Escapism is assured at your Beach Enclave villa: each home is framed by palm trees and native flora on a private parcel of land, mere steps from some of the world’s finest powder-white beaches. Each villa has been thoughtfully designed with an open-air layout framed by natural surroundings that provides mirage-like views of pool, sea and sky. Each is served by a private butler, too. At Grace Bay, the island’s most renowned beach, you’ll find a full acre of space for each home, plus plenty of restaurants, shops and nightlife. The three-mile stretch of Long Bay is the choice for families, kiteboarders and watersports aficionados, and the cliff-clinging North Shore villas are your base for relaxation – elevated away from the more popular stretches. So, spread out under the sun at your sand-side sala and let your butler take care of the rest.
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27 beachfront villas across three prime Providenciales locations
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm, but luggage storage and a pre-check-in lunch can be arranged.
Double rooms from £3688.07 ($4,445), including tax at 27 per cent.
Rates include a continental breakfast served to you in your favourite spot in your villa, personal butler, housekeeping, daily group oceanfront yoga lessons, non-motorised water sports, daily pool and beach set up, and one Big Blue Collective activity.
Turks and Caicos was said to be discovered by Christopher Columbus, and has had a complex past: it’s been inhabited by Spanish, French and British settlers. Despite it being a British Crown colony and operating under UK law, the main currency used here is US dollars.
The villas are closed during September every year.
At the hotel
24-hour gym, lit tennis courts, yoga classes, kids clubs, beachfront bar, in-villa dining. In rooms: WiFi, smart TV, Sub-Zero & Wolf appliances, sound system, washer and dryer, minibar, Le Labo products, in-villa Covid-antigen testing prior to departure
Our favourite rooms
All villas are finished to high standards, and locations have been handpicked for their natural beauty and idyllic beaches. North Shore stands out for us: its elevated cliffside position affords unparalleled sunset views.
Your private pool is just a hop, skip and splash from your bedroom.
Treatments – including massages, facials, manis and pedis – can be arranged in the privacy of your own villa. Therapists can set up alongside the pool, on your beach deck or in your room, and couples treatments are available, too.
PADI certificates should be a priority pack: the surrounding waters are home to the third-largest barrier reef system in the world, with many spectacular coral heads just minutes from the shoreline.
Non-motorised watersports and a choice of one activity (such as kiteboarding lessons) are included in the cost of your stay.
There’s a free-to-use playroom at Grace Bay, and babysitting can be arranged with 12 hours’ notice.
Any and all ages are welcome at Beach Enclave.
Long Bay has the most child-friendly beach, just steps from your villa. Its shallows stretch far from the shore. The villas at Grace Bay are best positioned for activities, including tennis and a kids’ playroom.
Kids clubs and playrooms are available in the Beach Enclave hub.
With the option of your own private chef, dining is fuss-free. You’re in your own private space, menus can be easily tailored and the kids are just steps from their beds.
Babysitting can be arranged at the villas. Prices range between $20–55 per hour (depending on availability) – please note that at least 12 hours’ notice is required.
The villas were built using a thoughtful development plan, which ensured a minimal construction footprint, respected the local landscape, prioritised local suppliers and implemented methods to reduce food waste.
Take to the beach and gather around the flames of a beach bonfire, dining on fresh seafood as the stars shine overhead.
Peasant hats and cool kaftans to match the Caribbean evening breeze.
Personal chefs can be arranged for in-villa dinners: eat alfresco on the private terrace, by the plunge pool or on the beach. With a dedicated chef, any and all dietary preferences can be catered for – and themed nights are welcomed, too. Or, ask your butler to arrange chefs from local restaurants to cook for you privately in your villa.
Bluff Bar, in Beach Enclave’s North Shore cluster of abodes, is an elevated cliff-side bar in which Scottish distillery Arbikie (makers of premium gin, vodka and whisky) have been enlisted to create bespoke cocktails that fuse Caribbean and Highland influences.
