Most of the country's accommodations are on Providenciales, where condo hotels are the prevailing lodging option.
- Amanyara, Northwest Point, Provo (tel. 866/941-8133): The Singapore-based Amanresorts' first foray into the West Indies, which deftly marries pampered luxury with an exacting Eastern aesthetic; the name means "peaceful place." The guest pavilions are utterly private and smartly appointed in Aman teakwood, polished terrazzo floors, and state-of-the-art toys for grownups.
- The Gansevoort, Grace Bay, Provo (tel. 888/844-5986): Urban escapees are making a beeline for this great-looking new Lower Bight property; it's definitely in their comfort zone. It's got a happening pool scene, a sizzling restaurant, and ultrastylish rooms with irresistible touches, like electric blinds, big freestanding tubs (filled from a ceiling tap), and glass-encased rain showers.
- Grace Bay Club, Grace Bay, Provo (tel. 800/946-5757): This Grace Bay pioneer continues to reinvent itself, and everything, from the spacious luxury suites to the unparalleled service, is first-rate. Don't expect attitude, however; this is one of the warmest, most welcoming spots in town. You can even have a private dinner served under the stars on the beach.
- Point Grace, Grace Bay, Provo (tel. 866/924-7223): Set on a stunning bend of Grace Bay beachfront, this resort gets consistent high marks for its handsomely appointed British-Colonial-style suites and ultraromantic restaurant, Grace's Cottage, one of Provo's top places to dine.
- The Regent Palms, Grace Bay, Provo (tel. 866/877-7256): There are no bad rooms at this gorgeous resort, with a serpentine infinity pool, shops, restaurants, and a 25,000-square-foot spa with reflecting pools. It offers both serenity and a lively nightlife, with the Plunge Bar heating up at sunset.
- The Somerset, Grace Bay, Provo (tel. 877/887-5722): Size matters, and this Tuscan-style boutique resort is just small enough to have a personalized, intimate feel and big enough to offer sprawling luxury suites with monumental balconies and marble-clad kitchens and baths. It has a sunny, serene atmosphere and a beautifully landscaped pool and beachfront. The house restaurant, O'Soleil, is one of Provo's best.
- The Veranda, Grace Bay, Provo (tel. 877/945-5757): It looks like Main Street by the Sea, more like a movie-set village than an upscale resort: houses with gingerbread trim, picket fences, rockers on wooden porches, and broad swathes of neatly trimmed green. Once this new oceanfront resort is fully operational, it will have kid-specific areas with lots of fun stuff for the little ones.
- West Bay Club, Grace Bay, Provo (tel. 866/607-4156): This new boutique oceanfront property has 46 spacious, beautifully appointed suites with full kitchens and marble-clad bathrooms. But unlike its neighbor the Gansevoort, West Bay has no hipster lounge or state-of-the-art spa. In fact, the pool is small, the modest restaurant has only nine tables, and the bar is just a smattering of stools. Everything but the spacious accommodations has been scaled down, and that's purely by design: Here it's all about those rooms and that beach and a warm and welcoming hands-on management that makes you feel as if you're old pals. Call it mom-and-pop luxe.
- Parrot Cay Resort, Parrot Cay, Provo (tel. 866/388-0036): Yes, this is the exclusive island resort where Ben Affleck married Jennifer Garner and Bruce Willis owns a home. But it's also a pretty wonderful place to unwind and de-stress, whether you're stretched out on the secluded beach or thrilling to a treatment by a Balinese masseuse at the world-class COMO Shambhala spa.
- The Meridian Club, Pine Cay, Provo (tel. 866/746-3229): This is luxury of a determinedly downscale variety. You won't have TV, phones, radios, even air-conditioning, but you'll want for little else on this secluded private island, which offers the kind of solitude and serenity found in few places in the world. The beach and watersports opportunities are superb.
- Grand Turk Inn, Front Street, Grand Turk (tel./fax 649/946-2827): The big, comfortable suites are laid-back luxury personified. The innkeepers, sisters who've lived all over the world, are hospitality pros, and their loving restoration of the 150-year-old Methodist manse has created Grand Turk's best accommodations.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.