IMPORTANT email@example.com nwpresort.com 1 (778) 839-4705 Rental of Condo unit B1-111 at Northwest Point Resort, 1 Davie Bight Rd Providenciales Island Turks and Caicos. At the airport customs will ask for address of where you are staying( address above) Thank you for choosing to book our condo and we hope you enjoy the place as much as we do. Important information keep for your arrival. (be sure you have email with Property Manager and gate code information sent prior to your stay) Car rentals at Airport or transfer to office. You may wish to shop for groceries before heading to resort. Millennium Hwy turns into gravel road for last 5 km. Follow sign on right to resort at last .5 km Rental of Condo B1-111(one bedroom) or B2-102/3 (three bedroom) at Northwest Point Resort, 1 Davie Bight Rd 1
Power and water should be on and suite cleaned and ready for arrival. Air conditioning setting is on wall in bedroom ( turn off when windows and screens open for ocean breezes). Power and water are super expensive so your help being careful in amount used is appreciated!) Windows and doors have locks so you can leave open but be secured. Safe is in cupboard in bedroom (we have never had any issues and Resort is super safe!) The housekeeping is done prior to stay and then at end of stay for the next guests. If you can remove the garbage at end of stay that would be appreciated. The garbage containers are by the parking lot and it is best to do daily). The suite has washer and dryer for your convenience during the stay. Please do not leave towels at beach or pool as they will not be returned to our suite and will need to be replaced! If you require extra cleaning please let us know or Charles and Debbie will do this ( cost is $75 USD) Have a restful vacation. Sincerely yours, Hugh and Magdalena
Info about one bedroom condo: B1- 111 Ground floor 560 sq. ft.
Our unit is ground floor for easy mobility access but there are curbs and some steps by pool and to parking lot.
The unit has no suites on any side and only one residence above (seldom there!). You see sunrises and sunsets from the deck. The unit is near the pool and center of the resort which makes it a safe place. There is night security and we have never felt unsafe here or anywhere on the island. One Bedroom: 1 pillow top queen bed. Bedroom off living room/kitchen with en-suite bathroom Sofa bed in living room-- good for one adult or 2 kids. Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom: toilet, shower Windows and sliding doors on all 4 sides for great light and breezes. Screens with window sliding door locks for safety and security.
Three bedroom Condo: B2- 102/3 Ground floor 1570 sq. ft.
This unit is ground floor for easy mobility access but there are curbs and some steps by pool and to parking lot. The unit is very private with two decks (one covered) looking towards the ocean. You see sunrises from the deck. The unit is a bit further from the pool and center of the resort which makes it a quiet place. There is night security and we have never felt unsafe here or anywhere on the island. Three large Bedrooms: pillow top queen beds. Unit offers great space for groups up to 6 people. Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms: toilet, shower and tub Windows and sliding doors with screens Information for both units: Guests Provide their own meals ( fully stocked kitchen and shared BBQ grill by pool/ common area) Housekeeper Included ( cleaning at end of stay included. Small fee if you wish extra cleaning during stay) Long-Term Renters WelcomeMinimum Age Limit For Renters: You need to rent a car and the minimum age for that is 25. Thanks for understanding! Children Welcome: families love this resort as it is not busy and allows a time to connect at the pool and beach. Board games in the evening! Non Smoking Only: The whole resort is non smoking which is so nice. (if you have the smoking urge the parking lot or beach area is okay) Pets Not Allowed (you can make friends with the Island Potcake dogs!) Entertainment: Books; Satellite / Cable television; board games/ books Appeals to: Away From It All; Family: Romantic; Sports & Activities; Attractions-- ocean, snorkelling, boating and beach! Restaurants: onsite restaurant not presently open. There are good local restaurants close by and high end restaurants in Grace Bay and other areas of the Island. ( see about island page) Local Services & Businesses: ATM/Bank; Fitness Center; Groceries; Hospital; Medical Services Leisure Activities: Beach combing; Bird Watching; Boating; Scenic Drives; Shelling; Sight Seeing; Walking; Wildlife Viewing Sports & Adventure Activities: Deep sea Fishing; Fishing; Kayaking; Scuba Diving Snorkelling/Diving;Swimming Dining: In condo; deck or common patios by pool and covered area Air Conditioning: full air conditioning (but the ocean breezes and screened windows are often enough) Washing Machine and