Travel Recap // Turks & Caicos

Our second trip to Turks & Caicos. What we did and loved this time.

Mike and I recently took our second trip to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. It had been five years since we last visited. We stayed in a private home the first time, so thought it would be fun to return and stay in the heart of it all in Grace Bay.

We like that Turks & Caicos is a short and direct flight from Charlotte. When you land, it’s only about a :15 ride from the airport to Grace Bay. When you are visiting for a short time, efficiency matters!

We considered a few different places this time — we looked into Seven Stars Resort, The Grace Bay Club, Amanyara, and Wymara Resort. We ended up choosing Wymara Resort, as we felt it was a good size (not too large) and had a good pool as well as beach. We also like finding places that have been recently renovated, and this property underwent a full reno in 2020.

The others I mentioned all looked wonderful, too. Seven Stars felt large for what we were looking for, but was a close second for us. Grace Bay was very elegant, but felt a little too “classic colonial Carribean” and we appreciated the simplicity and contemporary style of Wymara. We ruled out Amanyara after debating over it for a while — it is sublime, but we ultimately decided that we wanted to spend less.

The view when you arrive at Wymara
And, walking up to Wymara from the ocean

I’ll detail out our experience at Wymara Resort in a few ways. First things first:

Pool, Beach & Lounge Spots

The Providenciales beaches are bar none. The water is the most gorgeous shade of blue. Wymara had a huge beach area that we took full advantage of.

We appreciated that Wymara had so many lounge chairs on the beach.
It made it really easy to get set up and get a great spot.

The pool was dreamy. The most gorgeous setting with beautiful calming music! Felt like you were in a spa all day. For those that were wondering, we didn’t see any young children at this resort, which most likely added to the peacefulness.

I pretty much just stayed put with a drink and my Kindle the whole time! Heaven.
The pool lit up at night

The Rooms

We booked an oceanfront room. It was very spacious, with more room than we needed, and beautiful views.

Looking out towards the ocean
The tub had a door that could be closed for privacy or left open to check out the views

I also wanted to mention the spa. We went a couple of times and it was absolutely amazing. One of the best I have ever experienced!

Wymara was a truly beautiful resort. Our only complaint about it overall was that the pool and beach service was spotty. If you are a stickler for impeccable service, we have had better experiences at Ritz and Belmond properties.

The Restaurants

There were two restaurants in the hotel — a beachside restaurant and bar, called Zest, and then the fine dining restaurant, Indigo.

There was also a great breakfast every morning.

Most days, I ordered lunch by the pool from Zest. The food was delicious.

The setup outdoors at Indigo at night. It was lovely, and very popular.
I ate fresh fish each evening!

So, in full transparency we barely left the resort, but we did go out to dinner a couple of other places:

Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar

We would definitely recommend Infinity Restaurant at Grace Bay Club.

They had a beautiful patio overlooking the ocean…
….and the food was as good as the setting

BLT Steak

Why, you ask, did we go all the way to Turks and Caicos to eat at BLT Steak? A valid question, haha. It’s kind of a long story, but we did want to check out the new Ritz that was recently built.

Plus, you really cannot go wrong with the bread at BLT. I mean, come on!!
And my salmon was delicious!

We had a short but amazing few days in Turks. Definitely worth the effort to prioritize the time away.

I think this smile says it all!


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