Although this is my first official tripadvisor post I've been stalking this forum for years now. :) I am trying to pull off a trip this November or December to Grace Bay and could use some advice.
The trip would be for my fiance and I for 5 nights. A little about us - we've traveled all over the Caribbean, drove through Mexico, been to Europe, etc. I had thought I had found places I loved and then in May 2012 I visited Turks & Caicos with some girlfriends and I fell head over heels in love with the island. I've been talking about getting back there with my fiance since I returned, literally. Here's the catch - he's traveled extensively and is very much a "see as much as you can while on vacation" person meaning he hates the idea of staying in one spot for 5 nights. I plan on keeping us busy and I'm hoping he loves the island as much as I do.
Anyways! I previously stayed at a villa in the Turtle Cove area and loved it but for us I think we will stay on the beach. I've narrowed my search down to The Alexandra or Royal West Indies due to our budget...things I am hoping for - somewhere close enough to bike to Green Bean Cafe, a sauna or hot tub of some sort, walkable to great food (we went to Mango Reef and Somewhere on our girls trip and loved both places, I know Mango is at the Alexandra), walkable to the grocery store (I know this may be pushing it :) ) A place that would allow us to bring a potcake back for the day would be a huge plus but not a requirement. This forum helped me SO much for the girls trip in 2012 so thank you. :)
We are aiming for mid-November or the first week in December and I was wondering if anyone had thoughts on which would be a better time to go? I'm from Boston and three weeks here can mean a pretty decent shift in weather so I figured it was worth asking! I've found some good deals and I think we are leaning towards the Alexandra but I'm open to suggestions...I'd like to rent a car for at least one day to get back to Taylor Bay, etc.
Sorry this is so long! Thanks!