Sibonne Beach Hotel
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... structure. Had there been ANY coral, I would not have hesitated to give her a piece of my mind! I wonder if it would have made a difference to her whether there was anything growing on it or not? It makes me angry just thinking about it now...
Anyway, there was plenty of reef to see with a good variety of different fish, including a school of smaller barracuda. We did see a larger 4-footer swimming just inside ...
... runs totally smoothly and you would not really know that you were at sea. Crowd management is a problem. The passengers are idiots. On the other hand most of the crew are happy and friendly and seem genuinely pleased to see you. The food is generally poor and the overblown decoration of the restaurants become annoying very quickly. The entertainment is geared almost entirely towards children and families (but I suppose you must expect that on a Disney ship) and ...
... experience to be out in the middle of nowhere on a yacht!
We landed in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands late Monday in Turtle Cove Marina, aptly named as sea turtles can be seen bobbing up and down in the waves just outside the door. A much needed hot shower and cold beers were first priority for us all and we hit up the local bar and grill, Tiki Hut for a farewell dinner for the 4th hand. The bar had Heat/Pacers on and ...
... on the balcony, listening to distant rumbles of thunder. Dinner was at Cabana over at Ocean Club. We learned a very important lesson. Eating grilled fish outside near the beach is dangerous. As soon as she set the plate down, it was swarmed by flies. I had to eat with one hand constantly shooing the flies away. Once I was done, they disappeared.
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... option sounds really nice, but the stretch of beach in front is not very relaxing. It's crowded with lots of activity. Steve describes it well... Like a scene from a National Lampoon's Vacation movie. Chevy, if your reading this, we've found your next location. After spending a few hours on the beach, we head out for some dinner and exploration. First stop...Da Conch Shack. This was a must try on our list of options (note - ...
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My husband and I went to Provo for the first time, on August 18, 2004 for an entire week. When we came back, all we can think about was the serene acqua blue ocean we saw each day until sunset which was half past seven. At night, the stars sparkled above us. The beach was incomparable to all the other Carribean Islands we've been too (Antigua, Cancun, Dominican Republic, P.R.), it was completely mesmerizing that we even looked at lots to buy when we were there. The hotel was very well maintained, and the restaurant at the resort was delicious!!!! Simply gourmet dinner every night. Right near by were couple of other restaurants that were also very good. You can walk along Grace Bay and snorkel right at the beach. The resort was not crowded at all, but did have limited beach chairs, so you have to grab a spot early in the morning!!! Or else, grab your towel and lay out beneath the beaming sun. Must use sunblock (45+). We both came back to New York completely bronze!
We just got back last night from our first trip to Provo. We stayed at Sibonne, which has GOT to be the best deal on the island. It's RIGHT on the beach, with some of the best beach frontage -- not crowded, with soft sand on the beach and soft sand under the water right in front of the hotel. (Some parts of the water have bits of scrub vegetation underfoot - not bad, but some parts were decidedly softer). We paid $137 a night for an Ocean View balcony room, including breakfast. (Every other place I checked was about $200 more A NIGHT).
Lovely Holiday at Sibonne
Just returned from a week at Sibonne Boutique Hotel. We absolutely loved it; very clean rooms, immaculate grounds, wonderful restaurant and right on the most beautiful beach you have ever seen, along with clear, turquoise water. There were no crowds at this hotel, no loud music or roudy guests, everything was just perfect. Would definitely stay at Sibonne again.
We just got back from our first visit to Turks and Caicos and just loved it. The Sibonne was perfect for us. We were looking to just relax, read, swim and get a little sun and were able to do that very nicely at the Sibonne. We had a corner balcony room with a view of the courtyard and ocean. It was clean and well maintained by the staff.
