We just got back from Club Med Turkoise. WHAT A GREAT PLACE! My husband and I are in our mid 40’s and were a little worried there might not be enough couples our age to socialize with. WRONG. About half the guests were couples and we found lots of company. Our lifestyle is rather tame and we did not do any of the games or circus and only saw 1 show. Still, it was a fantastic time. All the staff was extremely polite and professional to us. I had left my nice Armani sunglasses at the pool one night and amazingly, they turned up in lost-and-found the next day!!!!
The main attraction is the beach, which is stunning! The sand is powdery and the water is the most beautiful turkoise blue you can imagine. We were worried the first day because it was overcast and rainy but this cleared up on day 2 and was clear and dry for the rest of the week. If you are just going to relax like us I would avoid the hurricane season since bad weather would have DEFITELY ruined our stay. If you are single and looking to ‘hook up’ I doubt the weather would make much difference. The singles scene looked hot and everyone we talked to said there was a good ratio of guys to gals. We met people from all different walks of life but most were 30-something professionals (no doctors or lawyers though). We did not participate in any of the organized activities but it all looked like fun. There were activities all day long to keep everyone mingling. I heard that the nightlife was terrific. Caveat: be warned: this is a CANADIAN resort. Only about 20% of the people we met were from the states.
The club itself is beautiful but not the Ritz. Our room was newly renovated and extremely clean and tastefully decorated. Lovely cabinetry and furnishings and the bathroom was gorgeous with tile everywhere and a large tile and glass shower. TV had 60+ channels and there was a refrigerator. The mattress was hard as a rock (my guess is they are expecting guests to do gymnastics on it) but this was quickly remedied by requesting 3 extra bedspreads and layering them up under the bottom sheet. We paid extra for the ocean view room in building ‘A’ on the third floor which was very close to the main buildings. This was well worth the money since the view was spectacular (but no balcony) and it was only a short walk to all the action. The grounds are LUSH and well maintained. All the garbage (even cigarette butts) was picked up daily. The main buildings are slightly run-down but clean, and the pool was clean but not overly attractive. There was plenty of seating and they had these wonderful romantic bed-like loungers with white gauze awnings that you could snuggle up to your honey in.
The food was adequate with lots of choices but I was not overly impressed. Beef seemed to be a commodity. There were wonderful breads and deserts though and we could take as much as we wanted back to the room. The table wine was also nice and the wait staff was fast. All meals were 2 ½ hours long so there were no lines and you did not need to hurry. But the BEST part of the meal program was the all-day open bar. Pina-colada’s, daiquiris, most call-liquors (on request), cappuccino and espresso could be had at any time after 10 am. The bartenders were very polite and you could ask for doubles if you wanted…no problem.
Club Med Turkoise was touted as having a great SCUBA outfit. THEY DO! I was extremely impressed with the boats, dive equipment and professionalism of the staff. I was also impressed that they did not allow divers to go down unless they had an up-to-date log book OR took their refresher course in the pool. I had to take the refresher, which was very thorough. Congratulations go to their rigorous adherence to safety. My husband wanted to get his diving certification while there and this was no problem. The course was taught by a young guy named James who was very professional and thorough. The course cost $425 which included all the PADI materials, class work, 5 hours of pool work and 4 open water dives. He had to study the material and take all the tests but enjoyed every step.
The diving itself was lovely. The reefs were spectacular with lots of colorful coral and interesting formations. Visibility was excellent.
All in all, I would DEFINITELY recommend this club to anyone who likes to socialize with new people and is not too picky about total luxury. This is an upper middle-class resort for the 30 to 50 year old professional set. The real ‘fun’ in this Club Med experience is getting to know new people from new places and from different walks of life. If you are at all ‘picky’ or just HAVE to have gourmet meals and plush surroundings, find another resort. This place is not for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An adult-only all inclusive resort in Turks & Caicos with gorgeous award-winning beaches and thrilling watersports. Travel to Club Med Turkoise with your friends or alone to enjoy an all-inclusive vacation in beachfront tropical scenery on the island of Providenciales, in the Caribbean Sea. Stay at this upscale all-inclusive adult resort and experience a vacation as carefree as exciting. Relax on a beach chair or indulge in the ultimate in water sports and fun activities. As one of the best all-inclusive resorts reserved exclusively for adults, this beautiful location is a destination that allows singles and couples to enjoy their getaway like they never have before. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Med Turkoise, Turks And Caicos
- Club Med Turkoise, Turks & Caicos Hotel Providenciales
- Club Med Turks Caicos
- Club Med Providenciales
- Turks Caicos Club Med
- Providenciales Club Med
- Club Med Turkoise, Turks & Caicos Turks And Caicos/Providenciales