What Our Guests Say....
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We had a wonderful stay with you and your villas are truly a treasure! I just submitted a review on Trip Advisor and we will gladly recommend your place to any friends and family traveling to Provo.
I have attached a couple of photos of Gracie as we picked her up that morning of our departure. Never in a million years would I have thought we would go on vacation and adopt a puppy! As Suneet says he became a 10 year old boy again when he and Deven ventured in to Potcake Place. He also blames it on the rum!
Potcake Place is such a wonderfully run shelter and they care dearly for all of the puppies and animals they care for and help find forever homes for.
We all enjoyed meeting you and hope to get back to TCI one day in the not to far off future.
Best wishes to you and Barry!!
The Verma family from Massachusetts.
After looking for a place take my son and his school friend bonefishing I was intrigued with Harbour Club Villas I could not have made a better choice. The villas are centrally situated such they allow easy access to everything Provo has to offer yet are tucked away on Venetian Road hard between two large salt lakes (Flamingo and Turtle) and facing the ocean on the southern side of the property (the Marina part of Harbour Club Villas and Marina). As such, they create a private, relaxed and perfectly positioned base of operations for folks wishing to really explore a new place.
That they are owned and operated by two very gracious Canadians (my family roots are in Canada) is the special component to why we loved staying there. Marta and Barry greet you like family and treat you like honored guests - quick to help in any way but with a light touch and laid back style so evocative of Provo itself. They are consumate innkeepers and run a great operation that allows for privacy as well as sociability. They love their island home and they want to do whatever they can to help you come to love it as well. And when you love what you do, success is almost inevitable.
Travelers should know the villas are set in a garden format clustered around a small but inviting pool and looking down over Flamingo Lake. They are well laid out, large one bedroom apartments with L-shaped living areas, full (and well appointed kitchens), many fans to keep a light breeze flowing and a large bathroom. They are conspiculously clean and are amply supplied with clean linen and towels. For a group of three fishermen looking to mix and match homemade meals with dining out and exploration fishing along with guided days afloat there could be no better place to set up camp. It really was the perfect spot.
Harbour Club Villas was a lovely introduction to this wonderful destination and anybody looking for the personal touch to guide they visit owes it to themselves to take advantage of Marta and Barry's easy hospitality. And if you love to bonefish, make sure you talk to them about booking Captain Bain. The combination of your own (temporary) piece of Provo along with the chance to float some of the most pristine, beautiful and perfect flats ever experienced by this fisherman simply cannot be beat.
Andrew and John St. Pierre, Boston.
My new husband and I, along with 17 of our family and friends stayed there for a week starting in January.
We got married on a beach in Provo (that Marta showed us) and had our reception at the villas. You will not find a nicer place to stay or have better hosts then Marta and Barry.
The villas are very roomy, comfortable and clean. Your bed is made everyday and you get fresh towels. There are beach towels and beach chairs as well. Marta and Barry make you feel that they want to do whatever they can to make your stay the best it can be. They are great people and you will feel very comfortable in asking them for anything....Marta even produced a heating pad for my Mother.
We had our wedding reception there...we hired a caterer, decorated the bbq/eating area, had music and danced..it was the perfect setup. They did so much to help us with our wedding.
Laura and Don Hull, Calgary, Alberta Canada
For more island beach wedding information, see our website at www.cloudnine.tc.
Marina at Harbour Club
The Harbour Club Villas and Marina was a spectacular, relaxing, and secluded home away from home. Marta and Barry were not only courteous but also generous with their suggestions of places to venture (which were always excellent). I went on a scuba diving trip with my father and they suggested the best diving companies and arranged the one we chose. The villas were gorgeous and spacious. Our villa had a bedroom and a pull out couch, which I actually preferred due to the beautiful breeze that would come in through the wrap-around windows. The view is amazing - Flamingo lake on one side of the villa and the marina to the atlantic ocean on the other. It is a 5 minute drive to Grace Beach, but steps away from the Caicos Adventures diving team.
