Turks and Caicos Villa Resorts - The Insider’s Guide
Are you trying to decide between staying in a private villa or a resort hotel? Typically, Caribbean resorts have numerous luxury amenities, such as large pools, wellness spas, gourmet restaurants, children's activities, daycare, and fitness centers. Most often they are located directly on the beach as well.
Staying in a luxury villa, on the other hand, offers more privacy and space than a hotel room, so you and your guests can spread out in comfort. They are an excellent option for those traveling with a large family or group of friends.
Having trouble choosing between the two? There is a third option: the resort villa.
When you stay in one of these properties, you'll get the best of both worlds, the plethora of amenities of a resort and the privacy and luxury of your own villa.
To learn more, check out our list of the best Turks and Caicos resorts with villas.
Top 7 Luxury Villa Resorts in Turks and Caicos
Overview: A chic resort located on the quiet western end of Grace Bay Beach. In November 2020, it underwent an extensive $10 million renovation. This lovely resort is known for its superior service and amenities, such as twice-a-day maid service and the only organically certified spa in the Turks and Caicos.
You'll Love: All of the resort's luxury villas have direct access to the sea via private over-the-water swim platforms. In addition, each luxury villa has its own infinity pool and a courtyard waterfall pool.
What to Know: Villa guests are provided with on-demand complimentary transportation to and from the main resort; which is about 2.5 miles away. Private airport transfers are also provided for villa guests.
Best for: Active beach lovers. The resort has complimentary snorkel equipment, Hobie cats, and clear-bottom kayaks for its guests. Wymara Resort is also located close to Bight Beach's snorkeling site.
Insider Tips: Guests staying in Wymara Villas have access to their exclusive sports club, which includes a tennis court, sauna and steam room, an open-air game room, and more.
About the Villas: This resort's stunning 4- and 5-bedroom villas are perched on a hillside above Turtle Tail Bay.
All guest rooms enjoy unobstructed ocean views, and each villa has its infinity-edge pool. In addition, Wymara has recently added four one-bedroom, 955-square-foot pool villas.
Nuts & Bolts: Wymara has 91 rooms and 7 villas. The resort has two restaurants, Zest and Indigo, and also offers barbecues on the beach. A stunning 7,000-square-foot mosaic-tiled infinity edge pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a wellness spa.
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Overview: Enclave offers immaculate luxury villas in three locations: Long Bay Beach, North Shore, and Grace Bay Beach. As a villa guest, you will have full access to a 24-hour, state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga classes. All villas are located directly on or have quick access to a private beach.
You'll Love: The contemporary coastal style of the villas and the amazing service. Butlers will treat your family as if they were part of their own.
What to Know: Your villa will have a dedicated full-time butler and a complimentary continental breakfast will be delivered to your villa each morning.
Best for: Active families who enjoy water sports.
Insider Tips: Want to head to the beach or pool? The Beach Enclave's team will set up your umbrellas, loungers, and towels for you.
And if you stay in one of the North Shore Ocean View villas, you'll have access to a chauffeured golf cart to ferry you around the property.
About the Villas: The Beach Enclaves' properties range in size from two bedrooms to six bedrooms. They showcase contemporary beach architecture, clean lines and glass sliding doors. Each villa has its own private infinity pool.
Nuts & Bolts: 27 stand-alone private villas located in three different beachfront communities. Guests have access to a fitness center and enjoy complimentary WiFi. Depending on availability, camp programs for kids and teens are also offered through the Beach Enclave's partnership with the SURFside Ocean Academy.
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Grace Bay Club
Overview: This beautiful resort has won many awards over the years, including being named as one of Travel + Leisure's 500 best properties in the world. Grace Bay has something to offer just about everyone, including an excellent selection of restaurants and three pools. It also has adults-only suites with their own pools and spacious luxury villas.
You'll Love: The Infinity Bar, a stunning 90-foot bar, which is the longest in the Caribbean. It stretches from the Grace Bay Club to the shores of the beach and is the first infinity-edge bar in the world.
What to Know: Grace Bay is protected by a large barrier reef, so the waters here are calm and safe. It is also considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Best for: privacy in a luxurious setting.
Insider Tips: A full American breakfast is delivered to your villa daily, and you'll have complimentary use of non-motorized water sports equipment, such as paddle boards and snorkel equipment.
About the Villas: Grace Bay Club's luxury villas are situated directly on the beach, and each has its own private infinity pool. They are located just a short 7- to 9-minute drive from the Grace Bay Club Resort.
Nuts & Bolts: In total, Grace Bay has 82 suites. The resort has a fine-dining restaurant, as well as several casual dining options and bars. It also has a wellness spa and activities for kids.
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Amanyara Resort & Villas
Overview: This resort is located away from the crowds on the more remote western coast of Providenciales. So, it's not surprising that it is popular with privacy-seeking celebrities, such as Brad Pitt and Will Smith. Amanyara offers one- and two-bedroom pavilions as well as larger luxury villas.
