Hotel Intel: Posh Wymara in Turks and Caicos reflects romance of Caribbean
Once upon a time, there was chitter-chatter about the blissful Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos becoming part of Canada. I never knew if it was serious, and it never came to pass.
Canadian businessman Bruce Maclaren did his small part, though. In the early 2000s, he co-developed what is now the magnificent Wymara Resort and Villas in Turks and Caicos, sealing a connection between the two territories.
Wymara is a dreamy, romantic destination with a refined air, stellar Caribbean-accented cuisine, earnest service, sophisticated contemporary decor and pampering spa life, all along beautiful Grace Bay Beach. It’s mellow, with just enough mingling to make the atmosphere sociable, including nightly happy hour, Wednesday seafood feasts and Saturday barbecues with beach bonfires and dancing.
Turks and Caicos has gone upscale, so Wymara is pricey but generous, including a full breakfast buffet, long-distance calls, twice-daily housekeeping, in-room coffee and tea, as well as free kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling and Hobie cat sailing. Welcome details include a rum punch, sorbet by the pool and orchid petals strewn along pathways.