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Rockspray
Chalk Sound, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Kayaks
Full Kitchen
Outdoor Dining
Washer Dryer
Wi-Fi Internet
District Chalk Sound
Rockspray is located at the coastal upscale residential community of Chalk Sound, and on the water at the picturesque Chalk Sound lagoon. Central Grace Bay is a 15-minute drive away. More about Chalk Sound →
Waterfront at Chalk Sound National Park
Rockspray is located directly on the water of the Chalk Sound lagoon. The property has access into the shallow water of the lagoon, and kayaks. The beautiful Taylor Bay Beach and Sapodilla Bay Beach are a short drive away.
2 Bed
2 Bath
4 People
From
$
550
/Night
Rockspray is a delightfully unique Turks & Caicos private, single family two bedroom vacation rental villa. She is set alone on a peninsula surrounded on three sides by the stunning turquoise waters of Chalk Sound. The property features elegant Caribbean architecture, privacy, and breathtaking views.
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Near Beach
Second Chances
Leeward, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Gated Property
Full Kitchen
Outdoor Dining
Outdoor Shower
Pool
Safe
TV
Washer Dryer
Wi-Fi Internet
District Leeward
Leeward is a residential community on the north-eastern end of Providenciales, and is home to many luxury homes and vacation rentals. Central Grace Bay is less than a 2-minute drive away from Second Chances villa. More about Leeward →
Nearby to Leeward Beach
Exquisite Leeward Beach is a 3-minute walk (800 feet / 244 m) from Second Chances Villa. This amazing beach combines the beautiful turquoise water and white sand that the Turks and Caicos is famous for, with quiet seclusion. More about Leeward Beach →
5 Bed
5.5 Bath
10 People
From
$
1,950
/Night
Second Chances is a beautiful and modern 5 bedroom rental retreat in the quiet residential Leeward region near Grace Bay. This luxurious villa includes 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, pool, gourmet full kitchen, BBQ grill, and all the amenities needed for a relaxing stay. Central Grace Bay is a 2 minute drive away, and the beach is a short walk away.
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Near Beach
Edge of Paradise
Leeward, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Gated Property
Full Kitchen
Pool
TV
Washer Dryer
Wi-Fi Internet
District Leeward
Edge of Paradise is located in the upscale Leeward Residential community, which is a 2-minute drive from central Grace Bay and a wide selection of shops and restaurants. More about Leeward →
Nearby to Leeward Beach
Edge of Paradise is a 3-minute walk (800 feet / 244 m) from one of the best sections of the spectacular Leeward Beach. This coast is located on the eastern edge of Grace Bay, and offers perfect white sand, amazing water, and has no crowds. More about Leeward Beach →
3 Bed
3 Bath
6 People
From
$
950
/Night
Edge of Paradise is a beautiful 3 king bedroom modern Caribbean vacation rental located in the quiet Leeward region of Providenciales. Onsite are a full range of amenities and pool, and the villa is within walking distance of one of the finest beaches on Providenciales.
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Waterfront
Shutters Villa
Turtle Tail, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Outdoor Dining
Pool
TV
Wi-Fi Internet
District Turtle Tail
Turtle Tail is a quiet residential region on the southern coast of Providenciales, and is home to luxury villas and private homes. Central Grace Bay is less than 10-minutes away by car. More about Turtle Tail →
Waterfront at Flamingo Lake at Turtle Tail
Shutters Villa is located on the shallow inner lagoon of Flamingo Lake at Turtle Tail. Turtle Tail Beach and the beautiful Bight Beach are a 5-minute drive away, and Grace Bay Beach is about 7-minutes away.
4 Bed
4 Bath
8 People
From
$
1,050
/Night
Shutters Villa is a four bedroom property, located on the water at scenic Turtle Tail. This secluded and delightful house offers a beautiful setting, is fully equipped, and is a short drive from central Providenciales and Grace Bay.
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Canalfront
Near Beach
Villa Sand and Sea
Leeward, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Full Kitchen
Outdoor Dining
Heated Pool
Safe
TV
Washer Dryer
Wi-Fi Internet
District Leeward
Villa Sand and Sea is located in the exclusive Leeward residential region on the eastern side of Providenciales. Central Grace Bay is a five minute drive away. More about Leeward →
