The paradisal 12-mile stretch of powdery sands against turquoise waters known as Grace Bay, or otherwise the hallmark of the Turks and Caicos, needs no introduction – and neither does its newest resort tenant, The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos.
The Look of The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos is located on the northeast coast of Providenciales, one of the eight inhabited islands of the Caribbean archipelago. The beachfront resort is tucked just off the white sands of Grace Bay, with its three towers – one of which is reserved for the namesake residences – surrounded by a lush tropical garden of palms and preserved dunes.
Meanwhile, the stylish rooms and suites – all of which offer ocean views – feature beautiful blue accents reminiscent of the island's turquoise waters. The private balconies are ideal for taking in the breeze, while the marble bathrooms and deep soaking tubs add an extra-luxe touch.
The Vibe at The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
Upon arriving at the open-air lobby, guests are instantly connected to their oceanfront surroundings. While the brand doesn't stray far from its association with opulence and attention to detail, they've adjusted its decor and amenities to match the relaxed atmosphere that comes with being beachside.
Additionally, the resort emphasizes its locale by following a fluid layout. There are various indoor-outdoor living spaces, including the airy balconies in the guest rooms, the beach bar and patio at the on-site restaurant, and the outdoor lobby nooks complete with beachy-chic patio furniture.
Who Will Love The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
Leisure travelers, including couples and families searching for a luxe island escape, will love it here. There's an adults-only pool so the former can truly unwind, while the latter can enjoy splashing in the sun at the designated family pool.
Who Might Not Love The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
Luxury travelers who desire privacy should seek alternate accommodations. While the guest camaraderie is a plus for some, those looking to keep to themselves or enjoy an intimate getaway may prefer a more boutique setting. Budget-conscious may want to stay elsewhere, too.
Best Amenity at The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
Direct access to Grace Bay Beach is a given, so we're going for the totally unexpected mojito vans dotted throughout the property. Blending in with the azure waters, these vans stay open throughout the day and utilize local Bambarra rum in mojitos. (Guests can also order their drink of choice.) Plus, one of the vans is ideally situated next to the staircase leading to Grace Bay, perfect for kicking off an afternoon tanning session or sunset stroll.
What's Included at The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
Guests enjoy a welcome drink upon arrival. Beach, pool, casino, and fitness center access, along with free wifi and parking, are a given, too. Beach chair setup — as well as the use of towels and umbrellas — are also included in your stay.
Additionally, complimentary non-motorized water sports (see-through paddleboards and Hobie Cats) are a bonus. While spa treatments cost extra, guests gain access to the steam rooms, sauna, and whirlpools. Families will also appreciate the free weekly activities offered through Ritz Kids, the on-site kids' club.
Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
The property charges a service charge resort fee of 5%, which includes all of the aforementioned amenities. Cabanas are also available at an additional cost.
For a truly unique experience, splurge on a sailing experience aboard the Lady Grace Catamaran. The group trips can be tailored to private excursions; however, many opt to sail with other guests and leave with new friends.
How to Get a Deal at The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos is part of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, which offers exclusive discounts to members. Be sure to also check out the latest deals via the offers tab on the property's website. Additionally, for the lowest rates, plan your visit in the off-season (June through November).
In the Neighborhood of The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
The Grace Bay neighborhood is as bustling as a beach town can get. Bars and restaurants are all within walking distance, including Lemon 2 Go for coffee and tea, Da Conch Shack for the eponymous island delicacy, Danny Buoy's for an afternoon rum punch, and Bugaloo's for a nightcap with a side of live entertainment.
Nearest Airport to The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is about 7.5 miles from Grace Bay.
For elevated beachfront luxury — plus a sense of familiarity instilled by the Ritz-Carlton name — look no further than this opulent oceanfront paradise.