The 8 Best Turks & Caicos Hotels

Seven Stars Resort & Spa offer the best views and accommodations for a good rate

World famous Grace Bay beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, Caribbean, Central America
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The Rundown

Popular with both honeymooners and families, Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory only an hour-long flight from Miami—but roughly a million miles away from your daily grind. This archipelago comprising 40 islands is revered for its white-sand beaches (Grace Bay is often voted one of the best in the world), diving sites, 350 days of sunshine, and laid-back vibe.

Providenciales—the most well-known of the islands and the center of the tourism industry where English is the official language—makes for a seamless transition right into your tropical vacation with direct flights from major cities and usage of the U.S. dollar and power outlets. Read on to discover the eight best Turks and Caicos hotels for every type of beach lover.

01 of 08

Best Overall: Seven Stars Resort & Spa

Seven Stars Resort & Spa

Seven Stars Resort & Spa

Why We Chose It

With a solid five-star rating on TripAdvisor, Seven Stars Resort & Spa truly lives up to its name—and you won’t even pay a premium for the superior level of excellence.

Pros
  • Complimentary breakfast

  • Complimentary use of bikes, Hobie Cats, kayaks, and paddleboards

  • $12 million remodel in 2021

Cons
  • Not all-inclusive

There’s no hotter place to be in Turks and Caicos than on Grace Bay Beach, and Seven Stars Resort & Spa smartly set up shop on a prominent portion of this glorious white-sand beach. Guests will never tire of seeing the glistening turquoise waters and the tropical gardens. Also of note is the one-of-a-kind, commissioned abstract art collection painted by New York City-based artist Andrew Humke, who worked in residence for six months as he took inspiration from the island’s beauty.

When you’re not lounging on the beach or participating in the complimentary non-motorized water sports, spend time in a cabana at the two outdoor saltwater pools (one is for adults only and there's a third pool for children); join the complimentary morning yoga class or borrow bicycles; attend a mixology class; or dine al fresco or in the fine dining restaurant (all dietary needs are easily accommodated). Finally, there are three bars on-site ideal for tasting a bit of the island life, and a world-class spa with myriad treatments.

Inside, each suite (from junior and one-bedroom to a three-bedroom oceanfront offering for larger parties) received a $60,000 upgrade in early 2021 and now boasts a carefully curated collection of custom furnishings, fabrics, and finishes in a soothing palette of nature-inspired hues. Plus, you’ll find marble bathrooms, plush robes, L’Occitane bath products, and a Nespresso machine.

Notable Amenities

  • The island’s only heated saltwater pool
  • Beachside and in-room massages are available in addition to treatments at the spa
  • Items from organic rooftop garden used in on-site menus
02 of 08

Best for Couples: The Shore Club Turks and Caicos

The Shore Club Turks And Caicos

The Shore Club Turks And Caicos

Why We Chose It

An off-the-beaten-path resort is the perfect setting for an intimate getaway.

Pros
  • 4 dining venues and 2 bars on-site

  • Complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea served daily

  • Kid’s club on-site

Cons
  • Complaints of inconsistent service in several online reviews

As the first and only resort on Long Bay Beach and a more secluded option than Grace Bay Beach, the Shore Club Turks & Caicos offers a taste of a private island even though it’s mere minutes from Provo’s town center. Each suite (from junior suites with a garden view to multi-bedroom penthouse suites with an ocean view) features an elegant, coastal motif of white, blue, and beige decor that channels the beach just outside—and comes with a private veranda to create an indoor-outdoor living experience.

There are four pools here: the main pool with basket swings and cabanas (it's the focal point of the property), a lap pool that’s part of the fitness center, an infinity-edge adults-only pool, and a family-friendly one with a swim-up bar. Other amenities include four restaurants (we recommend the Peruvian-Japanese Sui-Ren or the property’s newest venue, Almond Tree, which serves wood-fired pizzas), two bars, the Dune Spa, and the Jungle Jam kid’s club. 

