Ganesvoort -Turks & Caicos

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While kids are welcome at this hip Turks and Caicos island resort, the crowd is definitely on more grown-up side. We brought our young (ages 4 and 6) kids here and had a nice family vacation, as we met 2-3 other families with young kids in tow . With only 91 rooms, two restaurants and one pool, it’s definitely one of the smaller more intimate hotels on the island. If low-key isn’t your families thing and you don’t want to worry about your young kids disturbing the honeymooners, than you might want to consider one of the other island properties. From what we hear Beaches, the all-inclusive resort just a few doors down is the ultimate in family fun when it comes to visiting Turks & Caicos. However, if you are a young and hip family with children who will blend into the super chill vibe,  than you might want to consider staying at the Ganesvoort.

Flying to

More and more flights are now offering direct flights into Turks & Caicos, and depending on where you departing from, you might be lucky enough to score one. The hotel is less than a 30 minute drive from the airport and the hotel concierge can help you arrange for transportation.

The Rooms

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The cool-toned rooms are super modern and sleek in design. The hotel offers various configurations from studio to Presidential suite. Oceanfront rooms have sweeping views of the turquoise waters and white powder beaches that lay just steps away. Some of the views from the ground floor rooms don’t offer quite the same level of wow.

Luxurious amenities include (depending on room):

  • Full breakfast buffet in Stelle
  • Suites with full kitchens equipped with state-of-the-art Liebherr, Gaggenau + Bosch appliances
  • Superior bathrooms featuring separate spa tubs and custom, glass-encased Kohler Watertile rain showers
  • Electric blackout blinds
  • Plush Frette towels and robe
  • Laptop-sized in room safe
  • Daily housekeeping and evening turn down service
  • WiFi
  • LCD TVs, DVD players and Bose iPod docking stereos
  • Sterling Hospitality Sleep System beds with 400 thread count Frette bedding

Dining

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There are two restaurants on site, both family friendly.

Stelle, offers stunning design with outdoor seating overlooking the pool. The menu offers options from both land and sea, with some Caribbean flair. The restaurant also serves breakfast daily.

Zest, is by far the more casual of the two restaurants. Sandy feet and flip flops are welcome at this beach side spot. On the menu… an assortment of salads, burgers, wraps and pizzas.

The Pool

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The picturesque infinity-edge pool is the main focal point of the hotel. The pool has four “private islands”, which offer more cache than anything, starting at an extra $75 (more during peak season). There are only four of them, and they do need to be reserved ahead of time. We hit the beach first and brought our kids to the pool later in the day, when it cleared out a bit and we didn’t have to be as worried about the noise level.

Additional pool amenitiesganesvoort-turk-caicos-hot-tub

  • Full Wait Service
  • Proximity to restrooms
  • Umbrella covered chairs
  • Hot Tub

 

The Beach

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The beach that the Ganesvoort sits on is absolutely stunning. It’s possibly the softest sand we have ever sank our toes into. We spent most of our time at the beach, as it afforded more of an opportunity for our kids to be kids than at the pool.

The beach amenities include

  • Beach beds and pods (extra charge)
  • Towel and wait service
  • Small boat and kayak rentals
  • Use of snorkel equipment, kayaks, paddle boards and Hobie cats

The Spa

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Exhale, the the hotel’s full service spa located right on property. They offer a bit of everything from cleansing facials to relaxing massages in a tranquil and serene environment. They also offer mind and body classes in a beautiful outdoor space where you can enjoy the cool ocean breezes as you take a break from the family and restore inner peace.

Additional Family Amenities at the Ganesvoort

  • DVDs available to borrow ganesvoort-turks-caicos-watersports-kids-boat
  • Babysitting available upon request

 

 

Excitement Level:

Chill

Kid Population:

Expect more kids during winter holiday seasons, than summer months when babymooners and honeymooners abound.

Ambiance:

Beach Chic

Highlights:

  • Friendly & Professional Service
  • Sleek decor and breathtaking beach
  • Beautiful and tranquil pool
  • Intimate setting

Lowlights:

  • Limited to two restaurants
  • Lots of added resort fees
  • Not near shopping or town
  • Limited activities for kids
  • Pool gets crowded
  • No Kids Club

Takeaway:

The Ganesvoort Turks & Caicos is a great option if you are looking for an upscale Caribbean getaway, and your kids don’t require a lot of stimulus or a ton of other kids to keep entertained. If you are all about chilling out under the sun, than you might want to consider this property. For us, we are going to hold off on visiting again until our kids are older or better yet, staying at grandma’s for the weekend.

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