Caicos Beach Condominiums
Formerly known as the Ocean Beach Hotel and Condominiums, the Caicos Beach Condominiums is a small, mid-range luxury property on the North Caicos island.
North Caicos is the second largest island in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Situated 12 miles northeast of Providenciales, North Caicos is well serviced by sea and air transport. Normally a flight by small plane takes about 12 minutes from Providenciales and 30 minutes by ferry (to Sandy Point Ferry Terminal). North Caicos is a quiet, unspoiled island that is sparsely populated. The island’s population of less than 1,500 mostly live in the settlements of Bottle Creek, Whitby, Kew and Sandy Point on the eastern coast of North Caicos.
Caicos Beach Condominiums is situated in Whitby, and is one among the very few hotel and vacation rental properties in the North Caicos. A One Floor-One Bedroom Beachfront Suite ($269 per night; Double occupancy) comes fully equipped with a kitchen, living and dining room. The combo unit has daybeds, a master bedroom (queen) and bath. The Two Floor-Two Bedroom Beachfront Suite ($339 per night; Double occupancy) comes equipped with kitchen, living and dining room, 2 bedrooms and 2 private baths. The lowest priced Beachfront room ($189 per night) features a bedroom and private bath.
No matter which room you stay in, a few steps from the condo unit lands you on the quaint, white sandy beach that will leave you awestruck. The beaches on North Caicos are vast, unspoilt and fairly deserted, giving visitors the impression of having an entire beach to themselves. The protective barrier reef surrounding the island breaks the force of the Atlantic Ocean waves, making swimming in these waters very safe for children and adults alike. If guests wish to swim in a pool, the Caicos Beach Condominiums has one on the property by the garden.
Karen Preikschat, who owned the property under the Ocean Beach Hotel name, still runs the onsite Silver Palms Restaurant, which comes highly recommended by guests. The restaurant serves the freshest seafood and guests can ask Karen to cook up whatever the restaurant can possibly cook up on request. Special dietary needs of guests can be catered to if the staff is notified in advance. Furthermore, guests can hire locals who are available to cook meals for you and deliver to your room. North Caicos doesn’t have much to call a nightlife, but guests can choose from a few other restaurants on the island if they wish to try something new.
When it comes to activities on the island, Caicos Beach Condominiums’ onsite Rental Manager can assist guests in planning island sightseeing tours, fishing tours, private boating excursions, snorkeling, kayaking, and windsurfing to name a few. Car and bicycle rentals are also available to guests.
What North Caicos can boast about is having the largest flock of Pink Flamingos in the Turk and Caicos Islands. This along with Wades Green Plantation and the lush greenery is why North Caicos is nicknamed the “Garden Island” of the Turks and Caicos archipelago. Other island sight-seeing activities include excursion tours to witness local crafts such as straw-work that are still practiced on the island.
The staff at Caicos Beach Condominiums can make arrangements for everything from transportation to and fro North Caicos from the neighboring islands; pick up groceries for your long stay at the condo or any other special requests guests may have. Although the hotel takes credit cards, North Caicos does not have many ATM machines and guests are advised to bring travelers checks and cash in US dollars.
North Caicos isn’t an island destination for those seeking the usual resort experience and water sport adventures. Instead, if you seek relaxation, peace and quiet, and wish to be away from as many people as possible, North Caicos is the place for you. Caicos Beach Condominiums are a great choice if you are looking for something simple and yet, come with everything you expect from a beautiful beach paradise. Turquoise waters, colorful coral reef, powdery white sand for miles and miles… and privacy. All this at a price that is considered great value, Caicos Beach Condominiums should be a choice worth considering when choosing to holiday at the North Caicos.
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