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The luxury Rock House resort has opened its doors on Providenciales in Turks & Caicos – not on Grace Bay Beach like so many other resorts, but in a unique clifftop location on the island’s north shore.

The Grace Bay Resorts property is billed as residential resort, with 46 oceanfront villas. Accommodations, including studios and one- and two-bedroom freestanding homes, are built into the limestone cliffs similar to homes and resorts along Italy’s Amalfi Coast, according to Grace Bay Resorts CEO Mark Durliat.

“Rock House is the Caribbean Capri, rivaling a trip to the Mediterranean without the transcontinental trip,” said Durliat in a press release. “As one of only a few Leading Hotels of the World properties in Turks & Caicos, Rock House brings an entirely new experience to those seeking an alternative to the beachfront resorts typically found in the islands.”

Contemporary design within natural stone walls

Each Rock House villa has an outdoor terrace, bathroom with an outdoor shower garden, 13-foot vaulted ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The oceanfront pool studios overlook a 100-foot infinity pool, the largest of its kind in Turks & Caicos.

Interiors conceived by interior designer Shawn Henderson feature a mix of contemporary and traditional design, with custom furnishings, porcelain and terrazzo flooring, oversized soaking tubs and Waterworks fixtures. The limestone walls of the villas were built by hand by local artisans using native materials. All landscaping is indigenous to the site, including centuries old Joewood trees.

Property amenities include a beach club, oceanfront restaurant, water sports, in-room massage treatments, yoga classes, and walking and jogging trails. A spa, tennis court and yoga pavilion will open later in 2022.

Nightly rates start at $655 for arrivals between May 1, 2022 and Jan. 30, 2023. A 10 percent commission is paid to travel advisors.

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