Named for the seven stars of the storied Pleiades constellation, Turks and Caicos’ Seven Stars Resort is an all-suite accommodation situated on the banks of beautiful Grace Bay Beach – rated one of the best beaches in the world.
I stayed in what turned out to be the smallest room type and yet it was extremely spacious. My junior suite (of which there are 48) had a four-poster bed, a sitting room area, three closets, a safe, a long hallway with a full-length mirror and a large patio with views of the beach and pool below.
My bathroom was almost as large as the bedroom. It had a Jacuzzi bathtub large enough to swim in (I took several baths during my 3-night stay, the bathtub was that nice), a separate shower, a double vanity, separate toilet area and—a lovely surprise—a washer and dryer (which I also used during my stay; not having to bring home smelly gym clothes and sandy swim wear was a wonderful bonus).
The suite also featured a full kitchen, complete with microwave, sink, full set of dishes, pots and pans and silverware, plus a stove. This is a great option for families or couples who like to cook during their stay. There’s an enormous fully-stocked grocery store less than a five minute walk from the resort.
There are 113 rooms total in three different oceanfront buildings. Rooms range from junior suites to one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom suites. The larger rooms are ideal for families or groups. There was a wedding while we were at the resort and many of the guests stayed in the larger suites, so families could enjoy the experience together.
The two casual dining options are The Deck and The Sand Dollar. The Deck was my favorite. Overlooking the bright, turquoise water steps away from the beach, The Deck offers a variety of food options: burgers, sandwiches, fish, steak and, my favorite, their special chopped salad served with salmon, tuna or chicken. The food was very fresh and the view couldn’t be beat. The Sand Dollar, located by the pool, is a good option for families or those looking for a more casual lunch. Meals and drinks are also served by the pool and along the beach. Service is courteous and delivered with a smile.
There is also a restaurant called The Seven, offering complimentary breakfast including fresh eggs, waffles, a variety of breads, muffins, croissants and other baked goods, several different types of fruits, cheeses, meats and juices. They also serve dinner at night, both inside and on their Terrace restaurant. We ate under the stars, in the Terrace restaurant our last night. The menu included lobster, duck, freshly-caught grouper, tuna, lamb and risotto. Watching the sun set, then dining under the stars while eating delicious cuisine, was the perfect way to end the day.
There’s also the option of having personal chef service in your suite.
The pool sits at the center of the resort and is heated in the winter months. It’s the island’s only heated salt-water pool. There are plenty of cushioned lounge chairs, umbrellas, and cabanas overlooking both the pool and the ocean.
The Seven Stars spa is well worth a visit. Treatments range from facials, massages, spa manicures and pedicures and, of course, for the ultimate in romance, the couples massage. The spa also provides beach-front massages.
There is also a fitness center that has a variety of machines, weights, exercise balls and cardio equipment. What’s especially nice is that the resort offers yoga, Pilates and body toning classes overlooking the beach. There are also tennis courts; racquets and balls are available.
Non-motorized water sports are complimentary, including paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling. We indulged in a sunset cruise complete with champagne and the views were exceptional.
There’s also a complimentary children’s program during the day. The indoor playroom had a variety of games, a dress-up collection, puzzles, coloring books, miniature tables and chairs and comfy bean bags. The outdoor playground for kids is substantial and includes slides, a jungle gym and other play equipment.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the rooms and throughout the resort.
More About Seven Stars Resort
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Grace Bay Road Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
British West Indies
Reservations: (866) 570-7777
Web site: Seven Stars Resort