Nearby to Leeward Beach
An access to the beautiful Leeward Beach at Leeward Going Through is located across the street from Villa Sand and Sea. The beach here is calm and sheltered. More about Leeward Beach →
Canalfront on Canalfront
Vila Sand and Sea is located on the canal in Leeward, and quite close to Leeward Channel. An access to beautiful Leeward Beach is located across the street from the property.
7 Bed
8 Bath
18 People
From
$
1,990
/Night
Villa Sand and Sea is an exquisitely designed 7,500 square foot contemporary estate, with seamless indoor and outdoor living. This new and striking 7 bedroom luxury estate sleeps up to 16 -18, and features modern Caribbean design and furnishing.
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Beachfront
Casa Grande
Turtle Cove, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Kayaks
Full Kitchen
Outdoor Dining
Paddleboards
Pool
TV
Wi-Fi Internet
District Turtle Cove
Casa Grande is located on the beach at the quiet and upscale Turtle Cove region. Central Grace Bay is a 7-minute drive away, and several excellent restaurants are located two minutes away at Turtle Cove Marina. More about Turtle Cove →
Beachfront on The Bight Beach
Casa Grande is located on an exceptional stretch of the Bight Beach, on the western side of Grace Bay. White sand and crystal-clear water fronts the property, and interesting snorkeling can be found in the seagrass further out, or at a small reef that is a 3-minute walk up the beach to the east. More about The Bight Beach →
6 Bed
6.5 Bath
14 People
From
$
4,400
/Night
Casa Grande is an elegant six bedroom beachfront estate on the pristine and calm Bight Beach. The property is fully equipped, with a beautiful pool, beach loungers and umbrellas, high quality furnishings, and spectacular views.
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Near Beach
Villa Alee
Leeward, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Gated Property
Full Kitchen
Outdoor Dining
Outdoor Shower
Pool
Safe
TV
Washer Dryer
Wi-Fi Internet
District Leeward
Villa Alee is located near Grace Bay in the Leeward community. This tranquil area is home to many luxury homes and villas. Grace Bay is a 2-minute drive away. More about Leeward →
Nearby to Leeward Beach
Villa Alee is a 3-minute (800 feet / 244 m) from a spectacular section of Leeward Beach. This section of coast is located on the eastern edge of Grace Bay, and has incredible sand and water, without the crowds of central Grace Bay. More about Leeward Beach →
3 Bed
2.5 Bath
6 People
From
$
690
/Night
Villa Alee is a modern 3-bedroom home that features a “cooks kitchen”, fun outdoor living spaces, including a covered grilling space and a private 28 foot pool surrounded by lush landscaping. The home has contemporary décor, luxury linens, and books and games for you to enjoy. Spectacular Leeward Beach is a very short drive away.
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Near Beach
No Snow Here!
Leeward, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Beach Chairs
Beach Cooler
Dishwasher
Gated Property
Full Kitchen
Outdoor Dining
Outdoor Shower
Pool
Safe
TV
Washer Dryer
Wi-Fi Internet
District Leeward
Leeward is a tranquil upscale residential region to the east of Grace Bay. No Snow Here! is less than a 2-minute drive from the shops and plazas of central Grace Bay. More about Leeward →
Nearby to Leeward Beach
No Snow Here! is a 3-minute (800 feet / 244 m) from a spectacular section of Leeward Beach. This section of coast is located on the eastern edge of Grace Bay, and has incredible sand and water, without the crowds of central Grace Bay. More about Leeward Beach →
3 Bed
3 Bath
6 People
From
$
950
/Night
No Snow Here! is a luxurious villa located within the gated enclave of Sunset Beach Villas. Three bedrooms, all with king size beds, and each is designed to be a private personal space equipped with ample storage, armchair, a safe, and attached bathroom. The well-stocked kitchen and beautiful outdoor living spaces add to the luxury experience. A short walk from the exceptional Leeward Beach.
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Near Beach
Tree House
Turtle Cove, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Full Kitchen
Outdoor Dining
Heated Pool
TV
Wi-Fi Internet
District Turtle Cove
The Tree House is located at the Turtle Cove community, and within walking distance of the many restaurants at Turtle Cove Marina. Central Grace Bay is a 5-minute drive away. More about Turtle Cove →
Nearby to The Bight Beach
