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
First time to the island and the Windsong. We can't wait to return! Great communication prior to our arrival. From the fresh rum punch drink to the personal attention we got upon arrival we knew we were in good hands. The room was exquisite! Clean and updated. Comfortable beds and all the amenities to make our stay the best. We stayed in a 2 bedroom ocean front room on the 3rd floor the view was breathtaking! We traveled with another couple and the 2 bedrooms with private baths were ideal for us.
The resort itself is smaller but we liked that feeling. We never felt crowded and it was so personal. Everyone on staff was so friendly! A special shout out to Richard and LuLu in the kitchen. Great service and amazing talent! Thank you!! We enjoyed happy hour every day at 5:00 as well.
The Tuesday night 'pasta night" was a special treat. Cooked right out on the beach with some great choices and amazing flavors!
The games & books in the area off the lobby was a special surprise. We took advantage of the games a couple of nights in the room on the balcony. It was nice to have the computer & printer available for printing documents prior to our departure.
We had great service at the beach area as well. Towels were always fresh and plentiful. We had a cabana every day. My only suggestion would be to provide a few more noodles for use in the water. Some days we were even treated to complimentary cold bottles of water.
We did not use the bikes that are available however some other guests used them & really enjoyed them. We did not use the paddle board and other equipment at the beach however we could see others using them and they were all in excellent condition. The reef right at our beach was a great area to snorkel and see turtles and plenty of colorful fish. The current was pretty strong on one of the days so the water was a bit cloudy but we still enjoyed the snorkeling. There were guests from other nearby resorts coming to our reef as well. We did utilize the gym facilities and they were very nice as well!
The location was ideal. You can get anywhere on the island within 15 min, and typically 5-10 min. We walked to the Thursday night Fish Fry and had a great time sampling the local food. It was so interesting to see all the local art as well. This is a must do when you visit.
We want to thank everyone at the Windsong for making this trip so memorable for us. We will absolutely be staying with you again on our next visit!
The resort was amazing! The room was so beautiful, the pictures didn't do it justice. The view from the patio was fantastic and sitting out there in the morning drinking my coffee, reading my book and listening to the waves crash is what dreams are made of! There was a full kitchen in our suite and the hotel butler let us know they do a grocery store run at 4 pm everyday that cost $8pp if we wanted to get anything. If you're only there a few days and want to save money on eating out every meal. The staff was so friendly and helpful the entire time. They greeted us with smiles every time they saw us and made sure we were enjoying our stay. Always asking if there was anything they could do for us. The food was fantastic and there was a decent selection. I fully recommend going all inclusive if you're staying long enough. Between food, drinks, and trips into town, it is totally worth it. We snorkled the Alexandria Reef, which is directly in front of the resort, every day and the rent equipment for $5pp for the day. They offer drink service on the beach and have lounge chairs as well as cabanas. The resort is small enough that it had a very quaint feeling as opposed to the massive Beaches resort down the way. We are so happy we chose this resort for our vacation and plan to return in the next few years with our family!
The Windsong, and its people/staff were so incredibly friendly and accommodating! Cold towels and rum punch upon arrival! We used their bikes and kayaks and glass bottomed boat, snorkel gear, etc. and enjoyed happy hours at the bar by the pool. Our 2 bedroom apartment was spectacular, and all we needed. The location is perfect...walking distance to other bars/restaurants, etc. and the party at Bight Beach on Thursdays is a must. If we are ever lucky enough to return, it will be at the Windsong!