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
My boyfriend and I stayed a week at One On Marlin in July 2019. The place is very quiet and tucked away, so you absolutely need a rental car to get around as this property does not provide transportation. Although tucked away, it's centrally located. The supermarket, beach, and gas stations were no more than a 5-10 minute drive (supermarket is right around the corner). The "resort", to put it lightly, was very clean, modern, and well maintained. Our biggest con was there was no on-site restaurant or pool. There is a nice pool area at the off-site property that serves drinks. But again, if you don't have a car this is an issue. Our little house was wonderful and private. Modern decor with lot of amenities such as an overhead TV, air conditioning, and fully stocked kitchenware. However, some of the kitchenware was starting to get rusty and needs to be replaced. The only real downside of the room was the very poor lighting in the bathroom area. Too dark to do my makeup and hair. The service was amazing. All the butlers and maintenance staff were always available and attended to our needs very promptly. Staff gave us suggestions on beaches, restaurants, etc. We were even provided with a full service cell phone to call the staff whenever. The service at the beach was wonderful as well. We were provided with comfortable beach loungers, an umbrella, and a small table. There was complimentary water, as well as cold beer to purchase. The beach is beautiful with turquoise waters.
Jan, Laurence and Mr. O were friendly and tended to our needs in a very kind and prompt manner. Jan greeted us with drinks and cold towels. Laurence and Mr. O served us delicious drinks when we visited the pool at their sister location. Laurence arranged one of the best outdoor couples massage we’ve ever had. Jan bought our continental breakfast every morning promptly. Jan provided recommendations to fantastic restaurants.
The location is very serene and quiet. It’s a romantic hideaway. We loved it!
One on Marlin is a good Boutique Hotel for adults its reasonable priced and the accommodations are good. It is not high end, but it does give you a home vibe away from home very clean. The only downside was the patio area while the foliage gave us privacy, the insects wouldn’t leave me alone. A fair warning from hotel staff would have sufficed, but the staff including the butler service were very nice and accommodate with every request. If you are looking for a mellow, relaxing experience One on Marlin is the place to stay. Not to mention the beach not only is it beautiful clear waters the scenery was exactly what I needed. Would definitely stay again.