My husband and I just returned from two weeks at Ports of Call.
The rooms. We booked a Supersaver room (scheduled for renovation in August so we understand) which would have been 'ok' for a shorter stay but after a few days the poor condition of this room got tiring. We were very fortunate that we got upgraded for the last few days of our stay. I would say it's worth it to pay the extra to get the upgraded room. In that room it was really great value for the money. Our room also opened out onto the pool deck. There was a small table and two chairs outside our door that actually felt quite private even though it opened onto the larger pool area. Our room was cleaned every day but one and the front desk was happy to bring us towels when we asked. One day we even had towel swans with flowers on our bed. Nice touch. The wi-fi was great. I've been to other hotels where each time you want to use their wi-fi you have to log in. At Ports of Call each time I picked up my ipad I was good to go.
Tristan. By now if you've read any reviews you know that Tristan is the beach boy of the resort. He drives the Maserati (golf cart) back and forth to the beach if you want a ride and he'll take care of all your umbrella and beach chair needs. Tristan has a great personality and we really enjoyed joking around with him during our stay.
The resort in general. The pool area is very nice and we even got coconuts to drink that the Gardner cut down for us. The bar area is kept clean and is a friendly atmosphere. The breakfast area has had some hard hits in previous reviews. All in all we didn't have any problems in the two weeks we were there getting our breakfast. Breakfast was simple but did the trick. The reception area is clean, welcoming and modern. Guess what? There's a foot rinse to the left of the main doors to the lobby. It took us 10 days to realize it was there. Better signage for that might help save the inside drains from all the sand.
Location. This location is amazing. Across the street from the IGA (which is awesome), right at the Ports of Call shopping and about a 3 to 5 min walk from either the beach or the shops at the Regent Village and Salt Mills Plaza. The near by Jimmy's Dive Bar has happy hour from 4 -7. The $4 Margaritas are great and the famous mural is right there as well. As you are taking your picture by the mural (I think almost everyone does) notice that Salt Cay is actually painted on the sidewalk on the bottom right of the mural. We've been there 4 times and just noticed it now.
IGA. If you want to eat on a budget, I recommend IGA for lunch and/or dinner. We ate there almost all of our meals. I've heard not everyone likes the pizza, try a couple different ones. The Meat Feast has an amazing amount of toppings for the $21.99 price tag. The salad bar is $8.99/lb and has an amazing selection with anything you could imagine. The daily lunch specials were reasonable as well.
The beach. I haven't said anything about the beach. In my opinion you need not worry about being completely impressed by it. The water was a little rough this time but if you walk to the west and around the point you'll notice it gets a bit calmer. We have seen it completely calm in previous visits. There's always lots of fish in the water so keep your eyes open and your waterproof camera handy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ports of Call Resort is located within the beautiful Grace Bay area on Providenciales, an island of the Turks and Caicos, and is only a short 15-minute drive from the Providenciales airport (PLS). The property comprises of a central building featuring a welcoming reception, business center, breakfast room, fitness room, and poolside bar. Ports of Call Resort has 98 fully renovated deluxe junior suites approximately 325 sq ft offering pool view (some with balcony or terrace) and others with garden views. Rooms are located in two three-story buildings (no elevator) surrounding a tropical pool area that creates an intimate boutique setting. For your enjoyment, the tropical outdoor facilities include a poolside bar and lounge, table tennis, billiard table, pool, hot tub, comfortable chaise lounges, patio seating, shade umbrellas, towels, and a dedicated children's play area. Ports of Call Resort has a designated beach access to the awe-inspiring Grace Bay Beach complete with lounges, umbrellas, stand up paddle-boards, and kayaks, and is only 300 yards from the property. A shuttle runs each hour and beach towels are provided. The property also includes the Shops of Ports of Call. The plaza offers a variety of restaurants, bars, gift and clothing shops, as well as a spa, hair salon, ice cream parlor, dive shop, conference space, fishing charter, and auto/scooter rentals, further enhancing the Resort's array of services and amenities. Daily continental breakfast and in-room wifi included in all room rates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Suites Ports Of Call Hotel Providenciales
- Comfort Suites Providenciales
- Providenciales Comfort Suites
- Ports Of Call Resort Turks And Caicos/Providenciales