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“Great for a private party!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hollywood Beach Suites Turks and Caicos

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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in North Caicos
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“Great for a private party!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2007

We just spent our 10th anniversary with 3 other couples at Hollywood Beach Suites, and I must say it was exactly what my husband and I were looking for. Very private and secluded - away from the hustle and bustle. I loved having NOTHING to do and being able to enjoy the view, take walks, kayak and ride the bikes. I loved that we had 4 couples in our group and we had the place all to ourselves. It may not have been quite so much fun had we not known the people in the next suite. I would call the rooms/ building "rustic". Honestly, they could use a little updating, but we didn't go there looking for the most cutting edge and chic place. The view, the seclusion and the quiet private environment are what sold us on this place. We went in December and had strong winds while we were there, and it was very comfortable with the windows open and the breeze blowing through. It may have been a bit hot during the summer months, but I haven't been that time of year, so I am just guessing.
You must also remember that you are on a relatively poor island with limited natural resources, so your water pressure will come and go, and such. I loved this aspect of being on this island and truly getting a sense of what it is like to be a local on a little Caribbean island! The local groceries stores have limited choices, but work to supliment things you forgot to get at IGA on Provo. DON'T GET IN A TAXI AT THE AIRPORT WITHOUT FINDING OUT WHAT THE PRICE SHOULD BE AHEAD OF TIME. On the way there the cabby charged us $30 PER PERSON! On the way back is was $12 per person. They also charge you 60 cents per minute to stop at the grocery, so have your list ready and split in two. Buy Beer in Provo.. it is $15 per 6 pack on North. We enjoyed riding bikes to KJs and Big Josh McINtosh's, etc.

We biked/drove to 3 Mary Cays. It was wonderful, but if you aren't a biker (5 miles each way) take the car. I loved the bike ride!

GET A RENTAL (pay the extra $10 a day for the more expensive rental place -much better cars than the other option - because with the less exp. one you may not get breaks that work), and make a day trip to see Mudjin Harbor and explore the caves on Middle Caicos. We really enjoyed having a car to get around and explore the island, and we even hit the pool, bar and restaraunt at the St. Charles resort.

Here are our thumbs ups:
- Alveda (the Property Manager) is wonderful!!! She cooked us a good meal, caught snapper for us, made us fried plantanes, brought us bait, and even took us to church with her. When our chartered fishing trip got cancelled due to high winds/seas, she even took us and showed us good spots for fishing on our own. She will do anything for you!! Even invited us over to her home one night! I really hated saying goodbye to her.
- If you have a group of 4 couples and don't want to be bothered by other people this has plenty of seclusion - you can be as loud as you want, and still each have your own private space at the end of the night.
- Big Dog - the local security was so much fun to have around. He even escorted us down the beach to eat at the Silver Palm (Karen there is PHENOMINAL - you MUST try her cooking and her Champagne Mojitos!).
- It was fun to have the kayaks and the bikes.
- On a clear night you can sit out there and see more stars than you ever dreamed was possible.. we saw some 15 shooting stars in one night!!
- We enjoyed having little coolers to take to the beach.. and even packed our lunches in them for our day long trip to Middle Caicos.
- You can't beat opening that bedroom door in the morning and looking out at that view!!
- Even though we could use our US cell phones, we got the Property phones, anyway, because they cost less and were easier for us to call home to the kids on. Plus Alveda could get in touch with us more easily, and we with her when we needed to

Some areas that the owner could improve on/things you need to be prepared for:
- The outdoor lighting does not work. We really would have liked to spend more time on the deck and outside at night, but it was really dark until the last night when the MOON was so bright it lit the whole island. The grill on site is really nice, but when the sun goes down early, you are trying to cook on it by flashlight in the pitch black dark.
- The furniture in the suites was fine and nice enough, but the building itself could use a little updating and work. Again.. if you are looking for 5 star, this isn't for you, but it was exactly what we were looking for.
- This is a very low-key and completely NON-touristy island!! Call ahead if you want to go out to eat somewhere, so they are prepared for you. Especially in large numbers (like 8). There isn't a lot of night life, but we provided our own.
- There were little sugar ants that wandered in, so make sure you put your food away well. We just sprayed with the bug spray they have there, and had no problems with it.
- Because, again, you are on what I would call a fairly remote island, your internet access is a bit shotty. We discovered that the router was in suite #2 - in the top of the closet/laundry room, and so the couple that was part of our group would go in and reset it when we had trouble with it. You wouldn't be able to do that I guess if you didn't know the people next door to you, or if it was empty.
- The beach is beautiful, but if you want to be able to lay out on the sand in the sun all day, you need to walk down the beach to the west a bit and find the spot where there are no trees, because a good portion of the day this spot right in front it shaded.

