Ocean Club Resort
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... Executive gave her a lecture on how all the machines worked and what the best settings were. And then he got his wife to take a picture of him in front of the machines.
I could not believe it. Why would you want a photo of you and a washing machine on holiday?
But that wasn't the end of it, because, and I promise I am not making this up, he then said to his wife "do you want to take some video now?", and she did.
I could not resist ...
... 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 ...
... back to South. Actually, we all cheered once the Center came into view and we were all super giddy. As soon as we put our bags back in our rooms, we but our swim suits on and jumped in the pool. All of us were laughing and were so excited even after we realized how ridiculous we sounded that we were glad spring break was over and we were back at school. South Caicos is definitely a better fit for all of us. We had our fun but South is where we love.
I started the day with an early morning walk along the beach. Went down to Coral Gardens and back. Very calm and peaceful. I think I saw a total of 5 people. After breakfast, we decided we just wanted a do nothing day. We spent most of the day at the beach. Brian and Alex built an impressive sandcastle and I floated. Did a short kayak in the afternoon and ended the day going around the lazy river ...
... again. This time there is no mistaking... It is a horse. He is following a girl in a bikini who is picking sea oats and feeding the horse. This is surely something the horse could pick and eat on his own, but he preferred to hand feeding. We call to the horse and he comes to us without hesitation, but turns to leave as soon as he recognizes that we have no treat. Over all, I would consider NorthWest Point Resort for a vacation ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Ocean Club Resort Providenciales
I just returned from two weeks at Ocean Club Resorts in the Turks and Caicos Islands. We stayed at Ocean Club and found the resort to be wonderful. Very relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff and a well maintained property. Their sister resort, Ocean Club West was just down the beach and equally as enjoyable. The best thing about it was feeling like you were a guest at both properties. They have a complimentary shuttle between the two resorts and you can charge to your suite at any of the restaurants or shops regardless of which resort you stay at. The beach is wonderful and set up each day with chairs and umbrellas for your use. Great place cant wait to come back!
Why is it that the Ocean Club West (OCW) is considered so much better? We arrived on Provo January 19, 2004 for a week's stay. It was my wife's birthday. I secretly arranged to have wine, a fruit basket and a flower arrangement all waiting in the room upon arrival. We walked in, and all the gifts were there! Great job OCW!
We are so happy we decided to spend our Honeymoon @ Ocean Club. It was
I spent a year planning my husband's 60th birthday trip and the choice of Ocean Club @ Turks was perfect. Gorgeous grounds, beautiful suite on the ocean, excellent food, very nice people, excellent service and water out of this world!! We like quiet so this was a perfect week, not crowded. I selected the meal plan option which I strongly suggest for convenience and quality, unless you plan to cook your own meals. We look forward to a return visit.
We have just returned from a week at the Ocean Club. We stayed in the Deluxe-Studio Category and found it worth the upgrade price.The facilities are well-maintained and overall we preferred the OC to the OCW. The package which included 3 days meals with a drink/wine included at dinner, a car for two days,$25 store credit and 3 drink vouchers was also worth it. We ate at Grecko three nights using the vouchers. The food was good but the service was slow (typical of many places on the island). The "Lobster Nights" at the Fairways Restaurant (Provo Golf Club across the street) were excellent and less expensive than at the resorts. We would also recommend at least having a drink at the Anacona. The bar atmosphere is great. Overall, the Ocean Club met or exceeded our expectations. Having been to many islands, I would recommend OC and Provo to anyone.
When we got to the hotel, I didn't care for the island view room. The staff moved us (no charge) to a ocean view room. Everybody went out of their way to look after us. The service was on point. The Gecko Grill was quiet and romantic, not to forget the food and service were great. The pool area was also good for breakfast and lunch. This was my second trip to Provo and I can't wait to go back. I will stay at Ocean Club again. Don't miss dinner at Smokeys on the Beach.
