Turks & Caicos' sleek, stylish oceanfront stay
91 Rooms / 32 Suites
There's a sort of sophistication to be found in simplicity, and that's no secret to those behind Gansevoort Turks & Caicos. Situated on Providenciales island on Grace Bay Beach, one that’s consistently hailed among the best in the world, the hotel overlooks the ocean displaying an electric palette of blues.
The Gansevoort has found a way to combine the chicness of city life with the laid-back vibe unique to the Caribbean, and since it opened in 2009, the hotel has been a chic-but-comfortable tropical retreat. It hasn't gone unnoticed by high-profile celebrities and business executives, so star sightings aren't uncommon, but that doesn't stop the hotel from offering a welcoming atmosphere to all of its guests, celebrity status or not.
Along the hotel's open-air walkways are wooden trellises adorned with bright bursts of bougainvillea, a welcome juxtaposition against the whitewashed walls. The floral eye candy is combined with steady breezes, sounds of the ocean and clear views of the beach and beyond.
The Turks and Caicos hotel's 91 guest rooms are distributed among three buildings situated on four acres. And while the Gansevoort offers a few different options, whether it's a studio or penthouse suite, each all-white room exudes a simple, minimalist design and is accented with pops of bright color and contemporary dark wood furniture. Don’t get too hung up on which room to book — they all have ocean views through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Gansevoort Deluxe Oceanfront Studios are a favorite among guests with up to 790 square feet of living space and terraces that overlook the water. They are also equipped with a kitchenette and spa bathtub.
The One Bedroom Oceanfront Suite boasts 1,106 square feet, a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious terrace. And if you're ready to really live it up, opt for the Oceanfront Penthouse Suite — it has more than 3,000 square feet, three bedrooms, a wrap-around deck and a private hot tub.
Exhale Fitness & Spa is a sanctuary for those seeking serenity and wellness. Each of the spa's treatment rooms (one designed just for couples) is complemented with an outdoor shower. The spa menu features a range of facials, body scrubs and massages, including its signature Thai Stretch — a mind-body therapy that incorporates yoga and acupressure to for ultimate relaxation.
After a treatment, retreat to your outdoor shower, shaded by the branches of a Poinciana tree and encircled with ferns and palms.
The spa is complemented with not only a gym, but also an outside yoga deck. Yoga, barre and boot camp classes are done alfresco with sounds of the sea in the background.
The Gansevoort has two dining options for guests, each with its own distinct style — the sumptuous and stylish Stelle, and the carefree Zest overlooking the beach. At Zest, chef Joel Vallar has combined his love of Asian and Caribbean flavors to create dishes that awaken the palate. For lunch, try a Turks and Caicos classic, conch ceviche, or the Thai rare beef salad with cherry tomato, cucumber, spring onion and cilantro.
Vallar knows how to do Italian-inspired cuisine, too. At the indoor/outdoor Stelle, bread is served with a side of a housemade gorgonzola-honey spread. The highly touted tuna tartare — served with yuzu, salmon roe, avocado pudding and micro cilantro — practically melts in your mouth. Likewise, after four hours of slow cooking, the beef rendang is especially tender with a burst of flavor in each bite. For the vegetarian, there's the baby beetroot salad with goat cheese, a wild mushroom risotto and more.
The resort’s centerpiece (both literally and figuratively) is the expansive 7,000-square-foot, infinity-edge pool. Relax on chaise lounges around the pool edge or rent a private floating pod in the center.
There's also no shortage of activities on the beach. Included in your stay at the Gansevoort is access to the resort's Hobie Cats, kayaks, paddleboards and snorkel gear — what’s a Providenciales vacation without some time spent on the water?