Photo Courtesy of Seven Stars ResortLocated in the heart of Grace Bay, Providenciales, Seven Stars Resort is a vision of natural beauty, surrounded by swaying palms and turquoise water. The Resortís 107 guestrooms are spread out over three sprawling oceanfront buildings, but remain within walking distance of the area's premier restaurants, shopping, and bars.
The white sand beaches, heated saltwater pool and couples' massages have helped win the resort About.comís Most Romantic Hotel accolade in 2011. On top of that, Seven Stars was also the highest ranked resort in Turks and Caicos on Condť Nast's 2012 Reader's Choice Awards and made their Top 10 Caribbean Resorts and Hotels List for 2012, proving the hotel has become quite the hotspot for discerning travelers.
To ensure you feel pampered upon arrival, the hotel welcomes you with rum punch and a chilled, scented towel. Inside, the rooms are decked out with granite countertop kitchens, GE appliances and marble bathrooms featuring L'Occitane amenities. The kitchen also houses a Nespresso machine so you have the energy to watch the flat screen TV or a movie from the hotelís DVD library. Bath time means slipping into a plush terry robe to make sure you keep that (twice-daily cleaned) room waterspot-free. And if you're traveling with family or a group of friends, the hotel's four-bedroom suites are a great option.
The Resort features a spa and fitness center to keep those endorphins flowing and put you in a good mood throughout your stay. Using Yon Ka products and employing an expert staff, the spa offers full body services or facial treatments including a peppermint and chocolate body scrub, which you can also enjoy in-room or beachside. The fitness center is open 24 hours, just in case you wake up at 3 a.m. and feel the urgent need to work on that six-pack.
Like most islands, the activities available on Turks and Caicos include sailing, bicycling, kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing (all of which Seven Stars provides for free) to horseback riding and SCUBA diving. The resort also offers private island drop-offs, to allow you and your significant other to escape the crowds, or maybe just to provide you the opportunity to act out a scene from Castaway and scream "Wilson" at the top of your lungs in peace.
You can also go on a boat tour, which allows you the chance to take in the Island's diverse wildlife. If you do choose to learn how to SCUBA dive, the resort will make sure you remember that novice experience with a video of your first dive to take home with you.
Dining at the Seven Stars Resort begins with a continental breakfast and ends at The Deck, sipping on a Seven Margarita and watching the sun set over the bay. In between, the Sand Dollar offers poolside lunch and the Seven restaurant provides a blend of international flavors and techniques for dinner. Both full-service restaurants also deliver to your room, if you want to stay in your robe and slippers. Or, if you would rather experience life outside of the Seven Stars bubble, Island restaurants are just a short walk from the property.