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The Meridian Club Turks & Caicos
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pine Cay
Fort Erie
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“This is definitely the ultimate place to relax and enjoy the feel of the old Caribbean.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2011

I visited the Meridian Club with a friend in March and stayed in one of the villas. This was one of many visits I have made here over the last 20 years. It only gets better and better, perhaps largely in comparison with other Caribbean resorts that all seem to be patterned after one another and mimic allof the current trends. The Meridian Club and Pine Cay are truly unique...no crowds, lots of green spaceon the island and beaches to die for. Food at the restaurant was spectacular, the staff so genuinely friendly and the managers more available and attentive than at any resort I have ever been to.
The Meridian Club is committed to retaining its magical formula. Upgrades and minor changes are made, but the ambience remains the same....intimate, ecologically sensitive and low key. A small spa is a great addition and exemplifies the Club's approach of integrating change without destroying the ambience. The massages by Yani, the Balinese attendant , are the best I have ever had anywhere.
There are no worries about safety either, something that can easily spoil a vacation.
Pine Cay is a private island. We never felt the need to lock our doors or worry about walking the beaches alone.
Absolute paradise!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2011

from the welcoming ride over to the island to the great welcome at the island by bev and wally plachta..the managers and the smiling staff...you knew this would be a great time....the ocean and beach cannot be beaten nor can the bungalows...so tastefully decorated...and the food.......FABULOUS...the jump up with great music was wonderful despite an early rain that tried to bereak the mood...it did not...loved it

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Mt. Holly Springs PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2011

We stayed at Pine Cay for four nights and had an absolutely wonderful time. Bev and Wally, the managers were helpful and accommodating. They seemed to anticipate our every need from meeting us at the airport to providing a lunch on departure. The rooms were very spacious, light, with attention to detail. Each room on our block of rooms faced the ocean. Tiki huts were outside our door right along the beach and we spent lots of time relaxing under them. The Meridian Club is beautiful with a large pool in front. Food was delicious as well as healthy with a four course dinner meal offered each night. Food offered at lunches was generous as well with a wide assortment of choices. It was a wonderful vacation and we felt indulged in every way.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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killeen,tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2011

arriving at provincials(capital city) we were met by the manager beverly plachta and immediately taken to the dock for a 25 minute ride to pine cay. the meridian club is on a private island with a 13 room lodge and what they call the homey moon lodge. the rooms ate decorated in very tasteful pastel colors. you have showers inside/outside, seperated dressing,sitting rooms, enclosed screen patio with immediate access to the beach. the view is spectacular with the aqua blue water and broad clean beaches. the ability to see the stars at night with out ambient city lights has to be seen to be believed. i could go on and on. the staff were spot on with service and very friendly. the chefs outdid themselves though i understand this is the norm. this is a definite repeat visit. a perfect place to decompress. highly recommended!!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2011

My girlfriend and I spent the New Year's Holiday (Dec. 28, 2010 - Jan. 4, 2011) in the Turks and Caicos. Specifically, we stayed on the small, private island of Pine Cay at the Meridian Club. We received the highest level of service, often executed invisibly, in the most relaxed atmosphere I can conjure.

The club is the primary accomodation on the island with just 12 beachfront rooms and a separate cottage available. Our room right on the beach was luxurious and enormous with four fully indepedent spaces: the sleeping area, sitting lounge, screened patio, and dressing/bathing room. An outdoor shower and private tiki shade a few steps closer to the water completed the suite.

We stayed in one of the rooms closest to the main club building but hardly noticed any disturbance thanks to the separated architectural layout. Our room and the adjacent made up a duplex structure separate from the next. The only other structures on the island are some private homes, staff housing, and related operational buildings.

Golf carts are the primary mode around the island. They, and the lack of telephones and televisions, help to maintain the incredibly peaceful and "removed from the world" relaxation.

Included with a stay at the club are delightful meals prepared by a masterful kitchen from fresh local ingredients as well as continental favorites. The offerings each evening were problematic only in that we could not enjoy them all.

