- The spa is just two treatment rooms
- Unattractive exteriors resemble a large apartment complex
- Business center only has one computer
Not much curb appeal, but stylish interiors and well-maintained grounds
Guests can’t be faulted for feeling somewhat disappointed when arriving at the Alexandra. From the outside, the property almost resembles an apartment complex due to its box-like four-story buildings with nary a distinguishing characteristic.
Luckily, the Alexandra’s hip and colorful interiors make up for its unimpressive facade. Inside the reception area, furnishings like an oversize black-and-white lamp, massive bamboo reeds, and a Buddha statue lend a trendy ambiance that takes guests' minds off the barren entrance.
Rooms have seen a facelift or two in the last few years, as has the rest of the property, whose grounds are crisply manicured and spacious. The pool is average for the size of the resort, and while it’s not as big as the two pools at the similarly priced Sands at Grace Bay, it’s definitely nicer, with a swim-up bar adorned with blue tiles, and arched footbridges passing over pool canals. Striped, cushioned lounge chairs and yellow umbrellas, as well as the avant-garde, artfully sculpted furniture farther away on the lawn, add style. Poolside service is available, and, as you'll find elsewhere in the resort, the staff is adequate if somewhat uninterested.
Not everything is perfectly chic, though: Modern white street lamps adorn some areas, and cheap-looking black ground lights illuminate others. Somewhat distracting are the signs advertising the Alexandra’s ownership program, which are placed at what feels like every dozen paces.
Set on a gorgeous stretch of Grace Bay
The Alexandra is located directly on Grace Bay, almost absurdly close to the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa (some units are close enough to peer into the neighboring resort’s windows).
Nonetheless, the property’s 600-foot stretch of oceanfront is pristine and inviting with beachside towel service and guest-only umbrellas, lounge chairs, and water sport equipment. In addition to direct access to the beach, shopping, golf, and resorts are a quick drive away.
Contemporary rooms that beat out most similarly priced competition
When compared with other resorts of the same price level, Alexandra’s 115 rooms are spacious, extremely clean, and well designed. In a stark contrast with its unimpressive exterior, interiors are modern and bright, toeing the line between ultra-trendy and tropical. Some accents are overtly flashy (a taffeta green ottoman with sparkly studs in the shape of a crab), while others are discreet (opalescent tiles on bedside tables). Bathrooms are clean, and come with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. Some studio views are much too close to the neighboring resort, while others partially face the parking lot. All of them catch at least a glimpse of the ocean. Splurge for a one-bedroom suite and you’ll be handsomely rewarded with impressive views and some of the most spacious terraces in all of Turks and Caicos.
Four-pearl features for (usually) three-pearl prices
Beachfront restaurant serves up affordable dishes and beautiful sunsets.
The resort has one restaurant, Asú on the Beach. As its name suggests, the restaurant is beachfront and offers barefoot dining on the beach for dinner.
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