Clothes Dryer Fitness Room: resort has a functional fitness room but most find long walk and swimming or yoga on the beach more to their liking. Hair Dryer Internet: complimentary internet Iron & Board Linens Provided Parking: free parking Towels Provided: hand, bath and beach Kitchen: full open area kitchen with eating bar Coffee MakerDishes & Utensils Dishwasher Microwave Oven blender Refrigerator: huge and cold for lots of drinks and ice! StoveToasterDeck / PatioKayak / Canoe: three kayaks for guest use Lawn / Garden: great tropical gardens Outdoor Grill Pool / Spa: Communal Pool; Hot Tub Practical Information (Know Before You Go) English English is our official language. We're a proud British Overseas Territory. U.S. Plugs - 120V, 60Hz Converters and adapters are required for 220V visitors (everyone from Europe). GSM (4G, no CDMA) British, European and American GSM phones will work. CDMA phones (Verizon, Sprint) will not work. No Health Issues No vaccinations are required or recommended. There are no endemic diseases. U.S. Dollar We use the U.S. Dollar as our sole currency. Exchange foreign currency before you arrive. GMT-5:00 (New York) We're 5 hours behind London (U.S. Eastern Time). We observe Daylight Savings Time. Drive on the Left We drive on the left, as in the United Kingdom. We have some crazy drivers (be careful). Average 82° (28° C) We have great weather year round and it rarely rains. Hurricanes occur rarely. In Depth The Turks and Caicos Islands generally try to do things the American way, with the notable exception being that we drive on the left - despite most of the cars on the road being American left-hand drives! Thus, in many aspects, Providenciales feels like a cleaner, less populated, lower density version of Miami. Indeed, one major difference many tourists will notice is a lack of ATMs in the country, and the fact that many smaller stores don't accept credit and debit cards. This doesn't seem due to any technological limitation, rather just a reluctance to pay the charges associated with accepting cards. Name, Pronunciation and Demonym (what we're called) The full name of the country is the Turks and Caicos Islands. Most people simply say Turks and Caicos or TCI. It's NOT simply 'Turks' (i.e. don't say Just got back from 'Turks'.). 'Caicos' is pronounced 'k-coas' (as in coastal). It's not 'cos' as in cost. (If you'd like the technical answer, the IPA pronunciation is tɜrks and keɪkəs.) Providenciales, the main tourist island, is pronounced 'prov-ah-den-c-a-leez'. There's no 'ch' sound in the name, as many flight attendants say on arrival. The demonym is Turks and Caicos Islander, which is commonly shortened to Turks Islander. This is sometimes shortened further to simply TI (although Turks and Caicos Islander is the preferred form.) Language The oficial language is English and its spoken by the vast majority of the population. Low-skilled workers may speak Haitian Creole (corrupt French) or Spanish (Dominican Republic), but these are not typically front-side service personnel. Money We use the United States Dollar. Visa and MasterCard are commonly accepted at most, but not all, hotels, shops and restaurants, so be sure to ask. If you are coming from a country that uses a currency other than the US dollar, be sure to exchange your currency before you arrive. The only way you can exchange currency here is through the local banks, and they charge exorbitant rates that will take a bite out of your vacation budget. In addition, queues can run into hours (no joke) for service. There is no Bureau de Change at the Providenciales International Airport (PLS).
Banks There are three major banks, Scotiabank, Royal Bank of Canada, and First Caribbean. First Caribbean offers Visa ABMs and Scotiabank is on the Cirrus network. If you require teller service, be prepared to wait as local banks often have huge lines, and you may easily wait over an hour for service. Western Union provides cash transfer services and there are several agents around Providenciales. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and other weapons and controlled substances The legal drinking age in the Turks and Caicos Islands is 18. Patrons appearing under 21 will be asked to show ID.
Drugs are strictly prohibted, including marijuana. If it's illegal in the United States or the United Kingdom, it's probably illegal in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Firearms and other types of weapons are strictly controlled and possession requires a permit. There are mandatory minimum sentences for possession of firearms without a licence.
Safety and Crime
The crime rate in the Turks and Caicos Islands is low compared to the Caribbean, but is high compared to the United States and Western Europe. Read our article on Safety and Crime for more information. Electricity We use the US standard for electricity; 110 Volts, 60 Hz, US-style receptacles.
