My wife and I are in our late twenties and came to Turks & Caicos for our honeymoon from June 11th to the 18th. T&C is an absolutely beautiful place and the beaches here are beautiful, but pretty expensive. Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 2 could EASILY hit $300 for 2 people. We knew about this and packed ramen noodles, mac n cheese and popcorn with us.
RWI is a very nice resort to stay at. We felt it was very homey and humble and the price was pretty reasonable. We got a studio deluxe suite. We were on the second level and had a porch facing the garden, where we had our ramen noodles or mac n cheese for breakfast to try and save some money. We were place in Unit #7, which is pretty much in the middle of the resort. We had a coffee maker, full fridge with freezer, microwave, washer and dryer. The room has a safe, hair dryer and iron. Each resort has a restaurant associated with it and the one with RWI is Pelican Bay Restaurant. We did go to this restaurant twice and the food is ok. We went once for breakfast and once for dinner. The price is a bit cheaper then the other restaurants in Providenciales. We got a king sized bed and it was extremely comfortable!
Location: RWI is very close to Port of Calls and Salt Mills. There are restaurants, gift shops ice cream shops and snorkel shops at these two plazas. RWI has bikes for the guest to borrow. You can sign them out for 2 hours, but if you come back later, there is a fee. These plazas are a 10 to 15 minute bike ride away. RWI is towards the end of a bunch of resorts and is next to Club Med. Club Med does have a few nights that the music was really loud, but once we got into our room, we couldn't hear the music anymore. Fresh Bakery & Cafe is right across the road and 2 really good (I'd say top 3 of the restaurants we went to in Provo) restaurants that are really walkable is Coyaba's and Coco Bistro. Typically, reservations are preferred, but we walked in a few times and didn't get turned away. The Casablanca Casino is right next door and the IGA supermarket (opposite of the Seven Stars Resort) is a bike ride away. Seaside Cafe is also really close by, but we didn't get to go there.
Beach: The beach at RWI was beautiful. Pretty much all the beaches in Provo were beautiful, but we didn't have any rope or lines limited our ocean fun. The resorts offers a kayak and hobie/sail boat and I think you can get them for 45 minutes. There is a towel shack and it is always manned and the staff positioned there hands out towels and helps out with the beach equipment and they set up the beach chairs and umbrellas every morning and break them down at night.
Staff: The staff seem fairly nice, but I don't think they are entirely helpful. We got a welcome call on Monday and we requested to be moved to unit #8 because they have full kitchens to cook dinner instead of spending $150 for dinner for 2. We never heard back again regarding this move, but we weren't pushing the issue either since we were on our honeymoon and the place was beautiful. So we didn't stress about it and if it happened to work out, great... We did ask the staff to make us a reservation for Coco Bistro once, but they did not get this done for us either. They said the phones are always busy there and that it would be best to walk there and make a reservation ourselves, which we did do. We did however need to reschedule and called them and were able to get through after a couple of times. So to me, if they really wanted to go the extra mile, they could've, but didn't.
We would definitely stay here again. It does seem like the resort does put a lot of effort into maintaining their grounds. They redid a garden area beside the bike station while we were there.
Note: Water at the restaurants cost $8. So get a cocktail instead. What we did to save money was bring a water filter with us. We boiled the tap water in the coffee maker and then cooled it down in the freezer and then poured it into our water filter and used water bottles to carry water around with us. Leave a tip for the maids that clean up your room.
Tips: Bring sunblock! 2 bottles if your staying for a week. We brought a large bottle and ran out half the week and had to buy more at the market and it was $15.
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