Time of Visit: May 2015
Type of room: Standard Garden View. Other upgraded room options available.
Suited for: Solo travelers or Couples
Average Pricing: $175/night (depending on the time of year). Highly suggest you check their site first for lowest prices vs using other sites to book. More details and a discount code below.
Ports of Call Resort is centrally located in the beautiful area of Grace Bay on Providenciales in the island of Turks and Caicos. It is just a short 15 minute drive from Providenciales Airport (PLS), making it easy to get to by cab or shared airport transportation. It’s location makes renting a car into an option and not a necessity.
The resort is only a block and a half away from the beach making it ideal for those who want a hotel in a prime location that doesn’t exhaust their budget. Ports of Call provides beach chairs on the beach and a shuttle to take you to the beach, but i recommend you make the easy 3-5 minute walk.
While the resort may not be a huge luxury resort, it does provide very comfortable accommodations. Staying here feels like you are visiting your vacation home on the Island. The rooms are good size suites with a comfortable bed, powerful air conditioner, a couch and mini fridge. The rooms are also equipped with a coffee maker, WiFi, a blow dryer, an iron, iron board, shampoo and conditioner.
The staff is very helpful and welcoming. We felt like we had been coming here for years, which says a lot about the type of experience you should expect. There are no restaurants inside the hotel, instead they are located right across in the Ports Of Call plaza. The plaza is made up of different shops, a salon, spa and a couple of bar and restaurants. Located to the left of the hotel, is an IGA grocery store where you can do some shopping for basics you might need for your stay on the Island.
About a 10 minute walk from the hotel, in either direction, you will find more restaurant options to choose from. You can also rent a bike from Caicos Wheels, located in the Ports of Call Plaza, and ride along either direction to explore the Island and visit other beaches. This is the great thing about Ports of Call Resort, unlike huge luxury resorts who have everything inside, it encourages people to explore Providenciales and not just the resort grounds.
Ports of Call Resort has a bar located by the pool with reasonable drink prices and a friendly bartender. If you need a gym to stay on track with your fitness goals, there is a small fitness center located inside the resort. You will also find a pool table to pass some time and a small hammock area to relax in while catching some sun. The resort also provides a free complimentary continental breakfast in the small dining area every morning to it’s guest. While the breakfast might not be extravagant, it is a great way to grab a snack that will hold you over until lunch time. The Island is expensive, so anyone who is looking to cut a few corners will greatly appreciate this nice gesture on the resort’s behalf.
Ports of Calls Resort is one of the few hotels in which we have gotten a better rate by booking directly with them. They often have great deals that make it easier for people to get to experience the beauty of Turks and Caicos. The resort is currently is running a 20% discount now for 2016 Early Winter Bookings. If you want to travel this summer, there are free nights on 5 and 7 night minimum stays. Wait there’s more, to all Suzzstravels readers there is also an additional 5% off Best Available Rates. To redeem the discount just mention “SuzzsTravels” in the Special Request section of the reservation. You must book directly on Ports of Call Resort website. After the resort gets your booking they will adjust the price accordingly. You can email or call them after booking to confirm.
If you area heading to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, and you are looking for a place to stay that encompasses the peace, quiet and comfort you are seeking make sure you check out the Ports of Call Resort.