Stunning beaches with crystal-clear water, a serene atmosphere, and low-key nightlife make Providenciales a wonderful destination for couples. Travelers can spend their day snorkeling, getting a couples massage, or simply relaxing in a pool that overlooks the gorgeous ocean. If you’re planning a trip to Turks and Caicos, Providenciales is the main destination, as it’s home to one of the best beaches in the world — Grace Bay. To ensure you find the perfect hotel for your amorous getaway, we visited the top hotels to sleep in the beds, dine at the restaurants, and swim in the pools. Check out our picks for the most romantic hotels in Providenciales and get inspired!
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.
Turks and Caicos' first true luxury property is still one of the best bets for couples. With essentially three different resorts offering three distinct accommodation styles, this 82-room beachfront property continues to raise the bar with lots of popular dining options, a 5,000-square foot spa, and three pristine infinity-edge pools. And Grace Bay Club’s beachfront is one of the finest along the world-renowned Grace Bay.
The Gansevoort is without a doubt the sexiest resort on Grace Bay, and its stunning pool and breeze-filled lobby wow guests from the moment they set foot on the property. Equally enticing are the resort’s gourmet restaurant, poolside and beachside service, sleek rooms, and Exhale Spa.
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.
Location is key at this 52-room luxury condo resort, which is situated directly on Grace Bay and less than a minute's walk from the island’s best shopping and dining sites. Quiet, sophisticated, and pristine, the four-plus-acre property features a jaw-dropping pool, large fitness center, and poolside bar -- but the spacious condo-style suites -- though upscale -- vary in quality of decor, and the lack of an on-site restaurant or spa might deter some travelers.
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.
If you are looking for a luxury hotel with access to one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches, a lively (yet relaxing) pool area, award-winning spa, and a nice selection of on-site activities -- without the zoo-like atmosphere found at some larger resorts -- the 72-condo Palms may be just what the vacation doctor ordered. Located in the Grace Bay area, this is a residential property offers large, sophisticated suites and penthouses with kitchens and luxurious bathrooms. Families will likely appreciate the suites' size (up to three bedrooms) as well as activities such as water sports. The swim-up pool bar, multiple shops, and popular Parallel 23 restaurant attract couples and groups, too.
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 Cluband the Gansevoort.
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.