Honeymoons used to be the epitome of romantic vacations. These days, things are not so simple. Busy work schedules, encore marriages and multigenerational responsibilities often postpone or at least reconfigure what constitutes romance for many couples.
With this in mind, Seven Stars Resort in Turks and Caicos offers a range of options from romantic couples' massages at their award-winning spa to “Toes in the Sand” intimate dining on Grace Bay beach, to private baby-sitting so that parents can enjoy plenty of alone time, and much more.
Like peacock blue water lapping against white powder beaches and ample sunshine, kissed with a sailor's breeze (contrasted with the 27-degree bluster the day I flew out of Little Rock).
Spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury suites, a pristine saltwater pool, exquisitely fresh seafood and a spit-shined resort yacht make for a place so peaceful you'd think a Caribbean fairy godmother snapped her fingers and made the whole thing appear in a cloud of glittery magic dust.
In my mind, the beauty so intense it looks like computer-generated graphics come to life. This sort of scenery goes a long way toward clearing my mind, relaxing my body and bathing my senses.
Who wouldn't enjoy cocktails and a relaxing boat ride while meandering the north shore of the island to gaze at Cecil Beaton's landscape in the sky, with “islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure?”
Here, one of nature's most spectacular backdrops even includes the “Green Flash,” a phenomenon that occurs the second the sun sets into the horizon.
Action-oriented romantics at Seven Stars can enjoy complimentary water sports like windsurfing, kayaking,
sailing and paddle boarding. On shore, bike rentals, yoga classes, life-size chess and bocci ball provide a fun alternative to traditional sunbathing.
Want to mix in a little group gathering with your alone time? Mingle with other guests on the expansive West Deck overlooking Grace Bay for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by family style barbecue.
Prefer a more intimate dinner? Reserve a spot under the stars at Seven, an alfresco restaurant known for memorable meals prepared by the resort's uniquely talented chefs.
But to really enjoy your privacy, soak in the relaxed atmosphere of Seven Star's comfortable and luxurious penthouse suite for a privately catered dinner, expertly prepared and elegantly served by a gracious and attentive — but not intrusive — wait staff.
The name Turks is derived from the indigenous Turk's Head “fez” cactus, and the name Caicos is a Lucayan term “caya hico,” meaning string of islands.
The Turks and Caicos Islands comprise 40 different islands, only eight of which are inhabited. Diverse as the people who inhabit them, the island's main tourist center of Providenciales contrasts the quiet and tranquil islands of North and Middle Caicos, as well as the historic Capital Island of Grand Turk. Each location, however, offers a different experience and a unique character, but all offer great climate, beaches and underwater activities.
For couples who want to tie the knot in a Caribbean-style heaven, Seven Stars offers their ultra-private oceanfront setting as the perfect backdrop to create a memorable day. A full range of thoughtful wedding services includes the wedding cake of your dreams, custom catering menus and designer days at the spa for mother and bride. Specific requests, including precise dietary and cultural requirements are a Seven Stars specialty.
When the festivities are over, you can retreat to your oceanfront suite for a magical evening alone. In the morning, begin your new lives together with a couple's massage in-suite, a romantic picnic on the beach or an afternoon exploring the coral reefs.
Whatever your timeline or occasion for romance, if it includes stunning scenery, luxurious accommodations, hospitable staff and exquisitely prepared food, Seven Stars is waiting patient as the incoming tide.
The magnificent swimming pool at Seven Stars Resort is the only heated saltwater pool on the island of Turks and Caicos.
From poolside breakfast to oceanside cocktails and tapas at sunset, Seven Stars Resort offers a variety of island-inspired gourmet dining experiences.
Employees at Seven Stars are resort ambassadors empowered to solve problems and enhance positive experiences for their guests.