Turks and Caicos was a relatively unknown vacation destination until Parrot Cay opened in 1998. In the past few years this tiny chain of islands in the Caribbean has welcomed several high profile openings, including the ultra-swank Amanyara and hip NYC transplant Ganesvoort. The latest addition to the island’s luxury hotel scene is Veranda Resort and Residences. Conveniently located on the main island of Providenciales, the resort sits on 800 feet of quiet beachfront in Grace Bay, making it the perfect spot for travelers looking to relax and recharge in solitude. The traditional British Caribbean architecture features cottages strung along the beach with white exteriors and pale blue trim. The slight Key West vibe offers a drastic departure from the sleek and modern design of other resorts in the area.
The only private beachfront homes in Provo are available here and they even have their own private pools. There are 126 residential units that range from studios to three bedrooms. The 168 beachfront cottages at this five store resort feature plunge pools and private butlers to cater to every need. The comfortable, traditionally furnished interiors come equipped with all mod cons like wifi, flat screen TVs, and large modern bathrooms. Many of the units also feature expansive outdoor verandas with sweeping views of the Caribbean. Dining choices run the gamut from the Caribbean-inspired menu at Marin to an Indian influenced menu at Grill Bleu. Indulge in a relaxing massage at the Sabai Spa, or for the more adventurous, there are a myriad of water sports available, including snorkeling, windsurfing, or diving. There is even a kids club, making this an ideal getaway for families.
Rates start at $445 for a Garden View Studio. Book at www.verandatci.com.