If you’re planning a trip to Turks and Caicos, you’ll likely want to stay on the Providenciales island. It’s home to the phenomenal Grace Bay beach, the only 18-hole golf course on the islands, and some of the best hotels. Ranging from budget-friendly stays to luxurious resorts, there’s something to fit everyone’s style. But if you’re looking for more intimate, charming accommodations, consider one of the unique boutiques on the island. After visiting, evaluating, and comparing the top ones in the area, we found the absolute best boutique hotels in Providenciales.
A sophisticated, modern resort with stunning views, the 53-room Somerset is a cut above most Providenciales properties. The food is overpriced (though excellent) and the property lacks tennis courts, but its two beautiful pools, elegant grounds, top-notch rooms, and pristine beachfront allow it to rival some of the island’s more well-known luxury options like Grace Bay Club and the Gansevoort.
The upscale, 21-unit Beach House is an all-suite property located on Grace Bay, the island's most beautiful beach. Suites are enormous, sophisticated, and have open-plan kitchens, dining nooks, living rooms, and larger-than-expected balconies (either overlooking Grace Bay or the lush garden grounds). Out back, the turquoise waters and powder sand of Grace Bay await -- with each suite receiving a dedicated lounge space to soak it all in. Spa treatments are available indoors or on the beach, the pool is attractively landscaped, and the restaurant serves creative fusion cuisine.
This extremely small residence-style boutique property only has six units, and is surrounded by lush native plants and flowers. The front of the quiet and slightly remote Harbour Club Villas and Marina is flanked by lakefront, which is popular for fishing; the back of the property is home to a seafront marina used by local tourist companies for fishing, scuba, and snorkeling trips (as well as guests docking their boats). Boaters, couples, families, and groups looking for a quiet getaway and full kitchens will find this property attractive -- especially larger groups who can rent all six units and have the place to themselves. For a slightly (and sometimes much) higher price tag you can find more updated and contemporary units on the island, but none of them have the Harbour Club's unique dual-waterfront location and incredibly intimate vibe.
A beachfront condo resort tucked away on the western edge of Grace Bay, the 46-room West Bay Club offers excellent value for a luxury property. High-end rooms ranging from studios to four-bedrooms are airy and stylish, and all but the studios feature large balconies. The relaxing infinity-edge pool, modern gym and small poolside bar and grill add to the hotel's sophisticated yet low-key sensibility.
This luxury boutique is heavy on style and refinement, with British Colonial design and 28 huge multi-room suites (they start at 1,080 square feet) featuring kitchens, terraces, and high-end bathrooms. Property highlights include a lovely, tranquil pool, personal beachfront service, a small but spectacular spa, and one of the Providenciales’ most romantic dinner spots. However, its remote location on the point of the beautiful, 12-mile Grace Bay beach -- while peaceful and quiet -- makes it necessary for guests to rely on expensive taxis or car rentals to explore the island.