Villa Tropica

Turks and Caicos




Rob Said...March 1st, 2016
Our extended family of 8 (2 grandparents, 4 adult children/spouses, 2 grandkids (ages 4 yrs and 14 mos)) stayed at Villa Tropica for 10 days in early February, 2015 and could not have had a more enjoyable or relaxing week in the Caicos. For our purposes, the the Villa's expansive and very private and secure-feeling property, the home's layout, and its location in Leeward were absolutely perfect, and options for fun and adventure were never more than a short walk or bike ride away away to keep the young and young-at-heart entertained every day.

The location is a shade north of the downtown Grace Bay area (most restaurants, etc), which means cooking in the Villa's beautiful kitchen and eating on the patio are most convenient. The quiet location also means you can have the beautiful and seemingly endless white strand of Pelican Beach to yourselves.

We spent our days relaxing by the pool, playing around on the large, large property, and at one of two wonderful and easily accessible beaches: the aforementioned Pelican Beach, and the seclusion of the nearly-hidden estuary canal beach where the kids can play and splash to their hearts' delight in the calm, sun-kissed waters.

Pretty great snorkeling and shelling there too! The indefatigable Charlene Escoe can point you in the right direction; you'll only find it if you know where to look!

Come nightfall, you'll need to make your own fun -- I recommend Bambarra rum punch, the pool lights set to party mode, and some island riddims from the boombox (which, along with wi-fi and the condition of the bicycles at the house could stand to be upgraded -- and quite possibly has been in the intervening year).

A parting word about Charlene Escoe: she is the warmest and friendliest person on the island -- on an island of warm, friendly people no less! -- and a wonderful ambassador for the property and Provo in general. She has wonderful recommendations for every type of traveler, including those sunseeking homebodies like us.

Out of our many visits to various destinations in the tropics, Villa Tropica remains the gold standard. Bar none. For context, our same group spent last week on the beach at a VRBO in Bonita Springs, FL, but here I am today finally writing about Villa Tropica -- my memory always brings me back to the Caicos.

Amazing villa for the whole family

Emily M. said...February 25th, 2016
We are a family of 8, including two children, who stayed at the amazing Villa Tropica for a week. We could not have asked for a more relaxing vacation! The minute we walked into the house we were immediately blown away by all of the amenities.

The pool was lovely, there were enough floaties for the whole family and a great spot to do morning yoga. We enjoyed cooking meals in the open and airy kitchen and utilized the grill multiple times. We even grilled a whole local fish we purchased at the Turks and Caicos famous red truck.

Our 3-year old loved the game room and could not get enough of the beach. The location was perfect for our group - close to supermarkets and to one of our favorite restaurants, Coco Bistro. We would highly recommend this property and cannot wait to come back next year.

My Response
Villa Tropica is a real experience of staying in a luxury home at an affordable price. We are happy that you had a great family vacation and enjoy the pool and the beach ! Warm Island Regards Dany & Lucie

Great - I am coming back ASAP

David C. said...January 21st, 2016
WOW! What an excellent experience. We rented the house with 5 couples. House is amazing and a perfect fit for us with 5 large bedrooms with plenty of space. The kitchen and outdoor space was heavily used by all of our guests. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. In our group, we a culinary genius in the group so the kitchen was used 5 of the 7 nights we were there. Grocery store was not a problem to get to. A rental car is a must! Most of our days started with a cup of coffee and then a short walk to our almost private beach.

I have traveled to many islands in my vacationing career and I have to say, the beach was the best beach I have ever been too.

Water is crystal clear and the sand is pillow soft (I know… I took a few afternoon naps on it). Only thing I would change is the duration of my stay. It went way too quick.

Don’t make a mistake rental anything else in the leeward area. This house has everything you need and more. Dany was a top-notch in handling the reservation, questions, and superb service. Robert was fantastic throughout the whole trip. We had a few issues where we needed his help and he was there in the blink of an eye. He went above and beyond his call of duty. Welcomed us with beers on our arrival!

The uncontrollable negatives but important to note:
• The airline lost 3 of our bags and we did not receive them for over 24 hours. We can thank Newark International Airport for that one.
• The first few nights of the trip, the mosquitoes in the private garden took a toll on a few guest legs. Bug spray is a must if you often get bit.
• We had trouble keeping the fridge and freeze cold – with 10 people going in and out of it.

My Response
Hi David, it has been a real pleasure to welcome you and your party at Villa Tropica. I am happy that you have enjoyed Pelican Beach, it is a world-class beach for his shallow water and his crystal clear turquoise water. I took a note, next time your party come back I will make sure to add a dedicated fridge for your beer.

a beautiful spot in paradise

Sandra W. said...January 4th, 2016
We just returned from a fantastic vacation on Turks and Caicos! My husband and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren. Villa Tropica was the perfect spot!

We could walk to beautiful Pelican Beach and relax by the pool. There was plenty of space for all of us and having the Property Manager next door was an added bonus. I would definitely come here again.

My Response
Thank you so much Sandra for your good words. I am happy that you and your family have enjoyed Pelican Beach.

I really hope that life will allow us to also celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary at Villa Tropica. Congratulations to you and your husband!

Awesome house, Awesome experience

Beth said...December 13th, 2015
This is a beautiful residence, well laid out so it is easy to enjoy the house and outside with multiple people. We came for two 50th birthday party celebrations with six women and it worked out well for us.

The pool was fabulous to enjoy, including lots of floaty devices and lounge chairs and we made sure to take advantage of the hammock. Morning breakfasts under the pergola were perfect. We had one rainy day at the end of our week and chose to enjoy the movies and games offered.

The bikes were a plus to see some of the local area. The Pelican Beach and the ocean is so close (3 blocks) and many times we were almost the only people in sight. We enjoyed the morning sunrises, and evening ocean swims, along with the ability to collect lots of beautiful shells, including conch shells.

All six of us would highly recommend this place. Robert, the house manager was wonderful as well, making sure we had what we needed and helping us out when needed. His personality is a joy to be around. Can't say enough good things about this house - very clean, sheets are high quality and beds are very comfortable so sleeping was luxurious, kitchen is well stocked with equipment and spices which made cooking breakfasts and lunches easy, great seating for meals as well as for hanging out. Location is a little secluded, but the security area where you enter and exit along with the gate to the house make you feel safe. We can't wait to return.

Nothing that would stop me from highly recommending this place, but be aware that the house is outside of the 'tourist' area. This worked well for us because it provided the quiet and peace we were looking for, but you'd want to know that to make accommodations of either a car or know that you'll be paying for taxi's to come and go.

We chose the taxi route (Gray's Taxi is outstanding) so we spent lots of time enjoying the house and ocean nearby and only left for dinners and a few outings. We were forewarned about the no-see-ums and bugs, and ended up with bites, but the house provides spray to assist you with this issue. Small things to just be aware of but again, nothing that stops the enjoyment of this place, it's location and the island.