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#1 AutismPrincipal

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    Posted 28 May 2010 - 01:09 PM

    T&C ladies I need your help...

    One of the perks of our honeymoon was to walk onto the beach from our hotel room. None of the rooms at Sommerset offer this. I'm afraid that changing hotels will change the walking distance of the Bay Bistro and other great activities.

    Can someone make recommendations for a hotel that has rooms that open onto the beach, but within a reasonable distance to bay bistro (where welcome BBQ and cocktail reception may be).

    Thanks,
    AP

    #2 Tropical Imaging

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      Posted 28 May 2010 - 03:38 PM

      Regent Palms is on the other side of the Sommerset, would be a very reasonable walk to Bay Bistro. I believe they have rooms beachfront (or as close as you can get on Provo, they do enforce building back from the dunes) They have a air conditioned ballroom with outdoor large balcony for drinks etc for wedding receptions, or a courtyard, or a deck between the pool and beach so quite a few options. Great Spa there (tops)...Many people head over there just for the spa.

      The other side of Bay Bistro is just empty beach property, and then you get to The Sands which is less expensive than Regent Palms. The Regent Palms and Sommerset are similar caliber resorts with the Sands being below them in pricing amenities etc.

      Caribbean Resort: Regent Palms Turks and Caicos Resorts: Turks and Caicos Hotels

      photos of the Regent Palms

      The long wait is over ! | Brilliant by Tropical Imaging

      The Wedding of Canem and Michael at The Regent Palms, Turks and Caicos | Brilliant by Tropical Imaging

      The Wedding of Kendra and Tim at The Regent Palms | Brilliant by Tropical Imaging

      Phyllis & Cameron sweet destination wedding. | Brilliant by Tropical Imaging
      *** there is a photo of the bride and her dad walking down to the sand, you can see how close the oceanfront rooms are, most resorts will be about that distance from the beach if not further back

      The Somerset and Palms are right next door to each other and have some places you can walk between them. The walk from there to Bay Bistro would not be far.

      Many people do a welcome BBQ/cocktail reception on the pool deck that is between the pool and the ocean...they set that up quite often, so it is very doable.

      Hope that helps.

      Krys

      #3 JanineA

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        Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:01 PM

        Hi Krys, glad some one else asked this on here. I remember I had enquired of this from Gansevoort when I was still doing initial enquiries. It would seem that all of the hotels are set back behind the dunes am I correct?

        #4 Tropical Imaging

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          Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:22 PM

          Janine, you are correct, all buildings are built back from the dunes as a requirement for building codes. The dunes provide a natural protection from storm surge especially during hurricanes. It's amazing how high the tides can get even during just a storm not to mention a hurricane.

          Years ago the building codes weren't as strict and I remember every month watching this one beachfront house that built it's pool next to the dunes right smack up there just loose the pool little by little until it crumbled and fell into the sea....not fun for the owners!

          However, you can get oceanfront which will allow you to walk a short little distance to the sand...

          Krys

          #5 AutismPrincipal

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            Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:28 PM

            Hi Krys,

            Thanks for the info. You and Janine are definitely life savers for me. Which hotel is the pool deck apart of?

            #6 Tropical Imaging

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              Posted 28 May 2010 - 07:11 PM

              The pool deck is at Regent palms. If you look at the second blog entry, the wedding of Canem and Michael, their reception is on the pool deck. The night photo of the pool and resort is from the pool deck with the ocean to the back of the photographer. The photo of the dancing shows the wood deck with some sand to the right.

              Here is another wedding where the welcome cocktail party was on the deck at the Palms
              The Wedding of Andrea and Bob at The Regent Palms - part 2 | Brilliant by Tropical Imaging

              Krys

              #7 AutismPrincipal

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                Posted 29 May 2010 - 01:03 PM

                Oh boy Krys!!!!
                I showed the links to FI and he wants to have the wedding at The Regent Palms. I must admit the architecture is quite stunning; oh goodness, decisions...decisions....decisions!




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