Posted on Feb 12, 2024
Turks and Caicos are among the world's most stunning islands, offering beautiful beaches, tourist attractions, and national parks. But where should you stay?
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Villa Exuma is the ideal location for anyone traveling to Turks and Caicos looking for sun, sea, sand, and adventure. The villa stretches over more than four acres and offers an incredible eight bedrooms on the main property and a further three in the adjoining beach house.
Guests love Villa Exuma because it offers a "multi-generational design." Architects built it to combine gorgeous views over the nearby bay with a spacious great room and a fun family space with a big-screen TV. Most rooms offer excellent sea views while incorporating the classic Caribbean design.
The outdoor swimming pool is one of the main highlights, as well as the thoroughly-planned communal space which includes a hot tub, fire pit, and stone terrace. The two master suites bring additional privacy and stunning views of the surrounding landscape. They come with a double shower and an additional private pool in a secluded courtyard.
Like many luxury hotels, Villa Exuma is impeccably presented. The décor is modern and comfortable, with plenty of airy ceiling space and skylights for enjoying the Caribbean sun indoors. Paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling are available from the resort's private dock, with private boating activities to North and Middle Caicos also available. The property comes with 24-hour security and closed-circuit cameras on exterior walls. Additional perks include alfresco dining, central air conditioning, beach chairs, a gas BBQ, and direct beach access.
Those looking for the ultimate retreat near Grace Bay Club with multiple swimming pools should pay a visit to Villa Coral, a luxury resort with a private beach area. Here, you can experience the charm of the Caribbean in an 18th-century setting with the unique British Georgian style of Oliver Messel in a magnificent estate.
Villa Coral offers a beautiful landscape with a cozy fire pit for relaxing after a day of swimming in the pool. You can also have fun at the sunken-sand cocktail bar or enjoy a delicious meal prepared by your on-site private chef under the elegant pergola. Just like the best hotels and other private villas on the island, Villa Coral offers numerous facilities, including a private courtyard, gas BBQ, WiFi, central air conditioning, and access to the waterfront. As a guest staying at the property, you can enjoy paddle boarding in the early morning and dive packages further afield. Like other luxury all-inclusive resorts, you get a devoted household and concierge staff who keep the entire 12,000-square-foot property pristine during your stay.
Villa Coral offers punters seven immaculately appointed and newly refurbished rooms. Outside is an extensive terrace, heated saltwater pool, and built-in fire pit for long conversations well into the evening.
Ultimately, Villa Coral is suitable for everyone, whether you are with family or friends. It offers the perfect backdrop for those planning a trip to Turks and Caicos' most populous island, Providenciales, with plenty of amenities nearby.
Next, we have Villa Mare East, a large all-inclusive property, offering more than two acres of space for parties of up to 16. While it might not have its own private island, it does come with many delightful facilities including access to pristine beaches, an infinity pool, a bar, a media room, and an outdoor kitchen.
The complex is newly built and offers private pools for guests to enjoy. The 16-person outdoor spa and kitchen provide plenty of space for al fresco entertaining, while the 100-foot infinity-edge pool is ideal for large outdoor gatherings and social occasions.
With that said, Villa Mare East also offers spaces for solitude and downtime. Eight bedrooms are available at the property plus plenty of additional nooks and crannies around the complex for chilling out, including shady terraces, and hanging daybeds. There are also opportunities to get moving, including a gym, basketball court, pickleball, and ping-pong tables. The fitness center is well-equipped and comes with practically everything you need to stay active and healthy during your Turks and Caicos retreat.
With access to North Caicos, South Caicos, and other Grace Bay Resorts, Villa Mare East is a good location for exploring everything the islands have to offer, including marine life. It's a prime starting point for visiting Little Water Cay (Iguana Island), Mangrove Cay, and Parrot Cay. It's also a relatively short boat ride from Pine Cay Airport and the Blue Haven Resort in the Leeward Settlement, with easy access to the Villa Del Mar Resorts.
Villa Costal might be located on the busy island of Providenciales, but it is an incredible place to unwind and relax. The 8,400-square-foot resort has space for up to 10 guests across five bedrooms and 6.5 baths. On-site facilities resemble those you might find in most hotels catering to wealthy clientele, including impeccable interior and exterior design, pool tables, a sunken fire pit, and a sun deck. The soaking tubs are part of the pool, and water sports opportunities are nearby, including kayaking. The house is surrounded by white sand, with lounging chairs available in different locations, connected by elegant wooden decking.
While there are no tennis courts on-site, guests can enjoy a full staff for luxurious living. A butler service and chef come as standard, able to welcome guests or prepare international cuisine at a moment's notice with classic Turks and Caicos flair.
Upon entering the property, an open-plan living area welcomes you, followed by a gourmet kitchen, dining area, and ample seating. Four bedroom suites sit on the ground floor, while the two principal suites have stunning views over the beachfront and ocean. Multiple accommodation options, including additional family rooms and bunk beds, are also available for those traveling with children.
Upstairs provides additional suites and stunning hardwood floors. Guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor showers and view other islands in the distance over the water from an elevated balcony. A private plunge pool, a separate prep area for the chef, a media room, a Peloton bike, and laundry facilities are included as standard.
Villa Costal is conveniently located close to the international airport. Like other Caicos resorts, guests benefit from direct access to the beach. Princess Alexandra National Park, a coastal and marine area of natural beauty and ecological importance, is close-by, with many on-site activities to enjoy on the water
Lastly, we have Villa Wind Chime, located on Turtle Tail, on the south side of Providenciales. This prime location offers access to a vast array of activities and some of the most beautiful vistas on the island.
The villa faces directly south, drenching guests in sunlight throughout the day. The southeast prevailing wind provides a refreshing cooling breeze, keeping you comfortable in the hottest weather. While the feel is a little different from East Caicos or Grand Turk Island, the location offers substantial protection from winter northern winds and tropical storms, making it a great place to stay in Turks and Caicos year-round. Forested knolls nearby frame the property beautifully.
In terms of design and styling, Villa Wind Chime has an almost spiritual feel. This comes from the property's celebration of the four elements – fire, water, earth, and air – helping to create balance and harmony. Guests arriving after long flights immediately feel relaxed, invigorated, and renewed.
Villa Wind Chime covers 9,527 square feet and offers more than 122 feet of beach frontage. On-site, you'll find a flat-screen TV home theater, gym, beach chairs, and central air conditioning to keep you cool in the heat of the day. There's also a housekeeping and security staff on-site to add convenience and keep you safe during your stay. While it isn't particularly close to Dragon Cay Resort, you can access incredible beach life and scuba diving opportunities nearby if you want to do something energetic.
So, there you have it: our five best villas in Turks and Caicos. These incredible destinations offer everything you could want, from four poster beds to kids club. If you want to read more, be sure to check out our complete guide to Turks and Caicos.
We didn't mention any villas close to Salt Cay, the Shore Club, Como Parrot Cay, Cockburn Town, or the Osprey Beach Hotel, but the eastern parts of the islands are easily accessible by day boat or ferry. As many tourists will head straight to the hotels, the villas in this list provide you with a different experience of the islands. Having your own space gives you tremendous freedom and lets you experience the truly relaxing Caribbean spirit of the islands.
If you'd like to experience one of our luxury villa vacation rentals in Turks and Caicos, why wait? Book today and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.