The Tree House is a very short walk from the Bight Beach, and has its own private path to the beach. The Bight Beach is located on the western side of Grace Bay, and is an incredible coast that offers white sand and clear, turquoise water. The section of beach at the Tree House is quiet and secluded. More about The Bight Beach →
6 Bed
8 Bath
12 People
From
$
3,550
/Night
The Tree House is a magnificent, contemporary, two-story, 6 bed, 5.5 bath, luxury Caribbean home with delightful ocean views. This family friendly villa, located 400 feet the spectacular Bight Beach, to which it has its own private path. The villa sits on two acres, and offers spacious indoor and outdoor living spaces.
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Canalfront
Leeward Jewel
Leeward, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Full Kitchen
Outdoor Shower
Pool
TV
Wi-Fi Internet
District Leeward
Leeward Jewel Villa is a new villa located in Leeward, Providenciales. This villa features 7 bedrooms and a large spacious outdoor seating area, complete with two firepits. Leeward Jewel is perfect for large families or groups. More about Leeward →
Canalfront on Canalfront
Leeward Jewel is located on the canal in the upscale Leeward community of Providenciales, a short drive from Grace Bay.
7 Bed
7 Bath
14 People
From
$
1,495
/Night
Leeward Jewel Villa is a new villa located in Leeward, Providenciales. This villa features 7 bedrooms and a large spacious outdoor seating area, complete with two firepits. Leeward Jewel is perfect for large families or groups.
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Near Beach
Villa Tre’sor
Leeward, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Dishwasher
Gated Property
Full Kitchen
Outdoor Dining
Outdoor Shower
Heated Pool
Safe
TV
Washer Dryer
Wi-Fi Internet
District Leeward
Leeward is a tranquil upscale residential region to the east of Grace Bay. Villa Tre’sor is less than a 2-minute drive from the shops and plazas of central Grace Bay. More about Leeward →
Nearby to Leeward Beach
Villa Tre’sor is a 3-minute (800 feet / 244 m) from a spectacular section of Leeward Beach. This section of coast is located on the eastern edge of Grace Bay, and has incredible sand and water, without the crowds of central Grace Bay. More about Leeward Beach →
3 Bed
3 Bath
6 People
From
$
750
/Night
Tre’sor is French for “treasure”. Villa Tre’sor is an elegant contemporary vacation rental in the tranquil Leeward residential neighborhood on the eastern side of Grace Bay. Three bedrooms; one hotel-quality king and two queen beds all with large ensuite bathrooms. Private heated exterior pool, outdoor-bathroom and alfresco shower. Only 5-minute walk to the fantastic sands of Leeward Beach.
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Near Beach
Grace Haven
Leeward, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Gated Property
Full Kitchen
Outdoor Dining
Pool
TV
Washer Dryer
Wi-Fi Internet
District Leeward
Grace Haven is located near Grace Bay in the Leeward community. This tranquil area is home to many luxury homes and villas. Grace Bay is a 2-minute drive away. More about Leeward →
Nearby to Leeward Beach
Grace Haven is a 3-minute walk (800 feet / 244 m) Leeward Beach, which is one of the best beaches in the Turks and Caicos. More about Leeward Beach →
3 Bed
3 Bath
6 People
From
$
650
/Night
The 3 bedroom and 3 bath Grace Haven villa is located in the upscale Leeward residential neighborhood near Grace Bay on Providenciales. This vacation rental features a pool, comfortable indoor and outdoor lounging spaces, a full kitchen, outdoor BBQ grill, and more.
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Near Beach
Pelican Vista
Leeward, Providenciales
A/C
Pool
Safe
TV
Washer Dryer
Wi-Fi Internet
District Leeward
Pelican Vista is located in the upscale Leeward residential community on the eastern side of Grace Bay. The resorts, dining, and shopping of central Grace Bay is a 5 minute drive away. More about Leeward →
Nearby to Leeward Beach
Pelican Vista is a 1-minute walk (370 feet / 115 meter) from the beautiful Leeward Beach at the Pelican Point beach access. The area is typically quiet, secluded, and sheltered from the wind. More about Leeward Beach →
6 Bed
10 Bath
12 People
From
$
1,585
/Night
Pelican Visa is a stunning villa that may be rented as either a 4 or 6 bedroom property. This fully equipped villa is a very short walk from the exquisite Leeward Beach. Amenities include a pool, modern interiors, and ample indoor and outdoor spaces.
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Waterfront
