Providenciales hosts a wide range of luxury resorts. The array of budget options isn’t as extensive, yet there are choices.
Due to privately-owned and rented units in some of the resort complexes, the distinctions between a full-service “resort” with housekeeping, and a rental “villa” can be a bit blurred. However, the accommodations shown here tend to have full-time front desk staff and concierge, housekeeping, and usually onsite dining.
It’s important to be aware of what actual beach your prospective accommodation is on or near. Some establishments are quite liberal in their descriptions, stating a Grace Bay location when in reality the famous coast can be miles away. Providenciales boasts many incredible beaches, some of which offer advantages over Grace Bay, but be aware of what you are paying for.
See Regions of Providenciales for an overview of the island’s layout and distances.
Our recommendation is that you consider how you’d like to spend your stay. If simply enjoying the beach and pool is your ideal vacation, then definitely look at paying up for the ease and view of beachfront.
Special packages occasionally do offer the best rates, but you’ll typically get the best price by doing a bit of online research to get a basis on the going rate, and then negotiating directly with the accommodation.
The time of year definitely affects rates and availability. If you’d like to visit during the “ busy season”, we advise booking far in advance.
Due to the lack of public transportation and the abnormally high cost of taxis, we generally recommend that visitors rent a vehicle for the duration of their stay. However, certain regions are a bit more supportive of pedestrians.
As development continues. Central Grace Bay offers an increasing number of restaurants, shops and grocery stores within walking distance of local accommodations. Consequently, it’s definitely an option to go without a rental for at least part of your stay.
Unfortunately, stores and dining are generally a bit too spread out to be pleasant for walking.
Several places to stay are found at or near Turtle Cove. Albeit much smaller than Grace Bay, restaurants and limited shopping is located around the marina enclave.
A 12% government tax is applied on top of rates.
All other taxes and fees, including “city tax”, are not government sanctioned.