Notable Amenities

  • Notable Dune Spa
  • Chef will cook your fresh catch from a fishing expedition
03 of 08

Best for Families: Beaches Turks & Caicos

Beaches Turks & Caicos

Beaches Turks & Caicos

Why We Chose It

Amenities are heavily kid-focused, including the Caribbean’s largest waterpark, a teen disco venue, Sesame Street characters on-site, and an Xbox game lounge.

Pros
  • 10 fresh-water swimming pools and 1 scuba diving pool

  • 45,000-square-foot waterpark

  • 12-mile beach

  • All-inclusive (with 21 dining options)

Cons
  • Sprawling resort that can take time to navigate

It doesn’t get more family-friendly than Beaches Turks & Caicos. The all-inclusive, 65-acre resort has 757 rooms, suites, and villas spread across five distinct “villages,” each with its own destination-based theme. Themes focus on spots like the French Riviera or Key West. Amenities are kid-focused, with the Caribbean’s largest waterpark (nine water slides, a lazy river, surf simulator, and spray features), a teen nightclub, an Xbox lounge, bedtime stories and lullabies with a furry Sesame Street character, watersports like kayaking and paddleboarding, and numerous other sports including basketball, soccer, croquet, and beach volleyball.

Adults aren’t left out of the fun, though. They can enjoy 21 unlimited dining options (ranging from food trucks to sit-down venues), 15 bars, and 10 pools, not to mention the huge spa. Oh, and there’s 7,000 square feet of retail space, too, convenient for picking up a few souvenirs, jewelry, or clothing. After having so much fun, the whole family will need a comfy spot to rest up for the next day’s adventures. From beachfront four-bedroom villas with a private pool and butler service to simpler single-room guest rooms facing the pools or gardens, there’s a price point to fit almost every budget without sacrificing access to the rich amenities the property is known for.

Notable Amenities

  • Certified nannies available 
  • Villas come with butler service
  • Camp Sesame, an exclusive partnership with Sesame Street
04 of 08

Best for Wellness: COMO Parrot Cay

COMO Parrot Cay

COMO Parrot Cay

Why We Chose It

As if a private island wasn’t enough, there’s an infinity-edge pool and three miles of beaches to relax on, too.

Pros
  • Ample privacy

  • Separate adult and family pools

  • Complimentary yoga, Pilates, and water sports

Cons
  • A 30-minute boat ride from Providenciales (very remote location)

How does a private, 1,000-acre island with a mile-long beach hugging shallow, turquoise waters sound? Pretty fantastic, which is why such celebs as Donna Karan, Keith Richards, and Christie Brinkley also own residences on Parrot Cay. COMO Parrot Cay, the resort that owns and occupies the island, is a luxury retreat with rooms, suites, and Balinese-style villas; guests in larger villas have access to butler service and private pools. 

While the rooms are sure to satisfy any traveler’s needs, the property’s wellness-based activities will impress even the most pampered A-listers. The majority of these amenities—like an on-site yoga studio, massage rooms, and Japanese-style baths—are housed in the award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat, acclaimed for its holistic and Asian-inspired treatments. The property also features COMO Shambhala cuisine, with plant-based dishes and raw foods centered around the health benefits of vitamins, enzymes, and sea minerals (though guests can also enjoy other fares at the three restaurants). Activities include snorkeling, kayaking, SUP, tennis, diving, bonefishing, biking, island stargazing, sunset cruises, private fishing charters, and more—but it’s also perfectly acceptable to spend your time enjoying the infinity-edge pool and beach without a care in the world.

Notable Amenities

  • Award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat
  • 6 luxury residences located a seven-minute buggy ride from the main resort
  • Tailor-made experiences, from cultural and adventure to eco-friendly and more
  • Butler service available
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05 of 08

Best Luxury: Wymara Resort & Villas

Wymara Resort & Villas

Wymara Resort & Villas

Why We Chose It

Wymara’s guest rooms and suites underwent a $10 million renovation in 2020, with comfort, class, and functionality top of mind.

