Blue Haven Resort – All-inclusive
What We Love
- Cocktail specials at the popular Salt Bar & Grill
- Interiors are light and airy and kitchens have stainless steel appliances
- Located right next to the Blue Haven marina, the resort is a great jumping off point for watersports
What To Know
- While the resort is waterfront, it’s 1.5 miles from famous Grace Bay Beach
- Blue Haven offers beach volleyball, beach tennis, horseshoes courts
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Set on the northeastern tip of Providenciales away from famed Grace Bay, Blue Haven Resort’s sugar-sand beach fronts calm azure waters and is adjacent to the property’s eponymous marina. One- two- and three-bedroom suites are contemporary and airy and feature kitchens with cherry wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Head outside to enjoy the infinity edge pool (complete with a swim-up bar) or lounge with a good read in one the hammocks strung between two palm trees. Active types will enjoy the volleyball, beach tennis and horseshoes courts, while those looking for a lively happy hour scene (with killer drink specials) should make a beeline to SALT Bar & Grill. Also located onsite is a spa and Fire & Ice Restaurant, which serves contemporary Caribbean fare.
In the Area
Swing your clubs at the Provo Golf Club, the challenging and beautifully landscaped course is the only one in Turks and Caicos (look out for flamingos in the lakes). Hungry? Hit Da Conch Shack, which, while a bit on the touristy side, is a must for mollusk-lovers with such offerings as conch salad, conch fritters, conch chowder and more. Or, ditch your pool lounger and trot along Long Bay beach on horseback; it’s one of the best ways to take in the backdrop of white sand and turquoise water. Riders of all skill levels can participate; long pants are strongly suggested.
How to Get There
Beautiful blue water and neat Marina area. Fabulous two bedroom, two bathroom suite with a large den and full size kitchen and eating area. Outside porch with a lounge chair and table with four chairs amongst the Palm trees was great for lounging outdoors. The Staff was friendly and helpful. The beach area was on the smaller size but had plenty of chairs and umbrellas. The two sister properties Alexandra and Beach House are a complimentary shuttle ride away. We enjoyed Five Star Dinners and cocktails at night at each resort. Our first visit to Turks and Caicos - we hope to return in the near future!
I took my law office staff to the all inclusive, Blue Haven for a 5day/4night escape. The room was a 2 bedroom, ocean view suite with a price tag of $7,000 for 4 nights. I've traveled extensively, and expected top knoch service associated with a resort which advertises as a "luxury resort" and bills travelers accordingly. I want to point out generally the Caribbean vibe is very friendly and helpful, however the Blue Haven is sadly the exception.
1. The pool bar is designed in an awkward manner, such that it facilitates the staff's deliberate attempts to completely ignore guests. The bar stools sit around 4.5 feet up (which are difficult to climb on), and the circular bar in the middle, then sits several more feet up above that. Accordingly, you cannot look directly at the bartenders and they can easily avoid all eye contact with guests, which they deliberately do. The bar is occupied by around 4 resort employees, who joke, laugh with each other and completely ignore guests who are politely requesting drinks and/or food. As a guest you must try several times to get a response from an employee, which makes you feel very awkward. Only after multiple attempts will you be accommodated, and then the drink and/or food comes with a staff flat affect and you are made to feel like a nuisance.
2. Housekeeping is no better. Even if you request services multiple times throughout the day (9am to 4pm), housekeeping will refuse to come until around 5-6 PM, when of course everyone is showering for the evening. This happened to us everyday. Everyday I went to the front desk at 9am ask for service, again around 1, each time I advised we would be showering around 5pm. Nevertheless housekeeping would show up just as we were showering for the evening meal (with our beach towels as we had no service). Housekeeping would then shove new towels at us, and report we refused service as we didn't get out of the shower for them to clean the room.
3. The front desk. Upon arrival instead of being ushered into the air conditioned front desk we were asked to sit in the hot lobby. Noone was is the glass enclosed, air conditioned front desk area, yet the hotel employee walked back and forth between us during the check out process.
Each day when we requested room service/cleaning we were met with the same attitude as the pool bar employees, indifference and treated as if we were a nuisance.
Overall the Caribbean is beautiful, but there are many, many other venues and islands where the experience will be amazing. I would advise anyone who wants to be treated with respect (when treating others with respect) skip this resort.
If you’re looking to live your best life, have the BEST customer service (Adrian is the bomb!) , and eat/drink/dance your heart out + meet some awesome people, then Blue Haven in Turks & Caicos is where you NEED to be! Not to mention, the water is BEAUTIFUL and the Island is so peaceful and you feel VERY safe!! The Hubs and I will definitely be back sooner than later!
Ps. Jet Skiing on the ocean is a MUST!!