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Indagare Matchmaker: Turks & Caicos

With six divine, ultra-luxurious resorts, the Turks & Caicos is one of the Caribbean’s most appealing destinations, but it’s important to choose the right hotel. Whether your vacation aim is to lie on a secluded beach with nothing more than a good book and the sun’s rays as company or to spend a week surrounded by glamour, the Turks & Caicos has the perfect resort. Here’s what to book—and what to know.

Asian Minimalist: Amanyara

Amanyara’s gorgeous design is the star here, as clean lines and Asian-inspired edifices stand starkly against a peaceful setting of white sand, turquoise water and clear skies.

  • Best for: Guests of the resort tend to be in search of quiet—to sleep, read and spend quality time with their loved ones.
  • Room to Book: One pavilion has its own private stretch of beach. Contact Indagare’s bookings team for assistance planning a trip to Amanyara.
  • Keep in Mind: From Amanyara, Grace Bay is a 45-minute drive away, so guests rarely leave the property.
  • Favored Activities: Swimming in the 164-foot-long infinity pool made of black Indonesian volcanic rock; daydreaming on the enormous daybeds (salas) that boasts incredible views; snorkeling at nearby reefs; using the fitness facilities including tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a Pilates studio, boxing gym and more; paddle-boarding, sailing and lounging on the resort’s stunning beach.
  • Where to Eat: Amanyara guests tend to dine on property, so we recommend booking a package that includes meals. Read more.

Wellness Island: Parrot Cay by COMO

A place of understated elegance, Parrot Cay has a castaway design and ambiance more commonly associated with resorts in the Maldives or Bali.

  • Best for: Guests who understand that luxury here means lounging on a muslin-draped daybed or indulging in daily yoga lessons at COMO Shambhala and snacking barefoot on ultra fresh seafood.
  • Room to Book: The private villas located on the island’s serene coast. Contact us for help booking a stay.
  • Keep in Mind: Like Amanyara, Parrot Cay is remote and getting here is an endeavor including a 20-minute drive and 35-minute boat transfer. This means you’re not leaving Parrot Cay while here. Plus, there’s not much to do on Parrot Cay—and that’s the point.
  • Favored Activities: Complimentary yoga and Pilates classes; spa treatments.
  • Where to Eat: The resort has two excellent restaurants: Terrace, in the main hotel, and Lotus, a breezy poolside eatery. Read more.

Family Haven: Grace Bay Club

The family-friendly Grace Bay Club offers an excellent kids club to keep the children occupied while the grown ups enjoy adults-only amenities.

  • Best for: Families with little kids and varied interests; multi-generation family trips.
  • Room to Book: The family-friendly Villas area and adults-only Hotel section contain larger suites and afford multiple connecting-room options. The Estates are the most private option with multi-bedroom residences and a private pool. All accommodations have been redecorated by celebrity interior designer Thom Felicia.
  • Keep in Mind: The hotel is one of the largest on this part of Grace Bay, so can feel busy and not very private.
  • Favored Activities: Parents adore the Villas’ swim-up pool bar and spa, and kids love the extensive kids club arrangements including snorkeling and bonfires complete with s’mores.
  • Where to Eat: Tom Filicia also redesigned two of the property’s dining options, the atmospheric Infiniti Bar and delicious Infiniti Restaurant, which offers an excellent menu that encourages guests to linger. The hotel is also a quick taxi ride away from all of Grace Bay’s excellent restaurants. Read more.

Grace Bay Classic: The Palms

The grande dame hotel on Provo, The Palms is ideal for vacationers who want to be part of the Grace Bay action—but not too active.

  • Best for: Fans of classic properties and spa mavens.
  • Room to Book: Our favorite suites have comfy furniture–bedecked terraces and stunning views. Contact us for assistance planning a visit to The Palms.
  • Keep in Mind: Other hotels abut The Palms property on both sides, so those looking for a sense of space might feel claustrophobic.
  • Favorite Activities: Massages and lounging in the spectacular spa.
  • Where to Eat: Providenciales’s top restaurants, including Coyaba, Coco Bistro, Magnolia Wine Bar and Bella Luna. Read more.

Hot Scene: Wymara

Wymara Resort and Villas is known on Provo for having the most vibrant scene, and if not for the undeniably Caribbean pale blue water and soft, white sand, this übercool property could be in the middle of Miami’s South Beach.

  • Best for: Groups of friends traveling together or couples who want to be in the center of the fun.
  • Room to Book: The best suites come with full kitchens, an open plan sitting and dining area and a spacious terrace, perfect for gatherings. Contact Indagare for assistance booking our favorite suite.
  • Keep in Mind: Book spa treatments down the road at The Palms.
  • Favorite Activities: Dancing poolside to live music and DJs on weekend nights; Exhale’s Core Fusion classes.
  • Where to Eat: The on-property restaurants, Stelle and Zest are very good, and Provo’s best eateries are short cab rides away. Read more.

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– Amelia Osborne Scott on July 29, 2018

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