Just returned from a seven night stay at Tarek's villa at Villa Del Mar. We were two adults and three children and we really could not have asked for anything better. The villa is on the ground floor in the "B" building right in front of the pool. The villa is clean, very well-kept and modern, with two spacious bedrooms (one with king and one with double), two flat screen televisions (one in the king bedroom and one in the living room), pull-out couch, full kitchen, bath and separate shower, washer and dryer and free wifi. Daily (and unobtrusive) maid service included. (Most other villa resorts do not include daily maid service for free.) The convenience of being on the ground floor and keeping an eye on our kids while in the pool from our furnished patio was immeasurable.
Continental breakfast at the pool bar (coffee, juice, tea, bagels, danishes, cereal and fruit) was great as was the attendant Keisha. The pool and grounds are cleaned/maintained twice EVERY day by two very hard working pool attendants and they will even cut down a coconut from the surrounding trees for fresh coconut milk!!! The front desk staff is also very helpful and friendly.
The beach is a one minute walk through the Grace Bay Club resort - it is really that close. Once at the beach, there is a beach attendant who will provide you with towels, chairs and umbrella and a wonderful smile. There is also a variety of restaurants and shops within a three to five minute walking distance so unless you want to explore other beaches or the island, there is really no reason to rent a car; don't forget they drive on the left!!! The supermarket, while expensive compared to the U.S. is five minute walk and pretty well stocked. Not surprisingly, there are many tourists shopping at the market to cook in their villas. (Many other families we met and spoke with, both at Villa Del Mar and other hotels, brought boxed food from home such as pancake mix, cereal, pasta, snacks, etc. Some even brought meat and chicken!!!) there are also two communal Weber grills by the pool bar that were always in use.
We also took a 1/2 day snorkeling tour with a stop at Iguana Island with Island Adventures (ask the beach attendant) that was wonderful - thanks Moe and Lou!!!
All in all you cannot go wrong traveling to Turks and Caicos and staying at this villa at Villa Del Mar!!!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: John, thank you very much for taking the time to write your review about your wonderful experience at our unit. We are delighted that it was a fantastic time for you and your family and hope you will come back and visit in the not to distant future. Safe travels!
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