If you love your seaside vacation with sunsets and sunrises across ocean vistas and secluded white sandy beaches, then the destination of your dreams, a secluded island in Turks and Caicos, is waiting for you. When celebs like Justin and Hailey Bieber want to get off the grid (and somewhat off social media), they head to South Caicos, where 8.2 square miles of pristine coastal landscapes with undisturbed beaches and crystal blue lagoons are at your fingertips.
Sailrock Resort opened in 2018 and is located in the farthest and most populous of the Turks and Caicos Islands. As a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Sailrock is a relaxing getaway and is the only five-star resort on the island, bringing a new level of luxury to the undisturbed South Caicos rhythm that makes the island so special and inviting.
While getting to the property looks great away from it all, Silerock is just two hours from Miami or a paddle-flight from Provencales International Airport (arranged directly via Sillarock), so you’ll be living in the lap of luxury in no time. “Guests are always surprised when they find this kind of experience so close to home,” said Kashmi Ali, the property’s managing director.
Once you arrive at Sailrock, you will realize that you have entered a very special place. You arrive via the Great House (which houses the library, outdoor restaurant, and bar), which is perched atop a mountaintop, with soaring views of the ocean and sea on both sides, offering immense comfort in the most elegant setting. Ocean. Guests can enjoy breakfast (included in the room rate) and dinner at The Great House Restaurant, with an array of fresh, creative and delicious items on the menu. An additional dining option is located below the beach, The Cove (open for lunch and dinner), with incredibly fresh seafood options, à la carte nights (including fire nights) and panoramic ocean views. You can also enjoy in-room dining or dine in your villa’s kitchen by one of the on-site chefs. Prior to your arrival, your refrigerator and lockers can be well stocked by the resort staff.
The property’s individual suites and villas are beautifully appointed and feel like the Hamptons – simple, white and cream tones and country chic chic. The accommodations are built in natural foliage, linked by one path and road, so it is easy to navigate one’s accommodation on this vast and very quiet property. The 35 free-standing villas include ridgetop suites, beachfront and peninsula oceanfront villas, suitable for anywhere from 2 to 10 guests per accommodation. All of these standalone villas embrace indoor and outdoor living with terraces and/or infinity-edge pools and sun terraces, making it hard to distance yourself from your suite. But as soon as you leave the comforts of your own villa, a white-sand beach awaits you, full of crystal clear turquoise blue waters rich in marine life. This barefoot beach dream is a stunning backdrop to a gorgeous sunset over the island.
Sailrock is a place that embodies everything you think of when you think of a private Caribbean island – the feeling of seclusion and all the beauty of a tropical destination without all the huge resorts and crowds. Perfect for couples, families, and professionals who really want to get away from it all to rest, relax and recharge in the most authentic place. Don’t be surprised if you also see a celebrity or two walking around the property, the stay at Sailrock was recently included as part of the Emmy’s Gifting Suite where actors/actresses from Ted Lasso, Big Little Lies, and Shameless were talented packages.
There is no mandatory quarantine on arrival for tourists arriving in the Turks and Caicos Islands, although you must provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test that has not been taken more than three days prior to arrival. In addition, proof of a travel insurance policy that will cover medical costs related to Covid, including hospitalization, doctors’ visits, prescriptions, air ambulance and quarantine, is also mandatory. Finally, all visitors 16 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated. Visitors under the age of 16 do not have to be vaccinated, but children between the ages of 10 and 15 are still required to get a negative Covid-19 test. Visitors must complete a pre-travel authorization, with all of these requirements and have them approved through the confirmed Turks and Caicos Islands portal.