We rented a car and had a great time traveling around the island. Marta and Barry also helped us arrange a trip to Grand Turk in order to go humpback whale watching. It was quiet an experience! The pool and patio area were perfect and had free wifi. I spend several mornings on the padded sunbeds or in a hammock basking under the overhanging palm trees. My dad and I had traveled to all the popular hotels and their restaurants and I would constantly think about coming back to the secluded breeze of the private villas. Can’t say enough about the Harbour Villas and the Turks and Caicos islands.
Christin Reminga, New York.
I have stayed at Harbour Club Villas two times, this last time for my wedding. This place is great for large groups, a perfect place for you and the whole family to get away and relax. You can swim, barbeque, dance; a perfect home away from home. And very affordable for such a beautiful locale.
The villas are close to local dive shops (one morning my sis, my friend, and I literally rolled out of bed to meet the boat for a dive trip that day).
Marta and Barry are the perfect hosts, always quick to help you with anything you need as well as recommending all the local gems that will make your stay the best. If you are looking for a relaxing, no frills, laid-back, and quiet location to stay while you are at Turks and Caicos, you need look no further. Truly a find on this beautiful island.
Ken and Justyna Matthews, New York
I stayed for one wonderful week for my brother's wedding and everything was amazing at Harbour Club Villas. You know how staying at some places is stuffy and the the cleaning crew are bothering you every time you turn around? This is a place for all of us less uptight people who just want to relax and enjoy without being bothered. You get what you need when you ask for it, otherwise it feels like your own home. I would stay there again in a heart beat!
Please see all the information you need on a beach wedding in the Turks and Caicos Islands with villa accommodations for smaller groups at
Harbour Club Villas
Harbour Club Villas was the perfect get-away! My husband is an avid flyfisherman, so each morning he literally walked out the front door of our villa and chased bonefish to his heart's content.
I enjoy the solitude of beautiful beaches, and there are many very close to the villas. You can choose from the more touristy beaches of Grace Bay or Marta & Barry are happy to share all their special hidden beaches - and they truly are hidden and hard to find if you are not a local. If you enjoy beachcombing and shelling, there are several beaches with fantastic treasures. The villas are equipped with beach towels, beach chairs, umbrella and cooler. So bring your swimsuit and you're set to go!
We have never rented or stayed at a villa with such wonderful and special hosts. We arrived late in the evening, and they literally greeted us as we drove onto the property. During our entire stay, they made us feel welcome and special. From the daily fresh flowers to the cheerful conversations and their willingness to share local information, it was amazing! Anything we needed, they were there to help.
The villas were spacious, clean and decorated with charming shells and tropical décor. The location of the villas is off the beaten path, and that was perfect. You do need a car. It's a short drive to the grocery store, restaurants, shopping and the beaches. There are longer drives to more remote areas of the island, and we highly recommend them. Our favorites were Bonefish Point, Malcolm Beach and the Northwest Point. Breathtakingly fabulous beaches with water that is the most gorgeous shades of blue and turquoise, with sand that is silky soft on your bare feet.
Famous Grace Bay Beach is also beautiful and well worth seeing. There are many beach accesses to Grace Bay, but my favorite area was at the eastern end of Grace Bay. Though there were a few people there, it was not crowded and there are huge stretches of beach full of shells, coral and other fun treasures.
When it was time for us to go home, we had an extremely early flight (before dawn), and to our surprise Marta and Barry met us at the door to give us hugs and wish us farewell. I felt like we were leaving family at the end of our two week stay. Will we return? You bet we will! I'm dreaming about it already...
Nadja and Kerry, Colorado.
Thanks Nadja for the great photos! The flamingo photos are amazing and such a large flock of birds. I've only ever seen just a few at a time.
back from a wonderful trip to the Turks and Caicos islands
. Well, " Provo " really. We lucked out with
the Harbour Club Villas and Barry and Marta's special
piece of paradise. We spent our 20th anniversary in
what we found to be the perfect setting. Thanks to the
suggestions from Marta we booked our diving with Flamingo
Divers (Jayne and Mickey). It was just a walk down the
hill to the marina. Great diving with small groups.
