Yesterday I found myself reminiscing about honeymoon days gone by when I realized I had never let the cat out of the bag. I truly adored the spot we choose and thus decided it was a “must blog”!
Not exactly sure why, but I left the task of researching honeymoon spots solely to my fiancee – though of course, I retained full veto power. Needless to say, he was wonderful! We discussed our likes and dislikes, strong and weak points of our vacations past, must haves, don’t minds and of course budget. I also had to breakdown the whole hurricane season thing to him but that went over pretty smoothly. He pretty much left no stone unturned given our search criteria, and came up with… TC Villas on the Providenciales Island of Turks and Caicos.
Though a few of our friends had visited T&C and shared rave reviews, we were initially hesitant since we wanted something very private and more low key than an all inclusive resort or mass occupancy hotel. We also did not want a bed and breakfast, so we decided to go the private property route. Best decision ever, we LOVED it! First of all, I am a gal who likes options – and TC Villas has MANY. All the properties are owned by one family and the business is run by Henry Moog and his daughter Shandon. They actually live in Atlanta (love it) but have assembled a stellar team to manage their properties on the island.
There are over 25 free standing villas ranging from cozy and adorable one bedroom cottages to palatial seven bedroom estates. For your HM, you may opt for a 1 or 2 bedroom property, but you would be hard pressed not to make a return visit with friends for a getaway in one of the larger villas. Even though some of the pics you will see below resemble grand 5 star hotels, they are all TC Villas properties – all private & all yours. From the moment we walked through the doors, we literally felt like we were home – just with nicer appliances ;-).
Our villa was extremely clean and well kept. The decor of the many properties vary – some are sleek and modern, while others have a more beachy and rustic vibe, but all with unmistakable charm and comfort. Most offer private swimming pools and many are just steps away from the absolutely breathtaking turquoise waters of the Caribbean. TC Villas has a great website with awesome pics and is chock full of info on booking, amenities, helpful island hints and nearby restaurants and activities!
Ahh… Calgon, puleez take me away!
ps – if you are thinking of keeping it a little closer to home, believe it or not there are actually a few really cool places to have a staycation honeymoon in our very own New Jersey. Hang tight, we’ll get to those soon!