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Northwest Point was great
Stayed five nights at Northwest Point Resort at the end of March. Our room was beautiful and immaculate. The resort sits right up against the marine national park. We snorkeled all around both sides of Northwest Point (check out Malcolm's beach) in glass clear water and hardly ever saw another person. When we did want to see other people, the restaurant was good, the bar friendly. The staff was courteous, friendly and extremely helpful in guiding us to other restaurants and places to see. We'll go back in a heart beat.
A bit of Paradise
Northwest Point Resort is fabulous. We spent 7 days and loved every minute of it. Every aspect of our experience was nothing but terrific. We had a condo that was virtually on the beach, fully equipped and included Direct TV. The Resort offers complimentary internet access and access to a collection of books to read on the beach, on the patio or by the pool! The beach is terrific, and swimming, snorkeling and kayaking a pleasure. Leave your kit behind if you want, the resort provides enough to get by! The resort pool is equally terrific and a low-key hanging out place for lazy afternoons. Breakfast or lunch is available from the restaurant, and the bar is open for service for most of the day. The restaurant and bar is managed by a wonderful couple and we made many friends during our stay. We chose to make some meals ourselves and housekeeping made sure that we never felt the chore of keeping the place tidy! The Resort is situated away from the more developed or "touristy" parts of the island, and our decision to rent a car enabled us to sightsee, explore local restaurants and make a few trips to the local supermarket for supplies. We will definitely go back to this resort and would recommend it to couples and families who don't enjoy typical resort scenes and noisy entertainment. Thank you to Mike and his team for a terrific experience!
We stayed @ Northwest Point & Resort from March 13th-19th and it was a fabulous vacation. We had looked into several islands in the Caribbean but saw some negative reviews for hotels we were considering. I found this place on TripAdvisor and choose it because of it's great reviews! Mike & Cindy were so helpful, they gave my family a great deal on a 3 bedroom condo, which had more than enough room for the 5 of us.
The condo was clean and had everything you would need and more. It was very nice to have a kitchen so we could make breakfast, lunch and dinner. The condo had 2 decks with beautiful views of the pool and ocean. Overall, the amenities of the condo itself were fabulous. Maid service came almost every day and swept & cleaned the bathrooms which was nice as well.
The property is also beautiful. It's extremely well-kept, and the landscaping is phenomenal. Flower and bright colors were everywhere! The pool was so refreshing and was quite large. There were lots of lounge chairs & umbrellas.
The beach was beautiful as well. While there was grass in some parts, it was very easy to find a clear spot to swim in. The temperature was beautiful. Sometimes, it was a little difficult to get a beach chair (probably because this was the peak of spring break) but that's the only complaint!
They have free kayak and snorkeling equipment. I went fishing along the beach and Mike even gave me some bait to use since I didn't have much of my own!
I didn't eat at the restaurant, but my mom & sister did. I don't think they loved it, but it didn't really matter since we went to IGA and purchased groceries for the week. The drive to Grace Bay from the resort is fine, and it's about 20 minutes. But when you see some parts of the island (which is quite poor) you are always happy to come home to Northwest Point Resort, because it is by FAR the most beautiful part of the island!
Overall, our experience was just amazing. I hope to go back as soon as possible. The owners were so nice and really try to accommodate their guests. I recommend this resort very highly, you won't be disappointed!!! Thank you to the resort for giving us the best family vacation we've ever had :)
Gorgeous Corner of Providenciales
Over the months that I considered the accommodation for our stay in Providenciales, I saw Northwest Point climb up the trip advisor ratings; and decided to take the plunge.
I booked direct with Mike via the hotel's website and he gave us a great rate & was friendly & helpful.
I wholeheartedly agree with the reviewers that have commented on the immaculate grounds of Northwest Point. They are stunning; the plants are straight out of a tropical botanists handbook and the swimming pool and hot-tub area are idyllic - with plenty of shade/sun - whichever is your preference.
