The idyllic islands of Turks & Caicos can only be described as a mesmerizing playground. This northern Caribbean getaway is not where you come to do things, it’s where you come to relax on powder white sand beaches and hunt for wonders beneath its crisp turquoise blue waters. It’s also where you come to experience some of the best luxury the Caribbean has to offer. These three luxe escapes are hands down my favorite spots on the island – full of great service, memorable experiences and pure indulgence!
Years ago when I first decided to add Turks & Caicos to my jetsetter list I didn’t know much about the type of luxury it had to offer. The first property to pop up in all my searches was a private island resort that belonged to a brand I hadn’t heard of at the time. That resort was COMO Parrot Cay. From the moment I stepped foot on the island I knew I had made the right choice, and long for a chance to return.
A 35-minute boat transfer from the private marina on the main island of Providenciales and you will escape to a world within a world. Parrot Cay features 42 rooms, 4 suites, 6 beach villas and 9 beach houses, as well as a collection of private homes that make up the Parrot Cay Estate – each decked out in whitewash with chic teak finishing and unrivaled ocean views.
Guests enjoy complimentary wi-fi, sunset cruises, snorkeling trips, mouth-watering cuisine from two restaurants and the chance to zen out at the COMO Shambhala Retreat at Parrot Cay – an award winning sanctuary where mind, body and spirit are nurtured holistically.
All New Yorkers know that one of the best places to party in the city is the Gansevoort Hotel and the same goes for partying in the Turks & Caicos. The Gansevoort Turks & Caicos is where you stay when you want a little turn up with your luxe. From the moment you arrive you’re greeted with rum punch and stroll past a cabana lined infinity pool and scope out hot guests sipping on frozen drinks beachside and jamming to tunes.
The urban chic beachfront property is built for party ready squads with 91 guestrooms, complete with 32 suites and 4 penthouses, all touting an ocean view and some with kitchenettes, minibars, a wraparound terrace and outdoor jacuzzi.
Complimentary wifi throughout the property ensures that your best beach, snorkeling and late night partying moments make it to social media fast enough to keep your friends that stayed home extremely jealous.
Sometimes what you need from your getaway isn’t privacy or party, but pure laid back luxe, and that’s what I was searching for when I discovered The Palms Turks & Caicos. Set on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Grace Bay Beach, this resort is designed for guests to indulge in magnificent nothingness.
The 72-suite resort spans 12 acres nestled alongside crystal clear waters. Whether you select a suite with ocean or garden views, you will discover a level of style and comfort that sets the standard for luxury resorts in Turks and Caicos.
Guests can enjoy activities typical of an island paradise at The Palms and parents looking for a break can find relief for themselves (and the kiddies!) at the Conch Kritters Club which offers complimentary half day and full day scheduled activities rain or shine. However, the part of the resort that will take your breath away has to be the stunning spa area, aka 25,000 square feet of soul-soothing serenity.