Daydreams Villa
Chalk Sound, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Jacuzzi
Full Kitchen
Outdoor Dining
Heated Pool
Safe
TV
Washer Dryer
Wi-Fi Internet
District Chalk Sound
Daydreams Villa is located on the turquoise waters of the protected Chalk Sound National Park. This shallow lagoon is home to many small limestone islands, and is considered to be one of the most scenic areas in the Turks and Caicos. Sapodilla Bay Beach and Taylor Bay Beach are a short drive away. More about Chalk Sound →
Waterfront at Waterfront on Chalk Sound Lagoon
Daydreams Villa is located on the water of the breathtaking Chalk Sound, which is a residential region on the southwest of Providenciales. The area is home to a number of luxury villas. Central Grace Bay is about a 15 minute drive away.
4 Bed
7 Bath
12 People
From
$
1,200
/Night
Daydreams Villa is a beautiful four bedroom luxury property, located on the ocean at the scenic community of Chalk Sound on southwest Providenciales. Daydreams Villa is complete with an infinity edge pool, Jacuzzi, and breathtaking views over the turquoise waters beautiful Chalk Sound National Park.
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Near Beach
Bijou Villa
Turtle Cove, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Full Kitchen
Pool
TV
Washer Dryer
Wi-Fi Internet
District Turtle Cove
This townhouse is located centrally in Turtle Cove and is a short walk from the popular restaurants around Turtle Cove Marina. More about Turtle Cove →
Nearby to Smith's Reef
The nearby beach of Smith's Reef, the best shore snorkeling site on Providenciales, is approximately 11 minutes away by walking. More about Smith's Reef →
2 Bed
2.5 Bath
4 People
From
$
286
/Night
This two level townhouse has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It's centrally located in Turtle Cove and perfect for honeymooners, a pair of couples, or a small family.
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Near Beach
Seas the Day
Grace Bay, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Outdoor Dining
Pool
Safe
TV
Wi-Fi Internet
District Grace Bay
Seas the Day is located in the heart of Grace Bay, and within easy access of the Saltmills Plaza, Regent Village, Le Vele Plaza, and more. A full complement of dining and shopping is within walking distance. More about Grace Bay →
Nearby to Grace Bay Beach
Seas the Day is a 3-minute walk (900 feet/272 meter) from Grace Bay Beach, via the Regent Street Grace Bay Beach access. More about Grace Bay Beach →
1 Bed
1 Bath
4 People
From
$
250
/Night
Picture a luxurious tropical island hideaway offering tranquility and natural beauty right in central Grace Bay. Seas the Day is a delightful 1 bedroom luxury condo at Carpe Diem Luxury Condominiums. The dining and shopping of Grace Bay is a short walk away.
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Oceanfront
Hesperides House
Silly Creek, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Kayaks
Full Kitchen
Outdoor Dining
Pool
Safe
TV
Washer Dryer
Wi-Fi Internet
District Silly Creek
Silly Creek is a secluded and tranquil community in the Chalk Sound region of Providenciales. Chalk Sound is an exquisite marine lagoon national park, and is about a 15-minute drive from central Grace Bay. More about Silly Creek →
Oceanfront at Silly Creek
Hesperides House is oceanfront at Silly Creek, and features spectacular views over the turquoise Caicos Banks. There a deck and loungers at the water’s edge. Taylor Bay Beach and Sapodilla Bay Beach are a short drive away.
5 Bed
5 Bath
10 People
From
$
2,071
/Night
The elegant Hesperides House is located on the ocean in the exclusive Silly Creek area of Providenciales. This 5 bedroom retreat offers stylish and high-quality furnishing and fittings, and a great range of amenities.
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Canalfront
Vivace
Leeward, Providenciales
A/C
BBQ Grill
Gated Property
Full Kitchen
Pool
TV
Washer Dryer
Wi-Fi Internet
District Leeward
Leeward is a quiet luxury residential community to the east of Grace Bay. The area offers seclusion, yet is only a 5-minute drive away from central Grace Bay. More about Leeward →
Canalfront on Leeward Canal
Villa Vivace is located on the water at Leeward Canal and offers a dock for easy water access. Several amazing beaches are only a short drive away.
3 Bed
3.5 Bath
6 People
From
$
457
/Night
Villa Vivace is a full-featured 3 bedroom property located in Leeward. This comfortable villa offers a pool, full kitchen, gated entrance, and plenty of lounging space.

