SOUTH CAICOS, TURKS & CAICOS—Sailrock Resort, located on South Caicos Island, will open January 2017. The resort is housed within the Sailrock South Caicos development, which includes Sailrock Living, a community of luxury homes in the Peninsula neighborhood.
The resort will feature a range of accommodations, including Ridgetop Suites set above the shoreline and Beachfront Villas located just steps from Caicos Bank and the Atlantic Ocean.
Set on 770 acres within the 8.3-sq.-mile island, Sailrock Resort is a 25-minute flight from the main island of Providenciales. The destination offers a wide array of outdoor activities, including whale watching, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing, beach-going, bird watching and shelling, and the annual Big South Regatta in Cockburn Harbour each May.
The Great House serves as Sailrock South Caicos’ center of activity. Inspired by the grand English manors, the Great House features clean Caribbean architecture and large shaded verandas with an emphasis on casual comfort and outdoor living, according to the company.
The property’s signature Great House Restaurant, under the direction of Executive Chef Jose Francois Alias, serves complimentary daily breakfast and fresh and locally caught seafood and seasonal produce with a Caribbean flair. Additionally, Caribbean-inspired libations are available at the Great House Bar.
Other resort amenities include an infinity swimming pool with poolside bar, as well as complimentary bicycling, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and hiking. Spa treatments, including deep tissue, hot stone, Balinese and Thai massages, as well as relaxation and waxing services, are also available.
Interior Designer Christine Lilley drew upon her past experiences on South Caicos to bring forth the local Lucayan and contemporary design featured throughout Sailrock South Caicos, according to the company. All Sailrock Resort villas and suites feature organic pieces from Environment Furniture. Architecturally, villas and suites were designed to blend into the beach environment with only a glass-paneled wall separating guests from views of the Caribbean.
Set slightly elevated above the water, Ridgetop Suites are fashioned with open-air design to take advantage of cool breezes off the water. They have large picture windows, sliding glass doors and wrap-around terraces. Other suite amenities include kitchens or kitchenettes as well as bathrooms with double-bowl sinks, large soaking tubs and oversized shower basins.
Beach Villas have up to four bedrooms. They have sheltered gardens, surrounding native stone walls, private oceanfront temperature-controlled pools, pergola-covered patios and interior great rooms with open floor plans, exposed vaulted ceilings and ocean-view kitchen islands. Oceanfront master suites have their own private patios and each villa has an outdoor garden shower. Villa guests have access to 25 ft. of uninterrupted beachfront.
Future phases of development will include additional dining options, a golf course, as well as expanded amenities and services. The resort will also launch the full-service Na Spa, named as a nod to “NA,” the periodic element for Sodium, in appreciation of the historic and rich salt ponds native to South Caicos. Na Spa will offer signature salt scrub spa treatments as well as a full range of massages, facials and other body treatments.
In developing Sailrock South Caicos, great care was taken to preserve the natural beauty of the island for generations to come, according to the company, and it also strives to be cautious, careful and respectful of the Islanders and their culture. The development team places a deep importance on giving back to the local community.