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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Whitby, North Caicos, Turks and Caicos

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HappyMomm...
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
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“A perfect family vacation on North Caicos, a surprising undeveloped piece of paradise”
Reviewed 9 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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We stayed with our family of three adults and two boys aged 4 and 7 for a perfect eight days of sun, beach and relaxation at Datai. It was our fourth time inTurks and Caicos. The first three, we stayed at Beaches in Provo (a Sandals' resort). While the all-inclusive thing is nice, we decided on going the vacation rental route this time because, for us, a beach vacation is primarly about the beach. After our stay at Datai, I can definitely say that we made the right choice and none of us (even the boys) missed Beaches. We've already booked our return trip to Datai next year.

We were sold on Datai based on the description and rave reviews and Datai does live up to everything described on the website and TripAdvisor.

The house: was a great open concept layout, with the master bedroom off of the open living/dining kitchen area and we ate almost all of our meals on the shaded sun deck. The deck wraps around the entire house, and connects the main part of the house with the two other bedrooms which are in their own separate building a few steps away (which also lends itself to privacy). The furniture and beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots and all the kitchen implements you need (including a blender). The palapa/gazebo down by the beach was one of our favourite features. What is not evident from the pictures, but is another great feature is the contained yard (on either side of the boardwalk,in the space between the house and the hedge in front of the beach). This palm tree-filled sandy yard was a great contained space where the kids would play freely for hours tossing balls and frisbees, playing croquet and imagination games and fooling around on the hammock. Another great feature for us was the a ping pong table in the garage, which the boys used almost daily. The TV set-up with amazing movie selection was also great for the kids for down time in the late afternoon and eveng. There is a DVD player also brought some of our own must-have kid DVDs from home. Jean-Louis also had a giant container of sand toys that supplemented well the ones we brought ourselves. There was a good trade wind throughout our stay, which meant that the bugs were much less of an annoyance, and although we were still able to swim easily and enjoy the beach every day, the choppy water made us reluctant to try out the sea kayaks that come with the house. That will be for another visit.

North Caicos: is only a twenty five minute ferry ride from Provo, but it feels like another world of unspoiled spectacular beaches that stretch on for miles with hardly any development, buildings or other tourists around. When we first arrived, we marvelled at all the conch shells we found, but by day three, we took them for granted and started tossing them out of the way so as not to step on them. The actual infrastructure on North Caicos also seems underdeveloped (driving on the left on very bumpy roads, with no sign posts anywhere was a challenge, but zero traffic made the task lest daunting). Still, you will find everything you will need on the island. Our favourite place for groceries was Nique's and Kendra, the owner, kept the place spotless and was extremely helpful and friendly. No, grocery stores are not like grocery stores at home, but if you are flexible with your menu, you'll be satisfied with what you'll find "on North." We did do a big grocery run at the IGA on Provo, but it was a pain to haul it all onto the ferry and we felt we could have done just as well had we done all of our shopping at Nique's. That said, Jean-Louis suggested we bring coffee and cheese from home, which was good advice. We also brought with us other staples for the kids like breakfast cereal, maple syrup, sugar and other easy to carry dry goods. We also had Jean-Louis cook a few meals for us (which were delicious - a great option not to have to cook some evening meals). The one time we ate out, we had a great lunch at the Silver Palms a short walk up the beach. We would have eaten out more, but we found it was easier just to eat at the house. We did one outing to Middle Caicos, which was beautiful, but we arrived after the lunch crowd on day trips from Provo had already settled in and we (or rather the kids) were not patient enough to wait for a free table (true for both places we tried in Middle Caicos, so head out earlier in the morning if you plan to each lunch in Middle Caicos or pack a pic nic in the cooler that's at the house). We also loved our outings to Three Marys Cays, and the beach just south of it. The beach there was more lagoon-like and shallow, perfect for the kids to wade in and snorkel.

Jean-Louis and Martine were gracious, friendly and helpful hosts. Jean-Louis, who owned and managed high-end hair salons in many world-renouned cities in his previous life, also gave my husband a great haircut and shave. He'll even do your hair on the beach.

What vacation rental can you find out there that gives you all this? We felt the house was great value, and of all the houses we looked at while on North Caicos, we were convinced we had the best place on the island. We can't wait to go back next year.

