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“Ocean Club Resort (East) great but power went out!” 4 of 5 stars
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Ocean Club Resort
Ranked #18 of 43 Hotels in Providenciales
Certificate of Excellence
Oakland, California
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9 hotel reviews
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“Ocean Club Resort (East) great but power went out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2005

We just got back from 7 nights at the Ocean Club Resort. We booked through american air vacations and the air, transfer to hotel, and 7 nights stay in a junior deluxe suite was included. The unit was great. We asked for a third floor unit and we got a first floor unit. So, the second night Sonia at the front desk showed me to a third floor unit. It made a big difference. The third floors have vaulted ceilings which make the unit feel larger. The first and second floor units have the popcorn ceilings, you know, from the 70s?

The power went out in parts of the island during our stay. Strange, some hotels had back up generators which seemed to keep the lights on. The Ocean Club had a generator, I think, but they could not get it to work. Our power was out for 8 hours on Wednesday. Since the sun goes down around 5pm during the winter, we were in the dark for a few hours.

There is a lot of construction going on right now. The roads are not all paved. Just be aware, this is a beautiful, less developed island. The primary roads should all be paved in the next year or two, island time.

Please send me an email if you have any specific questions, I would be happy to answer your questions.

Stayed December 2005
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Plymouth, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2005

This was our 3rd stay at Ocean Club, the last time being 5 years ago. We were in a Deluxe Junior Suite, it was plenty large enough for 2 people. Like most of the accomodations on Provo, Ocean Club rooms come equipped with kitchens or kitchenettes. Our kitchenette had a full size refrigerator/freezer, toaster, microwave and 2-burner stovetop, along with all the necessary dishes, pans and accessories.

I love Ocean Club, it has a great location on Grace Bay. There was construction going on next door but the noise wasn't bothersome at all (November 2005). There has certainly been a lot of new construction since 2000 but the island is still special.

We didn't do much, sat on the beach for 3 days and went scuba diving for 3 days. We dove with Caicos Adventures, nice operation, great dive boat and Fifi is a real hoot. Asa was our favorite divemaster.

We went to dinner 3 times and ate in on the other nights. Our first dinner out was at the Gecko Grill at Ocean Club. Dinner was okay, nothing to rave or complain about. It's amazing how your dining experience can be ruined by your fellow diners. We ate outside on the patio and there was a family unit (grandparents, parents and 3 children) who made a spectacle of themselves. They all spoke at ear splitting volume, they encouraged the children to leave the table and run around PLUS the grandmother played ring around the rosie with them while they were waiting for dessert! Granted we were outside, but the patio (filled with other diners) wasn't their personal playground. It was quite annoying. I like children but there is a limit.

The Ocean Club and their sister hotel, Ocean Club West, offer a service called Diners Express. This was a very economical way to get around. The van leaves at 7:15 from Ocean Club, you arrange a return time with the driver. It cost $5/person for a roundtrip from Ocean Club to Hemingway's at The Sands. Less expensive than a private taxi.

We went to Hemingway's on a Thursday night, the entertainment was excellent! I'm sorry I don't know the gentleman's name but he was wonderful. He mostly played instrumental music but his rendition of Bob Marley's Redemption Song almost brought me to tears. Dinner was excellent, I had the filet mignon and my mother had the rack of lamb.

Our 3rd dinner was at Coco Bistro and was excellent as well. Although Coco Bistro is not on the water, its setting in a palm tree grove is beautiful. I had the daily special (it was a Friday) which was lamb tagine and my mother had seafood gratin. We both had the french onion soup for an appetizer, it was excellent.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to email me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2005

The resort was great! I would definitely stay at Ocean Club West vs. Ocean Club. The location is much more central. There was construction on both sides, but it never bothered us once. The staff was very friendly, the grounds were gorgeous! We always had a good experience with the pool/ocean side bar & grill. We have done a lot of traveing, and the beaches in Turks & Caicos are by far the most beautiful that we have ever seen. My only complaint was that there was not enough umbrellas on the beach. The sun gets so hot! We rented a car for a couple of days to travel so some of the good snorkel spots and restaurants. I don't feel that a car would be necessary for the whole trip. There is pretty good taxi service available. I would go back!

  • Stayed March 2005
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Property: Ocean Club Resort
Address: | Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales
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Location: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Providenciales
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Providenciales
#15 Spa Hotel in Providenciales
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Providenciales
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Club Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ocean Club Resorts is comprised of two beachfront properties, Ocean Club and Ocean Club West, located one mile apart on stunning Grace Bay Beach. The intimate resorts offer a “Stay at one, Play at both” opportunity for guests to enjoy all the services and amenities of both. An easy stroll down a beautiful stretch of beach is the popular way to get between the two resorts, although guests can be chauffeured by a complimentary shuttle. ... more   less 
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Ocean Hotel Providenciales
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