SOUTH CAICOS, Turks & Caicos, Tuesday December 11, 2018 – Sailrock Resort – the first 5-star luxury resort inSouth Caicos – has been showcased prominently in a CNN Travel feature on the sleepy Caribbean enclave that is beginning to embrace its tourism potential.
Entitled “South Caicos: Sleepy island waking up to laid-back luxury”, the article shines a light on Sailrock’s vision of offering high-end, yet quiet and relaxed, indulgence to South Caicos, one of the eight main islands of Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory located 575 miles southeast of Miami.
Opened in January 2017, eco-friendly, low-density Sailrock Resort maintains the perfect balance of luxurious service, amenities and accommodations – complete with private Beachfront Villas, multiple gourmet dining options, spa services and two stunning beaches – while keeping in harmony with the slow-paced island vibe which is the hallmark of life on this sandy paradise.
In an accompanying video on CNN, Sailrock’s President of Sales and Marketing Scott Hoskins stressed Sailrock’s mission to complement the spirit of South Caicos, which is “culture and a unique Caribbean experience”.
Executive Director Matthew Bywater noted Sailrock offers a much different experience than its Providenciales counterparts. “Even when this resort is at 100 percent occupancy, the idea is that it is more of an adventure type of feel, more of a secluded type of feel. I’ve actually had people say to me: ‘We were the only guests at the resort,’ when I fully well know that there were 28 people here.”
Sailrock Resort is the first step of much larger plans for a master planned resort community in South Caicos that complements the existing culture, history and natural beauty. A key element of that vision, explained Hoskins, is “blending it (development) in with the existing beauty of the island.
“It’s unspoiled. It really gives you that level of seclusion … that authenticity that you don’t normally see in a lot of other Caribbean destinations.”
“We know where the island started and we’re not looking to change that culture,” noted Bywater.
Sailrock Resort’s role in cajoling South Caicos to awaken to tourism opportunities is two-fold. While gradually expanding from its current stock of 31 luxury Beachfront Villas and Ridgetop Suites, Sailrock is also partnering with authorities to enhance the community, remaining fully committed to playing a leading role in restoring historic structures in Cockburn Harbour and revitalizing the Queen’s Parade Grounds – the waterfront site of Queen Elizabeth’s visit to South Caicos in 1966.
Following hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, Sailrock formed the South Caicos Heritage Foundation to help repair and replace more than 100 damaged roofs in the community. The foundation has more plans for 2019, revealed Hoskins.
Bywater added: “We’re not going to forget about the community. The community is the foundation of South Caicos. That’s what makes it special. The town, the people.”