We just returned from a week long vacation on beautiful Provo. We were on a budget, and prefer small, intimate settings rather than big all inclusive deals, so we researched and found Sibonne. I was nervous before we arrived -it all seemed to good to be true - an intimate small hotel with a gorgeous restaurant, comfortable rooms, and directly on a pristine strech of white sand and blue water, for only $99 a night. When we arrived, however, my fears were put to rest. The Sibonne is exactly how it looks in pictures (www.sibonne.com). The rooms are very comfortable - we were in the cheapest, smallest one (the internet value facing the garden), and still found it to be nice (the bed wasn't the best, a little hard for my tastes, but we planned to spend our time napping at the beach all day, anyway!). The beach apartment looks particularly fabulous as it is directly on the beach and really big with a kitchen, and the second floor rooms with the vaulted ceilings and great balconies also seem beautiful. Sibonne is not a luxury hotel there is no room service, no concierge, no pool bar, etc - but the ambiance there is amazingly romantic, quiet, and peaceful. There is also no huge pool, just a small one that no one really uses - why would you swim in a pool when the turquoise ocean is two feet away!? An evening hot tub would have been nice, though. The Sibonne beach is, to me, the best one on Grace Bay. There were hardly any people around us until you walked all the way down to Beaches or the Point. The sand is like powdered sugar, and the ocean more blue than I have ever seen it. Provo itself was great, but it is unfortunate the vast amount of huge construction that is going to make the island more populated. We were able to walk from one end of Grace Bay Beach to another (9 miles or something) without seeing very many people besides the crowds in front of some resorts (Beaches, Allegro, Club Med). Driving around the island, we found that very much of it is natural and has no construction on it, but the roads are pretty bad, and we were unable to make it to Malcolm Beach, even with our four wheel drive rented jeep. The food in Provo was pretty good - our favorite places were Hemingways (at the Sands) and Bay Bistro (at Sibonne), but these were the pricier places. We also enjoyed less expensive meals at Tiki Hut and Calico Jacks. We took one excursion with Silver Deep, a half day snorkel trip, which was really fun, although the windy weather made the snorkeling not as great as it usually is in TCI. Our guide was excellent, though, and we really enjoyed our stops on Iguana island and on another small unhabited cay. So, overall, our vacation was wonderful. If you are looking for a small romantic, afforable getaway, the Sibonne is the perfect setting.
Everything we had hoped for!!!!
My wife and I just got back from T & C and wanted to pass on our impressions.......Sibone was wonderfull, right on the beach with great views from every room, we had a second floor ourselves. Employees were friendly and helpfull, rooms were all very clean and recently refurbished, continental breakfast is croissants, coffee, and orange juice anything beyond that is extra$$ We also met some great people staying there and that is one of the reasons we prefer smaller hotels. We will be back next year!!!!!!!!!!!
Lovely Vacation Spot
Just returned from a 9-day vacation on Provo, staying at Sibonne Boutique Hotel. It was lovely; we had the little villa with a kitchen and partially screened balcony - just perfect. The hotel is just right for those of us who shun large, all-inclusive hotels. The staff is friendly and very accommodating, the Manager is wonderful and can help you with all of the secret snorkeling spots right off the beach, a short walk or drive away. The friendly resident cat is the "Little Ambassador". We spent several evenings just walking on the beach at sunset. The Bay Bistro restaurant, attached to the hotel, serves wonderful food and exotic drinks; some of the best meals we had on Provo. We highly recommend Sibonne!
We visited the Sibonne during peak season (February) and found it to a wonderful small hotel. The staff was thoughtful and gracious catering to even the strangest requests -- like blue drinks and chunks of fresh pineapple on a warm day! The rooms are minimally decorated in an odd sort of way but since most of the time is spent on the beach it didn't really impact the trip. Children were non-existent at this hotel. There appeared to be far more Europeans than Americans staying here which made for interesting lunch-time conversations. While Sibonne may not have the Hobie Cats, kayaks, etc. of some of the larger resorts, we also did not have to put up with nightly sing-alongs, showing wristbands in order to be served a drink or any other nonsense. The restauarant on-site was amazing and, for a change of pace, others are very near...including Hemingways. Perhaps best of all was the incredibly quiet beach complete with enough beach chairs for ALL the guests not just those arriving prior to 10AM. A wonderful, wonderful find!
Le Deck is now Sibonne, and is an excellent little hotel (around 30 rooms or so) run by a very friendly scottish couple. The location is great - right on Grace Bay on the North side of the island. Ideally located so that you can walk to adjacent restaurants and snorkelling without hassle. It is also just far enough away from the busier resorts like Allegro, Beaches and Club Med (since these are all inclusive, patrons tend to stay in their own 'zone'). We really liked the rooms at Sibonne. We had an ocean view, and our neighbors who came with us had a garden view - we were both very pleased with the layout and amenities. We went in May (off peak) and almost had the place and the beach to ourselves. Best part was the very close access to the quiet spot on the beach. Only negative thing to say was there is some construction on Grace Bay, but not so close to Sibonne that it wasn't easily filtered out. Highly recommended. The attached restaurant is very good, but priced accordingly on the higher side.
Loved Grace Bay
My husband & I spent a week at the Sibonne Hotel, we found the staff to be very accommodating. They supply a large beach towel and thick & thirsty bath towels. Our room, bed and furniture was all very comfortable & clean. Loved being so close to the beach. We had some of the most beautiful sunsets! We really like the fact it is not crowded anywhere you go. It truly is a secret getaway, as most have never heard of it! I got some wonderful shots of an Egret that landed next to my chair! The temperature was perfect with a slight breeze. Everyday my comment was, "another beautiful day in paradise!"