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“We loved the beach and the resort staff were very helpful”
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Ocean Club Resort
Ranked #24 of 44 Hotels in Providenciales
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 March 2009

This resort is located on a calm beach. We were very happy with our hotel room. we stayed one of the deluxe room. It was spacious. It had a kitchen area complete with cooking utensils, washser and drier. It had a large balcony which was screened.
We stayed there between March 8 and March 15. At the beginning there was zero fly, insects, and musquitos. But as time passed, we observed that the number of musquitos started to increase slightly. But it never bothered us. Weather got a little bit cool at night. It was windy at times.
We loved the beach. The hotel is situated in a calm area. There weren't a lot of noisy kids around. Music levels were kept low. So it is a nice area to relax and unwind. The food is pricey. There is a restaurant bar adjacent to the otel, which is less expensive. We ate there a lot. Their food was good. I think it was called Flamingo Cafe. It is located inside a local cultural market.
The hotel has a shuttle that takes you to their sister hotel which is located at West. There you can find more restaurant alternatives and there is a small downtown area you can walk. We took that shuttle to go to Grace Bay Club's bar and restaurant. They had a nice long bar that was called infiniti bar. It was very cool. The food and drinks are really expensive there but it was an experience you have to try.
Our overall experience with this hotel was very satisfactory. Its staff were helpful and kind.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2009

Made a reservation through the internet, the pictures are of Ocean Club WEST not east, the quality of the rooms are night and day between the two, west being much nicer. Beaches are great service is good, just make sure you clarify a preference for west and stay far away from east because they will pull the bait and switch on the internet by only showing pictures of the west property then sticking you in the crappy east property.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank FLYG4G5
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Reviewed 7 February 2009

Ocean Club has two properties on Grace Bay (Providenciales, Turks & Caicos). The original resort, just over 20 years old, is at the East end of the bay, and the newer resort, approx 10 years old, is right in the middle of the bay. Both resorts are very similar: same style and similar layout, beach-side restaurant, pool, fitness center, tennis court. We chose the original Ocean Club (East) as it is a little quieter, situated away from other resorts.

We stayed in a Studio room, which is small (400 sq ft) with a kitchenette (microwave, hotplate, fridge, sink, dishes, cutlery, etc) but is all we needed, as we don't spend too much time in our room. Given the resort is 20 years old, the room was what we expected. Very clean and well appointed. Most of the balconies are screened in (although we didn't have any bug-related issues at all in February), and the studio rooms have very small balconies that overlook the parking area. To get a beach or pool view, you'd need to book a Junior Suite.

The restaurant on-site at Ocean Club is good. Casual setting with a great view of the water, good food, and friendly staff. The Opus Restaurant is attached to the resort, and was fantastic. The ambiance was great, service was good, and the food very good. One thing about Turks and Caicos, all restaurants are very expensive (appies $10-15, entrees $25-40, desserts $15, all in USD), so plan on spending at minimum of $50 each for dinner (much more at the higher end restaurants)

The resort is kept very clean. The 2 pools at Ocean Club East are cleaned every day, the rooms are kept very clean, the beach and pool chairs are in good condition and very clean. The staff do a great job of keeping everything in order, and well maintained.

The fitness center is okay, with free-weights, a universal-machine, a couple tread-mills and bikes. We didn't use the Spa-Tropique services that are available, so can't comment there.

The beach is absolutely incredible, with powder-white-sand that stretches for 12 miles. Umbrellas, beach-lounge chairs and tables are all laid out on the beach for use, and the restaurant bar is only a few steps away. Sunsets can be amazing, and the happy hour specials encourage everyone to come watch.

Free shuttle service to the Ocean Club West, which allows you to walk to 5 or 6 other restaurants (within a 10 minute walk), or you can walk the beach to other restaurants (quite a few choices within a 20-30 minute walk). We stalked up the kitchen with breakfast and lunch foods (IGA Grocery Store is a cab-ride away) and ate out every night. Never had a bad restaurant experience, they were all good, just pricey.

