Gansevoort Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos' sleek, stylish oceanfront stay
There's a sort of sophistication to be found in simplicity, and that's no secret to those behind Gansevoort Turks & Caicos. Situated on Grace Bay Beach—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.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• Don’t get too hung up on which room to book — they all have ocean views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

• 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.

• Yoga, barre and boot camp classes are done alfresco with sounds of the sea in the background.

• The Gansevoort has two delicious dining options, each with its own distinct style — the sumptuous and stylish Stelle, and the carefree Zest overlooking the beach.

• 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.
Things to Know
• Included in your stay at the Gansevoort is access to the resort's Hobie Cats, kayaks, paddleboards and snorkel gear.

• For fitness fanatics, the spa is complemented with not only a gym, but also an outside yoga deck.

• After a spa treatment, retreat to your outdoor shower, shaded by the branches of a Poinciana tree and encircled with ferns and palms. 
The Rooms
• The Turks and Caicos hotel's 91 guest rooms are distributed among three buildings situated on four acres, affording plenty of privacy.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.
The Restaurants
• At Zest, chef Joel Vallar has combined his love of Asian and Caribbean flavors to create dishes that awaken the palate.

• For a beachside lunch at Zest, 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 house-made 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.
Getting There
Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales , BWI