The clearest water you’ve ever seen, palm-studded landscapes, and laid-back island vibes are what you can expect when in Providenciales (aka Provo), Turks and Caicos. Hotels Above Par Founder Brandon Berkson shares his “1, 2, 3 Destination Guide” to the Caribbean archipelago below.
This luxe hotel hosts 106 ocean-view suites and six flawless villas. The only resort on Long Bay Beach, The Shore Club exudes sense of privacy. Sunsets here are inimitable and best done lounging at one of the hotel’s sea-facing pools with a cocktail in hand. Also on the property: three other pools, a tantalizing spa, a nautical-like boutique, and four restaurants.
This beachfront restaurant is a Turks and Caicos staple; a recent appearance on Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip only further solidified its landmark status (the group’s drama-filled dinner here was very entertaining). Da Conch Shack’s pink and white buildings half circle a beachfront outdoor dining space—reggae tunes and waves in the distance make for the perfect background noise. In true Turks & Caicos style, the conch fritters are a must-eat.
Located at The Shore Club, this attractive restaurant serves Japanese cuisine with a Peruvian flair. Its stylish, open-air décor celebrates the magic of warm Caribbean nights. If you don’t go for their delicious sushi offerings, opt to order the Chicken Katsu: organic chicken breast with spicy lemongrass curry sauce and fried rice.
Right on Grace Bay Beach, this luxe hotel’s stunning spa offers a bevy of rejuvenating treatments. In the spirit of the Caribbean, go for the ‘Mother of Pearl Conch Polish,’ which uses a blend of crushed local queen conch shells to gently revitalize and soften the skin.
Yacht the resident turquoise waters with Caicos Dream Tours and stop at Iguana Island: a small isle known for its beach full of roaming iguanas.
Turks and Caicos is full of marine life—have Caicos Dream Tours take you to local reefs for some top-line snorkeling.