Discover Great Vacation Rentals in the Turks and Caicos!

Aerial view of Long Bay Beach and luxury villas on Providenciales
Beachfront villas at Long Bay, Providenciales.

Providenciales (fondly known as Provo) offers a wide range of rental villas, with varying degrees of luxury, numbers of bedrooms, and amenities.

In addition to stand-alone houses, the term villa generally refers to any non-hotel or resort accommodation, and may include private condominium units, part of a multi-unit residence, or at times, even single bedrooms.

The majority of Turks and Caicos villas are overseen by an owner or manager who’s present in the country, so it’s possible to obtain assistance if any issues arise.

Why Choose a Villa?

The accommodations on Providenciales can be divided into three categories: all-inclusive resorts, hotels and resorts, and rental villas. These options all have various advantages and disadvantages.

Villas are great for those who appreciate a little extra space, a bit of seclusion, and privacy. When compared to resorts, a rental house can be more economical for groups or a large family. One of the more expansive villas can also be perfect for wedding groups, as there’s ample space and the full range of amenities (note that not all villas permit weddings and other events, though).

Many luxury properties are located directly on one of our stunning smaller beaches, and typically these coasts are far less busy than famous Grace Bay. See Beaches of Providenciales and Top 10 Beaches in the Turks and Caicos to find the perfect coast.

On the smaller and outer islands in the Turks and Caicos, a rental villa or guest house may be the only lodging options available as there are simply no large resorts. Each of our smaller islands and cays offers something unique, blending laid-back atmospheres, spectacular landscapes, and romantic beaches.

The Best Times to Visit

The incredible beach at Sapodilla Bay in the Turks and Caicos
La Koubba Villa at the tranquil Sapodilla Bay Beach.

Choosing when to visit the Turks and Caicos is a common point of consideration for tourists, and rightly so.

Weather

The Turks and Caicos generally experiences beautiful weather conditions throughout the year, yet there is a little variance in ocean temperature and wind speed.

The winter months feature great air and ocean temperatures, however the days can be a little breezy. There’s a great percentage of sunny days, yet the ocean can be a little choppy at times.

The spring months can bring periods of rainfall, and with it some cloud cover. It’s far more likely to be sunny than not, yet over the spring season there are usually two or three times when it may remain overcast for a few days.

Excepting the passing of a tropical cyclone, summer tends to bring calm, sunny days and clear ocean waters, which is great for the beach, snorkeling, and diving. Air temperatures can become quite hot, which isn’t conducive to land sports such as hiking and golf.

Availability and Pricing

Rates and availability is another concern. The winter months and holidays are the busiest time of year in the Turks and Caicos, and there may be limited vacancies. Rates are often raised at the time as well.

In contrast, the late summer and autumn months experience the lowest number of visitors and, many accommodations and tour companies offer special deals and pricing to attract customers, or simply shut down for repairs and maintenance.

