Review of Alexandra Resort – Turks and Caicos

My husband and I love the Caribbean, but we don’t really care for cruises. I’m sorry to all my cruise loving friends. I just don’t love them. At all. I wrote all about it on my blog post about vacation opinions. I do love to review every resort we visit and today I’ve got a review of Alexandra Resort.

Alexandra Resort Review

The Turks and Caicos tourism website describes it as “An archipelago of 40 low-lying coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Bahamas.

The island of Providenciales, known as Provo, is home to expansive Grace Bay Beach, with luxury resorts, shops and restaurants. Scuba-diving sites include a 14-mile barrier reef on Provo’s north shore and a dramatic 2,134m underwater wall off Grand Turk island.”

Alexandra Resort

For the next two weeks, we’re vacationing in Providenciales (Provo), an island in the northwest Caicos Islands, part of the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory.

Alexandra Resort

When the youngest kids were almost grown, we decided to visit a different Caribbean Island each year. The oldest kids screamed “not fair” and the youngest ones got to travel to St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and The Dominican Republic before they, too, flew the nest.

Since those days, we’ve been to St. Maarten twice, Barbados, Bahamas, and a few more. A few times, we’ve skipped the Caribbean and went to Mexico.

We only live a couple of hours from the coast of South Carolina and we visit there once a year for our annual family vacation, but you just can’t beat the clear waters and the vibe of the Caribbean. Can I live here year round?

I never pay full price for a Caribbean vacation. I use the getaway portion of a timeshare we’ve owned in North Myrtle Beach for decades.

Since I use our timeshare exchange, I have to research like crazy because I don’t want to be stuck on a bottom floor, facing an alleyway. I included all that in this post.

Before I ever book my Caribbean getaway through my timeshare exchange company, I check out the website of the resort I’m interested in. Then I call the resort and ask all the pertinent questions like, “Are all the suites ocean front?” Sometimes they are all ocean front. If they have “garden” suites, beware.

I have a saying, “If I don’t have an ocean view from my suite, I’m not at the ocean.” So I don’t stay anywhere that I don’t have that view. I realize that you’re not in the condo that much, but I’ve got to be able to see the ocean from my terrace. That’s just me.

Note: The Nikon D750 is safe and sound at home. All photos are taken with my iPhone. Sometimes I just need a break.

We took a non-stop (always!) flight from Charlotte, NC to Provo and it only took 3 hours to get here. That’s another reason I love visiting the Caribbean – non-stop, short flights.

(My breakfast on the plane)

Traveling to Turks and Caicos

Review of Alexandra Resort

We are currently staying at Alexandra Resort for two weeks. It’s a 4-1/2 star resort on Grace Bay- the #1 beach in the world. I totally agree on the 4-1/2 stars (out of 5). Click here to visit their website.

Alexandra Resort

Accommodations

Our suite is a one bedroom, 1-1/2 bath ocean view that includes a washer/dryer. The full kitchen has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. It’s well equipped for cooking and is fully supplied with dishes, pots, pans, etc.

Alexandra Resort Turks and Caicos

I’m in love with the bar stools.

Alexandra Resort - Turks and Caicos

The patio/terrace area is huge and overlooks the pool area and the ocean.

Alexandra Resort - Provo - Turks and Caicos

The one thing that does not wow me is the lobby/check-in area. It doesn’t have that tropical feel. It’s not a big deal, but it’s just OK. The views are awesome from the lobby, but the lobby itself looks tired.

Check in is at 3:00 PM. Of course, we are usually early for check-in and our suite is never ready. We headed over to Asú on the Beach to relax and enjoy lunch while we waited for our accommodations.

Alexandra Resort

Alexandra Resort is not all-inclusive. There is an optional meal plan. Personally, I prefer it this way. We once stayed at an all-inclusive resort and I didn’t care for any of the food. We ended up going outside the resort for most of our meals, so it was really expensive.

Alexandra Resort

Speaking of expensive, Turks and Caicos is probably one of the most expensive islands we’ve visited when it comes to dining out and buying groceries. All of the dining on the islands we’ve visited are expensive because most of the food has to be imported.

The WIFI is free and fabulous. It’s the best WIFI of any of the islands I’ve visited.

