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The Turks and Caicos is an incredible tropical destination, and there’s a great collection of romantic resorts that are perfect for a wedding or honeymoon.
One of the best reasons to choose the Turks and Caicos over other tropical luxury honeymoon destinations such as the Bahamas, Barbados, and Jamaica is simply the quality of our gorgeous beaches. We have so many exceptional beaches and uninhabited cays, all pristine and uncrowded, and yours to explore and enjoy.
Depending on preference, most resorts are typically able to host the wedding ceremony on the beach, in an outdoor courtyard or garden setting, or indoors.
Check out the Top 10 beaches in the Turks and Caicos for information on possible coasts for ceremonies and photo shoots, and Best Things to Do and Best Attractions for activity ideas.
When choosing the perfect honeymoon accommodation in the Turks and Caicos, it’s also important to consider a villa. We have an impressive collection of vacation rentals, from quaint and secluded bungalows to expansive beachfront mansions, and everything in between.
East Bay Resort is a luxury beachfront hotel, located on the island of South Caicos. The property offers a combination of seclusion, great water sports and diving, and beautiful rooms, and the laid-back atmosphere of South Caicos creates a unique Old Caribbean feel that is uncommon today.
All-inclusive stays are available, and can be a great value for those that simply want to enjoy the beach, spa, and pool. The resort’s onsite dive shop is very convenient for diving the excellent reef sites on the eastern Caicos Islands archipelago.
Good: South Caicos is exceptional for diving and outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, birdwatching, and fishing. Really beautiful locations such as Long Cay and the cays north of South Caicos are perfect for those that enjoy nature. The rooms at East Bay Resort are spacious and have great views.
Shortcomings: South Caicos is a small and quiet island. There’s very limited nightlife and shopping, and dining is limited to a few restaurants.
The elegant Point Grace resort is located on a quiet yet centrally located stretches of Grace Bay Beach. This picturesque and romantic retreat offers a classic Caribbean resort atmosphere, without the hustle and bustle of the larger resorts.
Point Grace features 28 rooms and penthouses, the Grace's Cottage restaurant, and a spa. Keeping with its graceful image, the resort maintains a classic 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud car for VIP transport.
The resort offers wedding and honeymoon packages, and is happy to help plan your special day.
Good: Point Grace is an elegant and beautiful property, and the section of Grace Bay fronting the resort is a bit more secluded than most other stretches. Excellent dining is onsite at Grace’s Cottage and Hutching’s Restaurant.
Shortcomings: The eastern side of the sandy peninsula at Point Grace can get a bit rough at times, as it’s a bit more exposed to the wind than most other sections of the beach. Due to the restriction between the barrier reef and the point, boat traffic can annoyingly close to shore.
The Shore Club resort on the turquoise waters of Long Bay Beach on Providenciales is one of the country’s newer luxury retreats, and offers beautiful rooms and villas, several dining and bar options, a spa, a few great event venues, and four beautiful pools.
The Shore Club is part of the Hartling Group of resorts, which is represented by an extensive local professional team, including event planners and a full range of catering, butler, and florist support.
Good: The Shore Club combines a beautiful ambiance and beach setting with service, and is a well-rounded property.
Shortcomings: Long Bay Beach, the beach fronting the Shore Club, can get hectic and noisy at times, as it’s a popular location for jet ski rentals, kiteboarding, and horseback riding. The resort has an exclusion zone for swimmers, yet laws pertaining to water sports and vessel usage in the Turks and Caicos are rarely enforced.
The exclusive and luxury Amanyara is found on the remote and highly scenic Northwest Point Marine National Park on the west coast of Providenciales.
This resort is part of the international Aman group, and Amanyara keeps with its theme of a luxurious low-key atmosphere that fosters well-being. On site are restaurants, a spa, exceptional service, and great outdoor amenities, completed by a serene natural ambiance.
The professional team at Amanyara is happy to help plan the perfect bespoke event.
Good: Cost aside, Amanyara offers superior seclusion, an exquisite wild setting, excellent service, and exceptional dining.
Shortcomings: Amanyara is about a 30-minute unpleasant ride through the squalor of central Providenciales from nearly everything else on the island, including the airport and all popular restaurants. After periods of heavy rains, the sheltered west coast of the island can have mosquito issues.
Grace Bay Club is one of the oldest luxury resorts in the Turks and Caicos. Today this exquisite resort has expanded from the original boutique hotel to a collection of three resort enclaves, three restaurants, two bars, a spa, and several pools.
Wedding packages can accommodate groups from just the couple to 120 guests, and the resort’s event planners will help to arrange every aspect of the special day.
Good: The beach fronting the resort is incredible and often one of the calmest sections of the coast. Many restaurants, shops, and bars are within walking distance.
Shortcomings: Grace Bay Beach fronting the Grace Bay Club has a higher density of resorts than many other spots, and consequently the area can get crowded, and a bit noisy at times due to the many resorts, restaurants and bars, and charter vessels nearby.
The eye-catching Seven Stars resort is located on a central and prime stretch of Grace Bay Beach. This 115-room hotel brings together elegance and amenities. The resort features an amazing pool, two restaurants, and a full complement of things to do.
Seven Stars coordinates custom wedding packages, which may include everything from catering and beverages, to helping with the licenses and officiation.
Good: Seven Stars is on a beautiful and calm section of Grace Bay Beach, has a beautiful pool, excellent onsite dining, and there’s plenty of shopping and dining within easy walking distance.
