In four short words: We love hosting families!
The Turks & Caicos Islands offers families a perfect opportunity to enjoy, and re-connect.
Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2012 Winner Family – Top 25 Hotels for Families in the Caribbean We’re proud to be the winner of the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2012 Winner Family – Top 25 Hotels for Families in the Caribbean
Families staying with us always start the day off with our complimentary poolside deluxe continental breakfast from 7:30-10 am which includes cereals, juices, coffee & tea, assorted breads, and healthy fresh fruit. Our luxurious yet homey style accommodations are perfectly laid out as well, including having a large living/dining area in our family suites, as well as a large and furnished balcony. A full gourmet kitchen (easy to stock as there’s a grocery store a 10 minute walk away) and washer/dryer are also included, and for the teens, they can still stay connected via our wireless internet access. Our housekeeping staff will take care of the cleaning! Babysitting service (during the day or evening) can be easily arranged, so parents can enjoy some adult time while on vacation as well. Hang out ‘undisturbed’ at our pool with a good book, or cocktail in hand, or, venture out and have some fun of their own. There’s no shortage of things to do including hitting the greens at Provo Golf Course, snorkeling, do a little grocery or souvenir shopping, have a romantic dinner, or even go out for a full day to explore one of the family islands.
Villa del Mar – an intimate boutique resort with the ideal setting for a small wedding on a magical islandNovember 20th, 2012
Our intimate boutique resort is the ideal setting for a small wedding on a magical island. Enjoy a perfect wedding day for two, or share your precious moments with an cozy gathering of up to 100. Imagine the pictures amongst our perfectly landscaped and lush garden areas, our romantic pool and lounge area (ideal for enjoying a cocktail reception at our Tiki bar), and even on the best beach in the world (a short stroll away). The crystal clear waters of Grace Bay beach as the backdrop will provide unmatched beauty for your nuptuals and will light up your wedding pictures for a lifetime.
New photos taken of our beach service and front lobby, more to come soon, stay tuned in to our blog for more updates!
We love reading the great reviews people post about their experience with us on the very popular Tripadvisor.com – here’s one from our guests that stayed with us and helped to celebrate the holiday season here in the islands
“We stayed here from Dec 25, 2010 – Jan 5, 2011 and we will be going back next year! We will also be recommending this hotel to anyone we meet that is going to T&C.This property is very clean, comfortable, the staff is great and friendly, the location is walking distance to everything…grocery store, all types of restaraunts, casino (they will pick up and drop off as well) and the beach is about a 30 second walk through another property across the street. The fact that this hotel is not on the beach is really not even an issue as most of the resorts that are located on the beach have just as much of a walk as VDM or longer to the beach! You are really going to get the same value at VDM as at any of the 4-5 star resorts on the beach for a much more economical cost.Our room was on the main level and walked right out to the pool (that was barely used and felt like our very own private pool). The deck loungers and beds around the pool were the most comfortable I have ever been on and many times fell completely asleep for a few hours. The bed in the room was excellent as well and everything is decorated in a tasteful, updated way. There is a hot tub on the property as well which was always kept nice and hot.Many people own units at VDM and stay for extended periods of time. When we go on vacation we expect our accomodations to be at the high standard we have at home or better and VDM definately provided that in every way. There doesn’t seem to be a better place to stay than here, you will not be disappointed.”
At the moment Villa del Mar does not offer a full service restaurant on property. We do offer a BBQ area where you can make your own food right next to our comfortable pool and bar area.
But for those who want to dine out, you’ll be pleased to know there are many restaurants within a short walking distance from your suite. We can help with suggestions and reservations for any restaurant on the islands.
Here are 5 of our favorites, all within a 5 minute walk:
Coyaba: Literally right around the corner and one of the long-standing landmarks of fine dining on TCI. Chef Paul Newman and his wife have been pleasing island diners for years with their creative dishes and cozy setting.
Anacaona: The signature restaurant at Grace Bay Club, directly across from our front entrance. One of the most romantic dining experiences in TCI. Enjoy cool breezes right on the beach, or a cocktail at their famous infinity bar.
Coco Bistro: Dine under the palms of this inviting little bistro, set amidst a garden of towering palm trees. Chef Stuart Grey has a creative knack for combining traditional and modern dishes, and the atmosphere is ideal for an intimate night out or a group dinner under the stars.
Caicos Cafe: Owned and operated by a classic French chef, this Provo favorite serves up fresh fish dishes with a European flair. Set on a comfortable outdoor deck. Excellent wine selection
Mango Reef: The restaurant at our neighbour, the Royal West Indies, features a diverse menu of European and Asia inspired dishes and friendly bar. Offering indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
One ‘bonus’ pick we recommend is Fresh. It’s open for breakfast and lunch til 5PM, and features awesome baked goodies, fresh coffee and breakfast sandwiches, and a wide selection of sandwiches, soups and salads.
Just about everyone knows that the scuba diving in Turks and Caicos is among the best in the world. We asked our friends at Big Blue, a full service and very ecologically friendly dive shop here, to give us their top picks to see the best of the best. Here’s their list for Providenciales and vicinity
— Sandbore Channel (West Caicos). Always a feeding ground for the big stuff, and and part of an excellent West Caicos day trip
— G-spot and 3) DD (French Cay): Well worth the 60 minute or so boat ride as a sheer vertical drop and amazing corals await. Frequent visitors include manta rays, sharks and other curious creatures
— West Sand Spit (Out there): It’s a haul, but makes for a great day trip
— Football Field (Pine Cay): Is that American football, or soccer? Doesn’t matter, a convenient spot just minutes from Leeward Marina but with an active reef and a very cool, natural stretch of sand that the local residents – grouper, lobsters, barracuda – might just use for kicking the ball around when there are no divers there.
— Black Coral Forest / Amphitheatre (Northwest Point, Provo). Northwest Point is nice two tank day trip, with a number of spots along its wall. This is one of the best with an amazing natural coral environment that looks like it could have been man made. During your surface interval, see if you can spots and celebs at nearby Amanyara Resort.
— Driveway/ Whiteface (West Caicos): Another prime example of the beauty of West Caicos’ breathtaking wall diving. Slide down the ‘driveway’ over the wall and into the blue abyss.