The beach, whilst we were there, was deserted daily - total paradise. There are litle wooden 'umbrellas' dotted along it and plenty of sunloungers (even buckets/spades & toys are provided for childrens' beach entertainment).
The grill for lunch was tasty and reasonably priced, and there's a small, equipped gym to work it off afterwards.
The condo itself was spacious and comfortable with cable tv and wireless internet access. There were plenty of dining guides and activity guides to study, and I have to say; you really are spoilt for choice for eateries in Providenciales - most; less than a twenty minute drive from the resort. Grace's Cottage was our favourite.
Driving into Grace Bay for snorkelling & dining was a pleasure and then out again for the tranquility and relaxation that Northwest Point Resort offers.
Alot of thought has gone into providing guests with a comfortable and enjoyable stay at Northwest Point - and it shows. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and would return again and again.
The ultimate in peaceful, restful vacations
My wife and I have travelled all over the world and try to stay at beautiful, but out of the way, uncrowded locations to savor the experience we cannot have at home. Northwest Point Resort was a very pleasant surprise...clean, immaculately maintained, well managed and comfortable, it turned out the seclusion of it all was the best part of the experience.
It is difficult to describe the feeling of walking down a secluded beach with a cooling breeze, warming sun, and perfect temperatures for an hour or more without seeing any structures or human beings, or even footprints in the sand...only a passing ray in the water, a handful of shorebirds and a couple of pelicans standing watch for a late breakfast. The experience can change one's outlook on life and is the ultimate experience in peace and tranquility. And to experience the same thing the next day walking in the opposite direction as the sun goes down. This is priceless.
We vitually had the pool to ourselves and the others we met there were very friendly. Looking back at it we were all from different places but seeking the same experience. We were all glad we had the good fortune to pick this place as a destination.
A trip over to the construction din and madness of Grace Bay made us appreciate where we were that much more. The constant racket from jackhammers, cranes, cement trucks and boomboxes made my skin crawl, not to mention the crowded beaches and beachfront diaper changing going on.
The time to go is now...I will be truly saddened when construction starts on hundreds of homes, a golf course and a giant condo complex slated for the future begins on NWP. In a few years the experience we shared will be lost forever on Provo.
We found a great rate on one of the travel sites, and when we contacted the resort directly, they were more than happy to match the rate. My email communications with Cindy before we arrived were very friendly and helpful. She really went above and beyond with all the questions I had! Upon arrival, we found we were upgraded to a 3 bedroom (reserved a 2 bedroom). Two bedrooms looked directly onto the beach and we enjoyed sleeping with the windows open to enjoy the sound of the ocean and the breeze. The third bedroom had a view of the front walk and garden, but my daughter who is 2 didn't seem to mind! Mike was was always running around the resort, no doubt making sure all the guests were well taken care of and happy, but he was always willing to stop and chat and give us advice on what to do and where to go. Cindy gave us some great dinner recommendations. The pool is very pretty and we had it practically all to ourselves in the morning - others seemed to come after lunch, but it was never crowded. The beach was beautiful and cleaned of seagrass daily. The only drawback was the grass still growing in the water, but you could always find a clear patch to float in. We cooked breakfast and lunch in the condo and went to the Grace Bay area for dinner, which wasn't a bad drive when you got used to it. The sand is a little softer and the water a little clearer at Grace Bay, but for the price and the quiet seclusion, you can't beat NW Point. My only negative point was the restaurant. We only at there once and the menu was very limited. I think the restaurant/bar was open most of the time we were there, but many times there was no one in site to take your order.
Can't wait to go back! Most relaxing vacation ever!
If you love beautiful views, a beach almost all to yourself, very clean well-maintained property with swimming pool and nice accomodations, this is a wonderful place to stay. If you want night life, it's probably not for you unless you don't mind driving a few miles. The clientele was mostly age 50 and over when we were there in early March. Only saw one child, although the place is "family friendly".
Northwest Point (NWP) is actually a condominium complex with approximately 50 condos in two, 3-story buildings, surrounded by beautiful gardens and natural scenery. Most of the condos are privately owned and some are in a rental program operated like a hotel, which is what we had. Don't worry, no one will try to sell you a condo!
