The Atrium Resort
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at The Atrium Resort in Providenciales (Grace Bay), you’ll be convenient to Coral Gardens Reef and Grace Bay Beach. This spa condominium resort is within close proximity of Salt Mills Plaza and The Regent Village Shopping Mall.
Make yourself at home in one of the 74 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring microwaves and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features at this Art Deco condominium resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and a television in a common area.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite from a grocery/convenience store serving guests of The Atrium Resort.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and an elevator (lift). Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Rental vehicle required. Stayed 2 weeks & at end of 1st week, asked about getting bedding/towel change & were told "nothing is done until you check out...but I will check with housekeeping & advise".. Never heard anything back & nothing was done -- have never stayed anywhere where there wasn't a midway cleaning done - Yes, you have cooking facilities but cooking utensils( (pots & pans) are limited & no BBQ on-site. Left to your own demise basically - never saw or dealt with staff otherwise. Their beach had 1 shade tree and we were told it was too windy so they would not set up loungers or umbrellas -- always windy while we were there. Nice enough unit but definitely not worth the cost!
Beautiful self contained units with pool and hot tub. The sands of Grace Bay are an easy walk or short drive away. You need a car for exploring and getting to and from the local grocery store.
Enjoy the peace as this complex is fairly quiet and a mix of visitors and permanent residents.
UNFORTUNATELY I found a roach in my room, it scurried into the laundry room under the washer. I have to say, " Your staff is EXCELLENT. Attentive, hard working, friendly." The issues that concern me go above the staff. HONESTLY when I think of a RESORT, three things are an Absolute must. 1) Food... You should have Breakfast setup by 6am every morning and Dinner 5pm - 830pm every evening. ( When you really consider how far away your hotel is from everything. Providing the guests with a meal at the beginning of the day and end, only makes sense. They shouldn't have leave the hotel just to eat. And at the end of a long day, they should know they can come back and eat. 2) There should ALWAYS be some one at the front desk. Especially when you consider that no one has a phone in their room, when some one comes all the way out of their room to the front desk, there better be some one sitting right there at ALL TIMES.3) You should Always get clean towels everyday and the bed made. Never once did anyone ever come and give me clean towels or make the bed.
I like the fact that the hotel looks just like the pictures with a nice Big pool area.
This Resort is extremely upscale, with beautiful architecture and landscaping to provide a tranquil and inspiring stay. The facilities are super clean and the staff is very polite and very helpful. The pool area is very nice and clean.
First of all, if you have never had the opportunity to go to Turks and Caicos before, definitely put this island chain on your bucket list. It has amazing beaches, it 's relatively close to the US, everyone speaks English and they accept USD. Here in California, most people know about TCI--if at all--because of the famous Sandal's Beaches Resort. However, you don't have to book an all-inclusive to experience the amazing turquoise water and powdery white sand. While Beaches looks fabulous, there are other affordable places to stay in order to enjoy this Caribbean paradise.
Which leads me to my second main point: Expect sticker shock. When a regular box of cereal costs $11 at the local Graceway supermarket, you know you are no longer in Kansas . . . or California . . . or even Hawaii! Food is expensive. Taxis are expensive. But there are things you can do to help mitigate this drain on your wallet, and we felt that our stay at the Atrium Resort gave us a lot of value (and space) for our money. That said, there are certain features you should know about in order to decide whether this resort is right for you.
The Atrium Resort is located to the far north of Providenciales near the marina in Leeward, a quiet residential area. The surroundings feel very safe with a security guardhouse at the southern entrance of Leeward and electronic gates leading to the resort parking lot. As far as I know, there are no restaurants within walking distance, so unless you want to take a taxi everyday down to Grace Bay proper, you will need to rent a car. My husband loved this secluded location; however, if you prefer to walk to restaurants, bars and shops, this resort may not be for you.
We rented a spacious two bedroom, two bath unit for our family of four. The master bathroom was particularly impressive with a large soaking tub and glass shower.
Because we decided to go to TCI for Spring Break at the last minute, however, I wasn't able to rent a unit with a fabulous view of the pool--our balcony looked down on the gym instead. Still, our condo was clean, functional, and modern. Here, though, I must say something about its minimalism. While I don't mind simple decor, I was surprised by the minimally equipped kitchen. There was a nice coffee pot, but no filters; a full-sized oven, but no cookie sheets or roasting pans. In order to save money, several times we got takeout from the deli at Graceway Gourmet, but I found it somewhat difficult to prepare even such a simple meal without enough equipment. I would definitely recommend bringing filters, ground coffee, aluminum foil, storage bags, a small package of napkins, and a small bottle of oil if you plan to prepare any meals in the condo.
On the plus side, however, the wifi signal was quite strong, which is so necessary when traveling with young adults. And the washer/dryer was a nice benefit. But again, don't forget to pack a small package of laundry soap.
While the resort is not on Pelican beach, it is only a 3 minute drive away. You definitely could walk the distance, but we always had so much paraphernalia that we ended up driving. The resort provides loungers and umbrellas for the guests between 9 am and 4 or 5 pm, which is a really nice amenity. Of course, there is no food service here, so most guests bring a cooler full of drinks and snacks to enjoy while soaking up the amazing scenery. And if you are so inclined, you can take a nice long walk down to the resorts on Grace Bay beach.
Along with the loungers and umbrellas at the beach, the Atrium Resort provides many other amenities. There is a small convenience store with some basics, a game room, underground parking, and of course, a huge resort-style swimming pool which never seems crowded. The gym, unfortunately, is quite small, and much of the equipment was nonfunctional or broken when we visited. In lieu of using the gym, however, you could always walk/jog/run/bike the road to Grace Bay. I saw many people getting their exercise early in the morning this way. The road is wide with substantial sidewalks.
As I mentioned before, you will need to rent a car to fully enjoy a stay at the Atrium Resort Since TCI is a British Overseas Territory, driving is done on the lefthand side of the road. This can seem intimidating to Americans, but it is really quite manageable. Providenciales is relatively flat, and roads are easy to navigate. Speeds are low--but then, watch out for locals who tend to drive faster! Probably for me, the worst part of driving is trying to manuever a parking lot where I tend to drift to the right. As long as you remind yourself to "Keep Left!" you should be fine.
A few random tips:
*Try not to arrive Saturday afternoon, the busiest time at the airport. Flights get backed up, and we were delayed a couple of hours.
*Be sure to eat at one of the local beach bars--Da Conch Shack or Bugaloo's. Lunch is expensive ($100 USD for four!), but they both have such great TCI vibes.
*No matter what people say, be sure to make dinner reservations, especially during high season such as Spring Break. The nicer restaurants may not look full, but they are hesitant to seat you if you don't have a reservation.
*Be sure to go to the Thursday Night Fish Fry in Bight Park. It feels like a cross between our local farmer's market and a cocktail pary. Parking is bad and lines are long, but it has live music and a touristy, festive atmosphere.
*If you have time, take the ferry to North Caicos, rent a car and drive over to Mudjin Harbour in Middle Caicos. The day we were there was breathtaking, with the water crashing over Dragon Cay.
Finally, I would highly recommend a trip to Turks and Caicos, even though Providenciales is quite expensive. And if you are looking for space, seclusion, and affordabilty, you might want to consider staying at the Atrium Resort.