Turks and Caicos consistently ranks near the top of most travel lists. TCI, as the islands are known, earns plenty of accolades for its snorkeling, scuba diving, and conch diving, but it’s arguably best known for 230-plus miles of world-class, white sand beaches. Our favorite way to enjoy those beaches is from one of the island’s glorious beachfront homes. Take a look at these five bucket-list villas and TCI might just make the top of your bucket list, too.
What could be better than posting up on one of the world’s best beaches for a week? You can do just that at Villa Hyperion, part of the exclusive Long Bay Beach Club, and one of the best beachfront homes in Turks and Caicos. Enjoy the unmatched proximity to Long Bay Beach, one of Conde Nast Traveler’s 10 best island beaches. Between shared fitness facilities and a community yoga pavilion, there are plenty of resort-style amenities for you to enjoy, along with the added luxury of total privacy and personalized service. Every day here starts in tranquility—no matter which bedroom you stay in, you’ll have your own private balcony or terrace with a stunning view of the Caribbean Sea or onto the private garden. Step out to catch some fresh morning air, then enjoy the day’s complimentary breakfast at the breakfast bar inside or down by the pool. Then, go for a dip in your heated infinity pool, or take a short stroll to the beach and hop on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Decisions, decisions.
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If you love to cook, this place is for you. We love the Ron Shaw kitchen design at Mothershouse, and you will too—so make sure to have your personal concierge stock the fridge before your arrival. Cook up a feast for a large group dinner in the open concept living room with the oceanas the backdrop or organize an intimate alfresco dinner in front of the pool. Of course, if organizing anything seems like too much work while on vacation, a private chef can be arranged for you. If you want to explore Provo island, you’re surrounded by fine restaurants and bars at Turtle Cove to the east. This beachfront Turks and Caicos villa is great for all sorts of groups. It’s child-friendly and equipped with toys and a play loft, and youngsters are easily entertained on the swing set or looking for fish under the clear water of Babalua Beach. Family fun can be had snorkeling or playing beach volleyball, and you can wash the salt off in your alfresco shower before dinner is served. And with space for 22 guests, a parking area, and the beachfront location, this villa is perfect for an intimate wedding.
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Five Little Cays House
Five Little Cays House was made for a relaxing vacation. You can find serenity throughout; each of its four bedrooms comes with an ocean view and there’s enough space for everyone on the semi-covered outdoor lounge area to gather ’round and watch the sun go down. With your own barbecue and a quaint outdoor dining setup, romantic sunset dinners are an easy nightly routine. Your own plunge pool invites you to a late-night swim under the stars before turning in. Adventure isn’t far away either; a long stone ramp at the end of the elevated patio leads down to the edge of your private beach. Grab a raft or a kayak and take a slow cruise on the shallow waters or search for conch shells and starfish on the ocean floor. Further exploration could lead to world-famous Grace Bay Beach, just 10 minutes away. Begin and end each day back inside your beachfront home enjoying the refreshing West Indies plantation-style decor with views for days.
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You have to stay here to believe that Turtle House is actually a real place. Situated at the top of a T-shaped piece of land at the island’s edge, this sprawling beachfront estate has it all and more. Features like an open concept design, an infinity-edge pool, and an alfresco bathroom with stand-up showers and a tub ensure that you can always feel the fresh Turks and Caicos air on your skin. Walk barefoot comfortably throughout the property; small plots of sand lead to the water, and other sandy ground leads to a relaxing hammock and day bed. The chef at Turtle House can make use of the professional pizza oven to cook up an authentic pie, and while it’s cooking you can take time to select one of 500 bottles from the wine cellar. Organize a top-notch game night with a choice between pool, air hockey, foosball, ping-pong, and darts. Or, take it outside for a match on the full tennis court just beside the main house. Game on!
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How should you enjoy your view of the Caribbean Sea beyond Babalua Beach at Samsara Estate? From the jetted hot tub or from the open-air living room with the glass sliding doors wide open? From your private plunge pool or from the round alfresco dining table for six? From the outdoor bar or from one of eight bedrooms, each with access to a terrace and its own outdoor furniture? You really can’t go wrong with whatever you choose at this indoor-outdoor beachfront property in Turks and Caicos, cozied up to 650 feet of white sand. Basketball and tennis courts await your next game or tournament—and the villa sleeps 24, so you can bring the whole team. The hammock garden is a perfect place to chill out afterward, as are any of the many cozy seating areas overlooking the spectacular views.
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