“MILLIONS OF REVIEWS. NOTHING BUT THE BEST.” Well, another year as come and gone with another batch of winners in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2014. In case you’ve been living under the sea for the past decade (in which case, nice NICE), TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site and one of the ultimate authorities on all things travel. The site features guest reviews and expert advice on all things travel related, from hotels to destinations to activities to infinity and beyond. It works on user reviews, with millions upon millions of travellers contributing their experiences and ratings of all the aspects of their vacation – good and bad. And every year, around this time, they come out with their vaunted Award ceremony: one of the most recognized and respected in the entire industry.
The winners in the six main categories are chosen by people like you and I, regular folk who go on the occasional vacation. No insider politics and influence, this is straight up democracy at its purest. The categories are: Hotels; Hotels for Romance; Hotels for Families; Destinations; Beaches; and Islands. We’ve broken it down here just to include the Turks and Caicos winners, of which there are four. To see who took the cake in all the other spots, check it out for yourself:
Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean
#4: Seven Stars Resort – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
“Beautiful resort… Beautiful property.” 96% thumbs up, Seven Stars Resort received the most reviews for Couples travel and the rating summary gave full five-stars to location, rooms, and cleanliness. Last year’s Travellers Choice Awards saw Seven Stars in the #10 position so based on this ascent, the legendary resort is even better than ever.
Seven Stars really does seem to add an extra two stars to its luxurious rating, shining as a vibrant escape that feels like heaven. It’s a sanctuary within an oasis, located in a marine preserve and offering up an abundant array of amenities guaranteed to make your vacation effortless.
#9: The Tuscany – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
“Doesn’t get better… Terrific Thanksgiving trip.” Okay I don’t know about how stand-out that last quote is to be used as the top quote here but 98% called it the number one hotel in Turks. It received the most reviews for Family travel and the rating summary gave full five-stars to all the six categories: location, sleep quality, rooms, service, value, cleanliness. Last year it was ranked fourth so it slipped a few spots but still phenomenal as all get out.
It’s luxury and relaxation at its finest here at The Tuscany with its Italian influenced accommodation resonating good vibes over all fortunate enough to vacation in its warm embrace. The Tuscany is true five-star service and amenities and instead of hotel-style lodging there are condo-style apartments with all the perks of home, right there on one of the best beaches in the world.
#13: Regent Grand – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
“Perfectly luxurious and relaxing!… Fantastic hotel, beautiful location.” Sliding back a few places from last year’s awards where it took sixth place, the Regent Grand had 95% of users call it the fifth best hotel in Provo, receiving the most reviews for Couples vacations and full five-star ratings for location, rooms, and cleanliness. And it really is quite amazing.
Experience rejuvenation at its finest here at another resort that hearkens back to Italy, this time on the Riviera end of the romantic nation. Yet it’s all Turks and Caicos island charm here at this five-star paradise, where you’ll be treated like a regent indeed. The grounds are immaculate, the architecture is classic, the amenities are luxurious and abundant, and the service is simply top notch.
#25: Grace Bay Club – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
“Excellent service and most beautiful beach ever!… Just Beautiful.” So again, maybe TripAdvisor aren’t the best at choosing unique top quotes from users but I think we can all safely agree that Grace Bay Club is beautiful. 88% of reviewers ranked it eighth best in Provo with a vast majority of reviews coming in for Couples travel – and the best rating summaries rolled in for location (followed with 4.5 stars in sleep quality, rooms, service, and cleanliness).
Grace Bay Club is graceful indeed, offering one of the most glorious luxury resorts in the Caribbean for your vacation pleasure. It was in fact the original luxury resort in Turks and Caicos and consists of a selection of family-friendly villas in one part and adults-only suites in the other end. The dining at Anacaona is especially excellent – and the infinity bar is one of the world’s best spots to watch the sun set.