The location on the island proved to be great as well
... short distance to everything (via rental car). It
was nice to get their recommendations on places to eat
and special spots on the island. Their pool and deck
area was a great place to hang out. It was also nice
to have a grill available for cooking. We loved having
such a well stocked kitchen in addition to everything
else you need from a cooler for the car to books, tea
lights and beach chairs. We would definately go back
and would not hesitate to recommend this place
comfortable - amazing attention to detail. Thanks for
all the flowers! You spoiled us. We could go on and
on about the details - such as the variety of plants
and flowers to the interesting birds and beautiful palms.
We hope to return and for us you don't have to change
and Peggy Murray, Colorado
and I escaped our two teenage children for a few brief
days..........Harbour Club Villas proved to be every
bit as good as we had hoped and more! Barry and Marta
have created the ideal escape and could not be praised
enough for their excellent hospitality.
stayed in many 'self-catering' villas around the World
and these have to be the best. Villa owners Barry &
Marta are exceptional in their attention to detail (including
fresh flowers in the villa, ample supply of good quality
towels & linen, a full range of cooking utensils
and matching crockery - a first!) and their willingness
to help with any needs (such as an umbrella for the
beach or an extra cooler) or questions (best restaurants
etc). The villas are comfortable, spacious and well
I enjoy fishing, my wife looks forward to relaxing with
a good book. We managed both easily and then enjoyed
relaxing dinners out or used the BBQ to rustle up our
Bonefishing in T&C is excellent.
and Linda Sorrell, Avon CT
a wonderful vacation spot! Having traveled to many different
countries and having stayed in many Caribbean spots
before, I have never felt as welcomed as here at Harbour
Club Villas. After our long journey from Calgary , Alberta
, Marta and Barry were fantastic at getting us set up
with everything we would need.
are some of the comments we have:
a 4x4 vehicle is a must. We explored every road on the
island in our two weeks, looking for unexplored areas
and local treasures (beaches) to snorkel.
is amazing here! We dove for nine days with Flamingo
Divers and Jayne and Mickey are amazing!
They took care of everything for us and took us to a
variety of different sites. We also tried a night dive
with Matthew at Coral Gardens which was well worth it!
and Barry's local expertise is amazing. You are missing
some of the hilights of the island if you don't ask
Marta for information and directions to beaches for
snorkeling or just exploring. Some of our favourite
places were Smith's Reef, South Bluff and a little known
snorkeling spot Marta told us about.
eating places , we usually shopped at IGA and ate in
but we did eat at some good places for lunches : Tiki
Hut, Sharkbite and Jimmy's Dive by Seven Stars.
found everyone on the island to be very friendly and
accommodating in everything that we did. Through snorkeling
and diving we saw over 60 varieties of fish and a number
of larger sights such as reef sharks, nurse sharks,
barracudas, southern stingrays, eagle rays, manta rays
and green turtles. The highlight for us was five flying
gunnards that we saw with Mickey at a site called Coney
Island off West Caicos .
took a day off diving to tour the Conch Farm (another
thing we would recommend) and then took a kayak tour
with Big Blue to Iguana Island (Little Water Cay). Another
great 4 hour investment!
loved the villas We never even used the air conditioning
(although it is a "must" on my hotel checklist) as the
ceiling fans gave us a beautiful cool breeze. The kitchen
had everything we wanted and the towels and linens were
simply wonderful! The fresh flowers everyday were a
treat. We also borrowed the ocean kayaks and beach umbrella
which were welcome additions. The location of the villas
was perfect as they were so close to Flamingo Divers
and a close drive to everything else. Thanks for the
wonderful visit Barry and Marta and we'll see you again!
and Karl, Calgary , Alberta , Canada
out our dive website at www.diving.tc
We loved staying at the Harbour Club Villas for our
honeymoon! If you're the type that
is more adventurous and doesn't like the cookie cutter
resort type vacation, than this is the place for you.
We were able to explore the island (with the help of
Barry of course) and see a lot more than the average
person staying there would get to see. There really
is a lot more to see than just Grace Bay. We were out
most of the day enjoying the water, snorkeling, fishing
(husband caught a couple of bonefish), exploring, then
we'd go to restaurants that were recommended by Barry.
