Ports Of Call Resort
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OverviewPorts of Call Resort exemplifies casual style on Providenciales Island located among the Turks and Caicos Islands. The hotel stands adjacent to Ports of Call shopping and dining centre and is across the street from the white sand beaches at Grace Bay.
Location: Across the street from Grace Bay Beach, 15 min drive from the airport. Provo Golf Club 5 min drive away.
We loved everything about Ports of Call, especially the location and the room, which was spacious and clean. We missed the evening drink because we were out, but it's a nice idea and hopefully we will catch it next time we visit. Wish we could have stayed longer.Shout out to Nadgery at the front desk who is super friendly and helpful.
Spent 7 days in a pool side walkout terrace room [very clean and well equipped] and had a really great time with the extremely friendly staff [Kendra / Watson / Ronica and even met Jade who handles the reservation line and was a pleasure to deal with.The close proximity to Graceway Market and the Salt Mills shopping area makes the POC a very convenient place to stay when visiting Provo..
The spacious, well-appointed room was wonderful, the staff was excellent, and the property was well groomed and very clean. We were grateful to have a free breakfast each day, especially since food is so pricey on the island. The hotel is one block from the Graceway Gourmet grocery store. It was nice to have a cold fridge to store our beverages. The beach is two blocks away, but a very easy walk. The hotel provides free beach towels (from front desk). They also provide free lounge chairs, umbrellas, paddle boards, and kayaks which are all at the beach. The other trip advisor reviews accurately describe Ports of Call. We have traveled to Aruba, St. Maarten, and Grand Cayman. We put Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, right up there with Grand Cayman and Aruba as an island destination. Everyone we encountered at the hotel and on the island was wonderfully kind and helpful. You can tell the people of Turks and Caicos are proud of their island. We felt very safe at our hotel and we felt safe everywhere we walked in the surrounding area. We see why Grace Bay Beach gets a #1 beach-in-the-world rating.
Just as fabulous as ever at Ports of Call. Our room (a double) was pristinely clean and comfortable. The mattress was perfect and there were 3 pillows per bed, with an extra available. There are three drawers and another open shelf for storage, which we find plenty for two people. This might be more of a challenge with children. There is a big flat surface around the television, which we used for towels, hats,and miscellaneous items. We didn't even use half of the space in the closet. The bathroom is great, with lots of counter space - easy to leave shaving/cosmetic kits right there. We left ours on the shelf under the sink to keep things neat, but this space could easily serve as extra storage space for those with children. Plenty of towels, hooks for dripping bathing suits. Shampoo, conditioner, little soaps, bath gel, and body lotion are provided. The Wi-Fi was fine. Housekeeping here is excellent, and the Executuve Housekeeper is right on site - no impersonal remote management at POC. This year, we found the little fridge nice and cold - we even turned it up to be less cold. In previous years, the fridge was often on the not-that-cold side, so this is a definite improvement. We like to keep sodas and water in there, as well as a few items from the grocery store. The beach is a very short walk away, and spectacular. The pool is very clean, with super comfortable lounge chairs. Keep in mind that people come here to learn how to scuba dive, so the pool is sometimes in use for that purpose, but you can easily plan around that. There's a very relaxed outdoor bar, and plenty of tables near the pool and under cover. You can also use the microwaves in the breakfast area to heat up meals and snacks from the Graceway Gourmet grocery (just across the street) for a casual meal or snack - a great budget option. The Graceway is actually our favorite restaurant in Provo and we often have our supper at a table by the pool.Dive Provo (for scuba, snorkeling) is right in this complex, as is Mama's (our favorite for t-shirts, hats, souvenirs). We prefer The Patty Place (a block away) for ice cream. The Caicos Bakery is French and fantastic, also a block away. Majestic Taxi is totally reliable- Google them and make transfer reservations in advance easily. Breakfast at Ports of Call is just fine. There is always a choice of dry cereal, bread for toast, a tray of cut-up fresh fruit, chunks of ham and cheese, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, and mini-croissants. Also coffee and two kinds of juice. Plenty to get you started, fresh, and tasty. TIP the person who keeps this all going! The staff here are the best anywhere. Kendra (the manager) is friendly and accessible. We met the new assistant (sorry! Forgot name!), also very nice. Julian and Nadgery at the front desk were just great, and Victor (at the beach) was beyond helpful. Victor, for example, would notice if we were packing up to head back, and, knowing that we are a bit slower than in previous years, would go out and bring the golf cart over to pick us up. He is just a wonderful human being. And, no review would be complete without mentioning Mr. Jolly, who knows all. No kidding. Keep in mind that you may be a big wheel in your part of the world, but these people have seen it all. The staff at Ports of Call will work hard to help you, but they are not your servants! Be nice. If you have to have subservience, do everybody a favor and go elsewhere. This remains our favorite vacation spot - and it's affordable enough to come twice a year. Everything that we need is an easy walk away, and the people....well.....the people are the best part.
