PROVIDENCIALES — Canadian owned and operated Ports of Call Resort in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos has just completed a major hotel renovation.
The modern enhancements to the boutique property include brand new floor tiles throughout the halls, rooms, and suites, decorative wood corridor entrances and bathroom doors for all guest rooms, a major makeover to the pool and deck area as well as a more eco-friendly waste management system.
Ports of Call Resort is presently open and operating as normal with additional cleaning and physical distancing measures in place.
The decision to proceed with the work during these uncertain times not only enabled the resort to continue the employment of its entire workforce but also provided steady work for dozens of local contractors.
The owners of Ports of Call Resort, Dale and Wendy Papke, say they believe the enhancements will assist with making a speedier recovery post-COVID. They also report that the rebuild of the adjoining Shops of Ports of Call is on schedule after extensive damage during a fire in May. All the tenants including three bars and restaurants, dive shop, car rental, spa as well as a number of clothing and gift shops should be fully opened by early December.
Ports of Call Resort offers studio rooms, one-bedroom suites as well as three-bedroom villas, all with an eye to value, say the Papkes. The resort is located across the road from the renowned Grace Bay Beach. The Papkes say Ports of Call guests can enjoy all the amenities of larger more expensive resorts at the intimate property, with its own staffed and equipped beach section, breakfast and WiFi.
Canadians are permitted to travel to Turks and Caicos at this time but must first fill out an application form at turksandcaicostourism. com and submit identification and legal documents for travel. A COVID-19 PCR test must be taken within five days of travel; quick tests will not be accepted on the application form. There is no mandatory quarantine.