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
- READ MORE: Turks & Caicos vacation guide
- 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
Had a great time here - the room was amazing and immaculate! so spacious (2 bedroom suite) . Great snorkeling right off the beach ,so man turtles, stingray, eel, parrotfish, lobster, coral , etc. Boat rental, bikes, lovely pool, good food . The staff is friendly and warm. Lots of great staff from the front desk, the butler concierge, to the pool and beach towel guys who were so gracious. Most of all the beautiful LaToya at JoJo's restaurant is amazing - she is the warm loving and attentive hostess who makes you want to come back > Thank You!
Overall, the resort was fantastic. The snorkeling right off of the beach was incredible...no need to go on an excursion to see great ocean life.
The only bad thing was our bed. We had a queen bed and the mattress was bad. It completely sank in the middle of the bed (almost like a "V" shape), giving me a bit of a back ache each morning when I got up. Fortunately, it didn't have any lasting effects.
If you’re looking for a place on the most beautiful beach this is it. Clear water and sea turtles on the reef. Our 3BR villa was amazing. Beautiful views and plenty of space. Great free water activities for the whole family. Our 4 kids all had a great time.
Pool is ok but you won’t want to be there with the beautiful ocean water.
Service was ok at restaurants and in general on beach. Plan on 1.5-2 hours per meal- even breakfast.