If you're looking for a place to unwind, sit on the beach, or by the pool, and not have to worry about anything, with a beautiful setting, then Ocean Club will be a great place!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2009

My family of six went to Ocean Club Resorts - East in TCI this past December/January 2009 for some scuba. We booked a 2 bedroom condo which is tight for sex people, but the condo is spacious and included a large screened deck. We were fortunate to be in B building which is right next to the beach and casual dining area. The condos are slightly run down as to be expected from a 20+ year old complex. For instance, mattresses were not firm, but since these are individually owned, it might be hit or miss. They were reasonably maintained and cleaned daily. Being next to the beach, we would leave the sliding glass doors opened at night and listen to the crashing waves. The complex itself has only a few amenities (pool, 1 tennis court, and casual dining outside.) Casual dining food was only ok and service poor (even poor considering just Caribbean standards.) Beach is very nice and protected by a reef 2+ miles off beach. There is a aquatic center there but you must pay for everything. Casual dining closes at 9 PM which sucks and there is no in room service. There is a nicer restaurant just off the compound called Opus (see my individual review for that). My take on this place: it is relatively cheap by TCI standards for what you get, but temper your expectations and expect to eat mostly away from the condo (or else cook.)

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 November 2008

There was nothing to complain about. The Club was clean, our room was awesome even though it was just a studio and didnt have an ocean view, we were on the third floor and it was pretty private because of the palm trees surrounding us, also the screened in porch was great. We loved sleeping with the sliding glass door open to take advantage of the ocean breeze. Most of the time we didnt need the A/C. The grounds were beautiful and well-maintained. Staff was friendly but not overbearing. We visited OC West and have to say liked ours (Ocean Club) better. It was the perfect atmosphere to relax or just have fun in the sun. We were there in slow season but it was just right for a romantic getaway. Activities were not in full swing but that was okay. The Rum Punch get together on Monday night was fun. Overall people on the island are very friendly and helpful. The vactioners there seemed to all be having a great time and were friendly too. I definetely want to return. I cried my first day back in the States!

Stayed: November 2008
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Reviewed 15 November 2008

Which Ocean Club is Right for You? This review is for Ocean Club Resort - EAST. There is an East Ocean Club and a West Ocean Club. Both face the same direction on the shoreline, so if you're wondering if one sees the sunset and the other doesn't - don't worry - you can see the sunset from both places.

West Ocean Club is slightly newer with more swimming pools. West Ocean Club is also closer to the giant supermarket (better than most supermarkets in the states), the airport and 'downtown'.

East Ocean Club is only a tad older, not as many swimming pools and not as near all the hub bub - so in our opinion, it was quieter and not as many kids running around, in face I think we only saw a couple kids, everyone else was either young couples from the States or Europe. Ocean Club East also has a dive center where you can take diving courses which they teach in one of the shallow pools.

No More Shuttle
Please note that earlier reviews that talked about a shuttle between the two hotels (East & West) and a shuttle around the island are now dated information - the shuttle was canceled so that the taxi cab drivers can make more money.

You can always hitch a free ride (tips appreciated please) with the hotel's taxi driver - Donovan - to Ocean Club West or the Supermarket. Rides to the supermarket are not free, but he'll wait for you while you shop. Feel free to bet Donovan how much $$ and time you will spend at the Supermarket - it's how he makes his side money because you will inevitably spend much more $$ and time in the supermarket than you ever think you will, even if your goal is just to get water.

Hurricane in Sept 2008
We were very lucky to stay at this hotel for a week and leave just a week before the hurricanes hit in September in 2008. I believe this hotel didn't sustain much if any damage - but it's wise to call and check with them. It was ironic because one of the first questions we asked our taxi driver was when the last time a hurricane hit the island - he said 1960 - so I guess it's safe to bet it'll be a while before another hurricane comes to visit T&C.

The Resort
The quietness of this resort, coupled with the AMAZING, relaxing beach they have made this vacation the most relaxing, rejuvenating vacation we've ever had, nothing to stress over, nothing to worry about - the best sand we've ever experienced in a beach - it is extraordinary fine sand. There are comp towels, chairs and umbrellas for guests and walking along the beach is very relaxing and romantic.