At the end of the day we'd just relax back at the villa.
We were there in early May, and never even needed the
AC. We just left the windows open and it was nice and
breezy. I should note that we are also from Florida,
so we're use to the tropical climate. We found the locals
to be nice, and not one of them tried to braid my hair,
which I was surprised about after going to the Bahamas
Harbour Club was just a great place to relax
our honeymoon. Chrissie and Thane, Florida
and Victoria at Harbour Club
getting a lesson from Terri
Bay beach and kiteboarding
kite boarding out at the beach at Long Bay and
Victoria how it's all done!!
to write and say a huge thank you for such a wonderful
stay at the Harbour Villas. We thoroughly enjoyed
ourselves, you live on such a beautiful island
and we will take away great memories.
and Victoria, UK.
more on kiteboarding check out:
When my husband
and I decided to honeymoon in Turks and Caicos we knew
the Harbour Club was the perfect spot for us to stay.
My husband is an avid fisherman and I am a beach bum.
souvenir from our honeymoon is our adorable potcake
puppy, Ava, who we adopted from Potcake Place while
on our trip. Marta helped us set up a visit with two
charming pups that came to the Harbour Club to play
with us. We fell in love with Ava and could not be happier
with the beautiful and happy dog that she is.
Joe and Christen
Cermele, New Jersey.
Can you help?
you can be a courier, adopt or make a donation please
contact the Potcake Foundation
Potcake Place Spread the word please!
can not come close to adequately describe the amazing
holiday my friend and I recently enjoyed at Habour Club.
As we planned our trip, Marta and Barry ensured all
arrangements were well in place, including dinner reservations
for New Year's Eve and a great car rental.
Upon arrival, we were met with the warmest welcome.
Throughout the week, we felt so very cared for - Marta
and Barry genuinely wanted to make sure we enjoyed a
fabulous holiday. This we did.
The villas are spacious, clean and beautifully appointed,
nestled amid the most gorgeous landscape. Within steps
is the marina, and just a short swim away is a quiet
white sand beach, with crystal clear waves reflecting
amazing blues and greens. Each day we had the pleasure
of chatting with Marta and Barry and getting some tips
on where to explore. Without such insider information,
we would have never seen the breathtaking sites we did.
When I clumsily soaked my beach towel in sandy water,
a fresh new one was in my arms within seconds.
And to top off an already perfect holiday, we joined
Marta and Barry one day on their boat. We cruised the
picturesque waters and had the experience of a lifetime
playing boat tag with 5 dolphins! They were literally
within reach, just playing along the side of the boat,
inviting us to truly surrender to the magic of the island.
On our last day, Marta and Barry took special care to
check our flight status, and warmly invited us to stay
at the property to wait out the flight delay. Being
detained at the Habour Club for a couple extra hours
was an extra gift!
In essence, we enjoyed an exquisite escape to an island
paradise with the comfort and care of home. Recommended
to anyone; as two friends we had a blast - as a family
or honeymooners I have full confidence you will enjoy
an equally fulfilling and memorable holiday!
Thank you Marta and Barry!
and Jennifer, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
been fishing and diving all over, from my home in Florida
to Baja California (Mexico), Andros, and Long Island, but
it's hard to beat Providenciales! The snorkling there is unbelievable!
We snorkled two places in particular that were just
amazing. The water is crystal clear, of course, there
we saw numerous species of corals, triton, conchs and
other snails, lobsters, and many beautiful reef fishes.
We walked along the NW beach and we found thousands
of shells and pieces of coral. Place your belongings
on the beach, put on your mask and fins, and don't forget
your camera! The reef starts only about 10 m from shore.
This is the most amazing place I have ever snorkled,
and because it's so shallow anyone can do it. We saw
the most amazing corals, hundreds of aquatic conchs
and other snails, > 10 lb giant lobsters, and so
many colorful reef fishes. I cannot stress this-don't
forget your camera!