What You Need to Know About Locations

Turks and Caicos rental villa
The luxury Serenity House villa on the beautiful Bight Beach on Providenciales.

Location should be a major consideration when choosing a Turks and Caicos rental villa.

The island of Providenciales is home to a great selection of beaches. Many of the more luxurious Turks and Caicos vacation rentals are on coasts other than the famous Grace Bay, which isn’t necessarily a bad feature as the smaller coasts tend to offer greater privacy and seclusion.

Providenciales is home to quite a few distinct regions, and it’s important to be aware where your rental home is, and what beach or coast is near.

Several areas are uniquely located near natural sites that excel for snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, and villas near such sites often include the complimentary guest use of water sports equipment.

Location does not make much of a difference for activities such as fishing, golf, and SCUBA diving as driving distances are not great.

For the most part, villas and rental houses are found in one of a few coastal residential regions on Providenciales.

Due to their lower levels of development, the villas on the smaller islands in the Turks and Caicos are more likely to be on or near the beach.

Transport

Grace Bay, and to a lesser degree, Turtle Cove, are the only areas where a rental car or transportation may not be needed. Generally for all other locations, we strongly recommend reserving a rental vehicle for the duration of your stay. See Driving in the Turks and Caicos.

Overlooking the amazingly-turquoise Caicos Banks, some of the south coast regions such as Turtle Tail and parts of Long Bay, are only accessed by unpaved and occasionally rough roads, which may be as long as four miles (6.7 km).

Grace Bay

Grace Bay Beach, widely recognized as one of the top beaches in the world, is found on the northeast coast of Providenciales.

Quite a few villas are found near this spectacular beach, but very few are actually on it due to the premium of the land. The inland Grace Bay area is quite convenient, with shops, restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance of most accommodations.

Taylor Bay Beach and Sunset Point in the Turks and Caicos
Taylor Bay and Sunset Point near Chalk Sound.

Leeward

Directly to the east of Grace Bay, the Leeward area is largely residential and home to an incredible beach as well. A short drive away from the amenities of Grace Bay, this area tends to be a bit more tranquil.

The exquisite Leeward Beach does attract visitors from across the island, yet the beach is extensive and you’ll have plenty of paradise to enjoy.

Accommodations near Leeward Channel are within paddling distance of Mangrove Cay and Little Water Cay in the Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve, which is a great destination to explore by kayak and paddleboard.

Turtle Cove

Quite a few beachfront villas are located at the central Turtle Cove. The coast here is Smith's Reef, a site which offers excellent snorkeling, yet isn’t the nicest beach for general swimming.

The Turtle Cove enclave and marina has several restaurants and small shops, and is a relatively short drive away from nearly everything important on the island.

Chalk Sound, Taylor Bay, and Sapodilla Bay

The Chalk Sound general region on Providenciales is a very popular site for vacation cottages and villas. Quiet and residential, the peninsulas and ridge between Chalk Sound National Park and the Caicos Banks are incredibly scenic.

Two comparatively small beaches, Sapodilla Bay and Taylor Bay, are the significant beaches in the area. Although they would never be close to being considered “crowded” when compared to famous coasts worldwide, due to their limited extent they can at times feel a bit busier than other spots on Providenciales.

Limestone ironshore makes up the majority of the coastline at this part of Providenciales, both on the interior Chalk Sound and fronting the south shore.

The accommodations on both the southern Caicos Banks oceanfront and lagoon side of the Chalk Sound peninsula offer amazing views of brilliantly-turquoise water.

Dining options are however a bit limited, as Las Brisas Restaurant is the only restaurant and bar in the area. Chalk Sound is about a 9 mile (15 km) drive from Grace Bay, with portions of the journey leading past the industrial areas at South Dock, Five Cays and Downtown.

Long Bay

A beautiful three mile (4.8 km) stretch of white sand beach fronts this south side residential region, and villas are found both on the coast and at the inland Long Bay Hills.

The turquoise waters here are exquisite and consistently shallow at 2-5 feet (0.6 to 1.5 meters). For general swimming, the north coast beaches Grace Bay, Leeward and The Bight may be the better choice.

