Villa Del Mar Turks and Caicos
- What's Included
Club Med Turkoise is low-key, informal, laid back and very relaxing. If you want a fancy air-conditioned high-rise resort, this is not the place for you. If you want to informally interact with lots of happy people, many of them physically active in sailing, swimming, tennis, golf, snorkeling, scuba, etc., this is a great choice.The food was very good--not gourmet, but not a problem. Three buffets per day and plenty of choices at each, plus some late afternoon fare at Sharkies. The GOs were all super--very friendly and welcoming. Francis, the chief of village, was ever-present, positive, friendly, and not only listened to, but invited concerns and suggestions to make things better. He and Jose Luis worked very well together and overall there seemed to be an excellent "team" culture amongst the staff. Sailing was great; Joey took us on a super ride/lesson. Biggest plus for me was the scuba (which of course is an extra charge). As a new diver who just got certified this past summer, I was a bit nervous about doing my first ocean/boat dives. Those concerns were quickly and completely laid to rest. Valerie, Victoria, Stuart, Doctor Bob and all the rest of the scuba folks were professional, experienced, patient, reassuring, positive, helpful...the list goes on and on. Of course, the dives were fabulous, due both to the location and the expertise and experience of the instructors leading us. Overall, Turkoise was a great experience. We felt like part of the family by the end of the trip. This was our second year there and we've already booked for next year. Highly recommended.
We just returned from a week at Club Med. I was a great value for a 3 star hotel. Staff were pleasant and helpful. The beach is unbelievable. It sand is like fine sugar and water beautiful - turquoise. There was plenty of shade - we never had a problem getting shade on the beach. We walked miles on beach every day - it was beautiful. The food is buffet and okay. They frequently ran out of glasses, coffee and certain types of food if you weren't there when they openened. Bring your own insulated mug because the glass size in tiny and you will have to refill often. We stayed in a deluxe room which was updated and fine. Overall we would return again just for the beautiful beach.
This is our second time back to this club med. Last year we went for a week, this year ten days. Next year 2 weeks. The rooms are simple and very spacious, like bungalows. Exactly what we wanted. we did NOT want a fancy hotel with elevators. The food is healthy delicious and plentiful . The STAFF is fantastic!! The G.O's are energetic, professional, and skilled at their craft. We sailed with Joey, we did Zumba and fitness with Alex and Melinda and Nicole. very staff member was extremely personable and authentic from the customer service, Arthur, to Mau , rose and Kelly at the boutique, up to Francis the chief. Jose Luis, Jessica, Victoria, Emily at Trapeze, everyone, amazing. It is obvious that the GO's love their work and take pride in the club med village and being on the team. I felt like this was my home and I was part of a family. I learned new skills and I had so much fun being in the moment. The atmosphere is so joyful. Met wonderful people at meals. Can't say enough good things. Thank you club med for a life affirming vacation.
Grace Bay is beautiful, that is for sure. However, the Club Med resort that resides there leaves much to be desired. We have been to many Club Meds, but this is apparently the first 3 Trident one we have visited. It will be our last. Dirty glassware, cigarette butts and such, littered the place, with some piles being left for days. The food was subpar, with many guests we talked to telling us where they had reservations for dinner each night. We knew the main dining hall was closed due to a fire in early December, but were assured we would not be disappointed. The one main dining room featured the same exact breakfast every day, dried out hamburgers and hotdogs for lunch, along with other tepid buffet items. At dinner, the baked fish was the standout, always good and tasty. Sharkies was where everyone wanted to eat, the beachside bar, where the fish tacos ruled. Unfortunately, dinner was not allowed there unless you purchased a bottle of wine first - this from an all-inclusive resort. That became a new rule our 2nd day there, and we were told the rules changed again the next day in that you actually had to purchase some of the food as well. Talking to the Chef de Village was not as helpful as hoped. We did notice a few more glasses getting picked up the day after the conversation, but it did not last. Not sure if the issues are caused by the number of Tridents that rank it or the simple fact that this Club Med might be past it's prime.
Club Med used to be a great place to travel solo. A hostess would greet you at all meals and seat you at a table with others that spoke your language. It was an easy way to meet a lot of people. This was not my experience this past week. While I realize they had a fire in the main restaurant and had to redo the specialty one to service everyone the greeters just stood at the door and told me to find a seat. It happened to be a week with LOTS of very large groups who ate meals and did things in smaller subsets but were very exclusive. I had many meals alone and spent 2 happy hours at Sharkies feeling invisible. I am not shy and approached people at meals and at the bar and was able to join in sometimes but also left out of their group conversations that were already going on. I wound up changing my flight and coming home two days early. I have never done that before. The rooms are quite dated and have been. This year I only had a hot shower 3 of the days. The armada and Nick and his sailing staff were great. Melinda the fitness instructor was fabulous.I miss the old inclusive, fun Club Med. I would not return.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
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
- 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
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Providenciales, TKCA 1ZZ Providenciales
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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