Are you looking for some of the world’s best beaches?
Are you looking for the softest, finest, golden sands and the clearest turquoise seas in the world?
Then a vacation to Turks and Caicos is a must.
I have visited all the Caribbean islands, many times. Turks and Caicos have become one of my favourite destinations.
The beaches are exquisite. Of these, the best known is Grace Bay. It was voted the Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination in 2012, 2013, and 2014 by the World Travel Awards. Turks and Caicos itself received this award in 2015 and 2016. Visitors are also spoiled for things to do in Turks and Caicos.
Turks and Caicos are a British Overseas Territory which comprises of two sets of islands. The larger Caicos Islands and the smaller group called Turks islands. Together there are 40 islands in the total of which eight are inhabited. Turks and Caicos are approximately 550 miles south-east of Miami and just south of the Bahamas.
The main island, from a tourism point of view, is Providenciales. Providenciales is where you will find many beautiful Turks and Caicos Villas. There are also several private islands which also host some of the best Turks and Caicos Rentals. These include Parrot Cay and Sail Rock. They are both super exclusive and beautiful. You can find out more about this, frankly awesome, luxury destination in my essential Turks and Caicos travel guide
One of the best ways to see these is to take a boat trip either for the day or overnight. You will then get a unique opportunity to see some of the amazing off the beaten track beaches. Aine, our villa specialist for Turks and Caicos, and I were lucky enough to be invited onto The Prive Yacht for the day on our recent visit. What a fantastic day it was!
We set sail from the Blue Haven Marina which is on the eastern tip of Providenciales. Champagne was soon flowing as we passed many stunning islands and beaches.
First was Mangrove Cay to the right and then sailed past Iguana Island. We moored alongside the beaches of Pine Cay. The scenery and nature are breathtaking. The beaches are exquisite, and the sea was the most turquoise I have ever seen.
We spent a leisurely day enjoying incredible food, swimming, and jet skiing before we sailed to our home at the Beach Enclave and to view as many villas as possible.
But now down to the most significant bit on where to stay.
The Exceptional Villas team has inspected each one of the villas. We are in the perfect position to provide insider information on the top 5 villas on the islands. Turks and Caicos are without a doubt one of the most exclusive islands in the Caribbean, if not the world. The Turks and Caicos Villas are some of the most luxurious and exquisite that you will find anywhere in the world.
Here are our Top 5 Turks and Caicos Villas
Beach Enclave is one of the newest developments of villas on North Shore in Turks and Caicos. It is also one of the most luxurious. There are nine rental homes in total, but our favourite ones are, without a doubt, the beachfront villas. Beach Enclave is at the end of a private road in one of the quietest parts of Providenciales. It is on Babalua Beach. It is still only a 10-minute drive from the World’s best beach at Grace Bay. There is a reef on parts of the beach making it perfect for snorkelling. There are also plenty of sandy stretches if you’d rather take a cooling dip.
The décor is exquisite and very contemporary with clean lines and stunning art. But what will take your breath away at Beach Enclave are the incredible views. The villas are set on two levels and have the floor to ceiling windows on both levels to maximize the light.
Each of the villas has an infinity pool. There are also some excellent communal facilities. These include a state of the art gymnasium and a yoga pavilion.
Our Favorite Feature of the Beach Enclave
Every aspect is amazing but above all the view is one of the best we have ever seen. This is the place you will want to sit and be tranquil.
2. Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace is another of the islands top villas. It is a stunning five-bedroom beachfront home. It is more traditional than The Beach Enclave but equally exquisite. The style of the house is more plantation manor house. Amazing Grace is at the very end of Grace Bay at the tip of Providenciales. It sits on a stretch of more than 600 feet of beach front. Over 9,000 sq ft of stunning landscaped tropical gardens encompass the property.
There are a private 50-foot pool and your 100-foot boat dock from which to sail off and explore some of the other islands. The house comes with a media room installed with an incredible theatre system, a chef’s kitchen, and an enormous master bedroom. The master bedroom takes up two sides of the upper floor. The views everywhere are breathtaking and especially from the master bedroom.
Our Favorite Feature of Amazing Grace
The beach frontage is spectacular, and the sea and sand here are unbeatable.
3. Triton Villa
Triton Villa is new to the rental scene on the island. But, boy, what a great addition! It is one of our personal all-time favourite villas. Triton has an incredible beach-side setting on the golden sands of Long Bay Beach and is 6 km from Grace Bay. The villa sits on over 2 acres of landscaped beachfront and is contemporary with clean lines and exquisite furnishings. The thing that will completely take your breath away are the views from almost every aspect of the house; even from some of the bathrooms.
Triton Villa has seven luxury bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 people. The villa comes complete with two gorgeous swimming pools. There’s one located at the front and one at the back of the villa. There is a beautiful fire pit located on the terrace with a huge screen that unrolls so that you can watch the latest blockbuster with friends or family.
The villa also has a stunning pergola-covered dining area, a barbecue, paddleboards, kayaks, bocce courts, yoga and meditation area and several pool cabanas as well as a hammock with, possibly, the best view we have ever seen.
Triton is the absolute perfect choice of villa for a special occasion, small destination wedding, anniversary, party or multi-generational get-together.
Our Favorite Feature of Triton Villa
The design is exquisite. The way the architect has made the most of the view visible from every aspect of this villa.
Sailrock Villas are another new addition to the luxurious villas of Turks and Caicos. The Sailrock resort is one of the many excellent Turks and Caicos resorts and is on the quiet and remote island of South Caicos.
The beaches at the Sailrock resort are every bit as gorgeous as the beaches in the rest of Turks and Caicos. Here you have the advantage of one of the most tranquil settings in the world with fantastic resort facilities.
There are a variety of villas to choose from, but one of our personal favourites is the four-bedroom villa. It is close to 6000 square feet in area and is right on the beach with its own private infinity swimming pool. The villa has an exquisite central room which is open plan with the living, dining room and kitchen. This ensures that no matter where you are in the villa, you will have breathtaking views.
The beautiful thing about staying at Sailrock is that you have all the facilities, space, and independence of your private villa yet have all the amenities of a resort. A full American breakfast is included each day. You will have access to a wide range of water sports, communal pool, and gymnasium.
Our Favorite Feature of Sailrock
We love the fact that you have a private villa in an incredible location yet have access to resort facilities.