Standing on a vacant lot in the Bight Settlement of Providenciales, I closed my eyes and tried to picture the grand vision presented to me an hour earlier in an office down the road. It seemed unbelievable and downright impossible that something so magnificent in style, scope and overall design could appear in the span of a year, but “rest assured,” I was told, “this place is going to be cool.”
With ground breaking set for the end of this year and a target opening of January 2021, sales for the Andaz Turks & Caicos Residences at Grace Bay are underway, and the sleek, modern units are already catching the attention of high rollers who have long been attracted to the island’s stunning tropical beauty and overwhelming charm. But it’s the effort and considerable thought—not to mention talent—that have gone into the resort’s design that will make it a guaranteed must-stay for all visitors to Providenciales, instantly rivaling the region’s most popular resorts.
Located just steps from the Coral Gardens Reef and the popular and always lively Somewhere Café and Lounge, Andaz Turks & Caicos will be the first of Hyatt’s luxury arm to be built in the Caribbean. Set on 5.5 acres of beachfront property, the property will be made up of two buildings—one for the residences and the other for the hotel—with all amenities integrated for the benefit of both residents and guests.
In order to deliver the ultimate Caribbean experience, all amenities will face the ocean so that no experience will lack beach or ocean front views. Included in the planned amenities are three swimming pools (a main pool, one adults-only and one kids-friendly), an indoor/outdoor spa, fitness studio, tennis court, the Kid’s Club, three bars and three restaurants that will range from casual to fine dining. There will also be retail space.
To put it bluntly, the design of the residences is head-turning. Even down to the smallest details, I found myself obsessed with the furniture that was chosen by the design team, even asking multiple times where I could purchase one of the colorful wooden chairs. The residences include one-, two- and three-bedroom condos, in addition to the seventh level penthouses that defy the standard expectations of luxury.
Owners on the mezannine level will enjoy access to a private pool and terrace, while the penthouses will be packed with extras that will make it difficult to leave. The private rooftop living areas will boast plunge pools, wet bars and entertainment centers for hosting friends and other guests, and some penthouses will even have a grilling station for aspiring chefs who think they can deliver a meal on par with the Andaz chefs.
Widely considered to be one of the best beaches in the world, Grace Bay Beach is perfect for amateur snorkelers hoping to get up close and personal with colorful fish and spot sea turtles munching on their lunch or casual water sports enthusiasts seeking parasailing or jet ski adventures. Come 2021, Andaz Turks & Caicos will undoubtedly be ready to join the fun, and then some.