Long Bay Beach is a highly sought-after location on the island of Providenciales (or “Provo”) in Turks and Caicos. Characterized by sugary-white sand and shallow, crystal clear waters this three-mile stretch of paradise is also home to The Shore Club – a luxury resort catering to those in search of the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. Wedding Style Editor-in-Chief, Grace Ormonde, also enjoyed a blissful stay at The Shore Club during a trip to Turks and Caicos, during which she noted several of the resort’s unique characteristics and offerings.
“The minute I arrived, I immediately felt like it was a family,” she says, commenting on the unparalleled level of hospitality and low-key ambiance. In total, the resort consists of 110 rooms, 38 luxurious suites with optional butler service, and an exclusive selection of 8,800-square-foot villas located right on the beach. The villas are especially fitting for couples who want a sense of seclusion and intimacy, without sacrificing convenience; each villa is located mere steps from the Shore Club, so the resort’s four pools, wellness center, restaurants, and other amenities are well within reach.
With The Shore Club being known for its prime mix of relaxation and adventure, one of the best aspects of the resort is its Long Bay Beach itself. Lounging poolside in designer swimwear is fabulous, but it doesn’t get any better than being active and splashing around in the sea. “They have the best combination of wind and waves,” Grace recalls. “This particular property is perfect for people who like to windsurf and go parasailing.
“It’s The Shore Club’s shallow and wave-less beaches, in fact, that visitors constantly flock to, as the conditions couldn’t be better for water sports like stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, and kayaking. All non-motorized water sports equipment is complimentary for resort guests, and private yacht charters are also available for the ultimate offshore experience. Whether it’s a date night or an intimate rehearsal dinner at sea, spending an evening sailing aboard a luxury yacht is a “must” while in Turks and Caicos.
Dining at The Shore Club is like stepping into a world of its own, with three restaurants and two bars to frequent. SUI-REN, headed by executive chef Martin Davies, is a fine dining establishment that fuses Peruvian and Japanese cuisine using the freshest seafood and organic produce. As the first of its kind in Turks and Caicos, culinary aficionados will appreciate the menu filled with specialties like ceviche, tempura, masterfully grilled meats, and seafood batayaki. Sea Grapes is an airy, casual establishment where visitors can enjoy lunch poolside or cocktail hour under the stars. Finally, Colonnade offers elegant al fresco dining and a refined interpretation of local favorites – think conch and sea bass served alongside 21-day aged steak.
Destination weddings require enough activities and spaces to keep guests occupied throughout a multi-day wedding adventure, and Grace personally recommends The Shore Club for anyone who wants to give their guests a wedding weekend filled with action and adventure, as well as style and sophistication. “The property’s team is very passionate about working with couples and giving their clients a great destination wedding experience,” she says.
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>Written By: Lauren Malamala