The Turks and Caicos Tourist Board (TCTB) announced the launch of new resorts as the area reopens to visitors after the pandemic. TCTB officials say the destination’s tourism business was boosted this summer by strong land-based tourist arrivals and is preparing for further growth welcomed Cruise ship visitors after the outbreak.

South Bank Turks & Caicos is slated to open as a managed residential resort and marina on Long Bay Beach in the spring of 2022, officials.


The Rock House property opens in spring 2022 with 42 private cottages on the north Providenciales coast. Rock House will feature “modern” finishes and panoramic views, with amenities like a 30 meter infinity pool, European-style beach blub, bespoke jogging trails, a unique restaurant, bar, cave lounge and fitness center.

Also planned for 2022 is the start of construction on the Bight Hotel, which will have a 14 meter high tower that offers an “unprecedented” view of Grace Bay Beach. There are also plans for an infinity pool, spa, yoga studio, distillery and rum bar, as well as a restaurant with garden-to-table meals made with products from the property’s farm. Turks & Caicos Beach will open as a private residential complex on Providenciales’ south shore in 2023.

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In addition, the region’s newest luxury resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos, opened in June with 147 guest rooms with ocean views, including five three-story penthouse suites, multiple restaurants, a dedicated club concierge and beach service, a one-of-a-kind Ritz-Carlton Spa , a casino with traditional table games and a private catamaran for the exclusive use of guests.

“These eagerly awaited openings [will] appeal to a wide range of guests and not only offer exceptional accommodations, but also innovative culinary facilities, spas, activities and new advances in ecotourism, ”said Pamela Ewing, Turks and Caicos Tourism Director.

“As tourism is expected to continue to grow, these new and upcoming openings offer a variety of remarkable hotels, restaurants and experiences for both visitors and locals to relax, explore and enjoy,” added Ewing.

Ewing described the past summer designated as “one of the busiest on record” for the Turks and Caicos Islands. The destination recorded an increase in arrivals from 18 visitors in June compared to the pre-pandemic 2019 to 54,188 visitors. Arrivals to the area in July 2021 totaled 56,022 visitors, up 19 percent from July 2019. The Turks and Caicos Islands welcomed 41,734 visitors in August, up 15 percent from August 2019.

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