Long Bay is the natural choice if kiteboarding is a consideration.

Turtle Tail and Venetian Road

A long and winding unpaved road leads to the central south coast Turtle Tail and Venetian Road districts.

Many villas here are found on the thin ridge of land between the shallow inland marine ponds and the southern shore. The view from the peaks of the hills here over the shallow ocean of the Caicos Banks is spectacular.

There is no large beach in this area, however many houses hide tiny patches of sand between the low limestone cliffs, some of which are so small that they are submerged at high tide.

Over-under photo at the Bight Beach on Providenciales
The crystal water at the Bight Beach.

Blue Mountain and Babalua Beach

Another central region and found close to Turtle Cove, the Blue Mountain and Babalua Beach area is relatively quiet, and due to the high elevation, many accommodations in this vicinity offer unparalleled vistas over the northern barrier reef.

The beach is decent, albeit shallow with seagrass and the occasional rock or conch. The snorkeling can be good as well.

Every beach in the Turks and Caicos is public to the high tide point, yet due to coastal cliffs and treacherous reefs, several small beaches fronting Blue Mountain are only easily accessed from the adjacent residence, and consequently are as close to a private beach as one might find on Providenciales.

The bustle of Downtown and Blue Hills however isn’t far off.

Boutique Islands

The private islands of Parrot Cay and Pine Cay are also home to vacation rentals, and offer a completely different ambiance than Providenciales. You’ll find exclusive luxury, yet a laid-back and quiet atmosphere. Several of the rental homes are owned by well-known celebrities.

There are beachfront villa and inland options to choose from. Although not as recognized as the world-famous Grace Bay Beach, the beaches on Pine Cay and Parrot Cay are incredible, with soft white sand and clear water. Both islands also feature a single all-inclusive resort, COMO Parrot Cay Resort and the Meridian Club, and these resorts manage some of the villas on their respective island. These two tranquil islands are perfect for a relaxing getaway or honeymoon.

Which Location is the Best?

Due to the tranquility and wonderful beach, if all else was equal we’d probably choose Leeward. For those with an avid interest in snorkeling, Turtle Cove and Smith's Reef is perfect.

How to Get the Best Villa Rental Rates

Rates vary quite a bit throughout the year in the Turks and Caicos.

The high season, which generally consists of the winter months, tends to have significantly higher accommodation rates than the “low seasons” of the end of summer, autumn and early spring. This peak in rates is typically most pronounced during the Christmas and New Year’s weeks.

Contacting the villa owner or manager directly instead of booking online will also often result in savings. If there are vacancies at one of the larger vacation rentals, it’s often possible to obtain a discount if only two persons are lodging at a site that sleeps more.

As may be expected, beachfront Turks and Caicos villas and those with wonderful views tend to rent at a higher price than inland accommodations. For example, a condo in Grace Bay that’s only a short walk from the beach can rent for 50% less than a comparable site directly on the beach.

Villa Amenities

The luxurious Emerald Cay Villa in Silly Creek on Providenciales
The expansive Emerald Cay villa, Silly Creek.

The Providenciales rental villas tend to be better equipped than accommodations on our other islands, yet it makes sense to be aware of what is available. Many offer internet, clothes washers, kitchens and BBQ grills. Swimming pools are not present at every villa, yet widely available.

The kitchen in the average Turks and Caicos villa will be full-size and better than the smaller kitchenette found in some of the resort suites, and there are typically multiple bathrooms as well.

Water sports and outdoor equipment often include kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, snorkeling gear, beach toys, umbrellas, coolers and beach chairs. Having the complimentary use of such equipment can potentially save quite a bit in rental or purchase expenses.

Concierge and Butler Services

Full-time concierge service, housekeeping, maid services, private chefs and butlers can typically be arranged by the villa manager if requested.

A concierge can book activities and day trips, offer friendly advice and information, and generally make your trip run smoother.

Villa Rental Terms and Policies

Pool at a Beach Enclave luxury villa
A beachfront luxury villas at Beach Enclave. Some villa collections include concierge, butler, and housekeeping services.

