In case you missed it, I just spent a lot of time in Turks & Caicos – ha! I am doing a deep dive into this destination because I truly feel that it is perfect for families, couples, and groups. The development of Turks & Caicos focused on condo-style accommodations that are privately owned like a vacation rental but managed by resort management companies to ensure that every guest gets the same experience. Even the furniture and decor is the same in the same accommodation type. In addition, the water is calm and clear and everyone of all ages wants to swim in it. I would be remiss if I did not also mention the food on the island because the beauty of Turks and Caicos has attracted chefs from all over the world. Bottom line, you need to go. But where should you stay? It depends on you! I love playing matchmaker and pairing my clients with the right resort for their needs. The Shore Club might not be for everyone, but let me tell you why I loved it!
The Shore Club Turks and Caicos is located on Long Bay Beach which is on the southeast side of Providenciales. This side of the island is completely different than Grace Bay. On the Grace Bay Side of Providenciales, there is a reef offshore and a big drop off to deep seas. When you look at the horizon, you can see where the water changes color. This topography protects the beach at Grace Bay and is a factor in it’s luxuriously soft and thick sand. Grace Bay Beach is massive so it is less private, you can access any part of it from public access points around the island.
On the other hand, Long Bay Beach is very private. The water is shallow so far out. That means the water is warmer on this side of the island and the color of the water is even more vibrant! I almost needed sunglasses in my room because the water was almost fluorescent! This photo from my photo does not do it justice, but you get the idea …
The Shore Club - My Room Tour
Now, I have said it before, and I will say it again – ROOMS MATTER! Especially when you are traveling with children and especially as those children grow and take up more room!!! This island is hands down a perfect choice for family travel. I am keeping an ever-growing list of resorts and hotels that make it easy for families with more than 2 children, but as a whole, Turks and Caicos makes it very easy.
The Shore Club is like an HGTV episode. Everything is fresh and trendy. The gorgeous tiling everywhere was my favorite aspect. There are 38 units total units, which are then subdivided to create the 110 room types. I was lucky enough to be assigned a Deluxe Oceanfront One Bedroom which is 1,700 square feet and has an unparalleled ocean view, one lavish king-sized bed, and a full sofa-bed. With one-and-a-half baths, the whole family can get ready in a timely manner. Instagram only allows a minute in Reels so I had to create two in order to share my room in its full glory!
The Shore Club Villas
Unlike The Palms, The Shore Club has private, stand-alone villas on site. If you are looking for a villa for a multi-gen or group gathering, this is it! Here is a quick video tour, but here are some photos I saved from virtuoso.com.
The gorgeous Oceanfront Six Bedroom Private Villas can occcupy up to 14 guests but you do not have to rent all six bedrooms. These villas are the best of both worlds because they afford you privacy and space while also allowing you access to all the Shore Club Resort amenities including complimentary breakfast. It also comes with a complimentary meet and greet service at the airport and transfers directly to your villa, no stops at the front desk to check in! In no time, you will have your toes in the sand of a private stretch of Long Bay Beach that not even the other guests of The Shore Club can access.
Clearly, I enjoyed the villa tour!
The Shore Club Pools
The pool game is strong at The Shore Club. While the main pool does not have any views of the ocean, it does have the cool factor. With multiple cabanas, lounge seats in the middle of the pool, swings, and a rope bar, this is the place to be seen. There is also a swim-up bar steps from the beach that is also the location of Sea Grapes casual dining restaurant. They will deliver food to the seated side of the swim-up bar. Ironically, it is the two family pools that have the bars while the adults-only pool is serene and the only one with a view of the ocean.
Dining at The Shore Club
Our meal at Almond Tree is also noteworthy. I did not get a good photo of the tree growing in the middle of the restaurant dangled with little white lights, but I do not think it is actually an Almond Tree and never asked where the name came from! The theme here is comfort food with a Caribbean twist. I started with mac n cheese plus local shrimp, enjoyed fried chicken as my main, and we were all presented with what I believe was mango key lime pie at the end. All delicious! As with everywhere else we dined during our stays at The Palms and The Shore Club, the settings and presentation were photo worthy every time!
And one more quick note, the fish tacos and ceviche at Sea Grapes by the family pool by the beach were on point!
The Shore Club was voted The Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World in 2021 by Luxury Travel Advisors (like me!). While I did not vote, I definitely agree. The Shore Club was designed to be the epitome of relaxed luxury. It is trendy in an understated way. It is for a new generation of travelers looking for their place in Turks and Caicos that they return with their families time and time again. The decor, the food, and the vibe are not necessarily for Gen Z, Millenials, or Xennials, or Gen X, but all will feel comfortable here.
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (excludes upgrades from Junior Suite category)
- Complimentary Daily Buffet Breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served daily from 7am-10:30am
- $100 USD Equivalent Resort/Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Like The Palms, The Shore Club is currently offering a 20% off promotion for summer & fall bookings.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
I really want to repay The Palms & The Shore Club for their hospitality by booking someone at their property ASAP.
Thus, Explore More will add a complimentary concierge service (a $100 value) to any booking made by July 15, 2022 to ensure you experience the best of the island. Concierge service means we arrange your restaurant, spa, and excursion appointments on your behalf.