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About Turks and Caicos

The string of islands making up Turks and Caicos includes forty individual islands and coral cays - a joining of two families of islands, as the name suggests, with Grand Turk and Providenciales the respective capitals. The beaches are beautiful, the scuba diving and deep sea fishing are excellent, and the best places to stay in the Turks and Caicos Islands tend to be the luxurious, private island retreats, or maybe one of Grand Turk's charming colonial guesthouses.

The Turks and Caicos are technically a British Overseas Territory, but their currency is the American dollar and they have an American vibe. Well, they are only about 600 miles off Florida. Which carries through into the accommodation - you can find most of the big name American hotel brands here.

Things not to miss:

  • Providenciales' famously beautiful Grace Bay is considered perfect even by Caribbean beach standards and it's long enough to house many hotels and resorts comfortably.
  • The more fertile Grand Turk island houses the traditional capital, being much easier to settle on. This is where you'll find the government buildings and most of the historic sights and most charming architecture.
  • Aside from these two islands, there are a number of others in the forty strong group which are totally uninhabited, and even more where you'll find just a few souls. There is perfect diving and snorkelling conditions just off shore.

The Hotel Guru's pick of the best places to stay in Turks and Caicos are mainly to be found on Grand Turk and Providenciales, but also features a stunning private island paradise.

The Best Places to stay on the Turks and Caicos

For the perfect beach break

  • Parrot Cay is a sublime hotel on an immaculate white beach on its own private island. If that's not enough the rooms and villas are chic, the cuisine is international and the spa is award-winning.
  • The Bohio Dive Resort is obviously geared up for divers, but its position, directly against a pristine, white, sandy beach, means that it's also a great choice for a relaxing beach break. Rooms are whitewashed chic, with private balconies. The Bohio Dive Resort also has its own dive school.
  • The Grace Bay Club is a large, but extremely luxurious resort made up of suites and private beach cabanas, right on Grace Bay.

For great value

  • The Sibonne Beach Hotel is one of the best value hotels on Grace Bay, a small, but lovely, white building with a choice of rooms, suites and apartments - sleeping up to four.
  • The Osprey Beach Hotel on Grand Turk is chic but reasonably priced, with its 37 rooms starting from just £56 per night. Many rooms have private balconies and four poster beds. Just a short stroll through the hotel's garden and you're on the beach.
  • The Salt Raker Inn is a great value little inn in the heart of old Cockburn Town. Well placed for the beach and local dive centres, this is a laid-back but pretty spot with a lovely little verandah restaurant.

For a special occasion

  • Providenciales' Point Grace is a dreamy, romantic spot, with stunning rooms and suites, and even more perfect views from the private balconies. There are just 28 rooms, two fabulous restaurants, a Thalasso spa, a huge pool and direct access to the beach.
  • Amanyara is a spectacular resort which really makes the most of its naturally idyllic beach surroundings with minimalist decor and a focus on large windows and private balconies. It also has the very best when it comes to chefs, bars, massages, butlers, spa facilities and pools.

For pure luxury

  • On a beautiful sandy beach, Gansevoort's prime objective is to provide luxury. Boasting lavish suites, a deluxe spa, a superb restaurant and private beach access, it's a standout hotel. Perfect for an indulgent break on the Turks and Caicos.

For an apartment or beach house

  • For those looking for their own space, we recommend visiting our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Providinciales is the international airport gateway to the Turks and Caicos. From there you can connect to any one of the seven island airports.
  • Hurricane season in the Turks and Caicos generally runs from July to September, so it is best to avoid visiting during these months. The islands have a year round temperature in the late 20s, so we would recommend a winter trip from November to April.
  • If you would like to explore the islands by car we recommend our partners Rentalcars

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Best Hotels in Turks and Caicos

  • Salt Raker Inn Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos 26 rooms from £82

    Value chic
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Diving  -  Three dive operators all within walking distance. Packages can be arranged
    Sights nearby  -  Situated in the heart of the Old Town
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    An excellent value inn in the heart of the old town and just a few moments from the beach and diving centres. Lovely rooms and suites, simply decorated, but chic in style with white washed walls and balconies onto the garden. Lovely little restaurant with verandah. Excellent value and laid back. See More

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  • Osprey Beach Hotel Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos 37 rooms from £98

