frequently asked questions
Q.: How far is the beach from the villa ?
A.: The villa is 80 meters from the beach in the area of Grace Bay called the Coral Garden. The guests use a private sandy pathway to reach the beach in less than 2 minutes from the villa. The villa staff prepares daily loungers and umbrella for the guests exclusive use.
Q: Where exactly in Grace Bay is the villa located ?
A.: Grace Bay beach is about 6 miles long in total. Since it is so long, other names have been given to differentiate the various sections. As the beach begins on the west side at the mouth of the Turtle Cove Marina, the first section is called Turtle Cove, 2 miles eastward from there is the section named The Bight, where Villa Islander is located. the next landmark is Point Grace, then Grace Bay proper, then Leeward. The entire beach is public and can be walked without interruptions from start to finish.
Q.: How far are supermarkets ? and how expensive they are?
A.: The best supermarkets in the Island are the Graceway IGA and Graceway Gourmet. Both are 4 kilometer from the villa and require a 5 min car drive. They are open everyday from 7 am to 9 pm (alcohol is not sold on Sundays) . The supermarkets are very well stocked, the majority of popular US brands are available, but prices are in general 50% more expensive than in the mainland, due to shipping and import costs.
Q.: What is included in the rate ?
A.: The rates covers the rental of the entire villa and the use of its facilities. It also include the staff: Housekeeping daily from 11 am to 2 pm; Security Service from 6 pm to 6 am; Daily set up of beach chairs and umbrellas in Grace bay beach.
Q.: What form of transportation is available ? Is there Uber in Turks and Caicos?
A.: There is no Uber in TCI, but there are a number of reputable taxi operators with a good fleet of new A/C vans spacious enough to carry 8- 10 passengers per vehicle. Taxis don’t use meters, but have fixed fares per person depending of the distance. A ride from the airport to the villa is $ 12.00 per person o/w. Shorter rides from villa to restaurants/supermarket are about $ 6.00 per person o/w (min 2 persons). The most common alternative is to rent your own vehicle, which will give you more freedom and the ability to explore the rest of the Island. The main car rental companies are: Hertz, Avis, Budget, Grace Bay car rentals. Please note that in TCI driving is on the left.
Q.: If we rent 2 bedrooms only, will the other rooms be occupied by other guests while we are there ?
A.: No, the rate for 2 or 3 bedroom occupancy implies that the unused rooms will stay empty and not rented or occupied by other guests. You will have the entire villa to yourself.