If you like sun, sea, salt and sand, let’s go ahead and stipulate that Turks & Caicos is a dream come true. It’s every bit as beautiful as I’d imagined.
In this post we’ll review Seven Stars Resort, but please read other posts for our feedback on activities, restaurants and travel tips.
We had an easy, direct flight from Atlanta on Delta. A Seven Stars representative met us at baggage claim. In fact, there seemed to be a rep from pretty much every major resort there to tag luggage and help get visitors in a taxi. Ours was a shared taxi with just one stop before ours. Or at least that’s how it was supposed to be. I learned it’s best to confirm your destination with the driver — in our case, the resort rep worked for more than one property and our driver guessed the wrong one. No matter, though, as it gave us a chance to see another property and nothing is all that far away.
Once delivered to Seven Stars, we were met at the taxi and our bags were set aside for delivery to our room. After ice cold towels to cool hands and face, we were offered a juice drink – plain for our daughter, plus rum for us.
There are three buildings on property. Our room was on the top floor of their Alhena building. It featured a full kitchen, living room, half bath, plus a separate king bedroom and full bath with large walk-in shower and separate tub. The living room sofa converted into a queen bed for our daughter.
There was a balcony off both the kitchen and the bedroom. Kitchen balcony offered two cushioned chairs with ottomans and a table with four chairs. The bedroom balcony had two chaise lounges.
The food here was spectacular. Seven is the formal restaurant on site, and a draw for diners across the island. We also enjoyed more casual meals poolside at The Deck. Click here for more on both options.
Highlights of the property for us included a full breakfast at Seven each morning as well as free use of the resort’s beach and recreation toys. We grabbed snorkel equipment several times just to see what was sharing the waters with us. We saw rays, sea stars, several varieties of fish including jacks and a flounder.
I was too lazy to actually learn to sail but took the beach staff up on their offer to take me out for a ride on one of their Hobbie catamarans. I had a great time and absolutely recommend this if you get the chance!
Our daughter loved the trampoline floating an easy swim just off-shore. This was a popular place for both kids, teens and adults!
There are canvas tent cabanas available for guests around the pool, plus a hot tub and adults-only sun deck. Service was great if you wanted a drink or food from your beach or pool chair, but the fun beach bar stand featuring frozen cocktails and popsicles was worth getting up for. (You’ll be tempted to get a drink served in a coconut. You’ll do this once, take some great photos, then realize it’s much cheaper, faster and easier to just get a drink in a cup.)
For more on these adventures, check out our other TCI blogs.