    Scuba course  -  Blue Water Divers, a PADI 5 Star dive facility, is located on the hotel property.
    Luxury
    Romantic Break
    Restaurant  -  Pool side dining with spectacular ocean views and daily changing menus
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    One of the chicest spots in Grand Turk for anyone on a budget. Rooms and suites are beautiful with private balconies, four poster beds, and creamy furnishings. Access to the beach through the garden, walking distance to all the attractions, daily changing menus for poolside dining. Value bliss! See More

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  • Villa del Mar Providenciales 42 rooms from £112

    Beach Life  -  Spoiling beach break: the resort's Beach Club boasts dedicated attendants, fresh towels, chilled water, umbrellas & loungers
    Walking distance restaurants  -  Located right in the heart of Provo, it's a short walk to grocery stores & a wide range of eateries for all budgets
    Families  -  Three-bedroom suites comfortably sleep up to 10, making this a fab option for multi-gen family holidays
    Value chic  -  Great value find; for the island, and this area, rates are incredibly reasonable
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    Intimate condominium resort a short stroll from the beach. Made up of one to three-bedroom self-catered suites & penthouses, there are lush gardens & two gorgeous pools. Fab locations mean shops & restaurants are walkable. Super friendly staff & a fun bar make this a hit; especially for families. See More

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  • Bohio Dive Resort Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos 16 rooms from £129

    Beach Life  -  Situated directly on the beach and set up for making the most of the water.
    Active Holiday  -  A wealth of diving, snorkelling, boating and excursions to different bays.
    Scuba course  -  The hotel has its own dive school.
    Restaurant  -  Foreign à Fare nights, when dishes from one specific country are served every Thursday night.
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    A fantastic dive resort directly on a pristine white sand beach. Fun beach chic rooms all in white with private balconies, sea views, and all the mod cons. Excellent international restaurant and the rest is all about the diving and the beach. Ideal for an action packed diving holiday. See More

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  • Sibonne Beach Hotel Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 30 rooms from £133

    Views  -  Spectacular white sands and azure waters to peer onto from all parts of the hotel.
    Value chic  -  A variety of rooms offer excellent value for the Caribbean.
    Beach Life  -  Direct access to one of the best beaches around.
    Scuba course  -  The hotel offers dive packages.
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    Excellent value and set on one of the best beaches, Grace Bay Beach. A lovely white building with a selection of rooms, suites, and an apartment (sleeps 4). Boutique chic interiors include four poster beds, balconies and sea views. Caribbean restaurant, dive packages, and endless white sand. See More

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  • Turks Head Inne Grand Turk 8 rooms from £151

    Local exploring  -  Explore this beautiful Caribbean island with the help of the hotel; choose from a range of excursions off the coast and on land
    Romantic Break  -  With charming and classic suites, beautiful views and a peaceful setting, this hotel is perfect for a romantic break
    Beach Life  -  Set a minute's walk from a white-sand beach with crystalline waters, book this hotel for a relaxing island getaway
    Diving  -  The island is a renowned scuba diving spot, with beautiful coral reefs and marine life
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    This boutique bolt-hole is nestled within a colonial-era mansion on the Islands of Turks and Caicos. The bright, blue and white facade gives way to elegant rooms with native wood flooring, heritage-style furnishings and pretty balconies, many with romantic sea views - perfect for an island getaway. See More

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  • The Oasis at Grace Bay Providenciales 16 rooms from £183

    Total relaxation  -  Quiet & tranquil spot for those looking to get away from it all, yet be walking distance to shops, restaurants & the beach
    Honeymoons  -  With super private locations, your own pool & indoor/outdoor gazebos, the private villas tick a lot of honeymoon boxes
    Beach nearby  -  It's a two minute walk to the famous white sands of Grace Bay Beach
    Diving  -  The unspoiled waters and long barrier ree of Turks & Caicos make it famous worldwide for diving & snorkelling
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    Intimate self-catered resort a short distance from Grace Bay Beach. Fun & funky blue & white colour schemes give rooms, suites & villas a fresh contemporary feel; all have outdoor space. Private villas work perfectly for groups of friends or honeymooners. Great option for boutique on a budget. See More

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  • The Sands at Grace Bay Providenciales 114 rooms from £194