The villa situation in Providenciales is quite interesting. Many of the luxury villas are full-time rentals, yet others are vacation homes which are rented out when the owners are not on the country.

Booking a vacation rental is usually done through one of the local villa management companies, either directly or via an intermediary such as Airbnb or VRBO. The best rates are usually obtained by making a call or email directly to the local management firm. The large international villa companies often simply take a commission and refer the booking to a local business. Another consideration is that the local companies typically have a bit more leeway in terms of last minute offers, both in terms of the amount of the discount and villas that may have vacancies due to sudden cancellations.

Many of the international booking companies have policies that prohibit local companies from publishing rates lower than what’s on the international booking site. To counteract this, local companies may offer specials and additional inclusions, such as a rental car, extra night stay, or dinner vouchers.

In many cases, the accommodation management will welcome guests at the airport, and either provide transport to the villa, or in the case of visitors having a rental car, guide the way to the property and give an introduction to the house and grounds. A prepaid cell phone for local calls is also often included, so it’s easy to call the manager if any questions arise.

Getting to Turks and Caicos is generally easy and straightforward. The Providenciales International Airport terminal (where all flights to the country land) is small, however depending on the day of the week (such as Saturdays) there can be long waits at passport control or the baggage claim.

Road signage and house number signs can be lacking in the Turks and Caicos, which, in addition to the inaccuracies of online maps, can make it difficult to find some accommodations. If you’re visiting for the first time and not expecting to meet your villa manager upon arrival, we advise researching your villa location.

Accepted payment methods are typically credit cards, and occasionally other methods such as wire transfers. When a reservation is made through one of the popular international rental marketplace websites, part or all of the payment may be held by the online rental website until the conclusion of the stay, when the payment is released to the accommodation owner. This practice is intended to protect renters against fraud.

Unlike the common hotel practice of rates being affected by the number of persons per room, vacation homes are typically rented for the same cost regardless of the number of persons staying, whether every bed is filled or not. If your party is greater than two, check with your booking company if additional fees apply.

Most vacation rentals in the Turks and Caicos require a two or three night minimum booking.

Calm and turquoise water at Leeward Beach in the Turks and Caicos
Leeward Beach. The resorts of Grace Bay can be seen on the horizon.

Villas in Turks and Caicos typically include water and electricity allowances which covers typical usage, excepting possible excessive air conditioning.

Government Tax

A 12% government tax is applied on top of the villa rental fee. Some villas, including all staffed villas, charge a 10% government imposed service charge fee.

Air Conditioning

Many of the villas on Providenciales have air conditioning, and this feature will likely be greatly appreciated by visitors throughout much of the year.

Due to the high cost of electricity in the Turks and Caicos, air conditioning usage may be billed, either at a flat rate, or according to metered usage.

When metered, usage is often charged at the going rate. Electricity is priced at around 45¢ kWh (2022), compared with a U.S. national average of 13¢ kWh (2022). If such is the case, an estimate of full-time air conditioning usage for a single bedroom is about $45-75 per week (constant use, and with windows and doors kept shut!). You may want to verify with your lodging what their air conditioning or overuse electricity rate is before booking.

Condominium Unit Rental and Amenities

Be aware that the same condominium unit may be available for rent both through the condominium management organization, and by the owner directly on a third party listing website.

The rate offered by the unit owner is often lower, however it may not include the same access to the complex amenities and housekeeping that booking through management might provide. We advise clarifying the situation before your unit is reserved.

Construction Noise

Another consideration is noise. The Turks and Caicos is currently experiencing quite a bit of construction. Many luxury villa rentals are found in enclaves, so there may be noises or disturbances if there’s an ongoing project in your prospective area. Inquire before booking.

Security

Visitors should be aware of the crime situation on Providenciales. See Safety and Crime and Private Security.

The Turks and Caicos is one of the safest countries in the Caribbean and tropical Atlantic, yet crime does occur. On a whole, Caribbean tourism information tends to largely ignore crime issues. We strive to present an unbiased view.