We just returned from a wonderful vacation at Casa Barana in Turks & Caicos. The villa was a short 10-minute drive from the airport - and we were provided with a shuttle service which was awaiting our arrival at the airport.
The villa is located on a large property with an abundance of flowers and greenery. As a group of 5 couples, privacy was important to us, and this villa accommodated our expectations. Each couple stayed in a separate room with en suite bathroom. It was as if we were staying in a luxury hotel detached from our neighbours.
The courtyard and pool area were terrific for relaxing and a short walkway leads out right onto the white sands of Thompson Cove Beach. Although the beaches at Grace Bay may be more popular (approx. a 10-minute drive from the villa) the beach behind the villa was peaceful and serene. A short walk down the beach brings you to two of the most popular restaurant beach destinations in Turks - Da Conch Shack and Kalooki's. Both places are terrific for afternoon rum punch, seafood, and live music. The vibes were great - and having the villa so close was convenient as we did not have to drive.
Overall, the grounds were immaculately maintained and all supplies and requests were provided for. To top it off, a caretaker living on site in the guest suite was always available when we needed!
This was truly paradise and I would highly recommend it as a travel destination for a large group of friends or family!