    Families  -  Everything has been thought of for stress-free family breaks; babysitting, child-friendly activities & well-equipped suites
    Beach Life  -  Located on six acres of powder-white sand on Grace Bay Beach; the island's most famous beach
    Swimming Pool  -  Three free-form swimming pools - including waterfalls, grottos & kid's pool - connected by canals ensure plenty of options
    Spa  -  Head to Spa Tropique for facials, massages, manicures & pedicures. Ask for special couples' or 'Mommy & Me' packages
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    Family-friendly all-suite resort with an enviable beachfront location. Expansive plantation-style grounds with landscaped gardens, pools & romantic outdoor dining areas lead to a white sand beach. Airy suites with a modern Caribbean feel offer anideal set-up for long stays. Laid-back sophistication. See More

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  • Windsong on the Reef Providenciales 76 rooms from £204

    Snorkelling  -  An incredible coral reef is just 20 yards off shore; it's an excellent spot for snorkelling - the best on the island
    Total relaxation  -  Do as much, or as little, as you want. It's easy to spend days simply swimming, snorkelling & sunbathing
    Families  -  One to four-bedroom suites - with kitchens, laundry & living rooms - can comfortably fit all the family
    Roof terrace  -  Certain penthouses boast incredible rooftop terraces with endless Caribbean Sea views
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    Luxurious resort on stunning Grace Bay beach. Equally suited to couples or families, classic rooms, studios, multi-bedroom suites & bungalows all have kitchens. Enjoy plenty of dining options, an incredible house reef, generous complimentary activities & butler service. Tropical island paradise. See More

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  • Zenza Hotel Providenciales 22 rooms from £214

    Local exploring  -  Great location for beach days, shopping, outdoor activities & walking distance to restaurants & bars
    Romantic Break  -  Book one of the super sexy suites for endless sea views, soaking tubs & private hot tubs
    Restaurant  -  Choose between casual coffee shop or waterfront dining at both the Italian restaurant or Sharkbite, a lively Caribbean style pub
    Swimming Pool  -  Surrounded by sleek decking & slate gray loungers, the pool channels a modernist vibe
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    Contemporary boutique with minimalist zen-inspired interiors right on the water. A fresh palette of crisp white & ocean blues match the views; make the most of them from private balconies & a killer rooftop. Impressive amenities include 3 eateries, a pool & fitness. Perfect base for local exploring. See More

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  • Bianca Sands on Grace Bay Providenciales 24 rooms from £336

    Families  -  Multi-bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens & laundry facilities make this well-suited to families of all ages
    Beach Life  -  Prime location; the resort's set on an incredible 300 ft stretch of perfect sand
    Swimming Pool  -  The heated pool boasts a statement raised infinity edge design
    Fishing  -  Head out to sea with an expert fishing guide
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    Glitzy all-suite resort with enviable Grace Bay location. Grand public areas & a snazzy pool give way to a picture-perfect beachfront. Self-catered suites designed for families blend traditional interiors & modern exteriors; think tropical furnishings & killer views from terraces. A classic choice. See More

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  • Point Grace Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 28 rooms from £351

    Honeymoons  -  Dreamy suites and excellent facilities.
    Spa breaks  -  Fantastic Thalasso Spa.
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    A dreamy spot ideal for honeymooners and romantic beach breaks. A beautiful white building with stunning rooms and suites. Each has a private balcony and all the mod cons including DVD players. Two fabulous restaurants, Thalasso spa, huge pool, and direct access to the beach. See More

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  • Sailrock Turks and Caicos Islands 17 rooms from £471

    Beach Life  -  The ultimate beach destination, scubadiving on coral reefs, diving for conch shells or simply lounging on the white sands
    Wildlife Area  -  Make you sure you book a whale watching trip, a magical and exciting day on the seas
    Great walks  -  Wander the dunes and find your own secluded stretch of beach to lounge for the day
    Snorkelling  -  Head off on a boat trip to the nearby coral reefs and meet the local sea life
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    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    A secluded and indulgent resort on a picture perfect Caribbean island. The elegant and timeless interiors are simple enough to allow the views to take centre stage. With great food, an excellent spa, turquoise waters and white sand as far as the eye can see. Utter bliss! See More

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  • Parrot Cay Turks and Caicos 70 rooms from £390