Pros
  • Overlooks the iconic Grace Bay Beach

  • Complimentary full American breakfast

  • Complimentary use of snorkel equipment, kayaks, paddleboards, and Hobie cats

Cons
  • Pricey

The trendy Wymara Resort & Villas property is a 91-room luxury hotel and undoubtedly the swankiest on Providenciales, attracting a high-end clientele looking to have a fun time (professional athletes, celebrities, and high-profile business travelers often stay here). The 2020 renovation of its 91 rooms and suites was inspired by the natural elements found in this region, adding to the upscale, modern experience—including a softer color palette and use of woods and other textures. Choosing a suite adds a state-of-the-art kitchen to your stay, while villas range from 7,900 to 8,800 square feet and have two pools, an overwater swim platform, and direct access to the reef-protected waters of Turtle Tail. 

When hunger strikes, choose from two signature restaurants: Stelle and Zest. Both boast seasonally influenced cuisine with a Caribbean flair. As far as bars at Turks and Caicos hotels, Wymara’s beachfront Pink Bar is uniquely rosé-themed, offering pink twists on classic cocktails (including a pink Moscow mule and a Rosé gin and tonic). The main scene can be found at Stelle, the lounge-like poolside restaurant, though guests socialize all around the hotel, including at its infinity-edge pool. 

Notable Amenities

  • 7 enormous private oceanfront villas with private pools 
  • The Spa at Wymara Resorts & Villas
06 of 08

Best Flexibility/Variety: Blue Haven Resort

Blue Haven Resort

Blue Haven Resort

Why We Chose It

A stay at the all-inclusive Blue Haven Resort also provides free access to dining and playing at two nearby sister properties, which are accessible by complimentary resort shuttle.

Pros
  • All-inclusive

  • Private beach and marina

  • Kids 12 and under are free

Cons
  • Not located on Grace Bay Beach (but its sister properties are)

Worried you’ll get bored spending your entire vacation at one property? The 45-room Blue Haven Resort and Marina is a splendid option on its own, but also comes with complimentary access to two sister properties—the adults-only Beach House and the Alexandra Resort, both on the famed Grace Beach side of the island—thus greatly expanding your options for dining, entertainment, and scenery. While Blue Haven’s man-made beach isn’t the star of the show, the private marina, which draws in plenty of yacht enthusiasts, is. As such, it’s also the ideal basecamp for water activities like diving, deep-sea fishing, kiteboarding, eco-kayaking, SUP, or cruising the cays (some activities are included in the rate).

There’s an infinity-edge pool with a swim-up bar, and several on-site dining options, including the Fire and Ice indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge, Jammin’ By the Sea beachside grill, and Market Café with made-to-order coffees and light bites. Choose Salt for dinner, where you’ll dine on Italian cuisine while watching the mega yachts dock and set sail. When it’s time to rest, your accommodations (choose from oceanfront studios and one-bedroom suites to three-bedroom penthouses) feature all the modern conveniences you’d expect—and most room categories offer ocean views and balconies. 

Notable Amenities

  • Free access/shuttle to two sister properties
  • Fun Pals program for kids
  • Notable Elevate spa
07 of 08

Best Budget: Ports of Call Resort

Ports of Call Resort

Ports of Call Resort

Why We Chose It

Ports of Call Resort makes a vacation to Turks and Caicos accessible without compromising on comfort, location, safety, or amenities.

Pros
  • Renovated in 2020

  • Complimentary Continental breakfast daily

  • Family owned and operated property (staff gets to know each guest by name)

Cons
  • Beach is across the street

  • No ocean-view rooms or elevators

In the same time it takes most guests at large Turks and Caicos hotels to meander from their rooms to the beach, guests of Ports of Call Resort can simply stroll across the street (or take a free, hourly shuttle) and find themselves relaxing on the property’s private and staffed section of sand on Grace Bay—complete with chairs, umbrellas, towels, SUP, kayaks, and beach floats. And there are plenty more freebies where that comes from, such as shuffleboard, table tennis, billiards, a pool and hot tub, and daily Continental breakfast. Stop by the retail plaza called the Shops of Ports of Call to peruse gift and clothing stores, visit the spa or hair salon, enjoy a cone at the Giggles ice cream and candy parlor, dine at one of three restaurants, or sip a cocktail at one of the four bars. 

