One On Marlin – Adult Only
What We Love
- There’s a stainless steel kitchen in each condo-style unit
- The well-stocked, affordable bar in each room
- All accommodations have smartphones for local calling for the duration of your stay
- Free WiFi
- The property's airport shuttle is a much better (and cheaper) option than taking a cab
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What To Know
- A $200 security deposit per stay will be collected at the property; a 10 percent hotel service charge will be collected at checkout
- There’s no restaurant, spa or pool
- The property offers a daily shuttle (on request) to local grocery stores for those who wish to self-cater
- The resort is inland but just a three-minute drive from Grace Bay Beach and Turtle Cove Marina
- Families should look elsewhere; the One on Marlin is for adults only (you must be at least 21 years old)
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The One on Marlin Spa Resort is a newly built condo-style property that caters to adults only. Although there’s a concierge lounge, the property doesn’t have a pool or spa yet, but each unit offers contemporary comforts such as free WiFi, beach chairs for use all over the island, and flat-screen TVs. The units feature dining areas and stainless steel kitchens as well as eye-catching contemporary art and atmospheric ceiling fans. There’s a laundry service on the property, and tennis courts are a short walk away (at an additional cost).
In the Area
You’ll need a rental car to make the most of Providenciales Island’s stunning beaches, but One on Marlin is just a short drive from the white sand and turquoise waters of Grace Bay. Taylor Bay and Chalk Sound are farther afield but well worth the journey. 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 Bugaloo’s, which 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 vista of white sand and turquoise water. Riders of all skill levels can participate; long pants are strongly suggested.
How to Get There
Located in the middle of the island, right off Leeward Highway, One On Marlin is the perfect home base when visiting Providenciales. First of all, it's secluded in a wooded setting so the nights are quiet. A car is definitely needed.. The beach club -- on spectacular Grace Bay -- is a five minute drive. The rooms are like studio apartments with fully-functioninal kitchens -- and the amazingly well-stocked Graceway IGA SuperMarket is about three minutes away by car. My room was clean and the grounds were well maintained. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. Special thanks to Chris, who arranged a blast-of-a snorkeling expedition; Jan, who booked spectacular parasailing and paddle boarding experiences; Jhet the housekeeper and Osnoro, at the beach, went above and beyond and Bern, also at the beach, was very helpful. At check in, the hotel provides you with a mobile phone -- for local use -- that has the staff members programmed in. Everyone is receptive and helpful and there is a security guard on patrol -- and on call -- all night. Wonderful experience at a great price at One On Marlin!
A vacation unlike any others we have ever had (all positive) which was based from a boutique hotel geared at keeping things quiet and simple. Our room was perfect ( trim and style) with a patio on looking what appears to be the local "wild". The grounds were absolutely stunning with amazing design and gardening.
Every person working there (and Kokomo) was very friendly and attentive (the names which come to mind are" Chris, Jan, Randy, Wenie, Osnor) We got to see them lots though at same time it was never intrusive....they respected our quiet get away. These people were genuinely great people who cared and were interested (we also got to know lots about them)...FIRST CLASS STAFF!! ( well done Gabriella, Kelly and Chris for recruiting success and proper coaching).
We chose not to have a car to not worry about anything at all for the entire week. Between getting around on the resort shuttle and taxis when needed, we were never inconvenienced. Their spot on the beach was also perfect for relaxation (Bight Park..could walk to Grace Bay if really determined). This was the nicest beach we have been on ( Grand Cayman, DR, MEx, JAM , and more are all included in this list).
Our first trip to T&C and talking about next time already (we just got home today). Thanks again to Chris, Jan, Randy, Osnor, Wenie , Gabriella and all of the staff for making our stay a 10 at your little inland paradise (and special spot tucked away on the beach too!!)
My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our “room” felt like a tiny house-style spa/retreat. Private balcony served as my barre Pilates workout space; kitchen was well equipped; beach club- while a short drove away is on a wide, gorgeous stretch of beach; daily cleaning service and great recommendations for things to do on the island. Special shout out to Chris and Osnor for the personal attention and kindness. We are grateful!
We promptly answered an email request from one of the staff and provided our arrival flight # and ETA a few days prior to our arrival. I provided an estimated time I thought we'd arrive at the property which turned out to be precise. Yet no one was there to meet us and check us in - the office dark and locked! After about 1/2 hour of waiting and searching around, I finally activated international cellular service on my phone which I had not planned to do due to the high cost, and was able to contact a staff member who met us almost another 1/2hr later. Hot and exhausted, we were finally shown to our unit well after 11PM. The unit was not user friendly. The appliances -stove top, TV, window shades - were non-intuitive and there were no written instructions nor information pertaining to the unit other than the wifi (which worked well) password. The AC was underpowered and we never felt cool enough. The shower dispensers kept falling apart. The lighting was dim even with all the lights turned on and shades opened. The floors never felt well-swept and after I finally requested a thorough sweeping, some, but not all the dried up earthworms were removed. The queen-sized bed mattress was extremely hard and uncomfortable. There were some positives: aside from the check-in problem, the entire staff was extremely helpful, responsive and cordial. Their beach and pool facilities were pleasant and well-maintained. There was a pleasant, ever-present 24 hour security guard on foot patrol. The property was well maintained and very quiet (until the local rooster on a neighboring property started his early morning, interminable crowing each day).
We had a great time at One On Marlin Resort. The personalized service is unmatched. They have a shuttle service to the beach and sister property and they went out of their way to make sure we always had transportation. They welcomed us with a cocktail and made recommendations based on our preferences. The brought breakfast every morning at the time we scheduled. With tours and car rentals they arrange everything so we didn't even have to worry about that either. They gave us a cell phone so that we could call them anytime we needed anything. The facilities were beautiful, private, clean and modern. They have a beautiful Zen garden where the pool and jacuzzi are located. The hotel's private beach is beautiful and they have chairs and umbrellas and an attendant to help you book activities and mind your things. It's also a 5 minute walk away from a great snorkeling spot (coral gardens). If we ever come back, this is definitely where we would stay.