Undeniably the cheapest resort in Turks and Caicos, Ports of Call will deliver in terms of style, location, service and of course beach access.
I stayed at Ports of Call Resort on my last trip to Turks and Caicos and it seems like this is the hotel for future layovers of mine.
For about $500 per night, it is still pricey but so is the entire island. Most other resorts go for $1000 or more. You are lucky if you find a room in the $700-800 range per night on the island.
Here’s what to know if you are thinking about staying at Ports of Call:
This is one of the biggest reason most visitors choose this resort. Averaging at $500 per night, come with at least one other person to split the room!
On a weekday, one can snag a garden room for as little as $219.
Ask for a room with a balcony. You can also choose from suites if you want separation or extra space.
Rooms face the gardens or the pool. There are no ocean front rooms although the ocean is super close.
Rooms come with a small living room area with a couch and table for eating. Fridges and microwaves are included.
Food and Bar
In the center is the pool which is lovely. Beach chairs line the outside and there is a hot tub. A beach bar is open daily with happy hour and the deals are good – $6 or under for mixed drinks and cocktails!
You can also lounge on the couches or choose from pink pong, darts, and other table games. Karoake occurs weekly and check the lobby calendar for other fun events.
There is complimentary breakfast buffet by the lobby. Grab fresh fruit, eggs and pastries. Spots by the pool are the best as you watch the sun rise.
While this resort is not on the beach, it is one block to Grace Bay Beach.
Walk out of the lobby and cross the street which is behind the dive shop. To the right ( which is to the east), you will see a walkway.
Follow that up to the beach. You will pass a parking lot and the oceanfront resort to the left of you.
Walaaa. You are at Grace Bay for free!
Ports of Call
The best part about this resort ( in addition to the price and amazing pool area ) is the Ports of Call area which is hotel property. It is outside the lobby and is the ultimate spot for dining and hanging out.
The area consists of the dive shop, gift stores, multiple dining and bar options, shops, and an open air area which shows the history of Turks and Caicos through pirate statues. Jimmy’s Dive Bar is a favorite as well as the ice cream shop next door.
Read the placards and pass the beautiful mural of this island country to learn more.
Would you stay at Ports of Call?