By Olivia Cuccaro
What better time to escape to Turks and Caicos than the spring? Situated just under 600 miles off the coast of Miami, Turks and Caicos promise vacationers high temperatures and sunshine, with islands and cays offering warm weather on the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you’re into watersports, wildlife watching or spa services, one thing’s for sure – these islands are home to luxurious accommodations for your next tropical getaway.
Beach Enclave North Shore
Debuted in November 2016, Beach Enclave incorporates luxury resort amenities into a private villa experience. Villas are set on ten acres of lush tropical landscape, including a private white-sand beach. Guests enjoy complimentary transfers to villas as well as daily housekeeping and butler services, complimentary daily yoga at a beachfront fitness center and yoga deck, use of kayaks, paddleboards and concierge service. On request, guests can have meals prepared by a private chef, relax with a holistic-centered stay including private wellness sessions, private tours and boat charters as well as a private dinner on the beach with fireworks.
Elevated at up to 40ft for expansive views of the ocean, Beach Front Villas range from 6,558 to 7,500 sq ft and offer 100ft of private beachfront from your private limestone staircase. The four-bedroom or five-bedroom villas include master bedrooms and suites with en suite bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, Sonos sound systems, Apple TV, cable and Wi-Fi. Outside, the villas feature a heated infinity pool, beach deck, terraces, outdoor shower, summer kitchen and fire pit.
Reef Tides, 3 International Drive, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands, beachenclave.com
Gansevoort Turks & Caicos
Known for its chic New York City properties, Gansevoort combines urban flair with Caribbean charm at this Turks and Caicos hotel. Upon arrival, the focal point is a 7,000 sq ft infinity pool overlooking Grace Bay. After a day of sailing, kayaking, biking and paddleboarding, indulge in opulent treatments from the award-winning Exhale Mind Body spa. To soak up the sun, reserve a pool island pod or round beach bed before a dinner of Mediterranean cuisine at Stelle. Guests can also book land sports like ATV or horseback riding, fishing and boating excursions, visit a conch farm or try their luck at Casablanca Casino.
Spanning 3,700 sq ft, the Oceanfront Penthouse Suite provides a stunning view of Providenciales. The suite features three bedrooms, two oceanfront and one ocean view, with three and a half bathrooms including rain showers and soaking tubs, kitchen, dining and living areas with large glass patio doors offering breathtaking views of the ocean. Guests of the suite will also enjoy a wraparound balcony, private hot tub, round trip airport transfers, daily breakfast and daily beach or pool set up.
Lower Bight Road, British West Indies, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands, gansevoorthotelgroup.com
Just 40 miles south of bustling Providenciales, South Caicos is one of the smallest islands in Turks and Caicos and home to the serene Sailrock Resort. Facing the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and Caicos Bay, the resort comprises sumptuous suites and villas boasting outdoor space and ocean views. Dining can be done at Great House Restaurant or in your room, followed by a visit to the Great House Bar for its signature Blue Margarita. Ridgetop spa treatment rooms offer hot stone massages as well as nail care, with the full Na Spa set to open in 2018. Explore onsite with complimentary kayaking, snorkeling, paddleboarding, bicycling and hobie cat sailing, or book an excursion to tour the island and charter a fishing boat.
At Sailrock, the 5,992 sq ft four-bedroom Beachfront Villa is the ideal accommodation for space and seclusion on the property. The villa features king-size beds or two full-size beds in the four bedrooms, four bathrooms with double vanities, large walk-in showers and soaking tubs, his and hers closets, fully-equipped kitchen and pantry. Take a dip in the oceanfront pool, walk the mile and a half of white sand beach, or enjoy a shady afternoon under the pergola. Guests of the villa receive an airport greeter and ground transfers to the property, full breakfast, access to fitness center, daily housekeeping and a signature welcome cocktail.
Front Street, Cockburn Town, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands, sailrockresort.com
Where to Park the Jet
For seamless travel to Turks and Caicos, the area offers two FBOs to note. Provo Air Center is located on the northern side of the runway at the intersection of South Dock Road and the Old Airport Road, making it conveniently close to resorts, shops and restaurants of Grace Bay. Blue Heron Aviation by Signature Flight Support also has a spacious 6,800 sq ft terminal with lounges, office space and close to 12 acres of aircraft parking.