Browse the Best Providenciales Hotels and All-Inclusive Resorts.
Browse the Best Providenciales Hotels and All-Inclusive Resorts.
The island of Providenciales hosts a wide range of luxury resorts, many of which are located directly on the world-famous Grace Bay Beach. There’s a perfect choice awaiting, whether you’re looking for the extravagance of one of our larger resorts, or the laid-back ambiance of a smaller getaway.
The array of budget options in Turks and Caicos isn’t as extensive, yet there are some great choices as well. The best value hotels tend to be found a little inland, yet many are within easy walking distance of the beach.
If you want to simply relax and not have to worry about transport, choosing where to dine, and what to do, an all-inclusive resort may be the best choice for your stay. There are several such resorts on Providenciales, each with different price ranges.
The Turks and Caicos is primarily a beach destination, and almost every hotel and resort on Providenciales is either on or within easy walking distance of an incredible beach. The famous Grace Bay Beach is of course one of the top coasts in the world, yet the island’s lesser-known beaches likewise offer exquisite white sand and clear turquoise water.
The majority of the island’s luxury hotels are located on the consistently-spectacular Grace Bay Beach, or to a lesser extent, the Bight, Long Bay Beach, and Turtle Cove areas. With the exception of Long Bay, these stunning beaches are all part of the Princess Alexandra National Park.
The popular beaches and coasts of Leeward Beach, Taylor Bay, Sapodilla Bay, Chalk Sound National Park, and Turtle Tail Beach do not have any resorts, and private vacation rentals are the only accommodation choice.
It’s important to be aware of what actual beach your prospective accommodation is on or near. Some establishments are quite liberal in their descriptions, stating a Grace Bay location when in reality the famous coast can be miles away. Providenciales boasts many incredible beaches, some of which offer advantages over Grace Bay, but be aware of what you are paying for.
Providenciales isn’t a very large island, and except for the remote Amanyara and Northwest Point Resort, all resorts and hotels on the island are within a 15-minute drive of the Providenciales International Airport (PLS).
Providenciales isn’t the only option for the perfect Turks and Caicos resort. Grand Turk offers several quaint inns and hotels, South Caicos recently welcomed two new luxury resorts, and there are some small accommodations situated on the beautiful landscapes on North Caicos and Middle Caicos.
If you’re looking for the height of tranquility, consider one of the all-inclusive resorts on our boutique islands, such as the COMO Parrot Cay Resort on Parrot Cay, and the Pine Cay Resort on Pine Cay. These unique private island destinations offer luxury and seclusion, and are a favored retreat for countless celebrities.
The lesser-populated islands in the country exhibit a unique laid-back island atmosphere—an experience rapidly disappearing from the Caribbean. The secluded beaches on our lesser-populated outer islands are paradise—and it’s an unforgettable experience to discover them.
Our recommendation is that you consider how you’d like to spend your stay. If simply enjoying the beach and pool is your ideal vacation, then definitely look at paying up for the ease and views of a beachfront property.
On the other hand, if you want to get out to the sights and attractions, lesser-known beaches, take an island day trip, or just explore, your dollars may be better spent on a car rental and activities.
Due to our small island sizes, all main hotels (apart from a few business hotels located Downtown and in some other areas) in the Turks and Caicos are within walking distance of the beach.
Unlike some other Caribbean destinations, nearly all resorts and hotels in Providenciales welcome families and children, and typically feature a range of kid and family activities, as well as daycare services. A main exception to this is Club Med Turkoise.
Outdoor and eco camps are offered by many resorts and are a fun way for kids to experience the marine environment and wetlands of the Turks and Caicos. These adventures include journeys by kayak or paddleboard through mangrove channels, turtle tagging, and nature hikes.
No discussion of Turks and Caicos family resorts would be complete without mention of Beaches Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay. This property features water parks, game arcades, live entertainment, and even kid-friendly restaurants.
If you’re looking to save on your Turks and Caicos vacation, there are several ways to save.
Special packages occasionally do offer the best rates, but you’ll typically get the best price by doing a bit of online research to get a basis on the going rate, and then negotiating directly with the accommodation. This process saves the hotel third-party commission fees, which they are happy to share with you.
The time of year definitely affects rates and availability. If you’d like to visit during the “busy season”, we advise booking far in advance. Resorts in Turks and Caicos often offer specials during the end of summer “low season”, which can be as much as 50% off the winter “high season”.
Several of the condominium resorts in the Turks and Caicos have privately owned units, which are rented out for most of the year as short-stay accommodations. These rooms may be overseen and rented either by the resort, or a separate owner or manager. If you do not book through the resort, be sure to inquire about what’s included with the stay as some amenities and services such as water sports equipment, complimentary breakfast, or if transport is included. Likewise, check-in may not take place at the resort’s front desk.
Nearly all hotels in Providenciales feature swimming pools and air conditioning, and many rooms also have kitchenettes.
Most Turks and Caicos resorts are family-friendly, and many feature kids camps and activities specifically geared towards children.
Club Med Turkoise, the oldest Turks and Caicos all-inclusive resort, is the single strictly adults-only resort in the country.
Many of the larger Turks and Caicos hotels maintain a fleet of non-powered water sports equipment for guests to enjoy, including ocean kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, Hobie Cat sailboats, and snorkel gear.Beaches Turks and Caicos can be a great option for families, and has an unparalleled array of things to do, including a water park, game arcades, and water sports. This resort only offers all-inclusive vacations, with rates to match.
Due to the lack of public transportation and the abnormally high cost of taxis, we generally recommend that visitors rent a car for the duration of their stay. However, certain regions are a bit more supportive of pedestrians. Providenciales does not have a city center. Most tourism-related businesses, such as restaurants and shops, are found on the inland Grace Bay Road.
As development continues, central Grace Bay offers an increasing number of restaurants, shops, and grocery stores within walking distance of local accommodations. Consequently, it’s definitely an option to go without a rental for at least part of your stay.
Beautiful Long Bay Beach is located on the south-eastern coast of Providenciales, and offers a different perspective to Grace Bay. Two boutique hotels are found on the beach: H2O Life. Style. Resort. and The Shore Club. Long Bay offer shallow turquoise water and is exceptional for kiteboarding.
Found to the west of Grace Bay is The Bight. This area is home to a beautiful beach, a snorkeling reef, and both resorts and rental villas. Unfortunately, stores and dining are generally a bit too spread out to be pleasant for walking.
Several places to stay are found at or near Turtle Cove. Albeit much smaller than Grace Bay, restaurants and limited shopping is located around the marina enclave. Although the nearby beach isn’t quite up to the standards of the island’s top coasts, the island’s best accessible shore snorkeling is at the adjacent Smith's Reef.
A 12% government tourism tax is applied on top of rates, and some resorts charge a 10% service fee and/or a 5% facility fee. All other taxes and fees, including “city tax”, are not government sanctioned.