You'll Love: This resort is close to the marine wall and deep water off the Caicos Islands, so guests may spot pods of dolphins or migrating whales during winter.
What to Know: Amanyara is situated in a quiet nature reserve on one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in the Turks and Caicos, Malcolm's Road Beach. It also overlooks the waters of the beautiful Northwest Point Marine National Park.
Best for: privacy without having to sacrifice luxury.
Insider Tips: When the weather permits, this resort offers a complimentary guided snorkeling tour to a nearby reef several times a day. The resort also provides guests complimentary stand-up paddleboards, Hobie cats, and kayaks.
About the Villas: Amanyara's villas range from two to six bedrooms. Each is serviced by a private chef and has its black infinity pool. Amanyara also offers complimentary airport transfers.
Nuts & Bolts: 36 pavilions as well as 18 private villas, a full-service spa, yoga and Pilates studio, fitness studio, tennis courts, The Restaurant ( open for breakfast and dinner), The Beach Club, and The Bar, and an organic hydroponic farm.
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Long Bay Beach Club
Overview: This resort offers three beachfront villas with spectacular views of the turquoise-blue sea. It is located on Long Bay, known for its shallow waters and a popular location for kiteboarding.
You'll Love: Daily housekeeping and nightly turndown service are standard with these villas. You'll also be treated to a complimentary continental breakfast each day.
What to Know: Each property comes with complimentary kayaks and paddle boards.
Best for: Families and non-motorized water sports enthusiasts.
Insider Tips: The water in this bay does not experience open ocean waves and stays shallow for an unusually long distance, making it a perfect place to take small children to swim.
About the Villas: Long Bay Beach Club offers three exquisite private villas with five bedrooms and more than 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space. Each villa has its own infinity pool, a personal beach-side deck, as well as exclusive use of a private beach.
Nuts & Bolts: 3 villas, a fitness center, a washer and dryer, and free WiFi.
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COMO Parrot Cay Resort & Villas
Overview: The COMO Parrot Cay Resort & Villas is located on one of the smaller cays in the Turks and Caicos, about 35 minutes by boat from the Leeward Marina. The property offers suites, villas, and private beachfront houses.
You'll Love: The resort's Shambhala wellness retreat was named the "most tranquil Spa" by Conde Nast Traveler. It offers daily complimentary yoga and Pilates sessions, as well as many other services.
What to Know: Beach houses with two or more bedrooms and the COMO villa all come with private butler service. Guests staying in these properties also have access to Play by COMO, the children's facility at the resort.
Best for: Guests who want to get away from it all and enjoy a luxurious but private beach vacation.
Insider Tips: There are no cars on this approximately 1,000-acre island, so transportation is by foot, bicycle, or on a golf cart.
About the Villas: COMO Parrot Cay's beach houses have a tropical feel, with teak furniture, wood floors and light colors. These beachfront properties range in size from one to five bedrooms. Each of the houses and the COMO villa has its own private pool.
Nuts & Bolts: 59 guestrooms and beachfront villas. The island has a yoga studio, gym, Pilates studio, two restaurants (Lotus and The Terrace), tennis courts, and trails. The property also has two pools, one for adults only.
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Villa Hawksbill, Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos
The villas in WIMCO's Special Reserve Collection are the best of the best on the island. To be included in this exclusive collection, each must meet exacting standards.
For example, Turks and Caicos luxury villas must have four or more bedrooms and be beautifully appointed. In addition, these luxury properties come with the services of a private chef, and some villas also have a butler.
WIMCO's luxury villas are available in the most desirable locations in the Turks and Caicos, with many situated close to the finest resorts on this archipelago.
So, if you have difficulty booking one of the villas belonging to a resort or can't find one that meets your particular needs, please contact one of WIMCO's friendly villa specialists.
Our experienced team members can help you find a private villa that is located close to one of these resorts and may also be able to get you access to the resort's amenities during your stay.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Turks and Caicos Resort Villas
What's the difference between a hotel and a resort?
Resorts typically have more high-end amenities than a hotel. For example, most offer full-service spas, fitness centers with state-of-the-art equipment, gourmet restaurants, and tennis courts. Resorts also typically offer complimentary activities, such as yoga classes, daycare, or camps for children.
What amenities are available in most villa resorts?
Most villa resorts have at least one or two large pools, a fitness center, multiple dining options, and lounge chairs. Many also offer complimentary equipment for their guests, such as bikes, kayaks, or snorkeling gear.
What is the most excellent area in Turks and Caicos?
Grace Bay Beach is the best area for vacationers who want to be close to dining and shopping. It also has a beautiful beach with calm waters. Visitors who desire a little more privacy may prefer to head to quieter Long Bay.
Enjoying the Finest Turks and Caicos Villa Resorts with WIMCO
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