Turks and Caicos

The yellow umbrellas are reserved for Alexandra guests – that’s me!

Luxurious beach towels are provided on a daily basis.

Alexandra Resort

More Facts about Turks and Caicos

The currency is the American dollar. My grandkids will be bummed, because they always like for us to bring home some foreign coins to add to their collection.

The official language is English since it’s a British Overseas Territory. Of course, they drive on the left side of the highway.

PS – While thumbing through a real estate magazine, I realize I can get a really cool oceanfront place in Provo for 12 million! 🙂 When my ship comes in . . . . .

I can now add Turks and Caicos as a favorite island. And Alexandra Resort as a fave resort. What’s your favorite Caribbean island?

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Comments

  1. Alli, I know you are enjoying your much needed vacay this year! All of your pics are gorgeous, those views!! The water and the skys are so blue. Wow, what a breakfast on the plane ride, looks like a 5 star meal.
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  2. I have always wondered about the Alexandria. It really looks pretty! Last time we went to Provo, we stayed right next door at the Regent Palms – also a beautiful resort. We have also stayed at Point Grace – and Club Med back in our younger years. Although we love Turks and Caicos, my husband and I used to try a different island each year before we had kids…and we are not cruise-people either! I know a lot of people who just love them but we like to check in to a place (oceanview if possible) and then just be on our own schedule. That’s relaxation to us. I love your photos and you are getting me motivated to start planning our next trip.
    Shelley
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  3. Turks and Caicos is on my bucket list. This sounds like a great place to stay if I ever make it there.

  4. I have always wanted to go there and Seychelles. I will keep this resort in mind for future reference….thanks for sharing. Have fun!

  5. So I’m sitting here feeling like I should just go to my nearest airport and head to the first island I can think of.

    Gorge from top to bottom. I’ve never been to the Caribbean.
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  6. I have seen so many Turks and Caicos posts lately! That water is so beautiful, such a perfect color.
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  7. I’ve read several of your vacations posts and after this one, it’s official….. I want to go on vacation with you! Looks like you had a wonderful time!
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  8. Wow this looks like such a great place to visit. The water looks super refreshing too!
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  9. This resort looks absolutely divine. My husband and I do not typically treat ourselves to these types of retreats, but we may just have to reconsider after seeing this post!

  10. Jeanine says:

    This is more my style than a cruise I think. I get sea sick very quickly, so I’d much rather head to a beautiful resort like this one. Would love to visit Turks and Caicos!

  11. WOW–what a great resort–my type of place for sure! Sunny skies, clean beaches, great food and amenities–looks like you had a fantastic time-great memories for sure

  12. Gorgeous pictures! I’m with you in a way about not liking cruises… I do like them, but they aren’t always my first choice! Something about being on open water for so long scares me, but I do tend to forget about it with how much fun I’ve had on cruises. Turks is beautiful and one of the best places in the Caribbean!

  13. Ah, this looks like an amazing vacation spot! I also really appreciate those packing tips – very helpful.
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  14. I love that you love the Caribbean and of course, I’d be biased if I replied to your question of which is my favorite. I have never being to Turks Caicos. But I will agree that if I was to go on a beach vacation, it makes sense having a beach front view. Thanks for the great review and hope you have some fun over these next few weeks. You deserve a break!

  15. What a lovely resort. The grounds are beautiful and so is the beach. I’d definitely consider staying there!

  16. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg what a fabulous resort!!!! Turks and Caicos is one place I haven’t been in the Caribbean! Definitely on my travel
    Bucket list!

  17. Ah to be a fly in your suitcase and go on these adventures. What a lovely review! I felt like I was there.

  18. It looks amazing, from the beach front down to the rooms. I’m sure you all had a great time here, it’s difficult not to enjoy a view like that! I would love to come and stay here some time soon! This will be a hit with the kids!
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  19. Wow, beautiful! Love the photos and all the amazing colors! Breathraking, what a great place to vacation!

  20. christina aliperti says:

    This trip is first on my bucket list. I can’t wait to visit Turks and Caicos one day. It just looks like paradise to me.

  21. Wow.. This sounds like a great place to stay and I will keep it in mind for future reference! Thanks for sharing!
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