Villa Del Mar Turks and Caicos
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This is the review I would have liked to have read before I went to T&C in July, 2017. The scuba program was the best. Everyone on the team was attentive and extremely competent, totally aware of and paying close attention to any special needs of the divers. There is a mandatory Refresher Course in the pool if your last dive was more than a year ago. The rooms were definitely not luxurious, but clean and functional. TV and Wi-Fi available. The a/c could have been a little stronger, but there are floor fans available upon request that make it very comfortable. Hair dryers available, but bring hair conditioner, if you use it, since only shampoo is provided. It also would have helped to have a small portable hairbrush to take to the beach for after swimming, snorkeling and diving. Also bring washcloths, if prefer using, and a small make-up mirror since lighting was just okay. Dress during the day was mostly bathing suits, and it helps to have a few cover-ups for breakfast and lunch dining. Night dress was casual and other than "White Night," where most dressed in white for outside dining around the pool, anything was acceptable. Food was fresh, delicious and plentiful and there was something for everyone at every meal, regardless of personal eating habits. The desserts were terrific, as were the assorted fresh breads, especially the chocolate bread. Bottled water available every day in your room and throughout the property. Bring a waterproof or water-resistant bag to carry stuff to the boat or the beach and it helps to have zip-lock baggies of assorted sizes, to keep things dry. Also pack Neosporin and band-aids for minor cuts from shells on the beach. Lots of activities available--tennis, sailing, volleyball, ping-pong, snorkeling and diving. If you're a new diver, this is the perfect place to come and get experience and build up confidence. If you're considering getting certified, this is also the place for you. All equipment is provided--I brought my own mask and fins--but not necessary and took up a lot of luggage space. If you're an experienced diver, you will have lots of opportunities to dive, including Wed. night dives. Staff very friendly and accommodating, service was terrific, and I really can't come up with any complaints. I knew what to expect with the rooms, so if you're okay with basic accommodations, you won't be disappointed. The food was good, the entertainment nightly after dinner was lively and fun, and the beach and water beautiful. Water was in the 80's, air temp. in July in high 80's. Lots of chairs on the beach in shade under canopies, so it was easy to avoid burning. But bring and use sunscreen. There were no noticeable bugs, nor did I get bitten. But I brought Off Bug Spray with me anyway, although did not use. This was the trip I was expecting and I was not disappointed in any respect.
My girlfriend and I just came back from a week long trip. The staff was always very friendly and helpful (shout out to Bill, Ally, Geoff, and Jerry). As long as you have reasonable expectations with regards to the accommodations, you'll have a blast. If you're expecting a 5 star resort, look elsewhere. With that said, you get far more than what you pay for -- we didn't have to pull our wallets out once while we were at the resort. They offer plenty of activities, such as snorkeling, sailings, kayaking, paddle boarding, and flying trapeze. We also had a ton of fun during the Armada, which I recommend everyone do. Be sure to go to Sharkies at 5 for live music and snacks. Overall, we'd recommend club med and this resort, especially if you're looking for a kid-free vacation.
Beach great. Amenities and service lacking. Adult day care, not a resort. No luxury here. Stay somewhere else in Turks. True, no kids, but I would rather have the kids than stay here. No fun. This place reminds me of a dirty holiday at the place they stayed in on the movie Dirty Dancing, but not near as nice or fun.
I can't believe I've come back to this place three times in the past year. I'm a seasoned traveler, having visited over 40 countries with a 21 year old daughter. I've never returned to the same place more than once ever before. This time I brought a significant other also. I initially thought against bringing her because I thought it wasn't glamorous enough. But I realized it was more fun than anywhere else, and that's the kind of girl she is. This place IS fun. No matter what you want, it is here. If you want solitude, you can find it. If you want romance, here too. If you want activities and a social life, this is second to none. I'm a seasoned diver, so this satisfies my diving desires.The diving here is rated among the top ten places to dive on Earth. Sea Safari runs the dive and snorkel operations. The crew and boats are as good as it gets and ALL the staff are extremely friendly. Kudos to Nick, the boss, Vicky, Clydel, Stuart, Paco, AJ,...they are a big reason for my returns.They also have decent gear for rent. Every day they offer a free diving experience for the uninitiated in the pool. And certification if you choose !The beach is spectacular and endless. Club Med has the largest beach of any of the resorts here. Ask for a beach umbrella at the towel station and enjoy it in the water. One of my favorite things here ! There are plenty of cabanas on the beach if you choose that route. There are plenty of other things to enjoy here including tennis, SUP's, kayaks, sail boats, a great pool...etc, all included.One of my favorite experiences was provided by Gerry, the purchasing director. As a former chef, I was curious about the foods and preparations. I enjoyed immensely my numerous meals and socializing with Gerry ! The lengths that CM goes to assure the highest quality and health standards is impressive. They purchase well known brands, like Tyson chicken, steering away foods with antibiotics, growth hormones, etc. The wines are all produced in France, free of sulfites etc found in US wines, and frankly, not bad! Feel free to grab a bottle or two when sitting for a meal. Once food has been brought out to the buffets, it never returns to the kitchen to be re-served ! Everything is prepared fresh for every meal.Every afternoon at 5PM, the beach bar Sharkys has entertainment and bar food....a great place for socializing.I could go on and on, but if this is not enough to convince you why this is a great place...keep searching, I doubt you'll find a more fun and reasonably priced place to visit. my one beef...the wifi could be improved....I was told it is on it's way.
As the first resort on the island, Club Med secured the best and probably longest beachfront property. The wind was always either offshore or along the shore and sunsets were stunning! The adult only environment and peacefulness of no screaming or squealing kids was especially enjoyed. My room was very comfortable and nicely decorated. The exterior of the buildings were a little tired, but will be renovated in the near future. As a solo traveler, it was was easy to meet other guests and the staff was very friendly. Special kudos to Oscar of the sailing staff, Pierre from snorkeling, and Nicole from show productions. There were many activities to participate in or not. And yes, the food was very good with abundant choices.
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 48 suites
- 2 pools
- Fitness centre
- Scuba diving / watersports (fee)
- Tour desk
- Coffee maker
- Hair dryer
- Alarm clock
- Iron/ironing board
- DVD Player
- 1 king bed, 1 queen sofa bed
- Pool view
- 679 square feet
- Mini fridge
- Balcony or Patio
- Maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child
- Pool view
- 1098 square feet
- Living room
- Dining room
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Coffee maker
- Balcony or Patio
- All cutlery, dishes, and pots and pans
- Maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
Resort Location Map
Villa Del Mar Turks and CaicosProvidenciales,Turks And Caicos Islands
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- Extra Info
Providenciales, TKCA 1ZZ Providenciales
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