Taylor Bay Beach is a perennial favourite in Turks and Caicos, located on the southwestern corner of Providenciales and celebrated for its soft, white sand and turquoise, shallow water. Taylor Bay Beach villas let you experience the best that this stunning destination has to offer.
That said, there aren’t too many Taylor Bay Beach villas available, and making the right villa pick can make all the difference between a good and a perfect vacation for you and your fellow guests. So here are some tips for finding the perfect Taylor Bay Beach rental.
Researching Taylor Bay Beach Villas
First things first, how big is your travel squad? How many kids are there? Bedrooms, bathrooms, and living spaces—size it all up. No one wants to sleep on a makeshift couch bed when they could be spread out on a king-sized bed. Also, think about who can split a bedroom, and who needs their privacy. In general, Taylor Bay Beach villas usually have 4 or 5 bedrooms, but you can find even smaller ones with as little as 2, like Blanca Villa.
We all have our non-negotiables—maybe it’s morning swims in an infinity pool overlooking the sea, easy beach access for sunset strolls, a full gym so you don’t miss a workout, a gourmet kitchen to cook up a storm, or a personal chef to do it for you. Also, think about water sports – some Taylor Bay Beach villas will include Hobie Cats and other sports equipment. Make an amenity checklist and prioritize, once again considering the needs of your group.
Understand the Location
Proximity to the Beach
Some Taylor Bay Beach villas boast a ‘step out onto the sand’ experience, while others offer a ‘short, scenic walk to the beach.’ Know the difference. If you’re chasing ocean sunsets from your patio, location is key. Thankfully, Rental Escapes has a good selection of Taylor Bay Beach villas that are directly on the beach, like the aptly named Beach House.
Think beyond the villa. Beach bars, local shops, dive spots—what’s around you matters. Whether you’re a social butterfly or a nature enthusiast, your ideal activities should be within arm’s reach.
While Taylor Bay definitely doesn’t have as many restaurants around it compared to Grace Bay, there are still some good options here. Las Brisas Restaurant, for example, has great seafood and fish tacos, while Chalkies Sports Bar and Grill offers more casual fare.
Taylor Bay Beach is also just three minutes away from Chalk Sound and all the fun adventures to be had there. Kayak, swim, or just take in the unique landscapes of this National Park – the choice is yours.
Do be aware, though, that the best snorkelling and diving spots, like Smith’s Reef and Coral Gardens, are in the northern part of Providenciales, about twenty minutes away.
What’s the word on the street? Are people raving about the ocean views or grumbling about poor Wi-Fi? Read the reviews to get the real scoop and look for recurring themes.
Let’s talk money. Get a sense of how much you’re willing to spend, and be sure to include any additional excursions, car rental fees, and tips for staffed villas in your budget calculation. Let your villa specialist know your budget if you have one.
Local Regulations and Safety
Know the Rules
In Taylor Bay, fun comes with guidelines. Going fishing? Be sure to pick up a license at a local shop (your concierge can help with that). Planning on renting a boat? Depending on the type of vessel, you may need to make sure you have a boating license. Check with your concierge about any activities you’re interested in.
Turks & Caicos is very safe, and Taylor Bay even more so. Still, for peace of mind, ask about any security features, including staff on hand. And though Taylor Bay Beach’s waters are shallow, be sure to check how deep the pool is if you’re travelling with kids.
Check for Special Deals or Packages
Taylor Bay Beach villas may be luxurious, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a deal! Check to see what special offers are on hand. For example, at the time of writing, Villa Jasmine is offering one night free if you book a seven-night stay.
Ask About Staff & Services
Who’s the crew at the villa? Is there a housekeeper? Butler? Maybe a groundskeeper to keep that lush garden picture-perfect? Knowing who’s around can make your stay smooth and enjoyable.
Also, know that your Rental Escapes concierge is able to add staff to any villa you choose, including a private chef. Your concierge can also work with you to develop a personalized menu based on your tastes and diet, as well as pre-stock your villa. Believe me, there’s nothing like showing up to a villa that’s already fully stocked with your favourite food and drinks, with a chef ready to make your favourite meals.
Got some wiggle room in your calendar? Use it. Off-peak dates can mean better rates and less crowded beaches. But if you’re set on peak season, book well in advance. In general, Taylor Bay Beach villas tend to be busiest around the Holidays, as well as over Spring Break (late March). Booking is also usually done Sunday to Sunday, so keep that in mind.
Insurance and Cancellation Policies
Life happens. A cancelled flight or a sudden emergency shouldn’t ruin everything. Know your villa’s cancellation policy and consider travel insurance that’ll have your back. Your villa specialist will be happy to help you with both.
Get in Touch with Your Concierge
Make a connection with your concierge early so that everything about your stay is perfect. After all, they’re there to personalize your stay. The sooner you start planning, the more you’ll be able to collaborate to create the ultimate vacation, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Browse our Taylor Bay Beach Villas Today
Ready to book the ultimate Taylor Bay Beach rental? Armed with these tips, you’ll be able to pick the villa that’s just right for you. The next step is to get in touch with one of our villa specialists so they can present you with the best options for your group. Happy villa hunting!