The road to NWP is paved most of the way, but turns into a wide, grated dirt road for the last couple of miles. Don't let that scare you. When you turn into the property, you will see a gorgeously landscaped, long driveway to the reception area. The friendly, laid back staff will check you in, show you to your condo. We had asked for a ocean view, upper level room. When we arrived, they put us in a first floor ocean front room. They cheerfully changed us to the level view we had originnally requested.
On the premises, there is an open-air restaurant/bar with a short menu including awesome burgers and coleslaw to die for! The food is excellent. We loved the grilled grouper and the baked chicken and ribs.
The beach was about 4 miles long with a wide, beautiful sandy beach, calm, shallow waters for a long distance into the ocean, and rarely another person in sight. The weather was warm with nice tradewinds off the ocean, making it comfortable. We visited Grace Bay one afternoon and it was stiffling hot with no breeze, and lots of bodies on the beach!
One day the winds picked up and a few wind surfers came out to the beach with their colorful kites. We enjoyed watching them as well as the various wildlife.
We felt very safe and comfortable at this property. There was no nudity or raukus behavior. The clientele was courteous and considerate.
We will definately go back to this hidden gem. I wish I had taken better photos, but we were enjoying our time to relax.
Stayed at the Northwest Point with my husband and some friends. We each booked a one bedroom condo. Overall, the hotel is just as it looks on the website. The pictures of the beach can't begin to do it real justice. Big note: BRING SUFFICIENT CASH. Many places other than large tourist spots don't accept credit cards and there were not many ATMs around.
1) Quiet Property. The hotel is really a condominium complex where owners/mgmt rents out units as available. It is located at the furthest point on the island, so if you want complete seclusion and serenity, this is the place for you.
2) Good Room Size. The condos are spacious with separate bedrooms, bathrooms, dens and kitchens. The kitchens are useful because the restaurant was not open often when we were there. We slept with the windows wide open each night and due to the constant, soothing ocean breezes, didn't use the air conditioner the whole stay.
3) Beautiful Beach and pool. The beach is pristine and we didn't see another soul on the beach until our second day there, though we walked for miles in both directions. We had the entire pool and hot tub to ourselves. Saw one other person use the pool one morning but that was it. Part of the lack of crowds may have been due to the fact we went in January during MLK weekend, so maybe a bit early for tourist season.
4) Good Value. This is the best priced resort on the island that is right on the beach. We drove to Beaches and ate dinner at Grace Bay one night,so had a chance to see competing locations. They are nice but cost way more. NWP gives you the best value for the money.
5) Good Food. The food in the restaurant is cooked by a local chef and his staff and they do a great job with breakfast and dinner, particularly seafood. The fish tasted like it was freshly caught that morning. We found the best restaurants on the island were the ones recommended by our taxi driver -Conch Shack was one. They look like holes in the wall but the food is reasonably priced and well prepared. Also ate at some of the resorts recommended by Mike-property manager-on the other side of the island, but tasted like typical resort food-bland, spiceless, uninspiring and overpriced.
1) Need Rental Car. Make arrangements to rent a car before you land at the airport. We took a taxi from the airport and the driver charged us US60, which we found out later was about double the actual rate. We subsequently rented a car so that we could tour the island and it cost us only US50/day. Wish the property manager had suggested that to us when we contacted him to make the reservation.
2) Hairy Drive at Night. We stayed out late one night eating and walking around Grace Bay and it was a bit scary driving back to the hotel. As previous reviewers have said, you have to traverse a three mile dirt road before you get to the property and at night, with no street lights and not a soul in sight, we were grateful we didn't break down despite hitting lots of small pebbles and rocks in the road.
3) Condos a Bit Worn. The condos were spacious but definitely not upscale. Our clothes washer was broken, the folding doors to the closets were slightly off their hinges, the remote control to the tv/DVD stopped working, the screen porch wasn't fastened all the way, etc. These imperfectionss would not be tolerated at a more upscale place, but since the beach and pool were so perfect, and we paid a reasonable price for the room, we didn't let these things bother us.
