Villa Tropica

Turks and Caicos

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Reviews

Amazing Vacation

MaryAnn S. said...April 19th, 2016
We had a wonderful time in Turks and Caicos staying at Villa Tropica. We vacationed with another family, so there were 4 adults and 4 kids under the age of 10. The Villa has 4 bedrooms, 1 king and the other 3 rooms had queen beds. The master had a very large bathroom and closet. One of the queen rooms had a good size bathroom and the final 2 bedrooms shared a bathroom with double sinks.

The Villa is very large and spacious. We had plenty of room. The kitchen was very nice and we ate breakfast in every morning. There was a large laundry room with a washer and dryer that we used daily. The outside was the best part, there was a large patio with a large table and chairs. We ate out there most mornings. There was also a covered seating area with a couch and chairs. There was a grill and we cooked in for dinner and lunch a few times. The restaurants can be expensive so it was a nice option to cook in.

The pool was amazing. It was a good size and our kids were in the pool every minute. We were surrounded by palm trees and it felt very private. The location is great, just a few minutes walk to a beautiful beach. I would recommend renting a car, as we explored so many other beaches and areas of the island. Dany provided beach chairs, coolers, umbrella's and beach towels. It was perfect! There is a grocery store about 2 miles away, the location of the villa is fantastic. I read in one review suggesting new kitchen knives, and I would agree. But other than that the kitchen had everything you needed.

It was my daughter's birthday and there was even a cake pan so I was able to bake her a cake. I would also suggest having 1 bedroom with 2 beds. Traveling with 4 kids for a week and having them share a bed wasn't the easiest. We did bring single/twin air mattresses that fit perfectly in 2 of the rooms. Each room also had it's own AC unit and the rooms cooled down very quickly. The main part of the house also had and AC unit which we used a few times just to cool down. We turned on the AC in the bedrooms every night and it was great.

We had such an amazing trip and loved the Villa and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again!

Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Paradise at the Villa

Mimi C. Said...April 5th, 2016
Our two families celebrated Senior Spring break with our boys and a niece. There were 8 of us.The house was beautiful and very spacious. The furniture and decor were unbelievable knowing that everything had to be shipped to the Island.

I have stayed at other homes listed on VRBO where the furniture, decor, and appliances were very outdated. Almost every room had it's own bathroom so the house was set up like individual suites. Backyard with the pool and dining area was also very spacious. Great place to spend time when we weren't at the beach.

The house was very clean and the beds were comfortable. Kitchen fully equipped and separate laundry with washer and dryer. Air conditioning units cooled rooms down really quickly. Pelican beach very private and really only a 5 minute walk from the house. Everything provided at the house, you only really needed your bathing suits and clothes.

Robert very friendly and helpful. Restaurants can be on the expensive side and if you cook meals food and drink at the grocery stores can also get pricey. Stick with the local beer. Excursions are wonderful but also were expensive. We did ATV with Froggy's, Sail Beluga with Captain Nick, Eco Kayak tour with Big Blue Unlimited, Kitesurfing with TCK Kitesurfing and an all day boat snorkeling conch cruise with Caico Dream tours.

The beaches and water are like no other in the world. People are extremely friendly. I would return to T & C and definitely stay at Villa Tropica again. Owner Dany always answered my e-mails within 24 hours and price point for this house compared to other properties on the island very reasonable. I felt my money was well spent.

Wonderful vacation for our families! So glad we did not do an all inclusive with multiple families.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

My Response
Mimi thank you very much for your wonderful comments. We personally travel a lot and for us, the beaches are among the finest in the world. I'm glad you found that people of the island are extremely kind and attentive.

Tourism is taken extremely seriously by all islanders, making it one of the safest destinations of the Caribbean if not the safest.

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