The first visit to Ports of Call was with my boyfriend. We had a great time exploring the island and accessing the amenities at the resort. Room and bed were comfortable and I appreciated having a little outdoor space in front of the pool. We had our afternoon drinks and talks there. It was great.The breakfast was sufficient. I brought my own instant Starbuck coffee (Via) and packets for flavouring water, and that was good. The water and coffee are fine there, but in NorthWestern Ontario we have the best water in the world and there are very few places inside or outside North America where I don't think the water tastes different than I am used to. The packets made it easy to drink water and stay hydrated.The resort staff were exceptionally courteous, prompt, and kind. They had great information and contacts for us to plan our tours of TCI. The managers welcome night was Thursday and we enjoyed free snacks and drinks. It was a great opportunity to talk with other guests, trade information on excursions, and connect with people from around the world. The grocery store is very close so we bought snacks there almost every day. It is cheaper than eating out for lunch. We tended to eat out at night. My favourites were Coco Bistro (more expensive but lovely setting and food, $100USD each including drinks) and Mr Grouper (get the coconut grouper, $25USD) which was less expensive and very casual. We also ate on the beach at the Seven Stars. This was an expensive buffet ($70USD each) but you eat with your toes in powdery white sand while watching the sun set over the crystal blue ocean. So... ya. We went to the fish fry which was fun and you can get all kinds of things at the stands... food, momentos, drinks.The second visit to Ports of Call was with boyfriend and two children, 15 and 11. The kids loved the pool, pingpong table, pool table, and other entertainment at the resort. We went to the beach in the morning and snorkelled with the fish. The beach and water were immaculate and warm. Then we went to the grocery store for lunch. The kids ate the salad bar and adults tended more towards the hot chicken and other meals. Afternoons were spent by the pool or doing a tour of the island. One of the kids favourite places was the Conch Shack because it was casual attire, beachfront, and not too expensive. We sat at the table and the kids ran back and forth from the table to the beach, all within eyesight. We did one excursion snorkelling and iguana island. That was a highlight and the kids enjoyed all aspects including jumping off the boat into the ocean.The sun is hot so bring more sunscreen and less clothing. If you go on the water or boating, make sure your sunglasses have a neon tie-cord because they could easily fall off, blow off, and get lost. You need your sunglasses. Preferably polarized.Overall Ports of Call was excellent and reasonably priced for a couple and for a family. Wifi was so-so in some rooms but the kids could go to lobby if they needed to connect online.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 98 junior suites
- Business services
- 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
- Sitting area with 1 queen sofa bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Cable television
- Clock radio
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- In-room safe
- WIFI (complimentary)
- Max occupancy 4
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Resort Location Map
Ports Of Call ResortProvidenciales,Turks And Caicos Islands
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Grace Bay Rd, TKCA 1ZZ Providenciales
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