I love it when we discover a fabulous new hotel or property to add to our must visit list. Today we’re talking about the brand new Beach House Turks and Caicos. Turks and Caicos is a group of islands that boasts some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches and clear blue waters. Turks is now also home to a boutique luxury property perfect for honeymooners looking to disconnect from the world and reconnect to each other.
This 21 room destination has all the luxuries of a five star resort and none of the downside. You’re treated like a beloved guest in the most gracious of hosts’ homes and then wined and dined to your heart’s content!
The beautiful beach side rooms in Grace Bay will welcome you in and beckon you to stay for a lifetime (or at least to eventually return home to re-do your own master suit in this style). After you check in, relax and unwind from the flight in-room or al fresco with a spa treatment in the sun. The property offers an array of pampering treatments in an variety of locations – from the cozy couples’ rooms in the pool house spa to a secluded spot on the sand.
Or if you’re looking to get a workout in, they’ve got that too – either on the beach or in the gym!
This is certainly a relaxing destination, one with plenty of time for R&R, but we recommend getting out and about too. My favorite experience on island was chartering a catamaran to a private beach to swim and sun for the morning before snorkeling off shore at the island’s fruitful reef. What makes this reef so special however is not the coral, but that it’s home to one of the world’s (if not the only) lone dolphins. JoJo the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin has been swimming with locals for decades. Separated from his pod at an early age, he’s taken to humans as his extended family. When I was there, we didn’t have to look hard to find him, he found us! He quickly caught up with our boat and followed us to the snorkeling spot where we got the chance to swim in the wild with him. Certainly an experience not to be missed! Who knew Turks had one of the many wonders of the world (who likes meeting new people as a bonus)!
And after a long day of hard work soaking up the sun and wildlife, we recommend you head back to your home away from home at the Beach House and get ready for a meal of all meals. If you’re a foodie, then you’re in luck! Their gourmet culinary temple, run by ‘chef extraordinaire’ Eric Vernice, serves up delicacies and local bounty perfect for a picnic on the beach or a romantic multi-course meal for two. Humm…he sounds like the perfect chef to plan your destination wedding dinner (yep, you can book out the entire property and host 40 of your closest friends and family too if you choose)!
Photos: Erik Graham
Travel Tip: Book through the personal travel experts at Orchid Worldwide (ask for Christina, she’s the best!) and you’ll receive a beach picnic for two served on their very own pampering pods on Grace Bay. Jet Fete guests will also receive the Beach House ‘bite & flight’ service where an array of small bites, along with a selection of wines to compliment the culinary creations, will be delivered to the suite at the time of the guests choosing.
Stay at the Beach House from now until September 30th and in addition to ORCHID PERKS you will receive your choice of round trip airport transfers on Providenciales or a one-day car rental (per every 3-day booking).
When to Go: Peak season is mid-December to mid-April to find the best weather (but not always the best prices). However, Turks and Caicos is pretty perfect year round. A little Caribbean rainfall can be a welcome visit in the late afternoon.