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caribbean Ocean Club Resorts is located in Providenciales, where families can do as much or as little as they want. OCEAN CLUB RESORTS, W ciara lavelle 26 september 2010 turks & caicos onsite review may 2010 When it comes to family travel, the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos has an intimidating reputation: beautiful and serene, yes, but also incredibly upscale. The lineup of resorts on Grace Bay boasts a handful of luxury brand names—great for indulgent getaways like honeymoons, but not so great for families looking for a laid-back, casual place the whole family can enjoy. But dig a little deeper, and you’ll find that mixed in with those ultra-luxe resorts are properties designed with exactly those family clients in mind. Ocean Club Resorts’ two properties on Grace Bay offer condo-style accommodations that are easily configured for any family, all with the same pristine shoreline and convenient location as the budget-busting resorts next door. So don’t let that high-end reputation fool you—when it comes to family travel in Provo, your clients really can have it all. family-friendly stays Though they’re two separate properties, both Ocean Club and Ocean Club West offer very similar accommodations. Suites here feel less like traditional resort stays and more like a home—and, in fact, many of the condo-style rooms are privately owned vacation properties, set up for owners with families of their own. Convenient amenities including kitchens or kitchenettes and washers and dryers are ideal when traveling with kids who are picky eaters or have a penchant for playing in the mud. All have spacious screened balconies, many offering partial or full oceanfront views, adding extra living space to already spacious living areas. continued on page 28

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend September 2010

Editor's Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk
Tour Talk
Norwegian Epic
Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam
Ocean Club Resorts, Turks & Caicos
10 Great Family Resort Stays
Saint Lucia Travel Agent Specialist Program
Stay Awhile: Great Family Escapes
Touring Latin America: Calling All Explorers!
Montreal—"Oh, the Places You'll Go!"
Hawaii: Mahalo to Condo-Hotels
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Unforgettable Safaris
The Wonders of China
Christmas Tours

Recommend September 2010