Harbour Club Villas & Marina
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We've had a fantastic week on the Island so far! We seemed to have lucked out with the weather as it was raining and "cold" prior to us getting here. We've been snorkeling a few times now and have seen a spectacular aray of marine life. We saw few green turtles, lots of different fish varieties including a lion fish, parrot fish and countless …
... cool as it looks, it doesn't make me want to do tricks like that. What I do want to be able to do is make upwind progress, kite toe-side and make some good turning transitions. The other day, while I walked two-miles along the beach on Long Bay, Brian followed me on his kite. I would like to have that kind of directional control...
We ended the day with another great all-you-can eat BBQ held every Friday at our resort.
... a minute or so I had got him off and running, and he was so grateful there were almost tears in his eyes. Almost.
Now please explain this to me. Why is it that when families come on holiday the husbands are sent to do the laundry. I'm different, I am happy to do the washing because it gives me something useful to do. But all the other men I meet in laundrettes are complete strangers to domestic equipment. They flounder around, totally confused not ...
... rest on the first 6 off because it's the middle of the day and you're too excited, then you're on for another 6 in the pitch dark and of course on our next 6 off the swells had picked up so much we were getting air off the bed! No sleep and then back on for the next 6! I was so tired I thought I'd puke!
Great decision by Steve to anchor the second night off a little dot of land, Norman's Cay, all the crew was wiped and ...
... of me. It was truly incredible. Then they took off and we went on our way.
We saw lots of life, but nothing else as exotic. The first dive lasted about 50 minutes. Then lunch on the boat so we could off-gas and head to the second spot, Magic Mushroom.
This was at the dropoff. And, unfortunately, we went a bit too deep for my camera, so I didn't get very ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Harbour Club Villas & Marina Providenciales
No better hosts
Harbour club villas are the perfect place to relax, away from the crowds at grace bay and with barry and marta the owners you will not find a more welcoming couple. The villas are spacious and well situated, a 100 yard stroll to the harbour where you will find a pleasant marina and the base for Flamingo Divers. 100 yards in the opposite direction will take you to the lake where the "wily" bonefish hang out. A vehicle is a must and if harbour club villas own vehicles are booked a call to "rent a buggy" will have you sorted out in no time.
Get your map out to explore, but before you set off, consult barry or marta as they are a hive of information which is not in any tour guide or on your map! Andy Caroline and Sam Wood Plymouth U.K.
Great place for bonefishing
The owners, Barry and Marta and superb managers and offer friendly and great villa rooms at reasonable prices. Located right at the salt ponds with the legendary bonefish schools, it's a fishermans paradise.
Having been to Turks and Caicos last year, I fell in love with the location. I've been to a few places in the Carribean - Jamaica, St. Maarten, and Turks and Caicos. Provo offers the beauty and laid back attitude of tropical countries combined with a place you can rent a car and drive around without much stress, local people who are warm and friendly, and the ease to go anywhere without worrying for your safety.
The Harbour Club Villas are an excellent choice for accomodations in TCI. My husband and I stayed there for 11 days in March 2005. Barry and Marta, a husband and wife team originally from Canada are the proprietors. They are excellent hosts who will do anything they can to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. Our first day we were welcomed with cold beers and a gorgeous view of the ocean from outside their villa. Marta also took us to the local grocery store to stock up on supplies for the week and then continued on to give us a mini-tour of the island by Grace Bay.
Our first week...We came to celebrate my 60th, hoping for lots of snorkeling, kayaking, walking and good food. All of which we have enjoyed. Only downside has been constant wind making evenings a little cool to eat or drink outside with comfort. Best day was 15th Feb, sunny all day not too windy.
Turks has a great deal to explore along with some terrific secluded ocean beachs....the owners were very graitious and are located away from all the typical "see the sand" only hotels...the Villa's are very lovely,.spacious, new..and extemely clean.....if you wish to find comfort,privacy and a chance to know some of the locals...this is the place to stay.....after exploring the entire island and daily walks upon Grace Bay i would absolutely stay here again when i return to Provo.....fished for Bone's daily and saw many at Turtle lake but also drove to a new location each morning to explore and found it truly relaxing....howver Ive learned with Bone fishing....its alot easier to see them than hook em......but when you do...you'll enjoy the experience....
I took my brother to Harbour Club Villas for his 40th birthday for 3 days of bonefishing. The accommodations were great--Barry and Marta (owners) were fantastic. I work in the hotel industry and was very impressed with the hospitality provided by Barry and Marta. They were the perfect hosts!
Arrived Saturday with two little ones (18 months and 3 ½) for a week of beach fun and fishing with the family. Despite a non stop flight from Charlotte on USAir, they unfortunately lost my spinning rods.
A treasure of a spot
What a wonderful place. Totally private and quiet....away from the resorts(which are not the real Turks and Caicos) and with lovely, attentive hosts. A treasure of a spot. good bonefishing just outside the door also further down Flamingo Lake where the flamingos hang out. Bonefishing was superbe out on the flats with a guide. Don't miss swimming on the public beaches over by the resorts...also on the beach across from the marina and right next door. Have to come back for diving and snorkeling and Bingo at the Banana Boat!
I was looking for an ideal place to vacation that was quiet and unlike the typical all-inclusive resort. I found exactly what I was looking for at Harbour Club Villas! It was quiet, picturesque and soothing for me. Not only was I able to relax, but I wasn't bothered by hundreds of people. The villas that you stay in are so beautiful and are equiped with full kitchens so you can cook rather than having to go out and eat all the time. You have bonefishing right at your doorstep and access to diving right off of the dock below the villas! What a truly great experience I had at Harbour Club, I will definitely be returning. The owners, Marta and Barry were so friendly and offered their assistance in making my stay the very best. Thank you for a much needed, and great vacation!Sincerely,Ms. Zeville