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The Shore Club 4.5

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

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Pros

  • Large suites feature exquisite decor and private balconies or terraces
  • Some suites provide full kitchens and open concept bathrooms
  • Direct access to idyllic Long Bay Beach and free non-motorized water sports equipment
  • Three beautifully-designed pools, including adult-only and family-friendly pools
  • Sleek Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant
  • Free breakfast buffet with an array of hot and cold dishes
  • Duna Spa for relaxing treatments 
  • Good-sized fitness center with Cybex equipment
  • Free bike rentals and tennis courts
  • Free kids’ club with ample room to play
  • Free Wi-Fi and free self-parking 

Cons

  • Not all units have ocean views
  • Nothing within walking distance
  • Some bathrooms lack privacy

Bottom Line

The Shore Club is an opulent luxury property located on Long Bay Beach. The resort’s 106 units effortlessly blend an upscale, plantation-style aesthetic with modern amenities -- all are three-bedroom units, but rooms can be locked off to create studios, as well as one- and two-bedroom units. With a fashionable restaurant, three glitzy pools, and a full range of amenities that include a spa, fitness center, and kids’ club, The Shore Club can easily go toe-to-toe with the dazzling resorts lined along gorgeous Grace Bay Beach -- except it’s not on Grace Bay, which can be a pro or a con depending on your perspective. Guests who prefer to stay on famed Grace Bay Beach might want to consider the Gansevoort Turks and Caicos instead -- though it's not as kid-friendly. 

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Scene

This lavish beachfront retreat offers guests an alternative to Grace Bay Beach’s resort scene without sacrificing luxury

With its stylish mix of stately, West Indian architecture and hip, contemporary design, The Shore Club’s overall look is regal and distinctive. Spread across a nine-acre property, the resort’s units are housed in a pair of low-rise buildings with a portico between them for a peek-a-boo view of the ocean. Pathways lined with local plants and flowers meander between the pools, restaurants, and other facilities -- almost all of which are completely whitewashed with flourishes of color here and there. 

The resort’s remote location makes it something of a wild card among Providenciales’ upmarket resorts. Its deserted beach and quiet location lend an air of exclusivity. Although we mostly saw affluent Western couples during our visit, the resort’s family-friendly pools, kids’ club, and roomy units make it an appealing option for families as well.  

Location

Secluded location on the island’s southeastern coast

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The Shore Club is the only hotel located on Long Bay Beach. Aside from the Turks and Caicos Kiteboarding School, which is located about a one-minute walk along the coast, there’s nothing of interest within walking distance. It’s a great location for guests looking to get away from it all, but a car is a must for those interested in exploring beyond the resort. 

Grace Bay Beach is a five-minute drive away, as is the nearest grocery store. The shops at The Regent Village and Salt Mills Plaza can be reached in under 10 minutes by car. It’s around a 20-minute drive to Providenciales International Airport. 

Rooms

Glamorous suites feature private balconies or terraces and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs

All units at The Shore Club are three-bedrooms, but a system of interlocking doors allows them to be converted into Junior Suites (the smallest of which are 640-square-feet), as well as one- and two-bedroom units. Units ooze timeless elegance, featuring soft white, blue, and beige color palettes that remind guests of their beachfront setting. From hand-painted floor tiles to digital-do-not disturb signs, suites are filled with carefully-curated details. All units have private balconies or terraces with handsome rattan furniture. Many terraces are wraparound and most overlook the ocean, although some Junior Suites have pleasant pool or garden views instead. Flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and iPod docking stations are standard. 

Junior Suites offer small sitting areas with sleeper sofas and kitchenettes with Nespresso machines and mini-fridges. One-bedroom units and higher have grand living areas and full kitchens with integrated refrigerators. Bathrooms include glass-enclosed showers with mosaic tiled floors and separate soaking tubs -- some of which are European-style. Water closets have frosted glass doors, while vanities with double sinks feature magnifying mirrors and Zents bath products. Bathrooms in some suites have an open-concept layout, which looks lovely, but not all guests will enjoy the limited privacy. 

Features

Three picturesque pools including one with a whirlpool; direct access to uncrowded Long Bay Beach 

The Shore Club’s extensive, high-end amenities cater to a mixed clientele of couples and families. The resort has three sizeable outdoor pools: a main pool, an adult-only pool, and a family pool. The central colonnade pool is the focal point of the resort, featuring a fire pit at its center. Hanging basket swings, daybeds, and cabanas are artfully arranged on the surrounding deck. Seating areas are accented with deep coral pillows that pop against the otherwise white and beige color scheme. There’s an open-air lounge pavilion on one side of the pool, with graceful white pillars stretching along its length, flanking an eye-catching circular bar with an overhead light fixture made of dangling ropes. 

The narrow adult-only pool includes a built-in whirlpool and an infinity edge with views over the ocean. The family-friendly Sea Grapes Pool is found closest to the beach, with the coastline peeking out at the end of the wooden deck that curves around the pool. Bordered by a variety of stylish seating areas that include white loungers and cabanas with outdoor sofas, the pool has a swim-up bar with around 10 submerged seats. 

The Shore Club offers direct access to a pristine, 820-foot-long sweep of Long Bay Beach. It’s the only major resort found on this stretch of sand, giving it the feel of a remote, private beach. While it’s an undeniably attractive beach, some guests feel it doesn’t quite match up to Grace Bay Beach, which regularly ranks among the top beaches in the world. Loungers and free non-motorized water sports equipment, including kayaks and snorkeling gear are available for guests.  

The resort’s bright fitness center is set in an independent building with floor-to-ceiling windows. It has a great range of Cybex equipment, a flat-screen TV, and a mini-fridge stocked with bottles of water and cool towels. There’s also one lighted tennis court outside.

Duna Spa is set in three elevated cabanas, which offer expansive views of the surrounding green treetops plus a sliver of ocean. The all-white treatment rooms also have en-suite open-air showers. The spa features a modest range of services, but guests seeking a wider selection of treatment options also have access to the spa at The Shore Club’s sister property, The Palms at Grace Bay Beach. 

The free kids’ club includes a big outdoor play area with a kid-sized volleyball net, as well as a colorful indoor space with toys, crafts, and a TV. A tiny shop in the lobby sells a limited selection of alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, and sundries like sunscreen. Free bikes are available to borrow. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout and there’s free parking on-site. 

Part of the resort was under construction during our visit in late 2016, with numerous other features, including meeting rooms and additional spa facilities, still in development.

Food

A polished fine dining restaurant, superior free breakfast buffet, and a handful of bars

The resort’s main restaurant, Sui-Ren, serves up Peruvian-Japanese cuisine in an open-air dining area. The restaurant’s chic interior features bold blue sofas, slate-gray tiled floors, and vivid ceiling artwork reminiscent of lily pads. Sui-Ren opens up into The Cloister Garden, an airy terrace where an excellent free breakfast buffet is served each morning. The Cloister Garden’s impressive bar is backed by intricate wrought ironwork, but it was not open yet during our visit. There are bars at the Sea Grapes Pool and main pool, with drink service available at all three pools and on the beach. 

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Long Bay Beach, Providenciales

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