Turks & Caicos, an island paradise in the Atlantic ocean famed for its long stretches of white sandy beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and turquoise waters is home to the stunning Grace Bay Beach, a 3-mile oasis where you can experience some of the most beautiful snorkeling and scuba diving on earth. Here’s our guide to the best luxury beachfront resorts in this tropical hot spot.
Where to Stay in Turks and Caicos
The Palms Turks and Caicos
Located at the idyllic Grace Bay Beach, The Palms Turks and Caicos is perfect for a romantic getaway or sun-soaked beach break. The oceanfront hotel, which is set on 12 acres has 72 luxury suites and a tropical laid back vibe. There’s also no need to leave thanks to the spa, infinity pool, boutiques, tennis courts, gym, kids club and restaurants specializing in fresh Caribbean infused fare. We love 72°West for their fire pits and lounges for a light bite and cocktails at sunset. Or try Parallel23 for its more upscale ambiance and signature Surf & Turf which has us reminiscing about conch ceviche and 21-day aged steaks.
Wymara Resorts & Villas
If seclusion is your idea of the perfect vacay, Wymara Resorts and Villas, at Grace Bay Beach has private four and five-bedroom villas all with unobstructed views of the crystal-clear Caribbean waters, some from your private infinity pool.
The main beachfront resort meanwhile has 91 guest rooms (and four penthouses if you really want to up the ante), an infinity-edge pool, and day spa ready to pamper you into oblivion.
When it comes to food and wine, the resort’s two restaurants serve tropical cuisine with a Southeast Asian twist. Stelle is upscale, so ideal for romantic dinners while Zest’s beachfront location is perfect for a casual lunch and sunset cocktail. And don’t miss Pink Bar, not that you could miss it with its kitsch hot pink seats, which has a head-spinning selection of rosé wines and blush champagnes.
The Shore Club
The Shore Club, just minutes from Provo in Long Beach Bay, is a secluded retreat-style luxury beach resort with four pools, three restaurants, spa, and breathtaking ocean views from every room.
If privacy is what you seek, check into a six-bedroom villa for unobstructed views of Long Bay’s vibrant waters, your own heated pool, private courtyard, outdoor terrace and private butler service.
SUI-REN, is our top pick of restaurants for its Peruvian and Japanese fusion, though it’s also hard to go past the coconut conch, mouthwatering seabass, and juicy 21-day aged steaks at Colonnade. Be sure to head straight to The Rope Bar for a pre or post-dinner cocktail.
COMO Parrot Cay
COMO Parrot Cay sits on its own private island and feels more like a relaxed beach house come health and wellness retreat. Inspired by colonial Caribbean and Balinese villas, the 75-room resort occupies around 1000-acres and features a stunning infinity-edge pool and private villas with outdoor showers, private pools, and your own butler. The standout is the COMO Shambhala Retreat, with its extensive beauty and wellness treatment menu, yoga pavilion, Pilates studio, and in-house Ayurvedic doctor. The healthy living theme also spills over to the restaurants — fresh organic produce is grown on-site and chefs will happily cater to any palette.