For what we wanted and needed it was perfect - our group was perfect for it, and we took turns cooking some WONDERFUL meals in our little kitchens, so it IS possible to cook in the little kitchen despite what other posters have said about that.

Honestly, I have had trouble reinserting myself back into our lifestyle here since leaving. Wish I could figure out how to put the for sale sign in the yard and pack up our kids and go live there.

Stayed December 2007
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Kenosha, WI
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2007

Upon our arrival to Hollywood Beach Suites it was evening, but we were still able to see what a beautiful place we had picked, even under darkness.
We entered into a screened-in porch that looks out onto the grounds, deck and turquoise waters. There were two bicycles and chairs on the porch, as well as a table and chairs just outside of the porch.
The suite is perfect for two people, and maybe 1-2 small children. The kitchen is small, but fully functional with all tools needed for cooking. Livingroom and bedroom are very nice with comfortable furniture, the bedroom is a nice size, it has a king-size bed and more than enough drawer spaces, there was plenty of room to move around. There is a washer/dryer combo in the unit that worked nicely. The bathroom is small, but definitely adequate for all of our needs.
The unit was EXTREMELY clean!! Cleaner than some of the 5-star hotels we have stayed at.
The beach is literally steps from the suite. The beaches are well maintained, and the sand is like powder! The waters are various shades of turquoise and just magnificent. For our daily walks on the beach we always encountered the same few people. One could literally walk for miles and never see another person, it's that quiet!
The grounds at the Suites are very well maintained. There were people doing various jobs almost every day during our stay, but were very quiet, and I didn't always realize that someone was working. There is a very nice stainless barbque grill on grounds that we used a few times that works great.
The property manager Alveda is just absolutely awesome. She is a native to North Turks, so she knows where everything is, and all of the local scoop. She is an extremely knowledgeable and professional lady (an also an awesome cook :)
Jane in reservations is fantastic. She emailed everything to us regarding excursions, maps of the islands, transportation options getting to North Caicos from Provo, a guest packet for the property that outlined everything, included all pertinent phone numbers, and also answered any questions that we had within 24 hours.
The island of North Caicos is not a place to go if one is looking for a large resort atmosphere and night life. It is a very laid-back place that visitors should go for quiet, privacy, and relaxation.
We have found paradise, and already are looking at when we can return early next year. I cried when I got on the plane to return to the States.

  • Liked — Privacy, views, locals
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2007

I have to say that we also expected more from this small and private resort but you have to look at the positive side as well. North Caicos is a beautiful island with very little tourism so you cannot expect that accomodations are up do date. In the overall our stay was o.k. If you like to have a beach just for yourself and don´t care to much about the accomodation than this locations is right for you. Withby beach is really beautiful . Alveda cooked for us once and the dinner was indeed really tasty. I am sure in a few years they will update the suites.

Stayed November 2007
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Memphis, TN
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2007

Unfortunately our stay at Hollywood Beach Suites was not pleasant at all. The suite is really a tiny room, with a tiny bathroom and a tiny living /kitchen space ( if you can call it kitchen ). You would never ever cook there - there is no A/C in this tiny room and the heat is unbearable - also no dishwasher. There is only an internet line ( nice - when it works ) and no phone line. No reception or property manager on site. No outdoor lights, so total darkness in the evening. No pool. Lots of ants inside the suite, cracked walls. The place looks like it belongs in the 70`s. For $ 260 per night you would expect a LOT more. It looks like the suites are mostly empty and we now know why. Hard to believe that other guests gave a positive review in the past.
We checked the Ocean Beach club which is 5 min, walk from HBS and we switched place right away. At Ocean beach club you will find a real nice suite, lots of space,a restaurant, pool and a reception desk with helpful folks. Oh, and they only charge $ 180 for the suite !