4) Restaurant Closed Early Each Night. The restaurant closed at 5pm each night that we were there. Again this may have been because it wasn't full tourist season yet. We asked the cook to make us meals to go which we stored in our refrigerator for later, since we didn't feel like cooking on our vacation.
5) Very Little Night Life. If you are looking for a good clubbing experience, you have the wrong island. The entire island is small and there is not a lot to do in terms of nightclubs, going out, etc. We knew that before going there but wanted to reiterate this in case others don't know.
6) Food is Very Expensive. Went to the local grocery store and couldn't believe the prices for basic staples like orange juice, fruit and bread. It's no wonder the locals' homes appear so modest. They have to save most of their money to buy food. Talked to some locals during our stay and found out that almost all food is imported to the island since it's difficult to grow crops in the rocky, claylike soil. Seafood is the primary local crop and it is excellent. We ordered it every night for dinner at different restaurants and weren't disappointed.
Lovely, Quiet Hotel & Great Location
My husband and I stayed at the hotel from 3/22 - 3/29/08. It was exactly what we were looking for in a hotel and was perfectly described by previous Trip Advisor reviewers. Our room was a spacious, one bedroom apartment with an ocean view. Our view was fantastic; not 100% oceanfront but still excellent. The hotel is very close to the water, and you can hear the ocean from your room. Mike and Cindy were very friendly and helpful, and housekeeping was very good and as well.
The hotel is about 15 minutes from the airport, 10-15 from Blue Hills and Turtle Cove, and 25 from Grace Bay, so a car is a must. The dirt road that leads to the hotel entrance is literally only 5-7 minutes. Personally, we did not mind having to drive
everywhere, and it was worth it given the quiet and remoteness (there is also way too much construction in Grace Bay for our taste).
The beach was of course quiet and empty, and great for strolls. Only issues were the wind and the large amount of seaweed. The pool was great and you can almost always find chairs to lounge on.
Our room was big and comfortable, and the kitchen was stocked with china, cooking utensils, and a whole bunch of other useful items.
The only negative was Smokey's Cafe. We never ate there because there was never anyone there eating (not a good sign), and the staff is awful. Unfriendly, lazy, and not forthcoming about happy hour prices. Smokey's has a couple of locations, so they probably rent this out from Northwest, and therefore I do not think Northwest has much control over it. It's too bad because with a better, livelier staff it could be a cool place to hang out, especially since it is right next to the pool.
There are so many good restaurants on T&C. Casual, hang out places were Da Conch Shack, Sharkbite, Horse-eyed Jack's, and the Tiki Hut. The Tiki Hut has a great $12 chicken and ribs deal on Wednesdays for dinner. Nice, fancier places for dinner were Coco Bistro, Magnolia, Bay Bistro, Aqua, and Hemingway's. Eating out is pricy so definitely stock up your room fridge with a trip to the IGA supermarket. But when you do eat out try conch and in as many forms possible, it was delicious!
Malcolm Beach is a beuatiful spot 10 minutes away (all dirt road), great for snorkeling. Chalk Sound is pretty. Grace Bay is worth going to for the restaurants, but the shopping is underwhelming.
Loved NWP Condo!
My boyfriend and I just got back from a wonderful week in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos and we spent a great week at the North West Point Resort. We had the wonderful condo # 309 on the third floor with ocean view. Couldn't have been any better. Quite place off the beaten path (need a rental car) and wonderful for beach walks, snorkeling, soaking in the hot tub, breakfast on the balcony overlooking the ocean... The local supermarket is very well stocked (great fruit). Treat yourself to a meal at Mango Reef Restaurant. Mike the manager of North West Point was super helpful with anything you can think off. Diving with Dive Provo was wonderful as well. Great trip!
The Fire Pit
Liz waiting for her champagne
The Trevi Pool
The Mr & Mrs enjoying the water