Five Star Fully-Inclusive Resort Features Inspired Caribbean Decor, Two Oceanfront Restaurants and the Only Private Beachfront Cottages in Turks and Caicos…
Grace Bay Resorts, the company behind the celebrated Grace Bay Club (www.gracebayclub.com) in Turks and Caicos, has once again raised the bar among distinctive resorts in the region with the opening of The Veranda Resort (www.verandatci.com) in Providenciales on February 1, 2010. The five star fully-inclusive 123-room residence-style resort features oversized home-like accommodations in addition to eight private oceanfront cottages, two beachfront dining experiences, unprecedented services and amenities, three separate private pools with one reserved for adults only and breathtaking views of Grace Bay beach at every turn.
“There is a growing demand for value-added product in the luxury marketplace today and we feel The Veranda’s five star fully-inclusive program fills a much needed niche within the luxury sector of Turks and Caicos,” says Nikheel Advani, Chief Operating Officer of Grace Bay Resorts. “We have gathered some of the finest hospitality talent to ensure this property is operated at a five star level. Once a guest steps foot on this property they will recognize the familiar fingerprint of our impeccable service and personalized standards that have come to define the Grace Bay Resorts experience.”
Perched on 11 acres, The Veranda Resort occupies approximately 800 feet of beachfront along the famed 12-mile-long sugar-white sand of Grace Bay. Inspired by British Caribbean architecture, the vibrant community-style resort is divided into three types of accommodation ranging from studios and two-bedroom townhouses to four bedroom freestanding beachfront cottages with private plunge pools. At the heart of the property is Marin, the resort’s signature beachfront restaurant and bar providing dramatic ocean views and gourmet cuisine infused with local and Caribbean influences for an unexpected dining experience. The perfect setting for a light meal, Grill Bleu provides an alternative alfresco venue boasting the only Tandoori Oven in Turks and Caicos and a menu of grilled favorites and tropical libations.
The Veranda is being managed by Grace Bay Resorts, the 15-year old luxury hospitality brand. All 123-units including the eight beachfront cottages are available for private purchase with Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty. Prices range from USD$335,000 to USD$2,950,000.
“Representing an investment of over $80 million, The Veranda Resort is one of very few new resorts to open in the Caribbean this year,” says Mark Durliat, CEO of Grace Bay Resorts. “The successful completion of this project is further proof that the Turks & Caicos, despite the global economic turndown, remains an attractive destination for foreign investment in the leisure sector.”
The Veranda Resort’s fully-inclusive concept is redefining the five star travel experience for the new value-conscious traveler seeking a boutique luxury resort experience with all expenses determined upfront. Rates at The Veranda are structured on a per night/per person basis and include all meals, premium beverages, on-site children’s programs and non-motorized water sports. A la carte dining is available at all on-site restaurants in addition to the Bar at Marin and Sky Lounge serving a selection of premium alcohol from Grey Goose vodka to the elite Kim Crawford Pinot Noir from New Zealand. In addition to the aforementioned amenities, guests of The Veranda enjoy added services including concierge and in certain suite categories personal butler service, in-room chef, dining service, pre-arrival provisioning of groceries, shopping and delivery throughout stay, childcare services and daily housekeeping including dry-cleaning and laundry. Added touches for all room categories such as in-room Espresso machines stocked with premium Illy coffee, Sony PlayStation 3 Videogame consoles, Egyptian cotton linens, iPod Docking Stations and a selection of Elemis Spa Amenities further reinforce the resort’s five-star status. Guests are encouraged to experience complimentary on-site daily activities including yoga classes, movie nights and sailing, kayaking and beach volleyball.