    Beach Life  -  Completely unspoilt beach for miles.
    Honeymoons  -  The ultimate honeymoon spot.
    Spa breaks  -  An award-winning spa.
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A sublime hotel on an immaculate white beach on its own private island. Superbly chic rooms, suites, and private villas with romantic four poster beds, private balconies, private pools, and views on the beach. Award-winning spa, international cuisine, and azure seas. Perfect for a honeymoon. See More

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  • Blue Haven Resort Providenciales 51 rooms from £410

    Active Holiday  -  The place for outdoor activities; all-inclusive policy means that more is included than at most Caribbean resorts
    Beach Life  -  Can claim to having the only truly private beach on Turks & Caicos... and it's a pretty gorgeous one at that
    All inclusive  -  Amazingly generous; includes all meals, unlimited drinks, stocked in-room fridge & 24 hour snack station
    Families  -  A great value option for families: kids aged 12 and under stay, eat, and play for free
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    Luxurious all-inclusive resort with amazing private beach. Sleek and contemporary 2 and 3 bedroom suites are ideal for families with open-plan living areas, plenty of outdoor space & killer views. Multiple restaurants, a Kid's Club & fab water-based activities keep everyone happy. Five-star package. See More

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  • Gansevoort Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 90 rooms from £449

    Luxury  -  Lavish suites and penthouses have all the mod cons and luxurious furnishings.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    A large top of the range luxury hotel set back from the beach. Contemporary chic rooms, suites, and penthouses, some with kitchens, have all the mod cons, lots of natural light, and slick furnishings. Excellent spa, restaurant, enormous pool, and direct beach access. Swanky, family friendly, beachy. See More

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  • Seven Stars Resort & Spa Providenciales 115 rooms from £457

    Honeymoons  -  With their billowing four-posted beds, Ocean Front Junior Suite are perfect honeymoon material
    Families  -  One to three bedroom suites make this a good option for those after a deluxe family break
    Beach Life  -  Gives onto one of the world's most famous stretches of sand
    Swimming Pool  -  Choose between two stunning options; the main pool with cabanas or calmer adult's only heated salt water oasis
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    Polished five-star resort on the water's edge. Ideal for couples or older families, spoiling multi-room suites offer dreamy bedrooms, contemporary kitchens & terraces with stunning views over Grace Bay. Two stunning pools, upmarket spa & waterfront dining tick every box. Safe, smooth & slick choice. See More

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  • West Bay Club Providenciales 46 rooms from £464

    Beach Life  -  This utterly perfect stretch of white sand & turqouise sea is what Caribbean beach break dreams are made of
    Kids Club  -  Complimentary Children's Club welcomes those between 5 - 12 & runs throughout the day (and some evenings)
    Families  -  Provides all the magic ingredients to create an unforgettable holiday for families of all ages
    Weddings  -  Dedicated planning team help put together elegant & sophisticated beachfront weddings
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    Luxurious all-suite resort situated on a quiet stretch of Grace Bay Beach. Designed with families in mind, self-catered suites range from one to four bedrooms plus there's a kids' club, incredible pool & plenty of activities. Classic Caribbean design & stunning sea views make this a crowd-pleaser. See More

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  • The Palms, Turks and Caicos Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos 166 rooms from £483

    Families  -  Babysitting, free stays for kids under 12, Kid's Club and suites with family-friendly amenities make this a big hit for all ages
    Beach Life  -  The resort's beach was recently award 'best beach in the world' at the TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards
    Honeymoons  -  Book the once-in-a-lifetime dinner under the stars experience; dine in your own cabana on the water's edge
    Restaurant  -  Breakfast is served in the garden courtyard. In addition to pool dining, Parallel23 and 72West offer Asian and African fusion
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    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    Exclusive Grace Bay beach resort spread over 12 palm-fringed acres. Decor combines a classic aesthetic with contemporary glamour; impressive turquoise sea vistas steal the show throughout. Sit back and relax with a courtyard spa, infinity pool & grand dining options. Works for romance and families. See More

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  • Grace Bay Club Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 82 rooms from £484

    Luxury  -  The first luxury resort on the island.
    Beach Life  -  Set on an award-winning beach.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Extremely luxurious suites or private beach cabanas within a hotel complex, set on an award-winning beach. Sumptuous rooms have their own kitchens, living areas, and patios and are contemporary chic in style. A romantic al fresco restaurant, top of the range spa, and family facilities. See More

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  • The Shore Club Grace Bay, Providenciales 125 rooms from £496

