Over the past 20 years, the Turks and Caicos has gone from a relatively unknown Caribbean island to one that attracts the top 1% of wealth across the world. The number of celebrity sightings you’ll see per square mile on this tiny island (45min drive from ear-to-ear) might just rival Hollywood.
The question is..what is it about Providenciales, Turks and Caicos that attracts such niche clientele?
As one of the most popular beachfront villa rental companies on the island, we have a few ideas as to why this might be.
#1 A Caribbean island that has all the 1st world amenities you could ever dream of
Private chefs, catering, high-class restaurants, private yachts, endless water activities and straight-out-of-a-magazine looking beachfront Villas that scream opulence are all commonplace. Yet, the thing that makes Provo special is that it’s all surrounded by palm trees, bumpy roads, a tiny local population of 23,000 and buildings that aren’t allowed to be over 7 floors (that’s a real law).
(photo from @bigblueunlimited on Instagram)
The result of all this becomes a haven for people that desperately need a break from their jam-packed everyday work lives in return for relaxation and peace of mind. They don’t mind spending the money because that’s why they’ve worked those endless 70 hours weeks. They’ve earned it. Money is not as much of an option as they have the resources. Having the ability to not think about grocery shopping, house errands, work problems is more important. Due to their successful careers, they’re used to a certain way of life and that’s why the Turks and Caicos is the perfect vacation spot for them.
#2 Direct Flight Accessibility
Luxury is synonymous with convenience. Convenience is synonymous with saving time..and time is truly the ultimate currency for all of our lives. We pay for time in all forms of our lives whether that’s driving instead of taking the bus or taking a private jet instead of going commercial. While we don’t all own private jets, what we do appreciate is a direct flight.
Because let’s be honest, we’re too old to be taking multiple connecting flights that span 24 hours to get to a destination. And by too old, we mean we simply don’t want to.
Here are a few of the direct flights offered:
New York to Provo – 3 hrs 35min
Atlanta to Provo – 3hrs 5min
Boston to Provo – 3hrs 45min
Dallas to Provo – 4hours
Miami to Provo – 1hr 45min
Did we mention that Provo has a population of 23,000? And you can go to one end of the island to the other in under 45minutes?
All of this makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a quiet tropical island with nobody to bother you. It’s like discovering a hidden gem that’s been slowly but surely developing over time. It’s not quite there yet but that’s exactly why you love it.
The lack of noise is what’s noticeable, and it encourages your mind to be peaceful and simply…..*gasp*….relax. For busy people that live their everyday lives in hustle-bustle places like New York City, Atlanta, Dallas, Boston or any major big American city then the pause in pace couldn’t be more welcoming.
You can read a book in your hammock as you look over the ocean, dine out at a world-class restaurant and go snorkeling in the morning all with barely speaking to anybody! The choice is yours.
#4 World-Class Villas
You know those vacation homes you see in magazines? Or more likely Instagram if we talking about 2018. They might have an infinity pool (or two) and architecture that would you can’t help but appreciate like a beautiful painting. As a young kid, you’d look at these homes in awe and wish that one day you could live in them.
Well..we’re here to tell you that Providenciales is chalk FULL of them and it’s breathtaking. These aren’t hotels or resorts where you’re packed in like sardines amongst other tourists, but the multi-million dollar beachfront villas built with no other purpose than for single families vacationing by the beach.
You won’t be hearing your neighbor’s loud music in these as each plot of land has villas evenly spaced out. Think of it as a small gated community where the only times you may run into each other is if you’re walking down the beach at the same time. Privacy is probably the #1 reason that an endless amount of celebrities vacation in the Turks and Caicos.
There a Certain Magic About the Turks and Caicos
As much as we try to describe the indescribable, the only way you’ll find out the true beauty of Provo is if you visit. You need to take in all the senses *insert link to other blog* and feel it. Words will not do it justice and photos surely will not either. There’s a reason that the world is discovering hearing more and more about this tiny Caribbean island. World travels fast and the Turks and Caicos from 20 years ago is very different from the one that exists today, yet the magic is still there.
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Discover the Islands
For all things Turks and Caicos, exciting recommendations, and the best ways to enjoy your time in the sun, read these journals written by the TC Villas’ team. Read about our best experiences so you can make amazing memories too!