The majority of hotels are located within glamorous resorts and you’ll find some of the most popular of them on the award winning beaches of Grace Bay. There are budget hotels on the island but make sure to book well in advance.
Climate and tourist season
The climate on the islands is arid compared to the rest of the Caribbean and the most rainfall occurs during the hurricane season (June to November). Over the years, the islands have been hit quite badly by hurricanes. The average temperature year round is 70 – 80 F but during the summer they temperature can climb to 90F.
The high tourist season lasts between December and April when the prices are at their highest. The low season, which is the same as the hurricane season, doesn’t see many tourists and most of the resorts located in exposed areas actually close over that period.
Seven Stars Resort
Located on Grace Bay, the resort offers garden, ocean view, beachfront studios, as well as bedrooms and penthouses. Within the resorts there are a fitness center, a spa, a pool, a restaurant and a bar. During the high season the rates vary between US$485 per night for a 1 bedroom studio garden view, US$750 per night for a 1 bedroom studio ocean view and US$3500 per night for the presidential suite.
The resort wasn’t affected by Hurricane Ike and is open.
Turtle Cove Inn
This budget hotel is located on Turtle Cove Marina. Fishing, scuba and snorkeling can be practiced on the beach located near-by. There are four types of rooms to chose from: value room, standard poolside, standard marina view and marina view apartment. During the high season (Dec 21, 2008 to Apr 14, 2009) he rates vary between US$105 per night for the value room, US$120 per night for the standard poolside room, US$140 per night for the standard marina view room and US$180 per night for the marina view apartment. The minimum stay is 2 nights. Prices do not include taxes.
The hotel is open and hasn’t been affected by Hurricane Ike.
Turks Head Mansion
The mansion is just perfect no matter what you have in mind: a romantic escape, a family vacation or a weekend getaway. It stands right by the beach and offers both a restaurant and a bar for its guests. All rooms have AC, TV and Wi-Fi Internet. During the peak season the rates are US$175 per night for the upstairs rooms, US$150 per night for the garden room and US$85 per night for the Coachman’s Quarters (year round), excluding taxes.