This is the most absolutely beautiful place in the Caribbean. We are not the most traveled people but have been to Bahamas, St Lucia, St Croix, and Now the Turks and Caicos. It was the best so far. My husband and I don't see how there could be a more beautiful place. The food is quite expensive so make sure you have an extensive credit limit on your charge card. Also the cab fares are outrageous but where in the Caribbean are they not? The best place we found to eat was the Tiki Hut restaurant. It was FABULOUS!! We stayed @ the Ocean Club resort and were quite happy with the arrangements. The Cabana Restaurant and Bar was very good and affordable. We heard about a restaurant called Smokey's on Da Beach but once we got there we had the cab come back and get us. It was somewhat run down and they don't take credit cards. We were not exactly on the best side of the island. We also ate @ The Gecko and was not pleased @ all. It was very expensive(150+ for two) and the food had left more to be desired especially for that price. We also took a Beach Cruise tour through J&B Tours and it was great. You get to see more of the island this way. We snorkeled and went to a secluded beach. It or some other tour is a must do. If you have a room w/ a kitchenette go to IGA supermarket. They are still expensive but the restaurants are more so. We went and got the basics(bread, lunch meat,liquor, etc) and it did help out the budget. Bottom line....Would we go back? Oh you can bet we would! It was the prettiest place we have ever seen and the people were for the most part friendly. We would make it a return visit year after year. So if beautiful water is what you are after. You can't beat this and it will be an experience of a lifetime!!!!!!!!! D & R Michael
Just returned from 10 days at Ocean Club. We were more than happy with the hotel. We had a 2 bedroom condo, which was nice and big for our family of 5. The grounds are beautiful, and for the most part the staff was cheerful and attentive. The room had a full kitchen - highly recommend a trip to the IGA for basic supplies. Not only did having tea and a croissant for breakfast on the screened in patio save me money, it was such a relaxing way to start my day. My husband liked going to the Cabana Grill for breakfast. My kids liked alternating between junky cereal in the room and pancakes at the Grill. The 2nd bedroom only has 2 twin beds, but there is a sofa bed in the living room. You can tell OC is an older development, but it didn't feel "tired" and being at the very end of the beach made it nice and quiet. For really nice dinners (be prepared for the $$$) try Anacaona (go about 1-1 1/2 hours before sunset to really enjoy the view) and Coyoba. Calico Jack's was a great family restaurant. We didn't eat at a bad place the entire time. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
Ocean Club resort is located on the most wonderfully maintained and visually appealing location. The staff greeted us promptly and always with an honest smile. They always seemed to take every request with your 100% satisfaction in mind. The room we spent our week of vacation in was more than we had ever expected. With two screened balconies, a full kitchen, and large open dining and living room, we felt as if we were staying at a second home. The on premise restaurant, the Gecko Grill, was by far the most enjoyable dining experience we had all week. The food was amazing. I had the best Grouper of my life. To go with our meal, my wife suggested a bottle of wine. I am by no means a wine expert, so we left the decision to our waitress. She brought out a bottle of wine that was perfect for our dinner. After desert we found it hard to leave. The atmosphere of the Gecko Grill, with it's tiki torches and tall palm trees swaying in the breeze was quite romantic. We had the best dinner that we have had in quite some time, and it was reasonably priced as well. Making reservations for day trips was very easy to do. We took quite a few snorkel trips out on the reef. We also rented a SUV for the day and made our way around the island. On such a small island, your not likely to get lost. The native people are friendly and helpful. This also gave us a chance to see and experience everything the island has to offer. Jumping on the resort's shuttle van we were taken to Ocean Club west. The courtesy shuttle van was always ready to take us between the two. Very nice to have multiple resorts at your disposal for the price of one! This one is the newer of the two, and is just as nice. Restaurants, shopping centers, local stores and practically everything else is within walking distance or a short taxi ride. Also by walking down the beach you can reach many great places. All together I believe that Ocean Club resorts made my vacation the best it could have been. The accommodations are top notch and the service is outstanding. I will be back again, and again...
While Ocean Club has decent rooms and a pretty beach, it falls short in terms of service, value and convenience. Staff are slow, inefficient, sullen and mostly unpleasant. The rooms are more expensive than comparable properties elsewhere on the island, and the only restaurant open for dinner is obscenely expensive, charging New York prices ($30 main courses) for New Jersey-quality food. Service at the restaurant is also sloppy and inattentive. And finally, the property is isolated, so you are somewhat hostage to the Ocean Club's one restaurant. A shuttle is available to take guests to a sister property, Ocean Club West, which has a couple of restaurants and is near a number of others, but the transportation is irregular. The every-half-hour shuttle would sometimes take more than an hour to show up. And finally, divers beware. Although there is a Provo Turtle Divers shop on site, divers must still ride a shuttle to their main dive shop, which then transfers you to a boat. I found myself riding as much as 45 minutes each way in one of the dive shop's vans, depending on how many other divers were collected from various hotels along the way. If you can be happy staying on the beach and eating OK food at hideous prices day after day, then Ocean Club may be for you. But if you are looking for flexibility, convenience and value, go elsewhere.