    Families  -  Four, five and six-bedroom self-catered pool villas offer ultimate deluxe family getaway with access to all resort facilities
    Beach Life  -  Long Bay Beach is the stuff of dreams; endless miles of white sand and warm turqouise water ensure idyllic beach days
    Private villas  -  Private ocean-front villas guests can take advantage of dedicated concierge, butler service and housekeepers
    Honeymoons  -  Ideal beach break honeymoon material; it will be tempting (and entirely possible) to never leave the resort
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    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    Super-luxe beachfront resort made up of rooms, suites and self-catering pool villas. Stunning contemporary architecture makes most of the Caribbean sea views while fresh interiors create a glam cosy feel. Expect five-star dining, wellness, multiple pools & endless activities. Beach break perfection. See More

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  • The Tuscany on Grace Bay Providenciales 30 rooms from £582

    Beach Life  -  Just steps from condos, the beach features a super swish set-up with loungers, parasols, skincare, cafe & wait staff
    Families  -  Perfect set up for families with kids of all ages. Spoil yourselves with babysitters & private chefs
    Views  -  Every single suite has a phenomenal oceanfront location & panoramic views
    Diving  -  Transparent waters teeming with wildlife offer incredible diving & snorkelling
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    Contemporary ocean-facing self-catered condos on a quiet stretch of Grace Bay Beach. With one, two or three-bedrooms, kitchens, expansive living areas & outdoor space, these offer a home-away-from-home experience for families or friends. Enjoy the pool, gym & in-room massages. Long stay luxury. See More

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  • Wymara Resort & Villas Providenciales 91 rooms from £753

    Total relaxation  -  With several pools, a luxury spa, and direct beach access — this is the perfect spot to truly unwind
    Families  -  Multiple bedroom suites and plenty of on-site activities make this ideal for families
    Beach Life  -  Set on a gorgeous stretch of powder white sand beach
    Restaurant  -  Stelle Restaurant serves gourmet dishes while the Beach Bar and Grill serves relaxed Mediterranean fare
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    A stylish modern resort set on a stunning stretch of white sand beach. Choose from multi-room villas with two private pools or a luxurious room in the resort. The design throughout feels Miami chic with plenty of luxe amenities. Unwind with two restaurants, a spoiling spa, and several pools on-site. See More

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  • Amanyara Providenciales, Turks and Caicos from £1171

    Private villas  -  Three, four and five-bedroom villas come with their own private chefs and butlers.
    Suites  -  The Pool Pavillions come with their own forty-foot infinity-edged pools
    Families  -  Private villas.
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    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Tablet

    A spectacular resort that makes the most of its natural beach surroundings. Minimalist chic suites and private villas set amongst palms, all with private balconies, and the best with chefs, butlers and infinity pools. Restaurants, pools, bars massages, yoga and a spa pavilion. Utterly dreamy. See More

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  • Ambergris Cay Turks and Caicos 30 rooms from £1522

    All inclusive  -  Incredibly generous package includes all food, beverages, daily 30 min spa treatment, transfers and use of all resort facilities
    Families  -  Kids under 12 stay free in parents' suites. Spacious three and four-bedroom villas are the ultimate for those after privacy
    On an island  -  Live out tropical island fantasies on this slice of paradise; due to arrival by private jet, privacy is guaranteed
    Beach Life  -  Surrounded by the area's famous turquoise waters and picture-perfect unspoilt white sand beaches on all sides
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    Sleek all-inclusive private island resort. Contemporary beachfront pool suites are ideal for romance while fresh country club-style multi-room villas have been designed for families. Endless complimentary activities and delicious dining options mean you won't want to leave. As exclusive as it gets. See More

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  • Beach Enclave North Shore Providenciales 9 rooms from £2747

    Active Holiday  -  With a range of watersports, tours and experiences available through the hotel, this is a great choice for active guests
    Beach Life  -  Set on the North Shore of Providenciales, these stylish and discreet villas are perfect for a sunny beach getaway
    Families  -  With spacious, four and five bedroom villas, this hotel is ideal for a family island getaway
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    This hotel offers a collection of luxury residences on the island of Turks and Caicos. Ranging from 4-5 bedrooms, each villa has chic whitewashed interiors set off by azure sea views from french doors. A private beach area and personalised services guarantee maximum indulgence. See More

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