A romantic Turks and Caicos escape
Whether you crave relaxation, recreation or romance, Seven Stars Resort & Spa delivers on all fronts. Situated on the white sand beaches of Grace Bay, the beachfront property gives you no reason to leave yet provides a plethora of activities and experiences in case you want something more.
The focus on personal attention starts from the moment you arrive, when you're greeted with a rum punch cocktail and chilled scented towel. An endless succession of smiles throughout the property follows, as you are catered to hand and foot. Beach-chair-side waiter service is just one example of how the staff goes out of its way to create one-of-a-kind moments during your stay.
Upon check-in you'll be escorted to one of three oceanfront room towers, whose names are plucked from Greek mythology, where suites are the only option. Layouts range from spacious junior suites to stunning four-bedroom suites, and all accommodations come complete with a Jacuzzi, marble bathrooms and furnished balconies with ocean and island views to help you ease into vacation mode.
Keeping some of the comforts of home, each room has a fully equipped kitchen, Nespresso machine, iPhone docking stations, flat-screen TVs, plush robes and L’Occitane bath products. A night spent in your room is certainly not a night wasted, whether you order room service or simply sip on a glass of wine from your private terrace. There's even a gourmet grocery store located just across the street from Seven Stars, making it easy to cook a homemade meal or leave it up to one of the property's chefs to do the grocery shopping and prepare a special in-room feast.
And it's not just the sumptuous suites that help you disconnect from the world back home. The spa will zap away any lingering tension with one of its many facial and body treatments. Choose from services like the SSR Signature Candle Massage, in which an aromatic soy candle melts into a ready-to-use massage lotion, and Le Grande Classique, a deep-cleansing facial that uses Yon-Ka products created exclusively for Seven Stars. Truly indulge by booking one of the packages, like the Rejuvenation, which features a sea salt scrub, detoxifying seaweed wrap and is topped off with a massage over the course of two hours. Make it a couple’s massage, and the pampering will end with the therapists placing your hands together.
Further explore the 22-acre grounds and you'll find a tennis court, bocce ball court, 24-hour gym, yoga classes and a large heated salt-water pool (the only on the island) to sate your appetite for action. Or, head straight to the calm turquoise waters where numerous non-motorized water sports like sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and paddle boarding come complimentary with your stay.
Venture away from the property and the hotel staff can arrange for parasailing, ATV excursions, world-class fishing, horseback riding, semi submarine tours, waterskiing and scuba diving or snorkeling along the third-largest coral reef in the world. Once-in-a-lifetime adventures are also on the menu, like taking a boat inside a 130,000-year-old cave or seeing the spectacular glow worms light up the shallow seawaters around the full moon.
Families, too, will have no problem enjoying the many activities the resort has to offer with its Shooting Stars Kids Club, babysitting services and children's play area. There's even customized children's scuba classes to get your tot ready for a big dive.
Warm tropical breezes combined with that stunning stretch of sand and starry nights make this Turks and Caicos hotel a destination for romance. And it seems every detail of the property is geared toward making that spark come alive. The quiet beach is dotted with beach chairs, private cabanas and attentive waiters — it feels as if you have the island to yourself. Or, you can actually get a whole island to yourself. Any couple can book a four-hour private island day trip where the hotel’s own boat drops you off on a deserted beach with nothing but towels, umbrellas, beach chairs, lunch and, of course, wine. Whether you simply chat with your partner or take a private dip for two, what happens on the island stays there.
Returning to the Caribbean resort doesn't mean the romance needs to fade. Seven restaurant sets the mood with its dimly lit ambiance while serving up a blend of international cuisine along with the island’s freshest seafood and steak. After the gourmet meal, head to the beach for a nightcap where a daily oceanfront bonfire heats up any date night. But, if total privacy is more your style, then opt for the Toes in the Sand dinner where the luxury hotel provides a meal for two on the beach at sunset under your own candle-lit cabana and ocean serenade.