Fishing: Okay, not the large schools of Albula I was
hoping for, but we still did pretty well with the fly rod. From Harbour Club you
can walk 3 minutes to Turtle Lake. For three straight
mornings, we cast to singles and small schools of bonefish,
landing one as large as 4 lbs. We also caught a few
baracuda and sand perch there as well. Yes, I said sand
perch on a fly! Another nice place to fish, though much
more difficult to get to, is Discovery Bay. We took the Villa's complimentary kayaks
over there and fished the outgoing tide. We caught numerous
bones (up to 5 lbs) two days in a rowOn the last morning we fished dock at the Villas and
caught a bunch of small yellowtail snapper, two cudas,
and a small grouper! We have photos to prove it! What
really stood out is that we never saw a single shark
in Provo. I've fished all over the Bahamas and Keys,
and one thing for sure is the abundance of sharks there.
There is no better place to eat than The Conch Shack
in the Blue Hills: fresh food, clean, and extremely
inexpensive! We would eat there three times a day, too
bad we didn't find it until two days before we left.
Have a great time at Habour Club and Villas, we're going
Kenney & Kelly
loved our villa and our stay. The diving was terrific
and the 2 minute walk to the Marina for 8:30 a.m.
dives is the way to go!!! The villa worked out
perfectly for a father - son vacation.
was the warm, friendly hosts. Barry and Marta made 15
year old Zac comfortable and at ease. Dad felt like
we were old friends from the start whether telling stories,
asking advice or "borrowing" your internet, we felt
right at home.
Just as we
loved Caicos Adventures, particularly the people. We
thanked FiFi for recommending Harbour Club Villas. During
our dives, we saw sea turtles, various sharks, barracudas,
eagle rays, sting rays, lobsters and more brightly coloured
fish of blue, yellow, red etc.
We also met
many friendly divers on the boat trips. It seemed as
though most were Canadian.
We will remember
our experiences here for our lifetimes.
Barry and Marta for making it just so!
Scott and Zac Belair,
on the hill overlooking the Marina
on the Atabeyra
was our first trip to TCI and we didn't know where to
stay. A friend who had been bonefishing in Provo recommended
Harbour Club Villas and Marina. So we came to tripadvisor
and found the reviews were glowing and I am here to
say they are all true! We are not 'resort' people -
we like to stay away from the traffic and downtown -
Harbour Club Villas are perfect for us! It is close
enough to everything to not be a burden but far enough
away to be quiet and comfortable.
is 10 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from the
IGA store, 10 minutes from fabulous restaurants and
close to some of the most beautiful beaches on the island!
The owners, Barry and Marta, greeted us as we drove
onto the property. They helped us take our things (suitcases
and groceries!) to our villa and then stayed to help
us with any questions we had. They gave us a tour of
the property and then left us to get settled. The villa
was beautiful and clean. It had everything we needed.
The kitchen is fully equipped with the exception of
an oven. Fans were in every room and AC in the bedroom.
The views of the ocean were magnificent - we have traveled
alot and seen a lot of water but this water was the
most beautiful we have ever seen. It was amazing!
We traveled all over the island - Barry and Marta were
always available for directions and tips. The locals
(belongers) were very friendly - like any culture they
respond to greetings - if you don't greet them - they
will be standoffish - but that is normal in the islands.
We always ask them how they are doing and what their
name is and then call them by name - we were always
treated in a friendly and professional manner.
Marta came to the villa one evening to let us know about
a sunset cruise that would be happening that night.
It is not advertised - the guy only goes out if he does
not have a private group going out - and then emails
local villa/resort owners to let them know! It was a
nice evening with a great crew. The sunset was beautiful!
It was a great trip. Barry and Marta definitely set
this villa apart from others. They do care that you
have a good stay with them and enjoy the island. They
invited us one evening to watch the sunset with them
at a spot on a hill just above their home which is on
the property. it was nice and just like spending and
evening with family.
Be sure to check out marta's blog. it is full of good
information and great pictures.
and Suzanne Varkonda, Jacksonville, Florida
boy shows off his beautiful Queen Conch shell.
sale and you can buy lots more conch down in Blue Hills.
vows on Malcolm Roads beach
Shelley and Shandi in the water
couple pose on the rocks at sunset
On the beach
and groom prepare to leave the villas for Malcolm
Roads beach and the wedding ceremony.
at long last!
