As tourism to Turks and Caicos has been booming in recent years, so have the luxury accommodation options for visitors. Here are Forbes Travel Guide editors’ recommendations for the five best places to stay in the British Overseas Territory:
Seven Stars Resort & Spa
This all-suite Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel sits on 22 beachfront acres. Spend the day swimming in the pristine waters of Grace Bay and then have a sundowner with the water as the backdrop at the open-air Deck. Don’t miss a meal at Seven — the elegant steakhouse is one of the island’s best restaurants.
The Somerset on Grace Bay
When you aren’t reveling in the spacious suites in the European-inspired Four-Star hotel, you’ll be drawn to the 70-foot infinity pool that runs through the middle of The Somerset on Grace Bay. Plus, the resort’s fine-dining Pavilion is equally as delicious as the weekly in-the-sand barbecue.
Wymara Resort and Villas
On Grace Bay in Providenciales, this sleek and contemporary beachfront oasis has 91 guest rooms — about a third of which are suites and penthouses. The resort, which boasts four acres of private beach, is never crowded, so you won’t have to search for a beach chair.
Grace Bay Club
Like three properties in one, Grace Bay Club is made up of the adults-only main hotel, a family friendly portion called The Villas and 22 ultra-private and luxurious residences at The Estate. This opulent oceanfront property offers every modern convenience and amenity with a Caribbean twist.
COMO Parrot Bay
Set on its own island, this is a private paradise. The resort’s elegant yet tranquil rooms and villas combine cool-white interiors, Indonesian furnishings and plantation-style four-poster beds. Its rejuvenating spa features internationally acclaimed teachers certified in disciplines including yoga, Pilates and nutrition.
The name of this resort means “a peaceful place” in Hindu, and this posh and tranquil retreat on the edge of the Northwest Point Marine National Park lives up to its name. Star architect Jean Michel Gathy designed Amanyara with a clean-lined Asian aesthetic, softened by reflecting pools, streams and a 164-foot black rock infinity pool. The pavilions and villas are all open and airy with sliding doors that open onto terraces and gorgeous watery vistas.