When I think of a luxurious and relaxing beach vacation my mind immediately goes to The Shore Club located on Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos. The resort is on Long Bay Beach which is only a short drive to the Grace Bay area for dining and shopping and a bit windier than Grace Bay beach. Beaches are smaller and the water is not very deep which is perfect for kids and kite-surfers. The design and decor of the resort are fresh and gorgeous (I would’t mind redecorating my house this way) and the food was phenomenal.
Like many of the other resorts in the Turks and Caicos, The Shore Club includes junior suites which are like regular hotel rooms, suites that are more condo-style with primary bedrooms, kitchens and laundry space, and stand-alone villas.
I stayed in the 1 bedroom suite with den which is perfect for a family of 4. The den area had a gaming station, fold-out sofa with doors that close off the room, and it’s own private bath. In case you want to cook a meal or make a snack the suite has a large gourmet kitchen and large dining table. The resort will stock your kitchen prior to your arrival if you would like. My primary bedroom was nice size with a private bath including a separate tub and shower and a private water closet. Outside the primary bedroom and living area which also has a sleeper sofa you have a large patio with a seating area, lounge chair, and small dining table. Because I was on the first floor I could walk off my patio and hit the beach or adult pool.
Larger families including multi-generational families and couples traveling together may want to stay in one of the 8800 square foot 6-bedroom villas that accommodate up to 14 guests. These villas are stand-alone with a private and locked entry, heated pool and jacuzzi, lots of terraces, and beach access. The formal entryway includes a curved staircase and elevator to the 2nd floor. The primary bedroom is on the 2nd floor overlooking the ocean and other bedrooms are scattered throughout the villa. Amenities include private butler, VIP arrival and Fast-Track. Chef services are available upon request.
When not in the room, I hung out mostly at the adult pool overlooking the ocean which was quiet and tranquil. If I wanted more action and quicker access to food I lounged at the Colonnade pool. You can lounge on traditional pool loungers, complimentary and paid cabanas, or in the middle of the pool there is a lounge space with pillows.
Families traveling with kids can explore the complimentary kids club and utilize the non-motorized water sports on the beach, and the family-friendly Sea Grapes pool. If you want a more relaxing experience you can visit the spa and hangout at the lap pool.
Breakfast is a complimentary buffet served in Almond Tree restaurant for all guests. Lunch is served at The Colonnade and Sea Grapes with dinner served at Almond Tree for comfort food or Sui-Ren for Asian inspired fare and sushi.
Be sure to include The Shore Club in your search for resorts in the Turks and Caicos. You will not be disappointed.