We stayed here when it was Turks and Caicos club about 5 years ago and for the most part, the updates and changes to create the Beach House are good. As with any experience, yours may vary, but we gave it a thumbs up and would definitely consider it if we get to return to Provo again. Just don't expect Four Season luxury or service, as you're not paying those prices and you would be disappointed to set expectations that high. Do expect a low key, pleasant environment to relax and enjoy vacation in paradise.
The very good: It's the beach and water and the fact that you are steps away from it, of course. It does actually allow you to overlook or at least not get too cranked up about other shortcomings, as you're located on arguably the best stretch of one of the best beaches in the world with a background of stunning turquoise and blue waters. The sand is soft and white, we walked it every day. Relax (if you can) and let it all sink in. We really like the small scale of the hotel, the lack of any crowds, and that most of the staff are very nice and want to help. The room suites are not without quirks, but are large, clean, and have stunning views if you're facing the ocean. Staff was excellent and friendly, with only a couple minor issues. We would only stay there if we could be on the second floor oceanfront for the view. The a/c worked great, the big porch with the table, chairs, and daybed lounger were used a lot and appreciated, perfect for morning coffee or afternoon cocktails. Walk east on the beach to the somewhat insane frenzy of the crowd on the narrow beach at Beaches resort and you'll really love Beach House even more if a getaway is your goal. The Bight Park weekly fish fry (a short walk down the beach) was a blast with great music, food, and mixing a bit with the locals.
The good: As others have mentioned, the colors and general feel of the hotel and rooms reflect the beach vibe well. The highly styled Beach House branding leverages this and but is ironically more polished and processed than the experience itself. Breakfast varied from blah to excellent and very inconsistent in presentation and quality from day to day, but overall we thought it was good. The pool is fairly small, but clean and a good alternate to the beach when you've had enough sand and wind (it was windy when we were there). Snorkeling at Bight's Reef just a short walk east is decent, but the reef looked in decline compared to our last visit. Get away from shore and the shallower water where careless guests beat up the coral and the view improves; I did see a decent amount of fish, a turtle, and a nurse shark (harmless).
The not as good: Don't stare too hard at the details beyond the branding. The rooms do have a full size fridge and a microwave which suited us just fine, but I know other reviewers are not happy about the removal of the stove, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. The renovation didn't fix the original badly undersized breakfast table area which is almost unusable since it's such a tight fit. As noted by other reviewers, the bathrooms only got a minor renovation and left the worn out tile floor, tiny old toilet, and the closet that used to have the washer dryer as an empty unused space with no shelves or hang rods. If they did any further renovation work, I would hope they would upgrade the bathroom up a few notches. Dinner at Beach House was so disappointing we never went back, as they are plenty of other good places to go. Breakfast service was painfully slow for early risers, but improved dramatically after 8 or 8:30a. Strong sewer stench seemed to drift over from the adjacent empty lot on the west side of the hotel, glad we were not on the ground floor next to it. The beach staff experience was hit or miss. Roger, chief of the beach, literally has the keys and knowledge to make things happen, so if he's gone or busy, you're out of luck. Need the locking pin for that lone umbrella to hold it open? Sorry, Roger has it and I don't know where he is. Roger was a serious curmudgeon at first (maybe he had a bad day?), lecturing our spouses on day one that service was not his job, they should not expect shade while on the beach, and other peculiar comments (this is not Las Vegas! he said. . .) all said to folks hoping for a tranquil, easy experience. Late in the afternoon and you want him to take out the Hobie? Nah, tomorrow mon, as you're not allowed to go without him and he's not into it right now. His attitude did improve, however, and we did see the nice side of him that others have mentioned in reviews . The other attendants at the beach were just "there". The beach pods are two chaise lounges connected with a small table surface and are a nicer than your standard beach chaise. But they are too heavy to move and as others have noted, one umbrella per pair of lounges just doesn't cut it. The sun moves, but the umbrella and chaise do not and the beach guys are not at all interested in moving things or digging another hole in the sand to move the umbrella. No issues getting a spot on the beach, but the room tag assignment setup didn't function as intended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beach House is a 21-suite resort, located directly on the white sands of Grace Bay, with a relaxing and authentically boutique atmosphere where "Rooms Have No Numbers" and there are "No Socks Allowed". Beach House Turks and Caicos exudes barefoot elegance with a focus on style, a passion for relaxation, playful attention to detail and a vigorous commitment to raising Caribbean cuisine to new heights. The 1 or 2- bedroom guest suites, each no smaller than 1,150 square-feet, have dedicated "Pampering Pods" on Grace Bay Beach. The Pods provide guests with a sense of "home on the beach" as well as a private haven for intimate relaxation and beachfront dining. Elevate Spa offers a broad array of al fresco treatment spots: in our dedicated spa treatment room, in our beachfront Beach Massage Gazebo or even in your room. Our resort offers complimentary services that include a daily breakfast credit at Kitchen 218, Wi-Fi, use of non motorized water sports and pedal bikes, a dining shuttle, and other delightful treats and services. Beach House Turks and Caicos also provides the ideal locale for weddings, corporate group buyouts and intimate retreats. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, TravelUp, Hotel.de, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, Priceline and HotelQuickly so you can book your Beach House Turks & Caicos reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Turks & Caicos Club Hotel Providenciales
- Turks And Caicos Club
- Turks Caicos Hotel
- Turks Caicos Providenciales
- Beach House Turks & Caicos Turks And Caicos/Providenciales