Gansevoort Turks And Caicos
What We Love
- The eponymous Beach Bar—if you’re nice they’ll let you plug in your iPod
- Pristine beachfront location that stretches 400 feet, with one of the world's largest barrier reefs a short swim from the shoreline—perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling fans
- Super sexy suites that feel more like apartments
What To Know
- This isn’t a huge resort; it’s smaller than other Gansevoort properties
- Rooms have an open floor plan
- There are two restaurants, Zest and Stelle, as well as a store on the grounds
- The resort is very popular with couples and adults
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Sitting on one of the widest slices of beach on Providenciales Island, Turks & Caicos, the Gansevoort strikes an effortless balance between modern simplicity and island allure. The ocean is in view from the moment you check in, but this isn’t your typical beach vacation. Nor, for that matter, is it the typical Gansevoort. The 85 guest rooms feel more like South Beach apartments than part of a hotel. All of the spacious suites have impressive water views, kitchens or kitchenettes and airy terraces. Bathrooms have rain showers (some feature separate tubs) and frosted glass sliding doors. Stretch out in a One-Bedroom Luxury Oceanfront Suite: At 1,100 square feet, these accommodations feature an open floor plan with at-home luxuries like a washer/dryer and dining room/living area. The sexy vibe continues through the pristine pool area, which has island cabanas floating on the water; it’s a cushioned white oasis punctuated by pops of orange fabric and the blue of the ocean. Under an airy outdoor veranda, the resort’s Exhale Spa offers its signature yoga and Core Fusion classes (which have a cult-like following in New York and LA); it’s just enough exercise to justify an afternoon massage. The Italian restaurant, Stelle, excels at seafood—whether it’s with pasta, as appetizers or as main dishes, such as cornmeal crusted tuna and red snapper cartoccio. A must-try is the fresh tuna tartare, complete with sun-dried tomatoes, shallots, and herbs.
In the Area
For dinner plans, the glamorous restaurant Parallel 23 offers a romantic setting for dining alfresco, and the state-of-the-art display kitchen and boutique wine list make it one of the islands’ best spots for a savory meal. After, head back to the Gansevoort to party at Stelle. This Turks and Caicos outpost is a bit more refined than the chain’s New York scene, but it’s a great place to people-watch over Spanish influenced cuisine and cocktails. If you want to explore the marine life, you’re in luck: Turks and Caicos has some of the best diving in the Atlantic. Off Salt Cay it’s possible to dive with whales, and at Molasses Reef off West Caicos Island you can peek at one of the oldest European shipwrecks in the Caribbean with Provo Turtle Divers.
How to Get There
Thoughtfully designed from the moment you enter, the breathtaking view of the infinity pool and beyond to the pristine (and not crowded) beach is the start of your luxury experience at the Wymara. The staff is top notch and have been around for a long time which shows they are valued and loved by guests. This was our second trip to this resort we were there almost exactly one year ago and most of the staff members us on our very first day this year and that is a testament to the quality of service and the attentiveness of the staff. Claudia at breakfast was always a delight and such a day of sunshine, and Leesha at lunch greeted us with her bright smile and even remembered our favorite seating from last year. There was no need to leave the resort with such exceptional service. Mack at the bar was always accommodating and great conversation! Someday we would love to own a piece of this property but until then we hope to revisit later this year and make this our home away from home because we truly felt welcomed and at peace in this oasis. Thank you to all the staff that makes this place run. Our room was always immaculate and all of the service staff greeted us with a smile and we could see they genuinely cared and we’re happy to be at service. I don’t think there is a bad room at this resort. It is smaller and more intimate, which we appreciate. We had a great view of the ocean and next time I would actually like to get a pool view studio, as they have a beautiful view of the pool and beach! I can’t imagine staying anywhere else while in Turks and Caicos.
Stayed here for 5 days with my wife. We have been all over the Caribbean and we both agree this was the nicest spot. Large enough to have great service and amenities but small enough to feel personal. Stunning, fine white sand beach. Bar service at the push of an button on your umbrella. Super clean room and grounds. Attentive, friendly service from every single staff member. Was mostly couples and we agreed our teenagers might have been a bit bored on the beach by the lack of jet skis and other motor options but for a week without them this was a huge plus!
Awesome resort and fantastic service across the board. My wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary at Wyamara and had an amazing time. We thoroughly enjoyed everything from the upgrade to an oceanfront suite, the beautiful pool/spa/gym, to the spectacular beach views. We have travelled to many resorts in the Caribbean and Wymara was more quiet and romantic than what we expected. The massages that we had were some of the best ever. The breakfast buffet was also top notch. We will definitely return. The only small complaint that I have is not really related to Wymara, but the transportation to and from places on the island, can get a bit pricey at almost $40 per round trip on average.