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    Planning a trip to turks & caicos early this summer. I hear Amanyara is the place to go, but it's a bit more than i was planning to spend, so i'm thinking of splitting up the trip 1/2 at Amanyara and 1/2 somewhere else on the island. Gansevoort looks pretty cool and is certainly more affordable. Has anyone stayed here? any other recommendations? Should i just man up and pay for Amanyara the whole time?

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    I just got back from a week @ 7 Stars resort in Provo, I would recommended them. We got free upgrade, amazing suites/views, location can't be beat (walking distance from gourmet super market, restaurants, shopping and right in front of Grace Bay). We stopped by the Gansevoort, the hotel/pool looked nice, but not a nice neighborhood. I heard Amanyara is a great because of its secluded location. Damn, I miss Cracked Conch.

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    Last time I was there I stayed at the Regent Palms. I was very happy with the resort and have nothing but good things to say about the experience.
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    Go Amanyara for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP10501 View Post
    We stopped by the Gansevoort, the hotel/pool looked nice, but not a nice neighborhood.
    can you expand on "not a nice neighborhood" ? is it just nothing else around? industrial? slum? ... this is the type of stuff they certainly don't go into detail about on their website. you can hide a lot in pictures...

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    Not much around unless you get to another resort, I believe it is close to Bight Beach and the local primary school, but it did look a bit slummy outside the resort grounds (crumbled houses, unpaved roads, etc... are clearly visible from the main road outside the resort). Good news is that it's closer to the local spots around Turtle Cove if your looking to get away from all the overpriced bistros and resort dining.

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    just an update to this post for anyone searching. we ended up staying at amanyara for 1/2 the trip and then the gansevoort the other half.. by far amanyara was better than anything else we saw on the island. I'd highly recommend it even at the very high price. Food is extremely expensive though. (lunch and breakfast morso) the "continental" breakfast was $38 pp included pastry, fruit, coffee, juice. a burger is $30. (plus the 11%tax and 10%resort fee) dinner wasn't cheap but more reasonable. 2 apps, 2 entrees, shared desert and 2 drinks (no wine) was $270+tax/tip

    the resort is beautiful we had an ocean pavilion. i assume the villas are even better.

    everything mentioned about the gansevoort was spot on. it's a nice hotel, very modern. we had a luxury oceanfront studio. but getting anywhere was a pain. except the hotel dining, the only reasonable walk was to a somewhat crappy mexican place called "somewhere" the vibe and drinks were good, but as far as mexican go it was pretty bland.

    we walked to turtle cove (tiki hut) during the day and it was a bit long of a walk but not bad. sidewalk the whole way but i don't think i'd want to do it in the dark.

    a taxi to grace bay club was $14 when we went there for dinner one night. if we go back and don't stay at amanyara, i think GBC will be the choice.

    the one thing my wife didn't care for is the wild cats. during dinner these cats seem to roam all over the place. around here ferral/wild cats are pretty dirty but down there people don't seem to care? we encountered these around dusk pretty much everywhere we ate.
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    +1 for Regent Palms it is a great resort was there in the spring

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