Villa Tropica

Turks and Caicos

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Reviews

AMAZING VACATION IN A BEAUTIFUL VILLA

CJ S Said...March 26th, 2016
We had a wonderful vacation and our family of 7 ranging from age 3 – 73 loved this villa. We had everything we needed to make this an amazing vacation. By far our favorite “go to” place out of the entire property was the backyard, it was so private and comfortable that it was an amazing gathering spot for everyone.

There are so many amazing things posted about this villa that I will share some different info about the island that might help you decide to book this listing.

T&C is a great island and we realized that food would be a bit expensive, our group consisted of some very good/creative cooks so we enjoyed the challenge of having most meals at the villa. Close to the airport is a very small chicken place called Sweet Ts and it is very popular with the locals. You can get 2 styrofoam containers of good fried chicken for $10 we added sides. Just make sure you read the reviews on TripAdvisor for details on ordering. Also close to the airport you will find a little red pickup truck that sells seafood, we made sure that we visited the island during lobster season and we ate lobster almost every day.

During one trip to the truck we bought 18 tails for $90, yum. Turks Head beer is cheaper by the case if you purchase at the brewery. The IGA was a great place to do the initial shopping and can find some good deals if you are with some creative cooks (ex. package of two very thick bone in pork chops was about $6.00) these were amazing on the grill and actually we had to go back for more. TCI food tour was a wonderful way to spend 3 hours getting history of the island and sampling some amazing island food, just schedule your tour before you leave home so that it is early in your trip and have time to revisit your favorite places.

Snorkeling at Coral Gardens was great, a few people had to get gear and at Dive Provo it was only $15.00 for a 24 hour timeframe for a full set. Honestly between the pool, the amazing beaches, great food, great drink…… we were happy happy! Robert was wonderful to work with, when you meet him on your first day be prepared with a map from the airport and a list of things you might want to check out, he will mark them off on your map (which is lacking a lot of detail including street names). This was a huge help and saved us a ton of time. A couple housekeeping suggestions might be to update the bed pillows and replace/sharpen the kitchen knives, either way I would not hesitate to visit again!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers

Owner Response
I'm surprised at the number of great food places that you found on the island in one week. Wow, 18 lobster tails for $ 90 and $ 10 for fried chicken are excellent price. You can eat very well at reasonable prices if you pay attention.

We are very glad you enjoyed the Palm Gardens. We are working very hard to keep them among the most beautiful gardens of Leeward. We have a cargo that arrives on the island shortly with many things including new blades and new pillows. Your comments are much appreciated and helps us better serve you. Many Tanks again, Dany, Lucie and Villa Tropica Team !

THIS IS PARADISE

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!