Carribean Calm

At Turks and Caicos, natural beauty and modern opulence beckon

Few sights conjure an immediate sense of serenity like the pristine beaches and turquoise waters of the Turks and Caicos islands. And tucked on the western end of the archipelago’s Providenciales island is the best place to soak it all in.

Wymara Resort and Villas combines Caribbean calm with contemporary luxury. The 91-room resort offers access to a secluded stretch of Grace Bay Beach (you’ll never have to fight for a beach chair, as there are always as many as there are guests) and caters to visitors’ every whim with top-notch service and accommodations.

Before even stepping foot into the resort’s breezy open-air lobby, guests are greeted with the sight of the resort’s 7,000-square-foot, infinity-edge swimming pool. Vacation-mode commences immediately upon check-in, when you’re provided with a cool towel and refreshing tropical beverage (rum floater optional).

A perfect day begins with the complimentary breakfast spread at Wymara’s in-house restaurant, Stelle—which also serves fresh seafood and globally influenced fare for dinner—followed by some R&R by the pool or beach, where you’ll be able to summon drinks and food with the mere push of a button. A stop at the resort’s beachfront Pink Bar is a must; here, you’ll be able to enjoy ocean views and a menu of rosés and all-pink cocktails.

If you’re renting one of Wymara’s penthouse suites—which offer immersive views thanks to panoramic windows—consider hiring a private chef for a dinner and enjoy an outdoor meal on the suite’s spacious patio. For a more casual dining experience, enjoy Japanese Robata Grilled dishes while listening to live music at beachfront restaurant Zest.

Of course, it’s impossible to resist exploring the island’s crystal clear waters and postcard-worthy sights. Wymara’s catamarans, paddleboards, kayaks and snorkel equipment are free for all guests. For a half-day or daylong adventure, reserve a guided boating and snorkeling excursion with Caicos Dream Tours, where you’ll snorkel the island’s barrier reef and visit Half Moon Bay, a picture-perfect island that’s home to the Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana.

For larger groups or guests in search of an ultraprivate getaway, Wymata’s new four-to-five bedroom oceanfront villas—located just a few minutes drive from the main resort—offer an exclusive experience that’s not to be missed. Each villa features elegantly appointed bedrooms, and the option for private butlers, private chefs and pre-arrival grocery orders. 

All rooms offer ocean views, and an outdoor pool, sunken firepit and water swim platform with ocean access help you easily make the most of your surroundings. Villa guests also have full access to the main Wymara resort, and a complimentary shuttle service is available to bring guests back and forth from each unforgettable destination.

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