Turks and Caicos is a perfect choice for honeymoons! With luxury accommodations, amazing spas, beautiful beaches and great dining, what more could you ask for! Here are some ideas to get you started on planning your ultimate honeymoon vacation to Turks and Caicos
WHERE TO STAY
Regarding accommodations, here are some to consider:
Tuscany Resort on Grace Bay – a fantastic boutique resort would be the Tuscany. The Tuscany offers tranquility, arched windows, stuccoed walls, private balconies, a huge pool, swaying palm trees and tennis courts. Oh yes, and it’s ranked #1 on Tripadvisor…..that’s always a huge plus!
Regent Palms is a perfect choice if you’re looking for full service beachfront luxury and pampering, this classy resort offers everything and more for a honeymoon vacation – in particular – a truly HEAVENLY spa and spectacular restaurant and bar in a garden setting.
Villa del Mar – luxury suites, a great pool and poolside bar, friendly staff, and truly in the heart of Grace Bay. Less than a minute walk away from the beach, and breakfast and beach service is included (bottled water, towels, loungers, umbrellas and a beach dude there to help with whatever you need including taking drink orders).
Point Grace – quiet yet luxurious style sophistication, full service including a lovely outdoor spa, Grace’s Cottage restaurant (twinkle lights amidst the gardens while dining), bar and lush gardens – plantation / Victorian style design and decor – it’s like walking into Pottery Barn, but in the Caribbean!
Gansevoort Turks and Caicos – this resort attracts a hip crowd looking to enjoy an active bar scene on a Friday night, vibes by the pool, bar service on the beach, and luxury style accommodations. The spa, restaurant and beach bar rounds out the experience, and you’re 8 minutes walk from a reef where you and honeybunch can snorkel right off the beach.
Grace Bay Club – definitely THE resort to choose if you’re looking to be completely spoilt and want nothing but the very best service, amenities and location. With a very sophisticated style, this is where the wealthy stay to enjoy the impressive spa, infinity pools and restaurants — staff will cater to your every desire.
Parrot Cay Resort – Three words! Private – Island – Experience. Relaxation and rejuvenation for the body, mind and soul, Parrot Cay Resort offers a quiet retreat for a calming honeymoon (after a hectic wedding). Take a ferry over to this gorgeous island where the movie stars have their homes – there are over 1,000 unspoilt acres, wetlands and a two mile-long powdered beach! Accommodation in whitewash with chic teak finishing includes beachside villas.
Venetian on Grace Bay – guests here get drowned in the luxury furnishings, stunning views and massive suites with over-sized balconies. Privacy and seclusion are offered for those that want to be in the heart of Grace Bay but in quiet upscale setting. It’s on the eastern end of the beach, which means there are no other resorts along the beach as you go for long romantic sunset walks with your soul mate.
WHAT’S YOUR FANCY?
Our ‘beautiful by nature’ Turks and Caicos Islands is truly an extraordinary place to visit, and most people are forever changed after their first trip here. There’s really no “bad” advice I can give……there are no gaudy tourist traps or places you should avoid. On the contrary, most people know these islands as a place of discovery and wonder and unparalleled beauty. So, it’s more just an issue of deciding what type of vacation you would like.
Do you want to just dig your toes in the sand, and let the ocean breezes carry your troubles away? Want some adventure? Want some romance?
Want all of the above?
HIT THE BEACH!
Well, for starters, I would suggest spending a good deal of time on Grace Bay Beach. Most of our hotels and resorts are located right on or near this beach (including the Tuscany), so you will be in close proximity. Grace Bay is currently ranked the #1 beach in the world by many pundits out there that research beach experiences around the globe, and it is full of panoramic views of sparkling turquoise waters and glistening white sands.
You can also go scuba diving and/or snorkeling or even snuba (sort of a combo of both). A popular area for snorkeling is down aways at Coral Gardens (aka Bight Reef). Here you will experience brightly colored coral formations, as well as rare and exotic marine life, such as yellowtail snappers, lion fish, sea turtles, stingrays, sea urchins and lobsters. A night dive will yield exhilarating views of octopi, green moray eels and timid reef/nurse sharks.
There are many other beaches on Providenciales (checkout Val’s Top 5 picks here) that are spectacular, such as Long Bay Beach, excellent for peaceful, secluded romantic walks, and off-the-beaten track Malcolm’s Beach, excellent for some snorkeling as well.
A lovely idea for a day trip would be our ‘Day in North and Middle Caicos‘ tour where you get to lay your eyes on Mudjin Harbor, just a short ferry ride away in the island of Middle Caicos (population of just over 500), for some solitary exploring. The dramatic limestone cliffs, lush greenery, and open-faced sea caves make for some stunning scenery.
ROMANTIC EVENING RESTAURANTS
To eat, I would highly recommend the romantic and picturesque Coco Bistro, where you dine underneath a canopy of coconut palms, for gourmet food, or, if you want more of a lively tropical beach bar, the highly popular Conch Shack (see Val’s video here on da Conch Shack) which serves up Island specialties, such as cracked conch, jerk chicken and rum punch in a casual atmosphere. Other amazing experiences for romantic evening ambiance can be found at Grace Bay Club’s Anacaona and the Infinity Bar, Caicos Cafe, Mango Reef, Bay Bistro, and several others.
TABLE FOR TWO ON THE BEACH
The highlight of your Turks and Caicos honeymoon vacation could very well be a romantic candle light dinner on the beach. Using a private caterer, or at one of Provo’s amazing beachfront restaurants (we’ll tell you which ones) you can personally pick every detail or leave it to the professionals to create the ambiance and flair that you desire.
LIVE OUT A PRIVATE ISLAND FANTASY
Ever dream of the both of you ALONE on a romantic getaway on your own private island on a tropical beach? Get cozy with the turquoise ocean being the soundtrack. Live the dream, at least for a day, with an undisturbed day of relaxation and solitude. You won’t be ‘camping out’, you’ll have everything you need for the day included like an umbrellas, beach chairs, lunch and wine.
HORSEBACK RIDING ON THE BEACH
You’ve seen it in the movies, here’s your chance to experience it yourselves in crystal clear waters – a romantic horseback ride on an deserted white-sand beach.
NEED MORE LOVEY DOVEY ISLAND IDEAS?
Consider taking a romantic walk down the beach at sunset, then enjoying fruity cocktails at the Bay Bistro, which offers a lovely views of the ocean. Consider upping the romantic quotient with a luxurious couple’s massage. Consider something more quirky and memorable, like taking a glow worm tour and watching the electric green hues burst and explode in the nighttime waters, or consider taking a caving tour and explore the stalagtites and stalagmites of the intricate cave system of picturesque Middle Caicos. Or perhaps do something adventurous! Take a deep dive and revel in the undersea beauty, as you view healthy, thriving coral, stunning, brightly colored schools of fish, slithering green morays, sea urchins and lobsters. Or perhaps even take it easy, have a glass of wine on the balcony overlooking the ocean before you indulge in a candlelit bath for two.
GET IT ON VIDEO!
Be sure to use Brilliant Studios to capture those special honeymoon moments (see an example of one of their Island Escape video shoots below)
Yup, we’ve got it all down here!
I know you’ll have the times of your lives here and create memories for a lifetime. Don’t hesitate to ask me or my colleagues at Turks & Caicos Reservations any questions at all about your upcoming Turks and Caicos honeymoon vacation!