PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- A new resort, The Turks and
Caicos Club, opened last month on Providenciales, boasting 21
luxury suites overlooking Grace Bay.
The property -- which offers oceanfront and oceanview one- and
two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens -- already is
drawing bookings through December from walk-in clients, said a
And that's despite a rather pricey range of rates.
Prices through April 9 run from $645 per night, double, for an
oceanview, one-bedroom suite to $795 per night for four people in a
two-bedroom suite; extra guests cost $85 a night.
Off-season stays later in the year can be had at a relative
bargain; the comparable rates from April 10 through Dec. 18 are
$430 per night and $580 per night, respectively.
The Turks and Caicos Club pays agents 10% commission.
All suites feature a washer and dryer, central air, direct-dial
telephones, Internet access, cable television and a VCR. Kitchens
feature stainless steel appliances, including a refrigerator with
an ice maker and filtered water dispenser.
The resort provides twice-daily maid service and a grocery
Although the deliveries and in-room kitchens might lure amateur
chefs in from the beach, the Turks and Caicos Club also serves up
gourmet meals at Simba, its on-site restaurant.
Simba also offers room service, special-event catering and
in-room personal chef services.
Activity-wise, the property sports a freshwater pool with
cold-towel service and complimentary Hobie-cat, windsurfing,
kayaking, bicycling and snorkeling equipment.
Fitness-minded guests can work out in the exercise room or sign
up for a poolside yoga class, while golfers can get their strokes
down on a 2,000-square-foot putting and chipping green.
For more information or to book the resort, call (800) 269-0966,
e-mail [email protected] or visit www.turksandcaicosclub.com.
Whales are on their way
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- Visitors to Turks and Caicos
can have a whale of a time from February to April, when they can
spot some of the 2,500 humpback whales that annually arrive for a
spring break from the arctic cold.
The mammals usually pass close to the shores of Salt Cay and
Grand Turk, according to the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, and
visitors can enjoy the spectacle from whale-watching boats or from
For more details, call (954) 568-6588, visit www.turksandcaicostourism.com or e-mail [email protected]. -- K.K.