Our family spent a week at LOVE Villas in the Seahorse Villa (second floor) during Christmas week. It was our first time in Turks & Caicos and Grand Turk. In life, there are things that just seem too good to be true. Reading the description of LOVE Villas, and reading the reviews, it certainly seemed the case. How could this property and these owners be THAT good? Well, we’re here to tell you – believe everything you’ve read.
After an incredible stay, we’ve already booked for next year. These are the reasons we are returning:
1 - Richard and his wife Yohamna are simply great people. They could not have been more accommodating during our stay. Every question was answered promptly, terrific recommendations were offered, and they possess true love for LOVE Villas and making sure that each guest is happy. Richard picks you up from the airport and drops you back off . . . in between you will see Richard taking care of the property on a daily basis. In several ways, Richard went above and beyond to take care of us. An example: when our flight was diverted to the DR, we missed our flight to Grand Turk, and we needed to unexpectedly stay a night in Provo. We contacted Richard while on the tarmac in the DR, and immediately Richard helped us find a hotel room for the night.
2 - Our villa was exceptionally well-equipped and well-maintained. Modern appliances and all of the items you might need and enjoy – satellite TV, Wi-Fi (for those work emergencies!), a balcony overlooking the water with adjustable shading, access to paddle boards, swim shoes (all sizes – even a size 13 for our son!), snorkel gear, bicycles, chairs on the first level, and chairs and umbrellas for the beach. Richard starts out your stay with fresh fruit, milk, and some alcoholic beverages.
3 - LOVE Villas is as directly on the beach as you can possibly get. Ten steps or so from LOVE Villas, and you are in the ocean. The view from the villa is surreal.
4 - Each unit is given access to a four-person electric car, which we used to explore almost every inch of the island. It’s simply an awesome way to see parts of the island not generally accessed by any cruise ships and to get to lunch or dinner. [Check out my restaurant reviews for Grand Turk, too!]
5 - We loved the “chill” nature of the island – the locals are friendly, as are the dogs (potcakes) and donkeys that inhabit the island. We’ve never felt so relaxed.
We are extremely picky, Type-A people. When we say this place was fantastic, please believe us.
Thank you, Richard and Yohamna – our entire family is looking forward to our return!
My husband and I recently traveled to Grand Turk of Turks and Caicos Islands for our wedding anniversary. We stayed at the Love Villas for a full week. This was by far the best vacation we have ever been on! The views are breathtaking. The food is phenomenal. The people are terrific. This trip was absolute heaven. And it wouldn't have been possible without the amazing hospitality of the owners of Love Villas, Richard and Yohamna. They were extraordinary hosts. From the moment they picked us up from the airport we knew we were in great hands. Richard gave us a tour of the island and recommendations of where to eat. He told us which beaches were the best (all of them), and even how we could fulfill our bucket list item of scuba diving in the Caribbean Sea! The villas quickly became our home away from home. Words can't express how amazing this property is. Just steps from your own private beach, we couldn’t have dreamed of anything better. From the full wall of one giant sliding glass door, to the luxury kitchen, and breath taking view from the king size bed. Everything was just like we had seen in the pictures on their website. Everything is brand new and immaculate. All brand new Samsung appliances, granite countertops, huge dual-head shower (!!), Love Villas have literally thought of everything. They even had stocked our fridge with the basic groceries for when we arrived. Bottle of wine and local beer chilling in the fridge, welcoming us to paradise! We felt so safe and free here. The electric car was a HUGE bonus! Each villa has their own vehicle to use at their leisure! Not to mention they also provided bicycles, paddle boards, snorkeling gear, an outdoor grill! The list goes on and on. I would recommend this trip and stay at the villas to anyone and everyone. From the world traveler to the first time traveler. To the sole journeyman and the full family. It is top notch luxury and doesn’t get any better than this. This experience has left an impact on us and we are so grateful to Love Villas and Grand Turk for welcoming us!
Words like incredible and flawless are ways to describe our time in the Turtle Villa at Love Villas. Richard and Jo’s attention to every detail possible made our stay accommodating and enjoyable. The villa was immaculate. Not one detail was overlooked. A favorite feature of ours was the wall of sliding doors that opened up to a phenomenal deck space with a breathtaking view. Just steps away from amazing beach perfect for a stroll any time of day and a nice swim. The filtered water system was a wonderful treat. The entirety of the rooms was decorated with beautiful artwork, and touches that made it feel cozy. The comfort of the beds and pillows, furniture, and outdoor patio furniture made the stay even more relaxing. The location can only be described as perfect, we could see the stingrays swim by from the Living Room, watch the cruise ships out in the water come and go, and enjoy the sun set over the water from our deck; the consideration the Turtle Villa provided was like no other. The Villa equipped us with an electric car to explore the amazing views and culture Grand Turk had to offer. Richards’s knowledge of the island and his must try suggestions made it easy to navigate and did not disappoint. It was very reassuring and a wonderful touch knowing that we were staying in a place where the owners took the time to make us feel comfortable in our home away from home. Richard and his lovely wife Jo were available to answer any questions we had and chatting with them made us feel welcome. As a group we have never experienced such thoughtful and accommodating hospitality until visiting Turtle Villa at Love Villas Grand Turk. Hope to see you again soon!!
From the moment we booked our experience with Richard and Jo it was unforgettable. Top quality is evident throughout the villa and is stocked beyond your expectations. The attention to detail is mind blowing, from the dual head showers and foot rests to shave your legs ladies!!! The full wall fold back patio door allows you to bring the outside in. Multi A/C units allow for comfortable room temperatures. The gem car is the icing on the cake! The "belongers" made us feel welcome right from the get go. We are Sandals members and have never felt the need to return to any destination we have visited as of yet. Well - we will definitely be returning to the Love Villas as their hospitality far exceeded any of our Sandals experiences. Thanks again for a fabulous vacation!
Richard has everything I look for in a vacation rental and most places fall short but not him! He is fantastic! Our flight arrived a few minutes early but sure enough Richard was pulling up as soon as we were walking out the door! He gave us a tour of the island and suggestions of where to eat. All of his suggestions were wonderful and he has them neatly in a book inside the villa! Arches on the Ridge (Ridge Cafe) was our favorite and we ended up there for one of our meals or ice cream each day! When we went to the villa, he showed us the Gem electric car which was super fun and perfect for getting around the island! The villa is beautiful and Richard’s attention to detail and quality is shown throughout. There are windows everywhere with blinds that open fully up to enjoy the spectacular view from every room. If you leave the one bathroom door open, you even have a view from the shower :) Both bedrooms have bathrooms that can be shut off from the main space (perfect for two couples vacationing together). All the indoor and outdoor furniture is very comfortable and everything is clearly high quality (Pottery Barn, Frontgate, Tommy Bahama). They provide purified drinking water and insulated cups and all your kitchen needs including a Ninja blender. There is also plenty of bath towels and beach towels along with beautiful showers already supplied with shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. The balcony has stacking sliding doors to open up almost the entire wall for that view! There is also an electric awning plus a fan to ensure you are comfortable no matter what! Each bedroom has it's own a/c unit and a separate unit in the kitchen/living room space. The pictures are 100% accurate but the pictures really do not show how amazing this space and view really is! He also provided a carton of eggs, gallon of milk, bottle of wine, two beers and loaf of bread. There were so many wonderful things that I'm sure I'm still missing some! You cannot make a bad choice with staying at this villa. Richard was also extremely responsive and I have no doubt he will accommodate you any way he can!