The sky, water and sand simply added to a perfect wedding ceremony.
Mr and Mrs Shandi Warinka
a wonderful place. Although the winds and cold front
made for less than ideal bonefishing, we had a superb
vacation. Excursions to Bonefish Point, NW Point and
Blue Hills were great adventures. My snuba
experience with Jodie at Windsong was one I will never
Little outings to all of Marta's special secret spots
and coves made the island feel like our own. Strong
winds from the north made fishing lonely. Saw only 3
fish caught on the island. Those that hired guides did
much better, to top it off, my rod shattered. Still,
had a wonderful time thanks to Marta and Barry. Barry
lent me a serviceable rod to carry on. I did catch a
bone off NWPoint...unusual????
Guiness is 7.5% alcohol compared to the 5% you are used
and Barbara, Downingtown, PA
writes: This is our first trip to the Turks and Caicos.
We have enjoyed it very much. Paul and I did three days
of diving with Flamingo..what a great staff. We definitely
appreciated the small group atmosphere and experience
offered by Flamingo plus a willingness to show us some
of the best diving in the area. A special thanks to
Marta for arranging the babysitting and to Victoria
who helped with the kids. A highlight was Taylor Bay
beach. The shallow water, lack of crowds and beautiful
sunset were wonderful. We very much enjoyed Harbour
Club Villas.the villa has been great, we enjoyed the
pool, BBQ grill, birds and Marina.
writes: Just another quick note from the Kieler clan.
Thanks for having my family here. After a long research
showing us limited family accommodations here on Provo
(except all-inclusive-eat-our-food-onlys)we were thrilled
to find such a nice villa for us to stay at. Once we
were here, it has only gotten better. Our children,
Anika 2 ½ and Solomon 9 months, have had a blast
and the not-so-young kids (us).have enjoyed all of it.
Thanks to Barry and Marta at Harbour Club and Flamingo
Divers. Our rental car has taken us from shore to shore,
beach to beach and bumpy road to bumpy road. We loved
our stay and even the rains! Thanks for sharing your
Provo island and reefs with us. We would love to come
and visit again. The grounds and villas are lovely.you've
done great work here. We really put some mileage on
your barbecue..snapper/ribs/chicken/veggies..what a
plus for the Rocky Mountain folks.next time grouper/sea
Janet, Anika and Sol. Denver , Colorado
As for my picture shown above.
It seems I am a better photographer than Brad
true, since my pic did not turn out well, and my fish
appears much smaller than his...
I have no
idea how he managed that??!!## haha
attached it, just for evidence!
fish and it's such a beauty!
to tell you where he caught it.
We stayed at Barry and Marta's Harbour Club Villas for
ten nights this February. We can honestly say that this
was a perfect vacation for the two of us. Our 16 year
old son stayed home, so it was like a second honeymoon
for us (we've been married 18 years.) We chose Turks
and Caicos because of the photos of the beaches, and
specifically chose Harbour Club Villas because of the
privacy of the location and the fact that we could cook
our own meals. As far as the villas, they are the most
spacious one bedroom we have ever seen. The cleanliness
factor is a ten and Marta kept fresh towels stocked
and the bed made every day.
This is exactly the type of place we love--quiet, yet
not too far from services, separate villas with helpful,
family-type hosts. Barry and Marta are the perfect hosts
for this type of resort--they like to visit and are
very personable and helpful, so each guest gets very
personal service. . Now the beaches-----pure heaven.
Our absolute favorite was out at the Southwest point,
near Bonefish Point.
We just carried backpacks full of food, drinks, ice,
and walked out to the very point where the sand is bright
white and the water many shades of blue and very shallow.
There are dozens of starfish in the shallow waters and
no one else there most of the time. There were a couple
of times when people who were fishing would walk by,
but no one else was really nearby. We loved it--my husband
could walk around to the bay and fish and I layed on
the beach and read my book or played in the water. This
beach was my idea of perfection.
Dave and Teresa