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“too bad about the beach” 3 of 5 stars
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Windsong Resort
Ranked #9 of 43 Hotels in Providenciales
Certificate of Excellence
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“too bad about the beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2009

We stayed at the Windsong this March and fell in love with the Island. Expensive, but so worth it. The water is spectacular, as are the beaches. However, the beach in front of the Windsong is the most narrow part of Grace Bay. This might be o.k. except for the fact that because the coral reef is right in front, people from all over Grace Bay plunk there stuff in front of the Windsong to snorkel. Beaches is right next door and there is a constant flow of people with the unmistakable green towels using the Windsong's limited beach chairs to hang out and snorkel. Being that the beach is not vast to begin with, it feels very congested at times. Charles, the beach attendant and probably one of the kindest people you will ever meet, can not possibly keep up with the constant influx of people. For example, we noticed him asking people how long they intended to stay when they plunked down on the chairs next to us and they told him 15 minutes. The very big group from beaches ended up spending the better part of the afternoon-their kids even went in the pool area. We discussed the situation with another couple staying at the resort and decided that Beaches clientelle must believe the whole island is all-inclusive. On another day a couple came down from the public access right next to the hotel-must of parked there. They walked over, grabbed white towels from the bin and spent the afternoon going from the pool to the beach as if they were staying at the resort-Charles even brought them water. They later left via the public access-they were most definitely not guests of the Windsong. This is a big issue when you have a small beach with limited beach chairs/umbrellas. It does not feel private at all! The resort is also the location for Snuba on the island(which is awesome..a must do). However this adds to the traffic in and out of the resort as the office to rent snorkel and snuba is right next to the pool. Being tourism was down this year I shudder to think what the traffic will be during busier times. We were not the only guests who were unhappy to share their resort with the rest of Grace Bay.

Windsong has gorgeous rooms, awesome views, and a charming, gracious staff. It is such a shame that other people take advantage of their kindness.

Incidently, we walked down to look at the Sommerset and Regent Palms-they are right next to each other. The beach attendant at both properties did not allow us to look until we explained who we were and what are intentions were. We were then escorted around and shown rooms at both. The pools at both are incredible- my fav was the Palms with a stunning infinity edge on the ocean side and winding lagoon style. The beach in front of these properties is huge and felt very private. It's just a short walk to the reef to snorkel...as everyone does.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2009

My husband and I spent a relaxing week in the Turks at the Windsong Resort the 1st week on April. We were sad to leave and return to chilly Canada.
We had a beautiful room overlooking a postcard scene of miles of sandy beaches and the prettiest colored water that I had ever seen.
Our daily routine would start with a bike ride to the local IGA where we would
pick up our daily food and refreshments. Then it was back to the beach to
start our day of lounging and snorkeling. The water was warm and inviting,
with a good assortment of marine life to keep us entertained. The temperature was steady around 83 but there is always a little breeze to make it comfortable. Our rooms had modern temperature controls but we
liked to open the huge sliding windows and enjoy the breezes.
After soaking up the sun all day, we would go for a long beach walk and
then back to Windsong where we often enjoyed "Happy Hour" sunset
special at the "Somewhere" restaurant, which was a two minute walk up
the beach.
The Windsong resort had super comfortable beds with luxurious bedding and towels. The resort had a feeling of calmness and it was easy to get a
good nights sleep.
We returned from our trip feeling fit, relaxed and rejunvenated and are missing our daily salt water swims.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

We spent a lovely week in Turks & Caicos at the end of March. We picked the Windsong because of the great rates (when compared to the other high end resorts on Provo) and because the reviews on tripadvisor were spectacular. I am, admittedly, a bit of a travel snob, but when I am on vacation and paying high prices, I have high expectations. Our room was actually very nice (we were lucky enough to have gotten upgraded), but we did miss some of the amenities of a high end resort. For example -- when we got to our room, the fridge still had a few items left over from prior guests, the shampoo bottles were not refilled daily, etc. Nothing major, but it was missing a few small touches. It would have been nice if the bathroom had a tub along with the shower, the bed seemed to lean to one side. Small things. That said, it had a high end kitchen, gorgeous views, and large bathroom with 2 sinks. We were disappointed that the restaurant was not open in time for our arrival. The breakfast the hotel pulled together was completely fine, but not special. Yoplait yogurt, boxes of cereal, stale-tasting pastries and bagels. The hotel's pool area is nice, but feels no where near as nice as the other resorts on the island -- the Somerset, the Regent Palm, the Regent Grand all feel really special. The pool here feels more like the pool you would find at a residential condo complex. The beach is gorgeous -- but it is definitely narrow in front of the hotel and there is a lot of traffic to go snorkeling. This didn't bother us, but just so everyone knows.

Importantly, the people at the Windsong are definitely top notch and they really do want to make your vacation great. They do go out of their ways to help and make sure you are satisfied and that is something we were very grateful for. As everyone else has noted, Charles is great. It is really nice to a driver at night and someone to bring you ice cold water and drinks on the beach. I wouldn't necessarily take his advice on which restaurants visit -- but his help making reservations on a moment's notice was great.

Bottom line -- if you are looking for the Ritz or Four Seasons or something along those lines, stick to the Somerset or Regent Palms -- if you are willing to make a few compromises and save some money, the Windsong is completely fine. Provo is a wonderful place to visit and we loved the island!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Windsong Resort
Address: Stubbs Rd., TKCA 1ZZ, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Providenciales
#7 Spa Hotel in Providenciales
#8 Luxury Hotel in Providenciales
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Providenciales
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Windsong Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Windsong Overview A repeat favorite for guests, Windsong is a refreshingly intimate, Caribbean beachfront resort located on Grace Bay and Providenciales’ best coral reef. The resort enjoys exclusive TCI membership in Preferred Boutique Hotels and is a Trip Advisor “Top 25 Caribbean Hotel.” Daily Continental breakfast, WIFI, non-motorized watercraft, bicycles, fitness center, underground parking, and chilled water and towels--both beachside and at the oceanfront pool--are complimentary. Relaxing spa treatments, romantic candlelight beach dinners, Jojo’s refreshing libations and menu selections, and scheduled entertainment delight Windsong guests. All accommodations offer kitchens or kitchenettes and laundry facilities. Selections include 250 sq. ft. -- 4,480 sq. ft. and range from standard rooms, to studios, to exquisite 1-4 bedroom oceanfront and penthouse suites up to 4,480 sq. ft. Additionally, Windsong offers a unique, private oceanfront villa with a trellised oceanfront terrace and private plunge pool. All Windsong Rooms Include:Non-smoking rooms with keyless entryMarble flooring & ensuite baths10’ Ceilings & custom cabinetryPillowtop beds with Hilden linensFrette towels & bathrobesBvlgari toiletriesFlat-Screen/LCD/HD/Cable TVDVD • I-pod docking station • Alarm clock Room-controlled air-conditioningIn-room safe ... more   less 
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