Guest rooms were renovated in late 2020, so you’ll find all the comforts you crave, from a mini-fridge and bath amenities to air conditioning and a safe. The three-bedroom villas offer quite a bit more space (1,650 square feet) and an indoor-outdoor living vibe. In between each villa is a shared plunge pool, barbecue, and lounge chairs/ These secluded spots also have privacy fences, alarm systems, and nightly patrols by resort security. Finally, one-bedroom apartments feature a kitchen and separate living area. 

Notable Amenities

  • On-site ice cream shop Giggles
  • Dedicated children’s play area
  • Beach amenities available
08 of 08

Best Sustainability: Ocean Club Resorts

Ocean Club Resort

Ocean Club Resort

Why We Chose It

Eco-friendly amenities make for more responsible travel, and Ocean Club Resorts is setting the bar for more sustainable practices in Turks and Caicos.

Pros
  • Daily breakfast included

  • Access to amenities at 2 resorts

  • Right on Grace Bay Beach

Cons
  • No all-inclusive option

Ocean Club Resorts, which comprises Ocean Club and Ocean Club West (about a mile apart from one another on Grace Bay Beach), are leading the way in sustainability as the first Green Globe Certified properties in Turks and Caicos. Guests will notice several eco-friendly initiatives, including reusable shopping bags in their suites, paper straws and boxes (instead of plastic and Styrofoam), and messaging encouraging the reduction of water and energy waste during their stay. 

Both all-suite properties provide an open-air setting and direct beach access—and it’s a toss-up as to which you’ll love more (so it’s a good thing there’s complimentary shuttle service between them and guests have access to the amenities at both resorts). Between the two resorts, you’ll find two tennis courts, spa services, two gyms, three freshwater pools, beach and pool loungers, three onsite dining options, and complimentary bike, kayak, and SUP rentals. Golfers may be drawn to Ocean Club for its proximity to the Provo Golf Club, while Ocean Club West is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and a supermarket (the latter may come in handy, as each room category has either a kitchenette or fully equipped kitchen). 

Notable Amenities

  • Spa Tropique 

Final Verdict

With so many great options for Turks and Caicos hotels, it may be hard to choose—but rest assured, there’s no wrong answer on this island. The Seven Stars Resort & Spa is elegant and situated right on the island’s most beautiful beach. Budget-minded travelers should not hesitate to book at Ports of Call Resort, where comfort and amenities aren’t sacrificed for the sake of your wallet. If wellness travel is more your speed, the COMO Parrot Cay delivers in the form of eco-friendly excursions, unexpected spa treatments and plant-based cuisine. And, honestly, you may never leave your Grace Bay Beach lounger and make your way to your hotel room, anyways.

Compare the Best Turks & Caicos Hotels

Property Resort Fee Rates Rooms Wi-Fi
Seven Stars Resort & Spa
Best Overall
None $$$ 167 Free
The Shore Club Turks and Caicos
Best for Couples
None  $$$  106 Free 
Beaches Turks & Caicos
Best for Families
None  $$$  757  Free 
COMO Parrot Cay
Best for Wellness
None  $$$$  60  Free 
Wymara Resort & Villas
Best Luxury
None  $$$$  91 Free 
Blue Haven Resort
Best Flexibility/Access/Variety
None  $$$$  45  Free 
Ports of Call Resort
Best Budget
None  $$  103  Free
Ocean Club Resorts
Best Sustainability
None  $$$ 86  Free 

Methodology

We evaluated over two dozen Turks and Caicos hotels and whittled them down to this selection of eight. To determine the best of the best for the chosen categories, we considered such factors as the hotel’s reputation, quality of service, and crowd-pleasing amenities (e.g., infinity swimming pools, beach access, and free access to non-motorized water sports). We also considered the property’s dining venues and unique experiences (like mixology lessons and spa services) available to guests. In addition to customer reviews, we gave note to each of the hotel’s sanitation and cleanliness measures, and accolades collected in recent years.

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