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — everything
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2006

Hollywood Beach Suites was exactly as advertised. Clean, comfortable acommodations. Absolutely an ideal place to do nothing. The beach is great. Plenty of shade to relax in after time in the sun. If one enjoys getting away from the crowds and the more developed resorts give this place a try.

We found the folks at Hollywood Beach Suites a pleasure to deal with from initial inquiry to post trip. They responded quickly and accurately to all requests/questions, handled transportatation from/to Provo, arranged diving, and provided accurate information about the island, things to do, etc.........all without a hitch.

We were amazed that on the busiest day we saw 8 people strolling on the beach! (Yes, we counted from sunup to sundown) Note that while there are low key nature oriented things to do, the appeal for us was the lack of things to do to. Nothing to distract us from doing nothing.

  • Liked — comfort & cleanliness
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2006

Our little family just spent a week at the hollywood suites and have come back rejuvenated. If you are looking for a quiet, tranquil and relaxing vacation this is the place to go. For an entire week we simply went from our suite to the hammock and onto the 7 miles of the most incredible beach we have EVER seen. Our stay was too short and though the weather could have been more cooperative- the stay was still amazing. There is nothing touristic on this island. You get to see the real people who live on the island and pretend that this was your home. We miss our little home in Turks and Caicos. Alveda, the manager of the suites was incredibly accomodating and cooked us dinner every night. She was there whenever we needed her and was incredibly helpful in EVERY way. I think because of the weather that week we had a couple of mosquito bites so be sure to bring some bug repellent! Otherwise- it was like heaven on earth.

PS- there is nothing to do- and if this is what youlike- you'll love it at the hollywood suites

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Schenectady, New York
2 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2005

My husband and I spent 10 glorious days at Hollywood Beach Suites in North Caicos! I could not have asked for a more relaxing vacation! If you are looking to get away from it all, and feel like you are the only people on an island this is the place for you! We enjoyed the suites-they are extremely comfortable, and the kitchen is well equiped-we especially loved the blender! If you would enjoy swinging in a hammock, drinking a tropical drink, and hearing the waves and watching nature-you must go here! Speaking of nature, I have never seen so many butterflies, dragonflies, lizards, crabs and fish in my life. We enjoyed walking the beach for hours picking up beautiful shells, and snorkeling in the crystal clear water. It was like heaven on earth! We did not have any TV stations (we did enjoy a few DVD's from the small library in the suite), which was a real treat. . . It is so easy to get caught up with what is going on in the world, and this way you can totally tune out everything and concentrate on enjoying the person you are with. Don't bring lots of clothes, only a few T-shirts and shorts, and a few bathing suits. It is a very casual island, and you are basically going there to relax-don't expect to do much else! You can explore the island very easily with the bikes that are provided-they also have kayaks and snorkel equipment. Go to unwind, and you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hollywood Beach Dr, North Caicos
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Location: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > North Caicos
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in North Caicos
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Number of rooms: 4
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Welcome to Hollywood Beach Suites, a secluded intimate and tranquil paradise on the Island of North Caicos. Our four comfortable beachfront suites sit directly on a stunning seven-mile stretch of sparkling white, powder-soft sand and look out on brilliant sweeping turquoise waters. Complementary snorkeling, kayaking, biking, high-speed Internet connection, WIFI, iPod & iPhone music docking station. Complementary fine wine bottle. Take pleasure in inspiring sunrises and magnificent sunsets; daylight swims and moonlight strolls. Relax beachside where gentle cooling trade breezes pass under the shade of tall native Casaurina pines, or soak up the warm sunshine in the luxurious sand. Explore the underwater world of wonders on a snorkeling or scuba adventure to view the remarkable coral reef and tropical fish life. Discover the beautiful island scenery, with its lush vegetation, and tropical birds and butterflies. ... more   less 
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