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Seven Stars Resort: Relaxed Luxury and Sophisticated Style in the Turks & Caicos Islands
Source: Affluent Magazine
Anchoring the sweeping arc of Grace Bay Beach in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Seven Stars Resort is a stylish and luxurious retreat on 22 tropically landscaped acres. Already considered one of the Caribbean’s finest new hotels, the resort blends genuine island hospitality with spacious, sumptuous accommodations and world-class amenities. At this sunny island oasis, guests gather around a show-stopping central pool, sip tropical cocktails and enjoy a range of complimentary watersports, including sailing and snorkeling in Providenciales’ crystal-clear waters. Whether indulging in a poolside massage, sampling the island’s famed Caicos lobster fresh off the grill or simply relaxing on a private terrace overlooking the ocean, Seven Stars embodies the relaxed luxury and sophisticated style that have made the Turks & Caicos Islands one of the most sought-after destinations in the Caribbean.
Among its many remarkable services and amenities, what truly distinguishes Seven Stars is its collection of ultra-luxurious accommodations - ranging from junior suites and one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom suites to a spectacular five-bedroom penthouse suite. This unique combination of suites makes Seven Stars ideal for both couples and large and extended families.
Creamy marble floors and beautiful fabrics and furnishings create an atmosphere that feels warm and residential. Richly upholstered seating areas and elegant four poster beds are among the suites’ decorator touches. Tech-savvy amenities include large, flat-screen televisions with CD/DVD, iPod docking stations and complimentary high-speed internet access.
All suites have expansive wrap-around balconies with garden or oceanfront views. Oversized, marble-clad bathrooms (said to be the largest on the island) have large soaking tubs, plush terry bathrobes and L’Occitane bath amenities. Designed with both comfort and convenience in mind, suites have sleek, beautifully designed kitchenettes or full kitchens with granite counters, GE Monogram appliances and Nespresso machines. Most have laundry facilities. Twice-daily housekeeping service ensures a never-ending supply of fresh towels and crisp linens.
The resort's range of complimentary services and amenities is another distinguishing difference. Personalized itineraries created by the Guest Services Team are a specialty. Favorite options include fishing trips of every sort, excursions to Da Conch Shack and snorkeling and diving adventures. In addition, guests can pre-order grocery essentials online and have their in-suite refrigerator stocked on arrival. The resort also offers complimentary transportation in and around the Grace Bay area, lovely continental breakfast served poolside and tennis on two lighted, well-maintained courts.
With its range of accommodations, Seven Stars is ideal for families, especially extended family gatherings such as weddings and reunions. But its welcoming vibe doesn't stop there. The resort caters to its youngest guests with a fun, fully supervised Kids Club featuring activities and explorations focusing on the magnificent waters of Grace Bay and the natural environment. For those times when mom and dad want to enjoy a night out, babysitting services are easily arranged through the Guest Services team.
Though this family friendly tone is felt throughout the resort, a spirit of romance is encouraged and ever-present. For honeymooners and other couples, the resort will happily arrange candlelit cocktails on a suite terrace or a private dinner for two on the beach. Couples can also stake claim to a beachfront cabana or drop by the Beach Hut to arrange an island drop-off to one of the Turks & Caicos Islands' many uninhabited cays. Guests can also borrow snorkeling gear at the Beach Hut and set out to explore Provo’s colorful barrier reef.
It's easy, though, for guests to spend most of their time somewhere between Grace Bay Beach (often called the world's most beautiful) and the resort's spectacular heated salt-water pool (the only one on the island), where they're pampered by ever-attentive pool staff who circulate throughout the day with an array of refreshing treats, from chilled sorbet to an ice-cold towel. When the day calls for pampering, spa therapists offer all manner of massages and treatments in the Spa, in-suite or on the breezy poolside.
For the fitness-minded, the services and amenities of Seven Stars are unparalleled. A bright, well-equipped fitness center features all the latest cardio and weight training equipment. In addition, the resort offers weekly Pilates and yoga sessions on the beach; one-on-one training can be arranged upon request.
A highlight of any Seven Stars stay is extraordinary dining. Under the expert direction of Chef Wilton, Seven Stars serves island-inspired cuisine in settings of barefoot luxury. Menus pair locally sourced ingredients such as famed Caicos Lobster, Strawberry Grouper and Red Snapper with culinary classics such as Scottish Salmon, New Zealand Lamb Chops and New York Strip Steak.
Mornings begin at The Sand Dollar, a breezy, open-air restaurant where guests enjoy breakfast poolside. The resort offers an extensive complimentary continental breakfast of fresh cut fruit, breakfast breads, cereals, freshly-squeezed juices and coffee. For bigger appetites, a la carte options include Coconut French Toast and Blueberry Pancakes. The Sand Dollar also serves an all-day dining menu and evening snacks.
In the evening, the elegant limestone Terrace beckons for candlelit dinners accompanied by an impressive selection of fine wines from the world’s premier wine-making regions. Here, Chef Wilton flexes his culinary muscles with menu selections both classic and highly original.
The resort's newest eatery, The Deck, is a favorite gathering spot for cocktails and island tapas in the afternoon and early evening while watching the sun set over Grace Bay. An oasis of barefoot luxury, The Deck - like Seven Stars - seems heaven-sent.
For information and reservations, please visit www.sevenstarsgracebay.com.