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
I had very big expectations about the Wymara and let me tell you that all my wishes came true. The moment you arrive and are greeted you feel a overwhelming sense
of serenity about you.The hotel is well maintained,immaculate and just gorgeous.The
entire staff was very respectful ,friendly and most courteous! Our main contact was Vivek the manager,the nicest gentleman one could ever encounter! We just loved the
Guy.Then there was Reginald by the pool,who escorted me when my ankle gave out on me.Juana,Jamsy ,Timothy ,Loroy were excellent in the dining area.Zeke and Ronal ,we could always rely on poolside Kendy was our main man down at the beach.Great service with a smile from all.Darvin the luggage attendant Paddy up front security Kenrico and Louis at the service desk were all awesome . All the above staff mentioned made our stay so special .....Beautiful beach ,exquisite pool.what more can one want.
Claudie our maid God bless you.......
Wow this was our second visit to the Gansevoort/ now Waymara. We were there during the seamless transition and greeted with a lovely bottle of sparkling wine. This was a really nice touch. As always the pool and beech were amazing all the beach staff and pool staff took great care of us. Especially friendly was as always Reg the servers at the pool and beach durability no the day were lovely as well.
A special note all the breakfast servers and staff were amazing and helped make each morning special.
The concierge staff were always there to help with dinner reservations and any questions as well thanks Shania and Brenden
We can’t wait to return again next winter and look forward to making it our annual getaway
Wow the best weeks ever
Thanks to all
We spent one week at Wymara in early February 2019. This was our second trip to this resort, formerly The Gansevoort. It is located on Grace Bay, a 15minute ride from the airport in Providenciales. The setting is sleek and modern, with the lobby opening on the pool area. We were welcomed warmly with rum punches while we checked in. The staff is outstanding and could not be more helpful, whether it was giving recommendations for local restaurants or activities. The restaurants on property were very good as well. They set up a beautiful candlelight dinner on the beach for my birthday, a special treat. We can’t wait to return to visit staff members Paolo, Juana, Andrew, Timothy, Reggie, Leroy and Lucienne, who we now consider friends.
Just returned from a wonderful 4 days at the Wymara. The staff was friendly, courteous and efficient - made you feel at home. The ocean front rooms have a spectacular view of a beautiful beach. On the beach, Jodell will take good care of you, as will the rest of the staff. Can;t wait to return.
A great stay! We have stayed at other hotels on TCI and we've rated them all highly, but if there was a 6th star- this Is the best. We had booked it as the Gansevoort, but the transition back to Wymara was seemless, and we got a nice bottle of sparkling wine in our room from the management. Very nice touch.
Comparing to a few other resorts may be helpful:
Reasons why we love this resort
1 Peace and Quiet....all the resorts are great in this regard, but Seven Stars has more noise due to a lot of families with young children there.
2. Heated Pool! This is so lovely in TCI, especially because the ocean while wonderful can be a little fresh early in the year. Seven Stars also has a heated pool, but it's used a lot by children, so if you want to relax more, this might be a better pick. The other resorts we stayed at Point Grace, Villa Renaissance, and Windsong did not have heated pools when we stayed there..
3. The staff are very nice and right there when you need them, In this respect all of the staff we encountered were very kind at all resorts, but here they are there to help with any problems immediately. Also, the bell boy called us to inquire as to when he could come to pick up our luggage. None of the other properties did this.
4. Best Food - we found the breakfast delicious, and varied the choices, and the lunches as well. No it's not cheap but we didn't find ourselves wanting or needing to cook.. having said that only Seven Stars had a Nespresso maker, Wymara had the Lavalsa- both made great espresso. Also all appliances were in good working order.
5. Best beach access by far: the ease of beach access including the gentle slope into the water and only 2 steps to the sand. The hotel property has the best access for wheelchair or those with mobility issues, elevators on the ground floor, not having to walk up stairs to the elevator- an odd thing that is at Point Grace, Villa Renaissance and Windsong...and yet this hotel doesn't spare the modern chic vibe and has a south beach Miami deco feel that’s attractive to young and old alike.
Although we noticed there were a few families, it seems like this property has a more adult vibe
Further away from downtown, so we have to take a taxi and cab rides can be expensive. However I noticed the fare seemed to be not as expensive as in the past.
This is the most expensive hotel we stayed in but we think that what the property offers offsets the costs.