Beach Enclave’s villas are spread across three carefully selected beachfront communities on Providenciales, the best-known isle within the larger Caicos islands.
Providenciales International airport (PLS) is served by major carriers such as American Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways, Delta, JetBlue, United and Southwest. Direct flights depart daily from Miami (90 minutes) and New York (three hours). Regional airlines also fly between PLS and Grand Turk Island (GDT) and other Caribbean islands. Beach Enclave’s North Shore outpost is a 10-minute drive from Providenciales airport; Grace Bay and Long Bay are a 20-minute drive away. Your arrival transfer is included in your booking, and the hotel will happily arrange your departure transfer.
Every Beach Enclave home has its own parking pad, and hiring a car can be useful for further exploring the island during your stay. You can pick up a hire at the airport.
Worth getting out of bed for
The Turks and Caicos islands have adventures a-plenty: paddleboard the waves, dive in the renowned reefs, try your hand at kiteboarding or horseback riding, explore Caicos Conch Farm and 19th-century Cheshire Hall Plantation, stop by uninhabited islands and nature reserves, or shop for local art, cigars and rum. But if you’re here for those impossibly white-sand Caribbean beaches and that gin-clear water, Turks & Caicos has them in spades, too. Stake out a spot on the beach (your butler will set up umbrellas, loungers and towels for you) and go swimming in the bath-like Caribbean ocean. If you’re on the island during February, March or April, keep an eye out for migrating humpback whales that swim through the waters just off the coast. And if you’re all lounged out, head to Beach Enclave’s gym stocked with free weights, treadmills, bikes, peloton bikes and rowing machines – all with an ocean view. Tennis courts, basketball and yoga are available too. Try an open-air yoga class led by local yogi Lizzie Foster – the small group sessions welcome all skill levels so don’t worry if your crow isn’t quite flying yet, or your dog isn’t particularly down.
You can find all manner of cuisines on Providenciales, including fine Caribbean dining in a romantic garden setting at Coyaba; Italian in a glass house at Bella Luna (try the fresh clams, gnocchi del fattore, lobster ravioli or one of the freshly-tossed pizzas); and Jamaican goat curries, jerk chicken and rum punch at Hole in the Wall. Score a seat on the open-air patio of the Caicos Café for Caribbean seafood sourced from local waters, or among the palm grove of Coco Bistro for Mediterranean-Caribbean fusion plates, made with organic herbs and ingredients grown in the restaurant garden.
Yo-ho-ho your way through various bottles of rum at Conch Shack, a rum bar on Blue Hills beach with live music and island tunes. There’s an extensive wine list and resident sommelier at Coyaba, along with fine-dining Caribbean dishes. Magnolia, in Turtle Cove Marina, is the best spot for enjoying the sunset, rum relaxer or coconut mojito in hand and a seared tuna steak (an island-wide favourite) on the way.
Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from their beachfront villa in Grace Bay, Long Bay or North Shore and unpacked their snorkels, sandals and cigars, a full account of their island break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Beach Enclave in Turks and Caicos…
It’s hard not to have your flip flops knocked off as you arrive at Beach Enclave’s private villas: these tropical havens are incorruptibly peaceful. Here, indoor-outdoor spaces are connected by minimalist floor-to-ceiling glass sliders, and benefit from double-height ceilings, custom millwork and carefully curated Jacobsen Arquitetura furniture. And just steps from your outdoor dining area and private terrace is a swathe of beach with sand so soft, so white; lapped by turquoise swirls of Caribbean ocean. Speaking of which, Turks and Caicos’ archipelago of 40 coral islands and cays have plenty to keep you busy: a whole host of water sports, salt salinas and underwater wildlife (you won’t be able to turn around for nurse sharks, moray eels, reef sharks, exotic fish and barracudas). But if your idea of a Caribbean break is a book in one hand, rum cocktail in the other, then Turks and Caicos will do very nicely indeed.