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 …
... 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 ...
... sat and laughed at the crazy amazing twist our life together has taken, at one point so giddy I jumped up and a la Kevin Garnett yelled up to the deep blue sky "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!" hehe.
The next day Steven and I took the tender up to a deserted island and found our own private stretch of white sugar sand beach. We dove for sand dollars and enjoyed a walk with ice cold beers (I know shocking, more beers). We lazily wasted away the afternoon in the hot ...
... to go explore, snorkel, booze, eat and relax. We need to pack in the good times and R&R over the next 48 hours before setting off for Puerto Rico. We are expecting a 48 hour crossing in 4-6 seas, landing with just enough time to grocery shop and scrub down before 6 guests arrive for a week straight. OH BOY!
Stay tuned for a Provo update from time off the boat.
love from the blue
Captain Steve and Chef Clair
Monday, we took a fast paced ferry ride from North Caicos to Provo where a few others and I got to ride on top of the boat. It was a fun ride and we were super excited to arrive in Provo. We checked into our hotel where we were greeted with air conditioning, hot fresh water showers, a fresh water pool, a clean bed, couches, take-out pizzas, and other Americans. It was somewhat overwhelming. We enjoyed our modern amenities and prepared for our 2nd field trip day.
How has this resort rated in the past?
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