Shortcomings: As is the case with the Grace Bay Club, the beach and surrounding area is busier and less tranquil than at many other locations.
The exclusive COMO Parrot Cay Resort, located on the private island of Parrot Cay, is another beautiful location for a wedding, and was in fact the site of several celebrity weddings.
Parrot Cay has long been a retreat for the rich and famous, starting with Count and Countess Czernin in the 1950s. Like its neighboring cays, Parrot Cay boasts a spectacular beach on its north coast.
Parrot Cay resort amenities include a spa, yoga retreat, two gourmet restaurants, and a great collection of water sports equipment. The resort is accustomed to catering and fine dining, from large events to a romantic couple’s dinner on the beach.
Good: The COMO Parrot Cay Resort is private, secluded, and intimate, with an excellent beach and a high level of service.
Shortcomings: Parrot Cay and the nearby islands of North Caicos and Pine Cay can have mosquito and biting midge problems at times. The resort makes efforts to mitigate the issue, which can improve the situation. Activities and charters are largely limited to what the resort offers.
The exquisitely-situated Meridian Club is often overlooked, largely due to its location on the private islands of Pine Cay. This small yet select resort stands on one of the finest stretches of beach in the Turks and Caicos, with perfect white sand, calm turquoise water, and absolutely no crowds.
The Meridian Club’s beach is truly special. The sandbar systems near Fort George Cay are off the northeastern side of the island, and to the west, Pine Cay is connected by a continuous beach to Water Cay, Half Moon Bay, and Little Water Cay.
Pine Cay is a quick hop by boat from Providenciales, and the Hemingwayesque atmosphere of life on the island is something that’s now quite rare throughout the globe.
Accommodation options on the island include the small luxury resort itself, and the many quaint vacation rentals dotted around the cay.
The Meridian Club can help to arrange all aspects of the wedding, from catering, to the ceremony and photography.
Good: The Meridian Club offers a romantic and intimate setting, on one of the finest stretch of continuous beach in the Turks and Caicos.
Shortcomings: Dining is limited to the single resort restaurant. Activities and charters are limited to those provided by the resort, or private excursions arranged from Providenciales. There may be mosquitoes after heavy rains.
The premiere Palms on Grace Bay Beach is another ideal wedding option, with a perfect beach location and beautiful resort grounds.
The Palms is well-versed in event hosting, with professional staff, a great range of indoor and outdoor venues, gourmet dining and catering options, and access to a full complement of support services such as photographers, designers, and florists.
Good: The grounds of the resort are elegant, and excellent for photography.
Shortcomings: The Palms is located on a rather built-up section of Grace Bay, which can get busy. The selection of restaurants and shops within walking distance is limited.
The expansive Beaches Turks and Caicos all-inclusive resort can be a great wedding option when families and kids are attending. The resort features an incredible selection of things to do and dining options.
Beaches Turks and Caicos is part of the international Sandals resort group, which is certainly no newcomer to creating amazing Caribbean weddings and honeymoons, and offers a full complement of packages for wedding and vow renewals. The resort has many options, to allow the bride and groom to carefully tailor the décor, dining, music, ceremony, and guest activities of their wedding in the Turks and Caicos.
Good: Beaches offers several complete wedding and honeymoon packages, which takes all of the stress out of planning. The resort offers by far the widest selection of onsite dining and activities of any accommodation in the Turks and Caicos.
Shortcomings: Beaches Turks and Caicos and the coast fronting the resort is one of the most crowded areas on the island. Nearly all other resorts will offer better seclusion and tranquility. Stays at the resorts have a very high upfront cost, and those that want a simple vacation may be able to find a perfect alternative for far less. However, the resort can be a decent value for those that take advantage of the wealth of activities, and bottomless dining and drinks.
Another option for a destination wedding in the Turks and Caicos is one of our larger luxury villa rentals. There’s a great collection of beachfront options to choose from, including smaller and secluded rentals, to expansive 10-bedroom mansions, which can cater to large families, or groups of friends.
Villas can be a good choice for those wanting to get more involved in the planning and overseeing of all details of their event. The local professional wedding planners are also happy to work at vacation rentals as well.
In addition to some incredible honeymoon resorts, the Turks and Caicos offers some must-do activities, most of which involve our spectacular beaches and ocean. A top thing to do is to take a boat charter or cruise, and we suggest a minimum of two: a half-day or full-day beach hopping and snorkeling adventure, and an evening sunset sail. Both private and public excursions are available, yet a private trip is recommended.
A dedicated snorkeling or scuba diving excursion is also not to be missed. Many of the cruises include some snorkeling, yet the best reefs tend to be a little further out, at locations such as West Caicos and Northwest Point. The clarity and vivid blue of the sea at these remote sites is unforgettable, and there are coastal caves and cliff jumping spots, too.
A couple’s spa or wellness treatment is another recommendation. There are several highly-rated independent spas in the Turks and Caicos, yet inquire with your resort or hotel when you book, as there may be inclusions.
Day trips to our quiet and friendly outer islands are also not to be missed. Fun and interesting choices include North Caicos and Middle Caicos, which are a scenic 30-minute ferry ride away, and South Caicos, Salt Cay, and Grand Turk, which are short plane hops away. All four destinations offer a unique and beautiful experience. North and Middle Caicos are a nature lover’s paradise, South Caicos is laid-back with wild landscapes and a quaint fishing culture, and Salt Cay and Grand Turk feature interesting historical elements.