Windsong on the Reef
What We Love
- Free continental breakfast, bicycles, non-motorized water sports and WiFi
- Located steps from Bight Reef’s extraordinary marine life
- Penthouse rooftop decks include an outdoor kitchen, Jacuzzi and postcard-worthy views of Grace Bay
- Weekly karaoke and movie nights at Havana Club
- The hotel provides a discounted shuttle to the nearby grocery store
- Post-dinner cocktails at Stargazer lounge
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- There are Maytag washer/dryers in all suites
- Renting snorkeling gear costs $5 per set, per day
- Childcare is available upon request
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Opened in 2008, Windsong Resort takes things down a notch, promising barefoot, laid-back luxury. Twin four-story beige buildings house 50 units and front 435 feet of prime beachfront on world renowned Grace Bay. It’s only a few swim strokes from one of the best snorkeling spots on the island (Bight Reef), but don’t feel obligated to leave your lounge chair. Beach and pool attendants can bring water and chilled towels and even take food and beverage orders (Turks Head Lager, anyone?).
Bed & Bath
Windsong’s accommodations run the gamut from average Studios to the over-the-top detached, 2,400-square-foot Two-Bedroom Villa (complete with its own pool). Decor in all rooms and suites has nautical and island flair; paintings of lighthouses and rowboats hang on pastel yellow walls and goldenrod or lime-green sofas sit atop travertine flooring. If you’re vacationing with a large family or group of friends, it’s well worth splurging on the 4,480-square-foot Four-Bedroom Penthouse, which comes with a gourmet kitchen (it can be provisioned ahead of time), a wet bar, wicker ceiling fans and marble bathrooms with Bulgari toiletries and separate tubs and showers. Large corner sliding glass doors bring the outside in, but the private rooftop deck steals the show with yet another kitchen, a Jacuzzi and unbeatable views of Grace Bay.
The alfresco restaurant and subdued bar, JoJo’s Café, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but you can up the romance factor by making reservations for a memorable meal at Dune, which has stunning water and sunset views. Wedged between these dining spots is the heated outdoor swimming pool, which features two waterfalls, partial glass walls and an underwater stereo. And if you want to catch a flick or belt out some tunes, the Havana Club hosts weekly movie and karaoke nights. There’s also a small 24-hour fitness center, and a spa with two treatment rooms, both with ocean views.
In the Area
The resort’s ideal location puts some of the island’s hottest restaurants within a short drive. Nab a table at the popular Coco Bistro and try such zesty dishes as rare blackened tuna with red Thai curry sauce, jasmine rice, mango chutney and buttered broccoli. Or ditch your pool lounger and trot along the 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. Feeling lucky? Try your hand at blackjack, craps, roulette and poker at the Casablanca Casino — you may just leave Turks and Caicos a little richer.
How to Get There
We enjoyed every island minute of our stay at Windsong on the Reef. First to the reef—snorkeling on Bight Reef is extraordinary and mere steps from the resort’s common areas. Simply gorgeous. Now to the resort—lovely, well-maintained, and comfortable accommodations; great dining; and friendly and efficient staff. The all-inclusive option worked well for us. It’s organized quite brilliantly to include several opportunities for off-site dining and transportation to and from. This not only added some variety, but also allowed us to try several local places. All in all, Windsong on the Reef is our new favorite Caribbean destination.
This resort really hits the spot if you are looking for a primarily peaceful but not dull vacation. The snorkeling is phenomenal, and literally 10 yards off the beach. We thought it was much better than the offshore snorkeling we did. The beach is beautiful, intimate and relaxing. They have three floating rafts that are great for sea floating. Every water activity is available and free or nearly so: kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, paddle boarding, even catamaran riding! The restaurant, Dunes, sits on top of the Dunes overlooking the ocean, the reef, and the beautiful grounds of the hotel. The hotel butler is great and can arrange a car, trips, whatever you want. The only down side is that, because it is more out of the way than the larger, busier resorts, there aren't many options for restaurants, outside of the two at the hotel and the one next door, without a car or taxi. We used the free shuttle to the grocery and made our own meals, which saved us money anyway! I'll trade the slight inconvenience of limited dining with the peace and beauty of this spot every time!
We stayed May 28-June 5 2019 trying to beat the "out of school" rush in a 2 bedroom oceanfront deluxe room, it was huge!!! It was me, my husband, 21 yr son, 18 yr old daughter. We did the" all inclusive meal" offering(not buffet, order off menu) which was great beacuse you can eat on resort or take a taxi (they paid, you tip) to the restaurants included and you got to see different areas of the island. Since we were only there 5 days we really just enjoyed the beach and resort and a snorkel cruise. People mention the beach is narrow but I liked that because no one can put a chair in front of me, its not a throw the football around kinda beach, but some made it work! We thought the food and drinks were fabulous, with the exception of jerk night, it was just ok. They should move that and the dj to lunch hour and make it a party on the beach/poool in my opinion, think more people would attend. I was worried my adult children would need nightlife but to be honest we partied and had our fun during the day so after dinner we were tired and crashed early. The best part was the staff at this fine resort, we truly made lots of friends and they are like family to us and can come visit us anytime!!! The service was topnotch with a SMILE and conversation! Once we waited to long to have Derron one of the butlers book our off site dinner (you need vouchers and they call the taxi) he left for the night so I thought well we have to eat at Windsong but the frontdesk called him and he handled it while off duty!
Big shout out and hugs/high-fives to:
Khalil and Derron-Butlers
Jerome-thanks for the special request donuts
Miss You all!!
Wish yoga was on site and here is something to consider in ANY resort/condo really, if people are staying on a floor below you, walk lightly, don't drag chairs around. Just because your awake or up late doesnt mean the floor below you is!!
Sunscreen, sunscreen (reef safe kind) and longsleeve spf cool touch shirts, aloe with lidocaine are helpful/neccesities. Also the flight back TSA are very picky about one qt size bag per person. I was the keeper of all the 3oz sizes of liquid but they made us each have one in our carry ons, very strange and antiquated T&C airport/TSA.
Enjoy your trip!!
Great boutique hotel right on the beautiful sugar sand beach with reef in front.
Lovely, helpful staff. Large single room Bikes for free. Good food, especially the
breakfast which is included. Highly recommend.
The two of us loved our stay here for many reasons:
1. Excellent snorkeling right at the hotel
2. Plenty of beach chairs and equipment
3. Beautiful and clean rooms
4. Excellent staff who helped with booking excursions
5. Beautiful eating area with good food
6. Good breakfast with excellent service, we always ordered eggs and bacon for a little extra cost
7. Plenty of clean towels
8. Not far to town via taxi
1. The bikes were not available for 2 days we were there
We were looking for a relaxing and peaceful vacation. I loved that this was not a party zone. It is ideal for couples who want peace and quiet. I also like there was not music blaring in the night. We came on this trip to hear the relaxing ocean. If you are looking for an evening music/dance scene this is not the place for you. I also like the non-smoking policy. It sucks to sit on a beautiful beach or at a nice pool and have to smell someone's cigarette smoke - gross! There were a few children, but really, I think this is geared to couples like us. We enjoyed the 1/2 day Island Vibes snorkeling excursion and nightly walks on the beach. Things are not priced too high here, you are getting what you pay for 100%. We hope to return next year.
Advice for guests: Please pick up after yourself. I know it is your vacation, but every evening we would watch these hard workers pick up so many towels and people's trash. Be considerate. You receive excellent service at this place, show your gratitude not only with words but by picking up your trash. Enjoy.