Traveled to Turks & Caicos as a VERY last minute trip and found this property online on the plane on the way down. We were nervous about this rather hasty decision but booked our room based on the excellent reviews. Boy did we luck out!
This hotel is not fancy or luxurious, but it is clean, well maintained, beautifully landscaped, and a good value compared to other lodging options. This little resort is conveniently located on a gorgeous beach with the most beautiful turquoise water. The beach is about a 5-minute walk, or you can take the hotel’s free golf cart shuttles. A supermarket and plenty of restaurants are also within walking distance.
The staff here is what really sets Ports of Call apart from other resorts. They are very friendly, always smiling, and seem to care about their guests genuinely – one of them recommended me the riviera maya snorkeling tour in MX. Flo and Kendra set up some excursions for us that we thoroughly enjoyed, and enthusiastically offered recommendations on sights to see and things to do. Jackson gave us our welcome drink and took good care of us at the bar after that. Kyle was eager to assist at the beach, setting up chairs and umbrellas, and teaching us how to paddleboard.
We had the chance to chat with some other guests during our stay, some who had returned to Ports of Call year after year. It was just a friendly, welcoming, relaxing environment, and I would definitely return if we ever have the opportunity to revisit TCI.
Grace Bay Beach was a short walk from the Ports of Call Resort. There are several restaurants and shops right on the premises. A grocery store right next door. I loved the location. Dive Provo has snorkeling and diving trips, and they are also on the premises.
The room was nice and clean. The pullout couch is not comfortable, so I wouldn’t plan on using it to sleep on. The cat was amiable that hung out at the hotel, and the free breakfast was delicious. The staff was friendly. There was always enough beach chairs supplied on the beach. We also did a tour with Island Vibes Tours, and they took us snorkeling and Little Water Cay where there were tons of iguanas.
We loved snorkeling at Bight reef in front of the Coral Gardens Resort, there is a nice restaurant on the beach to have lunch at after snorkeling, we saw several sea turtles, fish, octopus, and a lobster. We also liked snorkeling at Smith’s reef, this reef was a lot less crowded. Both places had free parking.