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HlWil
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tropical Paradise Home- Gilligan Island setting”
Reviewed 25 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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If you are looking for a Stunningly gorgeous setting, both in home and beach, then this is your island getaway home. The home itself is actually better than pictured with a vista to the beach that is unsurpassed. Beautifully designed, this home is absolutely perfect for a large family, girls getaway, or several couples, as it has separate areas for retreat and respite..and 3 full bathrooms. The ocean lulls you to sleep and the beachfront Gazebo is intoxicating both for morning coffee and afternoon cocktails. The hosts are wonderful....and the shopping service and dinner upon arrival was well worth it! A wonderful way to start our holiday. Be prepared, this island and surrounds are made for RELAXING.....not entertainment. You go here to RELAX and UNWIND. Do not expect glamorous shops, restaurants, and grocery stores...this is REAL island living...and clearly a well kept secret. The colors will astound you, the water will sooth you, the locals will bring a smile to your face. And the natural wonders on the island are enough to keep you enthralled. A day out with Capt D is well worth it! Or hire a jeep for a few days and venture around the island and to Middle Caicos. Be sure and learn how the trade winds work and bring Bug spray, as the Sand flies were a nuisance when we were there.... a small price to pay for such paradise, but still annoying. Enjoy! Loved every minute at Datai Villa!

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Liked best: The house was lovely...and the beach was amazing! The colors and water superb!
Liked least: The bugs...sand flies and mosquitos
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Melanie K
Montreal, Canada
1 review
“A little piece of Paradise Lost”
Reviewed 4 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

if the unbearable lightness of being is a philosophy you subscribe to, then Datai Villa on North Caicos is for you. Indescribably beautiful and wild, the beach offers vistas that calm even the most tempestuous spirit. You can walk the kilometre long stretch or languor in the turquoise ocean. Paradise is really yours to define, as there isn't anyone to argue with.
Of course, if fighting for a lounge chair on the beach is your thing, better not come to Datai. And there won't be anyone standing next to you offering you San Pellegrino either. But if these veneers of civilization don't matter to you. Then North Caicos awaits.
Datai Villa itself is a haven of peace. From it's perfectly arranged back yard that seems like a giant japanese rock garden (except with palm trees instead of rocks), to the high ceilings of its cozy living room, Datai offers comfort and relaxation.
Once I stopped looking at my phone and just took on the beat of what every day had to offer, I discovered that there is much to be done at North Caicos. My three girlfriends and I rented a jeep and toured the country side, having lunch at the beautiful Blue Horizon Resort in Middle Caicos. And of course we went snorkelling with Big D, whose heart is as big as the island itself.
Unlike some other vacations I have been on, everything was simple and easy, the way things should be. Don't have time to pick up the rental car? No problem, Easy Car Rental dropped it off right in our drive way and picked it up the next day! The waves are a bit too high to go diving without being anxious? No problem, Big D brought us to a secluded spot to look for conch.
Maybe the fact that it was a ''just girls'' trip has something to do with all of this. Sometimes in life we just don't take the time we ought to, until there's no time left.
But not this time. Thanks Datai Villa and Jean Louis as well as his charming wife for providing the backdrop to a wonderful trip that will leave us with things to talk about for quite some time.

Travelling group: Friends
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Lisa H
San Diego, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Paradise Found!”
Reviewed 13 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

Thank you for a second spectacular trip to Datai! The location of this villa is simply breathtaking, and the peace and tranquility it provides brings us back to simpler times. I recommend Datai for anyone looking for downtime to unwind and distress. It truly is a magical place.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: bug bites
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Frank M
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“Great Stay”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Had a terrific stay at Datai last week. Took the family (we have 2 teenage boys), and had a great stay. Jean Louis could not have been nicer and more helpful in making sure all of our needs were taken care of prior to arrival, upon arrival and during our stay. He and his caretaker Regine wanted to ensure our stay was as special as possible. The house is terrific and well laid out to make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. It is well appointed with just about everything you could need for a great beach vacation. There is a beautiful beach (Whitby Beach) just steps out the back door with great snorkelling, swimming, sea-kayaking, walking or just sitting. It is also well located in realtion to several great beaches or North and Middle Caicos. We had a terrfic time traveling to beautiful beaches at Sandy Point, 3 Mary Cays, Mudjin Harbor, and even all the way down to Cedar Point. Additionally there is a great market and liquor store a short drive from the well located house. Jean Louis and Regine were nice enough to also hook us up with great folks to get us from the airport to the ferry, a rental car, and one of the nicest and best fishing guides, our new friend Big D (Dedrick). All in all this is a terrific house with an owner and caretaker that want to ensure you have as special a vacation as possible. I highly recommend you give it a try.

Travelling group: Teenagers
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