Another review mentioned construction nearby - we never saw any or heard any - and given the state of the economy now, I'd be surprised if much new construction was being considered. However, again, given a hurricane recently passed through make sure to ask the hotel.

There are a number of grills on which to cook your food so you can buy meat or whatever at the supermarket and cook it yourself on one of the grills to save money.

We got a one bed room suite - unfortunately these types of rooms do not face the beachfront but it was very quiet and cozy. Small kitchenette so we didn't have to go out to eat every night (buy food from the supermarket) and saved some money - very comfortable beds and the best was the enclosed extremely large balcony which was nice to hang out at night and not have to get bitten by bugs and we could dry out our scuba gear.

AC & Fans worked fine, shower and hot water was fine. Free coffee in the morning in the lobby.

Staff was fine, we didn't have any issues with them - they were always friendly and prompt. Our water heater in our room broke and flooded the hallway in the room - didn't get anything wet but hotel management was very quick to come to the room, clean everything up and fix it - we were very satisfied. In such a relaxing environment, it's hard to stress out over anything.

Come to Ocean Club East if you want to:
1) Get away from it all
2) Relax and forget all your stateside issues
3) Not be bothered by screaming babies
4) Experience one of the best beaches in the world with top notch sand
5) Quiet experience - not looking for the club/party scene
6) Have decent food

The rest of this review is about the scuba diving...

We came primarily for the diving and dove with Caicos Adventures - this is because they had a package deal with this hotel and we felt - have the best boat on the island - a fairly new catamaran which makes for a very pleasant, smooth ride while you're in the boat - about 45 minutes to various dive sites. Diving in T&C is not inexpensive so shop around, although we highly recommend this place compared to all the other mega resorts on the island. Personally in regards to diving I thought there was more to 'see' in Southeast Asia (i.e. Thailand, Fiji etc. etc.). but the warmth and visibility of the water is spectacular - about 100-120 feet completely clear visibility. We dove with 3mm wetsuits and were very happy, you could also be fine with a shorty or if you have really warm blood - a swimsuit and t-shirt. The photos in this review are taken at about 80-90 feet - pretty amazing visibility for that level of depth. Also Caicos requires you to dive with computers which we'd never done before so that was really fun. They also were extremely safe divers - they do very small groups and have a safety stop bar about 15 feet underwater where they make sure you do your 2 minute safety stop - we've never experienced such commitment to diving safety anywhere in the world other than at Caicos Adventures.

Enjoy your stay here - we can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2008

My boyfriend and I had an AMAZING time at the Ocean Club East in Turks and Caicos. We just got back from our 7 night stay on the island. The hotel grounds are absolutely beautiful, lush with gardens and tropical life. The rooms were very clean, and our 1 bedroom suite, was extremely spacious. It felt like we had our own apartment in a tropical paradise. We had our own kitchen, and were able to cook on the days/nights we didn't feel like dinning out. Most mornings we would wake up and make coffee/breakfast and sit on our screened in patio. I was amazed at how friendly and helpful the hotel staff was. Everyone was so welcoming, and ready to offer up suggestions on things to see, where to dine, and what tours to take. One of things I found helpful was the free shuttle that runs between the 2 Ocean Club resorts where you can use amenities at both hotels. We had a fabulous time at the Ocean Club and plan to visit again this year!

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Address: | Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales
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Region: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Providenciales
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Providenciales
#17 Spa Hotel in Providenciales
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Providenciales
Price Range: £223 - £451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Club Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ocean Club Resorts is comprised of two beachfront properties, Ocean Club and Ocean Club West, located one mile apart on stunning Grace Bay Beach. The intimate resorts offer a “Stay at one, Play at both” opportunity for guests to enjoy all the services and amenities of both. An easy stroll down a beautiful stretch of beach is the popular way to get between the two resorts, although guests can be chauffeured by a complimentary shuttle. ... more   less 
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