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
The Windsong is absolutely amazing! The rooms are very large and clean. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. Our beach wedding was beautiful. I would recommend Windsong to anyone. The snorkeling just off the beach was great.
Just got back from a week at the Windsong on the Reef and it was wonderful. As it was just the hubs and I we stayed in a standard room. It was clean and very spacious. There was always extra towels in the large bathroom and bath robes and slippers were provided as were shampoo, conditioner & body wash in dispensers on the wall of the tub. We also had a mini kitchen with a fridge, dishes, cutlery and a microwave. We received outstanding housekeeping services twice daily also. As it is currently is their low season we were able to enjoy all our meals sitting beach side. I like that the hotel is not militant about their beach towels, which were always readily available. There are non motorized water sport items available as well as bikes and floating rings a little way out into the ocean to just laze on. There was always plenty of sun beds with umbrellas or small canopies if you needed a bit of shade and the reef is just a short way off the shore where we saw turtles, sting rays and lots and lots of different fish. The food was outstanding, although it was a bit pricey but that comes with the location. They gave you a flag to raise on the beach when you wanted a drink or something to eat & also gave out a complimentary bottle of water and a cold towel. The Concierge was there daily from 9am to 7pm to arrange day trips or a rental car. All in all we had a fantastic stay. The staff were friendly, professional and always went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone that is looking for a relaxing vaca with top service in a great location.
Wow! The location and the property were stunning. Our rooms were so clean and the staff had a bottle of champagne icing in our room. The rooms are decorated so beautifully and the a/c is wonderful--it's so humid outside that the a/c felt welcoming. We had a two room ocean view suite. The master bedroom faced the ocean and the curtains do not black out the morning sun, so bring a sleep mask. The kids' bedroom stayed darker than ours because they only had one window. Eating breakfast while over looking the ocean was the best way to start our days. We sat outside at the restaurant sipping coffee and listening to the waves. Their breakfasts were delicious! My teenagers loved it too. Having the snorkel gear, paddle boards, and pedal boat rental right on the beach was so convenient. There were plenty of lounge chairs set up on the beach. The most amazing reef is right there. We spent hours in the water swimming with turtles, rays, and fish. Walk to the fish fry that is set up on Thursday nights. It's about a 10 minute walk on the beach and the art and food vendors are all there. There is live music and drinks too. It's a really good time. Bring cash because the taxi rides are not cheap. I wish the hotel would have had jet ski rentals, but that is my only complaint. We felt like we were in paradise!!! Oooh and the hotel soap, lotions, and amenities are smelled lovely. Lastly, bring bug spray!! The mosquitos ate us up. You will love how gorgeous and peaceful this resort is.