You get solid bang for your buck at this all-suites resort on a beautiful stretch of Grace Bay, with boatloads of amenities that include a lagoon-style pool with a swim-up bar and one of the island's most popular restaurants, Mango Reef, sited on a sprawling beachfront perch. Resort rooms may not be as spacious or as luxuriously outfitted as those of the five-star resorts next door (Regent Palms, Somerset), but you won't be slumming it either—far from it. Suites, ranging from studios to four-bedroom-in-garden, ocean-view, and oceanfront categories, are smartly furnished, each with fully equipped granite and stainless-steel kitchens (studios have kitchenettes), balcony or terrace, and good beds with feather-top mattresses and Egyptian-cotton linens. The Alexandra is good value for families in particular: The one-bedroom garden and beachfront suites accommodate four with a separate bedroom and a pullout queen sofabed in the living room; two-bedroom suites can accommodate up to six people. Plus all suites have washer-dryers. Complimentary watersports toys include stand-up paddleboards, paddleboats, kayaks, and snorkel equipment. The Pelican Kids' Club ($25/day including lunch; 9am to 1pm) offers supervised activities for kids 4 to 10.
Turks and Caicos
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Princess Dr., Grace Bay, Providenciales
Our Rating Neighborhood Grace Bay Phone 800/284-0699 in the U.S. or 649/946-5807 Prices Winter $395–$500 studio, $525–$850 one-bedroom suite, $975–$1,175 2-bedroom suite, $2,250 4-bedroom penthouse suite; off-season $275–$375 studio, $375–$575 one-bedroom suite, $675–$825 2-bedroom suite, $1,625 4-bedroom penthouse suite; children 12 and under stay free in parent's room; extra person $50/night; ask about B & B packages and value-priced menus at Mango Reef Units 91 Amenities Restaurant, grill/deck bar, swim-up bar, babysitting, bikes, concierge/tour desk, fitness room, outdoor pool and kid's pool, Pelican Kids' Club, room service, spa, 2 lighted tennis courts, volleyball, tour desk, watersports equipment (extensive), Wi-Fi (free) Web site The AlexandraBook a Room Now