While there, the New Year was celebrated with a special Titanic theme complete with a twenty foot-long sinking ship in the pool! Guests were invited with reproduction tickets to board the White Star Cruise Line and dress for the theme. The popular event attracted hotel guests, homeowners, and off-island guests for well over one hundred attending the well-produced, highly-detailed evening. The event added a bit of welcome excitement for my restless self and stood out at a resort where relaxaion is provided so thoroughly, one is literally able to do nothing.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2011

The isolated location (minimal noise, beautiful beach) is the sole reason to seek the Meridian Club out. Also working in its favor are the attentive resident managers who work at be efficient, helpful and warm. HOWEVER, it's Ground Hog Day revisited in the mood and daily routine of the complex. Not under management's control, is the high rate of repeat customers who just can't get enough of the place or seemingly each other. There's a real clubbiness to the evening 6:30 cocktail gatherings and although people do make an effort to chat up the new-bees one can't help feel that you're either 20 years too late or that your visiting a plush nursing home. This place is not for those who like to loll about on vacation - breakfast ENDS at 9:45 am - just about when we barely roll out of bed...and the staff, courteous, maybe friendly but also extremely officious, starts sweeping your dishes away before you've even touched your coffee @ 9:30. No food is served until lunch again - when the bell rings (at once, I sympathesized with my cat! ). However, as we were boating back to the mainland on our departure, another guest mentioned that for sleepy heads room service can be ordered...we did not realize that - ah well. Lunches were passable and just fair - and while there was always a salad much of the food was heavy stews and creamy broths (also evident in the tummies of the attending crowd - meow!). Interestingly, if you didn't grab your dessert from the get-go there most likely would be none when you returned after the main meal. Those big-bellied (BB) guests took multiples leaving none for others - the kitchen leaves out a designated amount - but we soon caught on and balanced multiple buffet dishes through the line - although in the end we probably shouldn't have eaten it in the first place so as not to eventually become BB-ed!!!. DInner however was another story; quite good - a choice of 3 entrees, your preference. i.e. you inform the cook at the start of the lunch line what you expect for dinner. The 'commissary' where groceries can be bought is open 2-3pm every day. Since there are no more than 12-15 guests at any one time, rooms are made up early in the day and extra white towels are made available, which is nice. The rooms themselves however are what one might call 'original Caribbean' - adequate and camp-like but not 'fancy'. Effort however, is made to keep the grounds and beaches well groomed. In the end, since we just wanted to rest 'n' read on the beach, which was white and gorgeous - the vacation was by no means a disaster.....BUT would we go back? - probably not...we'd like to find place without the boarding school regimentation, yet still be efficient, lighter fare to eat and with an overall air of rustic sophistication. The search continues.....

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rye, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2011

My husband and I went to Meridian Club in late January. We had been to T&C before but never Meridian Club. Well, it was truly spectacular. The beach was OURS!!! We almost never saw a sole on it and the water was the most beautiful water I had ever seen in the Caribbean. The club has only 12 rooms and one small cottage all of which are directly on the beach.
The food was very good....I never missed a meal!!! And, the Staff were even better. BTW, the bartenders were terrific,namely Floyd and "Bang Bang"! The dining room staff also were wonderful.
The spa is just a little cottage where one gets a massage...not just any kind of massage but THE BEST MASSAGE given by a petite Balinese woman named Yanni. She is so strong and "adorable" and you leave the massage feeling euphoric!!!!
We ate dinner alone at a table for 2 the first night and that was the last night we ate alone because the guests at the Meridian all got along well and by the time we left we had a whole new group of friends that we never knew before. It felt like one big family. I really hated to leave. It was the most relaxing place and if you need to unwind then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Meridian Club Turks & Caicos
Address: Pine Cay
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Location: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Pine Cay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pine Cay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Meridian Club Turks & Caicos 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Meridian Club is a private island hideaway resort in the Turks & Caicos islands of the Caribbean, with two miles of deserted, pristine white-sand beach (just 90 minutes by air from Miami). The property is environmentally sensitive and ideal for those seeking an unspoiled secluded retreat. Founded in 1973, the Meridian Club offers a Caribbean experience the way it was before the appearance of big hotels and condominiums, jet skis and beach umbrella communities. No crowds, no cars, no noise - a step back in time to a simpler, less hectic life. 12 beachfront/premium rooms and the Sand Dollar Cottage are set among sand dunes, sea oats and sea grapes, fronting on the beach. Some of the privately owned homes that share the island are also available for rent. Soothing trade winds ensure comfortable temperatures and low humidity year round while the surrounding waters (averaging a pleasant 75° - 80° Fahrenheit) teem with marine life. Underwater visibility often exceeds 100 feet and there are miles of coral gardens within a five minute boat ride. Ashore, Pine Cay remains a pristine natural haven, a private secluded island with vast open space and seven freshwater ponds, a perfect habitat for the abundant local fauna and flora. Winner of several awards from TripAdvisor, Andrew Harper, Caribbean Journal and Fodors honored. ... more   less 
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