There are tons of Turks and Caicos resorts to choose from, but if you’re looking for opulence during your stay, there are only a few that hit that luxury mark. Here we round up the best luxury resorts in Turks and Caicos.
Contemplating a luxury vacay in the Caribbean? If so, Turks and Caicos has probably been on your radar. This archipelago of coral islands has some of the whitest beaches you’ll ever see lapped by gorgeous turquoise waters. It’s a haven for scuba divers, kite surfers, and those who simply want to zen-out at a five-star resort.
Our top picks for the best luxury hotels in Turks and Caicos are spread out over various beaches. Grace Bay Beach has often been awarded the best beach in the world. It is one of the most popular beaches in the archipelago with plenty of high-end hotels and restaurants lining the sand. Long Bay Beach is a little quieter, which makes it a great spot for intimate getaways. Want to go even more private? We’ve also included luxury hotels on secluded Parrot Bay and Malcolm’s Beach.
Best Luxury Hotels in Turks and Caicos: Grace Bay Beach
Grace Bay Club is one of Turks and Caicos’ grand dame hotels. It opened its doors in 1993 and has been dazzling guests ever since. Located on the sands of Grace Bay Beach, the resort is close to all the action of Providenciales, but still offers a peaceful sanctuary where you can relax in paradise. It’s not too big and not too small, with beautiful rooms right on the beach. The hotel has won numerous awards and is ranked on many ‘best hotel’ lists. Recently, it was included on Travel + Leisure’s 500 list and recognized as a top resort in the world for 2022 (along with sister property Point Grace, read more below).
There are three different areas in the resort: an adult-only section, a family-friendly section, and The Estate, which is an ultra luxurious enclave. No matter where you stay, you’ll have access to multiple swimming pools, tennis courts, and the serene Anani Spa. The hotel can also arrange activities like scuba diving and kayaking. Be sure to check out Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar—it’s considered one of the best restaurants on the island and on our list of 20 best restaurants in Turks and Caicos.
Also situated on Grace Bay Beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos upholds the Ritz-Carlton brand’s high standard of luxury and elegance. The modern rooms have all the conveniences you could ask for and are decked out in soothing ocean-inspired tones. However, you’ll probably be more focused on the stunning oceanfront scenery you can soak up from your balcony.
The property has something for everyone, including a huge beachfront, a spa and wellness center, and tons of activities on offer. Kids can splash in the pool while parents relax in a private cabana. For restaurants they have a wide range of options including the highly-rated BLT Steak. Take a sunset cruise on the Lady Grace catamaran, then end the evening with some games in the casino.
The resort was awarded Caribbean’s Leading New Resort in 2021.
Best Luxury Hotels in Turks and Caicos: North Shore
Lavish is just one word to describe The Rock House. Built into the side of a limestone cliff above the Atlantic Ocean, this is one of the most unique hotels in Turks and Caicos. There are only 46 suites ranging from sophisticated studios to a stunning 2-bedroom suite with its own infinity pool. Throughout the property you’ll find peaceful places where you can soak up the sun on the private beach and next to the 100-foot infinity pool.
Although the resort is squirreled away in a secluded spot, you’ll find plenty of things to do during your stay. Yoga, kayaking, and snorkeling are popular activities for guests of all ages. The jetty in front of the resort is a jumping off point for yachting and fishing trips. Vita Restaurant serves up exquisite seafood, and the Cave Bar serves craft cocktails from its patio hewn from natural rock.
Rock House was recently ranked in The 100 Best New Hotels in the World by Travel + Leisure for 2023.
Best luxury resorts in Turks and Caicos: Long Bay Beach
The Shore Club is exactly what you would expect from a luxury Caribbean resort—grand, all-white buildings, sparkling swimming pools, and direct access to a breathtaking beach. You can opt for an elegant suite or a family-size villa with a kitchen and private pool. The resort is set on Long Bay Beach, which gives it a touch of seclusion despite being just a few minutes drive from the center of Providenciales.
Start the day with wholesome eats from the breakfast buffet, then make your way to the water for some sailing, kiteboarding, or paddle boarding. The Dune Spa offers restorative treatments like massages and body scrubs. Take a sunset horseback ride on the beach, then choose from three different restaurants for dinner. We highly recommend Sui-Ren for sublime Peruvian-Japanese fare.
The Shore Club has been awarded leading resort in Turks and Caicos for 2023 and is consistently recognized as a top hotel.
Best Luxury Resorts in Turks and Caicos: Northwest Point Marine National Park
If you want to immerse yourself in nature, but still have all the luxuries of a lavish beachfront resort, Amanyara is your spot. The resort is set on 18,000 acres in the North West Point Marine Park. Step outside your contemporary villa or pavilion and you’ll be treated to lush greenery, tranquil ponds, and views of the ocean and Malcolm’s Beach. Some of the villas have private pools. Even better, all stays include a bottle of champagne on arrival.
Amanyara encourages guests to explore the natural surroundings. Discover rock pools and coral reefs right in front of the resort. The concierge can also arrange luxury yacht charters, fishing trips, and kiteboarding classes. However, if you don’t want to leave the resort, that’s understandable. You can indulge in healing therapies at the spa, savor gourmet eats at the restaurants, or take part in a wellness event or culinary masterclass.
Amanyara has consistently been named as the Caribbean’s Leading Beach Resort by The World Travel Awards.The hotel has also been recognized in many other categories.
Best luxury resorts in Turks and Caicos: Private Beach, Parrot Bay
It doesn’t get more luxurious than staying on a private island. COMO Parrot Cay sits on 1,000 acres fronted by a pristine white sand beach. It’s very secluded, but just a 35-minute boat ride from Providenciales. You can choose from one and two-bedroom beach houses, contemporary villas, and spectacular estates that can house large groups and include 24-hour private butlers.
COMO Hotels is passionate about health and wellness, so you’ll find plenty of movement classes and spa treatments on offer. Pilates and yoga classes are complimentary for all guests. The restaurants offer a mix of healthy and indulgent dishes made with fresh seafood caught that day and produce grown on-site. At Ocean’s Larder you can sample Caribbean cuisine in the day and contemporary Asian at night.
In 2023, Como Parrot Bay has been ranked in the Top 15 Resorts in the Atlantic Islands (12th) by Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2023
Featured image: Amanyara