Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands—July 28, 2011 – Fodor’s, the leading name in travel information, today announced that The West Bay Club has been recognized as a 2011 Fodor’s Choiceselection. This distinction designates The West Bay Club as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the 2011 year.
Fodor’s travel, founded in 1936 by Eugene Fodor, is currently celebrating it’s 75th anniversary. The editors and experts of Fodor’s have been selecting only the top fifteen percent of their listed properties and activities as Fodor’s Choice award recipients since 1988. Every year, Fodor’s writers experience, examine and evaluate thousands of hotels, restaurants and attractions in their travels across the globe. While every business included in a Fodor’s guide is deemed worth a traveler’s time, only those offering a truly remarkable experience are given the Fodor’s Choice designation.
For 75 years Fodor’s has presented travelers with the very top recommendations from hidden-away restaurants to can’t-miss museums, to make sure they’re making the most of their travels. The 2011 Fodor’s Choice recipients are the best of the best, providing a remarkable experience in their price range or category.
As a 2011 Fodor’s Choice property The West Bay Club will receive special recognition in the next Fodor’s guidebook to this area and on www.Fodors.com.
Dane Underwood, Managing Director of The West Bay Club, in receiving the Fodor’s Choice award said “We are delighted to be one of the distinguished resorts to receive this prestigious award. The West Bay Club has always strived to provide a club atmosphere to our guests with the best of personalized service. We thank Fodor’s for recognizing our efforts.”
About The West Bay Club
Anchored on the peaceful, western end of the Turks and Caicos’ most famous attraction, Grace Bay Beach, The West Bay Club features large, luxuriously-appointed ocean-front suites with spacious living areas, full kitchens or kitchenettes and outdoor terraces to enjoy the direct ocean views and cooling breezes. The West Bay Club offers a range of amenities, including a poolside restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, free use of the Hobie Cat and other non-motorized water sports, a well-equipped fitness center, complimentary wireless Internet throughout the resort, a manager’s reception on Wednesday evenings and a kitchen stock-up service prior to guests’ arrival to name a few.
The West Bay Club suite types include one, two and three-bedroom penthouses with breathtaking views of the famous white sands and aquamarine waters of Turks and Caicos. The family-friendly resort is ideal for any type of island getaway, including group events, weddings, honeymoons and corporate outings. Follow The West Bay Club to paradise on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and http://www.thewestbayclub.com. For information and/or reservations in Turks & Caicos call toll free 1-866-607-4156.
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In suite internet and complimentary wireless are common amenities that most modern resorts offer. However the download speed separates the modern from the ultra modern.
The West Bay Club recently upgraded to 8Mbps broadband and it became the only resort in Turks and Caicos to benefit of such fast service. 8Mbps Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) connections offer the user a faster, more reliable broadband connection. Using new technology, the service will automatically provide an incredible 160 times faster than a standard dial-up connection and up to 4x faster than 2Mb most common on the island!
The main benefit of a faster broadband is the ability of the connection to maintain greater quality and reliability when running multiple tasks simultaneously such as music and video-streaming, large file download, video-conferencing or sending large email attachments.
‘Thanks to our friends at Lime, the Caribbean’s largest telecommunications company, The West Bay Club is able to offer this superior service to our guests that expect high speed communication and fast download time’ said Dane Underwood managing Director of The West Bay Club.
Thank you for all your hard work in making our wedding celebration so wonderful.We really appreciate all the time and energy you put into our special day. we could not have asked for better service than what you and all the staff at the WBC provided. Everything at the WBC was exceptional and we are sure to be back again soon!
Thank you again for everything,
Thank you so very very much for all that you did to make our Wedding happen!! I was worried that it wasn’t all going to come together, but thanks to you it did . I know I’m never going to forget our trip to the Turks & Caicos, but I will never forget your kindness & helpfulness.
Thanks again so much!!
Thank you SO much again for organizing and hosting our vow renewal the other night. We really thought it was special and it was the perfect spot on the beach.
All together we’ve been having a great stay at the West Bay Club….”
Normajean and Ken
I tried to catch you upon our departure on Saturday April 30th but you were not close by, so I told Renee that I would just send an email to you. I wanted to personally congratulate you and your staff on such a wonderful property and a great vacation experience. My wife and I spent 6 wonderful days at the West Bay Club celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. I am not sure how your staff could have made the experience any more enjoyable. It was a great balance of service and seclusion. When we wanted something it was there. When we wanted to be left alone, we were. Renee and the other staff at the front were great to work with. From dinner reservations to booking excursions for us they were always a pleasure. The beach staff was also top notch. Not just getting us what we needed but also pointing out things that we may not want to miss, like snorkeling on Smith’s Reef. The facilities were also very nice. From the room finishes and furnishings to the external landscaping and the cleanliness of the grounds. I think I saw one piece of trash on the ground all week (It did not stay there long). The only change that my wife would like to see, is a little more comfortable beach chair. More like the ones by the swimming pool. It is a minor thing, but we thought you might like to know. Again, I want to thank you and your staff for a wonderful experience at WBC and we hope to return again. Thank you for your time.
We all know its spring here in TCI when the annual kite contest comes around. April 25th is the big day and The West Bay Club will be ready to compete. Our own James “Billy” Been ( WBC Engineering Manager) has handcrafted a special “H” version kite from all local materials and assembled by hand. Billy is a local native of beautiful Salt Cay where he has mastered the art of kite building taught by generations of islanders. Billy has been building alphabet kites for nearly 40 years and our entry to the kite competition will surely be competitive. We will let you know how we faired in the completion shortly.
One of our West Bay Club owner’s grand daughter, Emma, submitted a piece of her photographic work to the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Exhibit, where this year’s almost 12,000 images were submitted by over 6,000 students . She received a “Silver Key” (2nd place). Her photograph is titled “Orangina” and is a sunset view off the back deck of our own West Bay Club in Turks and Caicos!
Emma will have her piece on exhibit in Boston at the State Transportation Building for almost two months!
Congratulations Emma, we are very excited for you!