There’s an underground city underneath the luxury villas and gorgeously appointed suites at The Shore Club Turks and Caicos. It’s an odd thing to have for any resort, but as developer Stan Hartling of the Hartling Group and Vice President of Marketing Karen Whitt explained, they want guests to have every bit of privacy possible and a feeling of being truly well taken care of. This strategic thinking also allows high-profile guests who may want to get into one of the six-bedroom-private-everything villas on the property. Not that it’s just the guests of the private villa who have access to privacy, but the resort minimises service interruptions by way of the myriad tunnels to maintain the sense of serenity the landscape and design encourages.
Among the many amenities at the resort, guests have access to three pools, including a casual swim-up bar and restaurant, fine dining options at Sui-Ren, the only Japanese restaurant on Providenciales (Provo for short), an ASMR-esque spa located at the end of a windy path flanked by trees and natural greenery, as well as other wellness options. The main draw, besides the food and drink, is the serene, jade coloured waters of Long Bay Beach. Aquatic sports lovers will delight in the array of kite surfing, jet-skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking and parasailing available to all guests. This includes lessons if you’re scared or unsure of your Atlantean status.
While guests have full access to the resort, there is one area kept hush-hush for those who opt to rent the private villas. Each villa features five bedrooms in the main house and one detached pool house for those who want even more privacy (trust me, it’s amazing and I would call dibs fast!). Designed with the guest in mind, the entire space is chic, carefully decorated and functional for groups of up to 12. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and a separate media room that many a kid has fallen asleep in. The expansive dream kitchen is perfectly situated next to the outdoor dining area, indoor living area and beach-facing patio. Bespoke dinner parties where the resident Chef and Pastry Chef create menus are also highly reccommended.
No villa would be complete without ocean views and The Shore Club private villas are no exception. The trek to the private spanse of beach takes mere minutes and the view of the ocean is captured perfectly modern, open master suite with private balcony. Additionally, villa guests have access to all property amenities, including the resort’s fine dining and casual restaurants, the three pools and wellness spa.
Despite the many features, one thing remains clear at The Shore Club Turks and Caicos: a true sense of what makes a guest happy. As Karen explained during a tour of the property and over a few glasses of specially chosen wine from sister-property The Palms’ resident sommelier, “Stan confused us for a while during development. We saw him with a bit of ribbon in his hand and would stop at random points to stand or lay down in order to test the wind. Eventually, he said he wanted to figure out where the ocean breeze blew the strongest and at what height off the ground. From there he was able to tell the construction crew, who placed the pool towards the front of the villa to avoid guests feeling overwhelmed.”
This attention to not just detail, but guest experience is what sets The Shore Club apart. From the welcome drink to personal concierge, to personalised island tour experiences to in-villa Chef prepared meals and desserts (of which are astoundingly inventive and yummy to boot) to the delicious breakfast buffet of homemade treats and familiar favourites (the French toast is a must try!), the entire team at The Shore Club are prepared to make your experience as individual as the property is.