Found at the heart of the Caribbean, this archipelago is a British Overseas Territory but has had periods of Bahamian rule. It comprises 40 coral islands and is a go-to for scuba and snorkel enthusiasts. Providenciales, aka Provo, is a mainstay for tourists, with the beautiful Grace Bay Beach, a 14-mile barrier reef on the north shore and a breathtaking 2,134m underwater wall. Those preferring to stay dry will find a range of boutiques and upscale restaurants. English is the primary language, although you’ll hear some Spanish and Haitian Creole too.
Swim in a 50-metre infinity pool carved from dark volcanic rock or in the sea at Amanyara’s private beach. Stay in a pavilion, whose teak terrace provides views of the endless blue that surrounds the island and sleep in a platform king-sized bed. Get your scuba on at the onsite dive centre, take a yoga class, play tennis, enjoy Asian-inspired spa treatments and learn about the local paradise via the resort’s Nature Discovery Centre. Eat indoors or out in the main dining room, or have a casual meal at The Beach Club.
The Palms Turks and Caicos
Perched right on Grace Bay, The Palms provides family-friendly sophistication; drop the little ones off at the kids’ club, while you sip on cocktails on a daybed, hop on a complimentary hire bike to explore further afield, or indulge in a Mother of Pearl treatment at the 25,000 square foot spa. Stay in a bedroom overlooking the pool or the ocean, or opt for the three-bedroom Penthouse Suite with a private outdoor shower. Experience fine Caribbean fare at The Palms’ Parallel 23, where you can sample dishes like coconut-marinated conch ceviche.
Como Parrot Bay
Take the 35-minute boat ride from Blue Haven Marina to reach Parrot Cay, where the likes of Christie Brinkley, Donna Karan and Bruce Willis have homes. Bedrooms, suites and villas at Como have been designed with a minimalist aesthetic and upscale amenities for guest comfort. Renowned for its wellness retreat offerings, the hotel’s Shambhala Retreat provides a range of holistic treatments, yoga classes and programmes aimed at rejuvenating the mind, body, and spirit. Dining options include a beachfront restaurant and a poolside bar, with meals focussed on fresh and healthy ingredients, blending international flavours and local specialities.
The Shore Club Turks & Caicos
Set beside the turquoise waters of Long Bay, The Shore Club offers spacious suites, penthouses and private villas, many with private balconies or terraces, and breathtaking views. The resort has four swimming pools, including an adult-only pool, a children’s pool with a splash pad and a stunning infinity-edge pool overlooking the beach, as well as relaxing hot tubs and a tranquil reflection pond. A programme of activities is available for kids and adults, with paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkelling and sailing onsite, as well as access to nearby golf courses and tennis courts. And from casual beachfront dining to fine dining options, The Shore Club provides a range of cuisines to suit different preferences.
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