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As tourism to the island has been booming in recent years, so have the luxury accommodation options for visitors. Here are Forbes Travel Guide editors’ recommendations for the five best places to stay in Turks and Caicos:
1. Gansevoort Turks + Caicos. On Grace Bay in Providenciales, this sleek and contemporary beachfront oasis has 91 guestrooms — about a third of which are suites and penthouses. The resort, which boasts four acres of private beach, is never crowded, so you’ll never have to search for a beach chair.
2. Grace Bay Club. Like three properties in one, Grace Bay Club is made up of the adults-only main hotel, a family friendly portion called The Villas and 22 ultra-private and luxurious residences at The Estate. This opulent oceanfront property offers every modern convenience and amenity with a Caribbean twist.
3. Parrot Cay and Como Shambhala Retreat. Set on its own island, this is a private paradise. It boasts elegant yet tranquil rooms and villas that combine cool-white interiors, Indonesian furnishings and plantation style four-poster beds. Shambhala features internationally acclaimed teachers certified in disciplines including yoga, Pilates and nutrition.
4. The Regent Palms. Set on 12 acres of lush gardens, this sophisticated 72-suite resort on Providenciales’ Grace Bay, Regent Palms offers top-notch amenities like a 15,000-square-foot spa and a serpentine infinity pool. The suites include extravagant in-room luxuries like hand-tufted mattresses, full-size kitchens and hydro-massage tubs.
5. Amanyara. The name of this resort means “a peaceful place” in Hindu and this posh and tranquil retreat on the edge of the Northwest Point Marine National Park lives up to its name. Star architect Jean Michel Gathy designed Amanyara with a clean-lined Asian aesthetic, softened by reflecting pools, streams and a 164-foot black rock infinity pool. The pavilions and villas are all open and airy with sliding doors that open onto terraces and gorgeous watery vistas.