Tristan Ralston

South Caicos’ New Sailrock Resort Welcomes Guests for 2017

Published on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by Tristan Ralston

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Sailrock

The Great House

Sailrock Resort, located on breathtaking South Caicos Island, will begin welcoming travelers to one of the few unspoiled tropical destinations in the world from the beginning of 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, which are available for full and partial ownership.  Featuring a range of accommodations, including Ridgetop Suites set above the shoreline and Beachfront Villas located just steps from the sparkling blue waters of Caicos Bank and the Atlantic Ocean, the exclusive, eco-conscious resort invites connoisseurs of authentic experiences to indulge in “Out-Island Luxury” with access to miles of secluded white-sand beaches.

Set on 770 thoughtfully-planned acres within the unspoiled 8.3-square-mile island, Sailrock Resort is easily accessible with South Caicos a short 25-minute flight from the main island of Providenciales. The 7,000-foot-deep Columbus Passage that separates the islands is popular with rays, turtles, dolphins and migrating humpback whales. In addition to diving in the world’s third-largest coral reef, visitors to South Caicos enjoy a haven for nature and exploration. The destination offers a wide array of outdoor activities, including whale watching, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing, beach-going, bird watching, shelling and attending the annual Big South Regatta in Cockburn Harbour each May.

Perched above the white sands and turquoise waters of the Caribbean, the Great House, serves as Sailrock South Caicos’ center of activity. Paths meander through natural landscapes to connect these resort buildings and amenities to the Great House. 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. Upon arrival, guests will marvel at the expansive lobby and reception area, showcasing magnificent views of both the Caribbean sunrise and sunset.

 In addition, 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, which are complemented by views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Caicos Bank to ensure a uniquely memorable dining experience. Additionally, travelers can relax with Caribbean-inspired libations crafted with fresh ingredients native to South Caicos at Great House Bar.

Beyond the Great House, Sailrock Resort provides guests with state of the art luxury amenities. The resort features an infinity swimming pool with poolside bar, as well as numerous opportunities to discover the out-island intimately on a complimentary basis via bicycling, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and hiking. In addition, individuals and couples looking for relaxation can enjoy a selection of spa treatments, including deep tissue, hot stone, Balinese, and Thai massages, as well as relaxation and waxing services.

Inspired by a deep respect for the natural beauty of the rich land and surrounding tropical habitats, 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. All Sailrock Resort villas and suites feature organic pieces from Environment Furniture as a natural extension of the rugged landscape and beautiful palette of the island. Architecturally, villas and suites were designed to blend into the beach environment with only a glass-paneled wall separating guests from the cobalt blue views of the Caribbean. The impeccable design, with panoramic views of the water and island nature, makes Sailrock Resort one with the surrounding nature.

Set slightly elevated above the water and surrounded by panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Caicos Bank to the west, Ridgetop Suites are fashioned with open-air design to take advantage of cool breezes off the water. Large picture windows and sliding glass doors create tranquil settings, while wrap around terraces feature outdoor furniture for soaking up sunshine. Ideal for individuals, couples and small groups, Ridgetop Suites offer kitchens or kitchenettes as well as luxe bathrooms with feature double-bowl sinks, large soaking tubs and oversized shower basins.

 Beach Villas have up to 4 bedrooms and provide a spacious blend of indoor and outdoor Caribbean living with sheltered gardens, surrounding native stone walls, private oceanfront temperature-controlled pools, pergola-covered patios, and interior Great Rooms with open plans, exposed vaulted ceilings, and ocean-view kitchen islands. Oceanfront master suites have their own private patios and each villa has a convenient outdoor garden shower. Villa guests also enjoy direct access to 25 feet of uninterrupted beachfront.

South Caicos is home to three Nature Reserves and the world’s third-largest coral reef, which preserves the Tropical Deciduous Forest and coastal ecosystem. Among a plethora of preservation initiatives, Sailrock South Caicos is committed to restoring the historic Turtle Crawl and Boiling Hole, creating an animal preserve for the wild donkeys and horses on the island and restoring the canals that lead to the flamingo-studded Salinas.

In developing Sailrock South Caicos, great care was taken to preserve the stunning natural beauty of the island for generations to come. The development abides by strict building guidelines, spacing rules, height restrictions and low-level LED street lighting, while residences and resort facilities are set within a lush native landscape, abundant with indigenous tropical plants and trees.  

Sailrock South Caicos also strives to be cautious, careful and respectful of the Islanders and their culture. Committed to the overall benefit of the island and its native inhabitants, the development team places a deep importance on giving back to the local community. To date, Sailrock South Caicos has made generous donations to benefit local organizations, including the School for Field Studies, the Turks and Caicos Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Calvary Christian School, the Iris Stubbs Primary School via Food For Thought, and Footsteps4Good.

Future phases of development will include additional dining options, a world-class 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.

The resort is now accepting reservations, with rates starting at $400 per night for an Ocean View Suite and $4,625 per night for a Four Bedroom Beachfront Villa.  For more information or to make reservations at Sailrock Resort, call (649) 946-3777 / (800) 929-7197, email reservations@sailrockresort.com, or visit www.SailrockResort.com

 

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