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'll keep this short because I prefer those types of reviews myself:
Rooms and views from the rooms: Fabulous, sexy, luxurious. Get one with a balcony if you can; we loved that!
Food: generally great, though I preferred the main restaurant to the casual one past the pool.
Pool: Beautiful, a little small, and I felt a tad exposed being so open right off the front-desk area right where people walk in.
Spa: Tiny and rather cramped feeling. I had a nice massage, but I would recommend it for its "relaxation factor" like I would other properties' spa facilities. I don't even think I recall a waiting area where I could hang out in my robe before my massage.
Staff: Incredibly accommodating, especially the concierge and front desk. The restaurant and wait staff didn't seem as experienced with luxury travel expectations as, say, they are in Grand Cayman; some people were not experienced with opening wine bottles, for example, and it was very hit-or-miss whether you would get someone with a smile. This would be my biggest suggestion for improvement.
They had bikes to use, which we did. Getting around the island was challenging and expensive via taxi, so having that option to explore was very appreciated!
Overall a beautiful, relaxing stay in top-notch accommodations!
There aren't many hotels I would book a second time as I like to try new things when traveling. Gansevoort would be the exception. Friendly and helpful staff, trendy architecture, stylish and spacious rooms, delicious food, absolutely glorious beach!
We stayed 7-nights at the Gansevoort in July 2018.
- We really liked that it was a smaller hotel and felt more intimate.
- The beach is beautiful and you can walk right or left if you like to take walks.
- We had dinner at Stelle on our 1st night and the food was exceptional. Service was not. however, to the waiter's defense, they seemed to be short-staffed.
- Our room was nice/clean/modern. Maid service came 2x a day and did a great job of cleaning all of the sand out of the rooms and leaving bottled water and a treat at night.
- Would not recommend for families. This hotel mostly has couples. There were a few families there but they really stood out and they felt overly worried about any noise their kids made because it was so quiet and there were not a lot of kids.
- Beach and pool service is really hit or miss. They have buttons on your umbrellas but they don't work. We had issues at the pool and at the beach all days except 1. This was a real downfall as it was convenient to eat there, but we often did not order or went somewhere else because we couldn't get service.
- Breakfast is included but it just OK. Would have preferred an option for an up-charge to have more variety.
- We paid a lot of $$ for private transportation only to find out that we could have easily taken a taxi for $46 round trip. The island is incredibly safe and it's really easy to grab a taxi. Recommend just getting a taxi.
-My husband and I got 90-minute massages. The massages themselves were good. However, I did not like that you have to wait in your robe in the lobby before and after your treatment. It's very odd not to be able to go directly to a changing room. Because of that, I cancelled our 2nd service. Adding to this awkwardness was that the robes are very thin.
Overall the room is very nice and the hotel is intimate and well maintained. Loved the dinner restaurant Stelle. Thought breakfast and lunch options were OK. Would likely stay at another resort for a return visit.
We went to the Gansevoort for our honeymoon! First time to Turks-- had a family friend recommend this place. We wanted to go somewhere without a lot of honeymooners, not the typical all inclusive. It was great to be around people but also have plenty of alone time.
The staff treated us like royalty and by day 2 they knew our names (even though I booked the reservation under my old last name.) Every answer was "yes". The drinks were delicious, the food was great. We had an hour couple's massage at the Exhale spa and it was a wonderful experience. This place is the real deal and they know how to treat their customers. We have already booked a trip back.
This hotel is the best of the best!
Clean, nice, excellent service, you name it all and it is there.
Will be happy to go there again, my 3rd time.
The beach is the best one out there, clean and very relaxing place.