore Club’s thoughtfully luxury suites and rooms boast hand-selected natural materials and furnishings inspired by their island environment.
8. West Bay Club
Wymara Resort and Villas Turks + Caicos offers a Caribbean hideaway and is part of Virtuoso hotels so we offer clients extra free benefits here if you book via our luxury travel concierge. Set amidst the azure waters of the Caribbean on the island of Providenciales, or Provo as it is known to the locals, Wymara Resort and Villas Turks + Caicos is an elegant retreat located on 400 feet of pure white sand.
Views of the iconic Grace Bay Beach welcome guests into a dramatic open-air lobby leading directly out to a 7,000 square-foot infinity-edge pool. Slip into the relaxing rhythm of Providenciales and enjoy the sophisticated cuisine at the award-winning Asian fusion restaurant, Stelle. Explore beachfront dining at Zest day or night for local specialties while dining al fresco.
9. Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye is a private island a 20-minute flight from Providenciales (PLS) and about 600 miles southeast of Miami. The island sits on the southeast corner of the string of Turks and Caicos Islands that surround the world-famous Caicos Banks, whose shallow turquoise blue waters and surrounding reefs are so brilliant that they can be seen from space.
Ambergris Caye is part of the Turks and Caicos Collection, which comprises 4 luxury all-inclusive resorts. In addition to the private island of Ambergris Cay, there are 3 resorts on the island of Providenciales: Blue Haven Resort, Alexandra Resort, and, for adults-only, the boutique Beach House.
Ambergris Cay guests are welcome to “island hop” with a pre-or post-stay experience at one of their sister resorts, and complimentary roundtrip private air transfers from Providenciales International Airport in Turks and Caicos (PLS) is provided for guests staying at Ambergris Cay.
Ambergris Cay Resort offers beautiful villa accommodations with impeccable service, dining, and amenities. The resort features a low-density design, with a restaurant and spa. Small roads connect the island, and silent golf carts are the main means of transport.
Just 10 suites sit on white sands and offer one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. These rooms are undoubtedly some of the most luxurious in the Caribbean. Each bungalow has a heated pool, a wraparound terrace with lounge chairs and a dining table, an outdoor shower, and a golf cart. Views are spectacular, the decor is neutral plus each suite has a bar stocked with complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, and Nespresso amenities.
Dip your toes in turquoise waters and laze on golden sands or relax by the pool or watch the turtles swim in the Caribbean sea.
10. Beach Enclave Villas
Located in Turks and Caicos Islands, Beach Enclave North Shore offers all the bespoke services and amenities of a luxury boutique resort with oodles of privacy. Nine ultra-luxurious beachfront and oceanview villas make up this residential resort, set on ten acres of lush tropical gardens and a private white sand beach.
Spanning from 6,500 to 7,700 sq. ft, each villa is an example of contemporary beach architecture. With open living space, expansive glass sliding doors, private infinity-edge pools, open layout kitchens, ocean-facing master suites, signature outdoor showers, and multiple terraces and decks, guests enjoy a private beach experience. For the ultimate experience, guests have the option to hire a chef for a meal or entire stay, as well as dining served by a private butler.
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