What exactly is barefoot chic? Allow us to fill you in. It’s the Beach House Turks and Caicos, Grace Bay’s first boutique hotel opening on October 22nd, 2012. No Socks, no shoes, fine service. So kick off your shoes, delve into Beach House living, and allow freedom from stress to ensue.
Beach House will feature 21 one- and two-bedroom suites, each at least 1,150 square feet (that might be bigger than my NYC apartment, guys), with interior designs that meld Caribbean with coastal New England showcasing crisp whites and hues of blue. French doors frame views of Grace Bay Beach and open to oversized patios adorned with daybeds that will entice afternoon snoozing (since I’m such an afternoon snoozer). Suites also boast culinary nooks where private chef dinners may be enjoyed and surprise treats are placed in fridges.
A premier highlight of the hotel will be the 90-seat Beach House Restaurant helmed by Chef and Director of Culinary and Concept Development Eric Vernice. A native of France, Chef Eric’s cuisine will bring Caribbean dining to new heights as he infuses global flavors into his earth- and sea-to-table dishes. Lab coats are not required at the Beach House’s LABORATORY table. A first in the Caribbean, the LABORATORY degustation menu will lead guests down unexplored and unexpected culinary paths via eight course menus. Menus will focus on one item – think fresh lobster, a unique spice or a country – with each course more unique than the last and flawlessly paired with wines and cocktail teasers.
Director of Food and Beverage Operations JS Richer, the Beach House’s Curator of Experience and a certified Sommelier, will assist Chef Eric in creating this journey via perfect wine pairings and his master mixology skills. JS will also become known as the hotel’s magician who masterminds tasty culinary and cocktail amuse-bouches that unexpectedly appear beachside, poolside or in-suite. God bless amuse-bouches.
Bath amenities at Beach House have been crafted by a master chemist in his own right, perfumer Richard Howard of the UK-based Arcania Apothecary. I mean, this just reeks (in a good way) of Jaunt Magazine splendour. Nine all-natural Beach House products will be featured with nutrient rich ingredients like lavender, frankincense, lemon grass, aloe vera, Jasmine and linden blossom. Arcania Apothecary will also feature spa amenities in the hotel’s poolside treatment room.
Rates are from $532 to $1,038 on weekends and holidays with special rates available during shoulder seasons so get thee to Turks!