The Best Villas to Rent in Turks and Caicos

The Villas at Wymara will make your stay in Turks and Caicos memorable
The Villas at Wymara will make your stay in Turks and Caicos memorable | Courtesy of Wymara Resort and Villas / Expedia
Andrea Schulte-Peevers

Nature has done an impeccable job with the Turks and Caicos, a cluster of islands just southeast of the Bahamas. This British Overseas Territory tugs at the hearts of hedonists and relaxation seekers with its dazzling blue water, epic beaches and tropical fish, which float around an incredible coral reef. Elsewhere, luxe private accommodation serves as a launchpad for adventures in paradise – and to that end, here are the best Turks and Caicos villas.

1. Villa Renaissance, for Italian Riviera glamor in Grace Bay Beach

Resort, Luxury

Exterior of Villa Renaissance – a large yellow-painted building with blue shutters – and outdoor swimming pool with sunbeds
Courtesy of Villa Renaissance, Providenciales / Booking.com

With its arcades, red-tile roofs and juliet balconies, this Turks and Caicos villa complex with 32 individually decorated suites brings a touch of Italian Riviera glamor to Providenciales, the main island. Most guests spend their days lounging by the mesmerizing mosaic-tile pool or on the golden sands of world-famous Grace Bay Beach. There’s no restaurant on site, but plenty of fine dining spots are within meandering distance, along with art galleries, boutiques and a gourmet grocer – handy if you’re keen to give your kitchen a workout.

2. White Villas, for customizable experiences in Long Bay Beach

Villa

Shaded bar and social area by an outdoor pool at White Villas, with sofa, table with wooden chairs and stools at the bar
Courtesy of White Villas / Expedia

The privacy of a villa augmented by a menu of pre-arranged services and experiences – that’s the concept at this family-owned cluster of eight gleaming white compounds a mere saunter from the hypnotizing Long Bay Beach in eastern Providenciales. Each villa is an architectural indoor-outdoor showcase sporting an open kitchen, a private pool, an upstairs terrace with ocean views and smart TVs in each bedroom. Options to customize your stay range from boat trips and massages to a private chef and outdoor movie screenings.

3. The Villas at Wymara, for a private infinity pool in Grace Bay Beach

Resort

Kitchen/living area in one of the beachfront Villas at Wymara, with sofa, dining table, several chairs, tiled floor and TV
Courtesy of the Villas at Wymara / Expedia

Water is the defining element at these ultra-fancy Turks and Caicos villas equipped with a personal infinity pool, waterfall plunge pool and a wooden swimming platform hovering over Grace Bay’s sapphire waters. Fans of contemporary design will welcome the clean, uncluttered look and such fun end-of-the-day nooks as a sunken lounge with a fire pit for toasting tootsies and s’mores. The pristine sands and array of amenities of Wymara Resort are mere steps away, in case you ever wish to escape your private paradise.

5. Beach Enclave Long Bay Villas, for watersports in Long Bay

Hotel

Table with ten chairs; three sofas; and several shaded loungers by outdoor pool and the sea at Beach Enclave Long Bay Villas
Courtesy of Beach Enclave Long Bay Villas / Booking.com

Opening straight onto the expansive white sands of Long Bay on the southeastern shore of Providenciales, these beach villas are an El Dorado for sporty types. Thanks to a steady breeze, kiteboarding is king here, while families with small children appreciate the ludicrously blue and shallow sea. Days kick off with a complimentary continental breakfast delivered straight to your doorstep and might wind down with a moonlit gourmet meal prepared by a private chef. A 24-hour gym and yoga lessons help keep your waist trim.

6. Windsong on the Reef Bungalows, for terrific snorkeling off Grace Bay Beach

Resort, Luxury

Sofa, table and three chairs on a shaded terrace facing an outdoor pool and the nearby sea at Windsong on the Reef Bungalows
Courtesy of Windsong on the Reef Bungalows / Expedia

Attached to a full-service resort on flawless Grace Bay Beach, these 24 bungalows orbiting a courtyard pool with hot tub are great for anyone craving XL space and privacy. While furnished traditionally, units also flaunt such zeitgeist-capturing luxe touches as 300-count linens, Bvlgari toiletries and Frette towels and robes. A few yards offshore, marine creatures frolic around a coral reef that’s a perfect playground for even for inexperienced snorkelers. Wrap up the day with sunset dinner at the resort’s beachfront restaurant.

7. Villa del Mar, for proximity to shopping around Grace Bay Beach

Resort

Outdoor pool with steps and handrail, plus many palm trees and shaded loungers beside it at Villa del Mar
Courtesy of Villa del Mar / Expedia

With only 42 suites, this beautifully landscaped condo resort – on a lively stretch of sand towards the eastern end of Grace Bay – works hard to offer a personal vibe. You’ll be well looked after, be it with free continental breakfast served poolside, cold drinks and towels by the beach or wicked rum punches at the tiki bar. If you need a break from lazing in the sun, you’ll find several shopping plazas, restaurants and a gourmet supermarket within walking distance.

8. Cobalt Villa, for hillside views in Grace Bay Beach

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Right in the crook of the sweeping 19km (12mi) crescent that is Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales, this contemporary estate in a private hillside community ticks all the boxes for a dream vacation. Blow away the night’s cobwebs in your pool or the turquoise sea before mapping out the day over breakfast. Consider setting sail on your chartered boat, shopping at the Regent Village, lunching at legendary Da Conch Shack or simply swinging in a hammock. At this Turks and Caicos villa, you won’t run out of options.

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