Paradise is Blue Haven Resort in Turks and Caicos. The marina resort on the east side of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos is the epitome of luxury: well-maintained, quiet, and classy. Jazz plays softly no matter where you go in the resort. The staff is courteous and kind. In fact, the staff at Blue Haven Resort happen to be some of the loveliest people I’ve ever met in my life! The rooms are spacious and equipped with everything you could possibly need. One of the newest resorts in Turks and Caicos with two restaurants, a grocery market, spa, gym, and private beach, Blue Haven Resort has everything you need for a relaxing getaway in the Caribbean.
We stayed in a two bedroom oceanfront suite and I really can’t say enough wonderful things about it. The two bedroom felt enormous (even for my Texas standards) with three TVs (both bedrooms plus the living room), a large dining table, and fully equipped kitchen. The room even had a cocktail shaker! Both bedrooms and the living room had water views. The large balcony had both a chaise lounge and a four-person dining table. At a whopping 1,600 square feet, the two bedroom suite would be more than comfortable for a week in the Turks and Caicos.
Watch a video tour of our room on The Rose Table’s Facebook page! For a list of all the Blue Haven Resort room options, click here. The premier garden view room starts at $365 per night. Our gorgeous suite starts at $850 per night.
Blue Haven Resort has a private white sand beach with crystal-clear water and plenty of shade. The cushioned wood chaise lounges are more beds than beach chairs. You’ll want to lounge under the palm trees all day long! The beach bar is nearby so enjoy a piña colada or two while splashing around the Caribbean. It should also be noted that in four hours of swimming, we never once saw a fish in Blue Haven Resort’s swimming area. If you avoid fish like I do, this is a huge plus! I’ve never experienced a less creepy ocean. The water is so clear, it’s practically like swimming in a pool.
The food at Blue Haven Resort is fantastic. There are three dining options at Blue Haven Resort: Fire and Ice, Salt Bar and Grill, and The Market. Fire and Ice is a fine dining restaurant open for breakfast and dinner. You can read my full review of Fire and Ice here. Salt is a casual sports bar with killer cracked conch. Read my review of Salt here. The Market is a convenient grocery store where you can buy ingredients to cook in your Blue Haven suite or prepared items to enjoy on the beach. They also have supplies such as sunscreen and batteries.
Blue Haven Resort has a water trampoline (which is harder to climb up than it looks!) and an infinity pool with a swim-up bar. In addition to the beach, there are also complimentary paddle boards, beach volleyball, and a giant chessboard with chess pieces made from driftwood.Hammocks are hung from palm trees and are particularly delightful after the sun goes down. If you ask a staff member, they’ll light one of the fire pits on the pier for you.
Blue Haven Resort is located close to the ferry that runs between islands, so you can take a day to explore the caves at Middle Caicos if you so desire. There’s also a complimentary shuttle between sister properties Blue Haven Resort, Alexandra Resort, and Beach House, so spending the day at Grace Bay Beach won’t cost you a dime if you stay at Blue Haven.
I’m a bit of a spa connoisseur and I can confidently say that the Chill Out Massage on the beach pavilion at Blue Haven Resort’s Elevate Spa is one of my top five favorite spa experiences. My friend and I were able to get our massages on the ocean pavilion at the same time thanks to a cancellation. For only $25 extra, you can have your massage on a shaded pavilion over the Caribbean. All you hear are the sounds of the ocean waves, seagulls, and occasionally a boat driving by. After my neck and back had been massaged, I popped my head out of the headrest to gaze out at the ocean during the remainder of my massage. It’s a spa experience not to be missed.
Our massage therapists, Franceska from Haiti and Desiree from Jamaica, were notably delightful. Recommend them and give them my regards if you book a massage! They were hilarious and gave us great travel tips. (On snorkeling off Grace Bay Beach: “You’ll see nurse sharks but they won’t pay you no mind.”) Franceska used the perfect pressure to work out my kinks while still relaxing me. You can peruse the Elevate Spa menu here.
Note: For the oceanfront massage, you actually undress on the table under a towel rather than change into a robe like most massages. Wear a swimsuit top or bra that’s easily unhooked from the back for the simplest undressing.
Talk about island vibes! Blue Haven Resort is a peaceful retreat worthy of a honeymoon, girl’s trip, or family vacation. The water is so clear and the beach is so clean that I would absolutely take my four year-old niece. It’s such a friendly place for kids to safely play! The soft jazz playing throughout the resort and restaurants and tiki lights definitely make the resort a romantic place for a couple’s getaway. Because the beach is private, it’s unbelievably quiet and relaxing. No matter who you’re traveling with, Blue Haven Resort is an excellent choice if you want a luxurious retreat to relax in the Caribbean.
Book your stay at Blue Haven Resort here. Don’t forget to mention that you heard about them right here on The Rose Table!
Disclaimer: This article is intended to be a general resource. Any recommendations are based on personal opinion. A portion of this trip may have been compensated but opinions are my own, always. I’m not a fan of negativity so if I don’t like something, I don’t write about it.