If you're coming from a country outside of North America, or parts of South American and the Caribbean, you'll need a plug adapter. You should purchase this before you arrive, as they can be difficult to locate on the island. In addition, other than North American and a few South American countries, almost all other countries use 220-240 volt electricity. Most technology products have adapters that can work with 110-240 power, 50/60 Hz. You simply need an inexpensive US style adapter plug. Other 220/240 volt devices, such as irons and hair dryers, cannot be used, and you would need a much more expensive voltage converter in addition to a simple plug adapter.
Rules of the Road
We drive on the left, similar to British and Commonwealth countries. Ironically, most cars come from the US and will have left-hand drive, as opposed to the proper right- hand drive. People 18 years and older, holding a valid driver's license, can rent a scooter. You must be 23 or older to rent a car or jeep.
See Driving in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Telephones, Internet and Mobile Phones See also Telephones, Internet and Mobile Phones. Until recently, all telecommunications on Providenciales was operated by LIME (formerly Cable & Wireless), which for over 100 years had a legal monopoly. There are now two other firms providing mobile service, the regional Digicel and the local IslandCom companies, and the cable company now provides cable internet service. Landlines LIME is the only provider for landline telephones. Telephone (Mobile) We use GSM 850/900/1800/1900. LIME uses the GSM 850 standard, whereas Digicel and IslandCom uses GSM 900/1800/1900. TDMA and CDMA phones are not supported. All GSM phones (i.e. those with SIM cards) should be able to connect to a local cellular network. Roaming ability will depend on whether the local companies have a roaming agreement with your service provider. Generally, you should be able to roam without problem, especially if your service provider is a major company. If you expect to make a large amount of local calls or regional calls to other Caribbean countries, you may want to consider purchasing a local SIM card, as this will usually be far cheaper than roaming with your existing provider. Please note that in order to change SIM cards, you will need to have a phone that is 'unlocked'. Internet LIME provides broadband DSL up to 3 Mbps, and TCExpress provides broadband internet via cable. Internet at your Hotel / Villa
Most hotels on the island have some sort of internet connection, which may be just an old computer in the corner, or the owner's personal desktop in the office. If you will require internet service with a notebook, be sure to check that "internet service" means Wi-Fi wireless access and not use of the owner's computer.
There are several internet cafes on Providenciales. For those staying in Grace Bay , visit the Deluxe Business Centre at the Saltmills Plaza. Near Turtle Cove is CompTCI, and on Leeward Highway is The Computer Guy. Radio and Television
There are several local FM radio stations. Spanish-language AM broadcasts from the Dominican Republic can also be found. The official government station, Radio Turks and Caicos, is found at 107.7 FM. In the unlikely event of a hurricane, this is the station to tune into for bulletins.
WIV provides cable television service, and produces local news and shows on channel 4. PTV8 (People's Televsion, channel 8) provides an alternative news channel. Time Zone GMT-5, Eastern Standard Time, same as New York. We're 3 hours ahead of San Francisco, 1 hour ahead of Chicago, 5 hours behind London, 6 hours behind Berlin, 8 hours behind Moscow, 14 hours behind Tokyo, and 15 hours behind Sydney. Weather See also Turks and Caicos Weather. In a word, very hot and dry. Although the temperature is usually around 80° F (26° C), the intensity of the sun makes it seem much hotter. Be sure to drink plenty of water! Overall, it generally does not rain much and is usually very dry and dusty. However, there can be rain storms that last on and off over several days. These storms can dump several inches of water and flood low-lying areas. Check out our best times to visit Providenciales and our weather pages. Post and Courier See listings for Shipping, Courier and Postal Services. There is one branch of the Post Office located downtown that offers regular post services. There are no post boxes in the country. Post cards cost 80¢ and letters 60¢ to mail. Delivery can take several weeks, ranging from 2 weeks to 6 months. FedEx, DHL and IBC (International Bonded Couriers) provide courier services. UPS also provides limited incoming-only service. The Turks and Caicos Islands do not use a zip or postal code. The postal code 'TKCA 1ZZ' (in the format for the UK) exists, but is rarely used and is not required. There is no delivery of postal mail, as people simply collect their mail at their local (island-based) post office. Addresses can be simply 'Name, Island, Turks and Caicos Islands'.