The Turks and Caicos is a popular destination for couples and families. The laid-back vibe of the islands makes it the perfect destination if you need a low-key break away from the stress of normal life. You can chill out, soak up the sun on one of the many amazing beaches, and enjoy some local island cuisine (we recommend the fried Conch – it’s delicious!).
If you are booking a vacation to the Turks and Caicos this year, your first big decision – aside from how many bikinis to pack – is whether to stay in a villa or a resort hotel. There are 30 islands in the archipelago, but only eight are populated. The main islands are Providenciales and Grand Turk, but the smaller islands have villas and hotels too.
Resort Hotels on Turks and Caicos
The main resort hotels on Providenciales are on Grace Bay, as this is the nicest beach on the island. You can also elect to stay on Parrot Cay, which is a private island. If you would like to be pampered in a wellness resort and spa hotel, a few nights in a luxury 5-star hotel could be just the ticket. Just expect to pay for the privilege of having everything at arm’s reach.
Your other option is to rent a luxury villa. Turks and Caicos villa rentals are ideal for large and small family groups. They represent much better value for your money compared to a resort hotel, as you get more square feet of space and private amenities.
Luxury Villas on Turks and Caicos
There are some beautiful villas on Turks and Caicos. If you want to splash out on a high-end villa with everything you could possibly wish, rent a villa in a gated luxury estate. Many villas have CCTV security systems, a pool overlooking the beach, and wraparound ocean views. You’ll can choose from amenities like private tennis courts, pool bars and cabanas, a beach attendant, and canal boat docks. You might even be rubbing shoulders with a few A-listers.
If you don’t have the budget for a high-end luxury villa, don’t worry. There are plenty of affordable options that work out very economically when split between a larger group of people. You’ll still have all the amenities you need to enjoy your break in the Turks and Caicos. You’ll also have all the freedom to come and go as you please, cook meals when you’re hungry, and generally have a relaxing time.
Villa Vs. Hotel
Ultimately, this decision is a personal one. If you prefer the freedom of self-catering and you have younger kids or a large family, a villa is a much better choice. As is the case with St. Barts villas, you can save money by renting a villa away from the beach. You’ll have a short walk to the water, but it is better than paying a premium for a beachfront setting.
Check the reviews before you book your accommodation. If other travelers have rated a hotel or villa highly, you are in for a real treat.