One On Marlin is a unique residential resort property dedicated exclusively to adults. Ideally suited for both singles and couples, One On Marlin is enveloped in a tropical paradise of indigenous fruit trees and flowering plants. Our Zen-like sanctuary is perfect for honeymoons, girlfriend getaways, or restorative retreats. This naturally hedonistic haven is situated in Sacred Valley, centrally located on Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
38 Marlin Street Box 220 Turks & Caicos TKCA 1ZZ Caribbean
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We found this property from an airline vacation deals, and although they are not right on the beach, they have a lot to make up for! The staff at the property were so welcoming and helpful, they really went above and beyond to make us feel special. And they look out for you too - they gave us the list of taxi drivers they trust to use. They also have a beach shuttle to take us to the beach or the sister resort, and they have chairs and umbrella for us at the beach as well. It's a bit far away from the Grace Bay Area where most resorts, shops, and restaurants are, and unfortunately you do have to take a taxi if you want to hang out there, but it's really not that far either. Each unit is really spacious and clean, and it was nice to have a full kitchen and balcony. It felt like home, very private, quiet and relaxing. The only thing I wish they had it on the property was a bar. The sister resort has a restaurant and bar on the property, and although it is near, we didn't want to walk there.
Upon arrival I parked the car with plenty of room and no issues finding the office. The parking area and all the pathways played calming instrumental music. Then up the stairs to the office to where I was greeted and assisted in checking me in. The check in was easy and quick and I was given plenty of information. After which I was personally escorted to my suite and shown where to park if I wanted to park near my suite. The amenities in the room were great and very modern. One on Marlin was a fantastic stay with helpful staff. Peaceful and calming. 10 out of 10!
Travel a decent amount for work, and this was high season on island, so we had tempered expectations. It did not even meet these expectations. Check in time was about an hour thirty. When we arrived there was another couple checking in. We were asked to wait while the one attendant checked the other couple in. We waited for 45 minutes. So much time we strolled outside and around property while waiting. This was followed by another 30-45 minute tutorial of a very simple hotel and room. All could have been in a book! I mean he even showed us how to swivel the tv! Very nice gent but don't need all the details. Location was "in middle of island", I mean nowhere, and not near beach at all. We knew that going in, but it was more than expected. Marketing implied the beach kind of "across the street". While I knew not on beach, it was a good 5-8 minute car ride and across the busiest highway on the island. You cannot walk safely to the beach. The hotel depicted a golf cart on website and a short ride to their beach club. It seemed like would be a shuttle going back and forth and relaxing quick trip. Nope, instead it's a designated cargo van with schedule times. And the beach club, beach and shuttle shuts down at 5pm. Not mentioned anywhere. Private butler was really not that at all. The butler serviced every room on property, but was also the receptionist, breakfast caterer, and everything else. Felt bad for him. Was a very nice gentleman. Room was generally ok but a few nuances, such as slats in the toilet door so you could hear every sound of other guest. Sister "resort" was not across street. Was a car ride. Pool area was ok, but I think they just opened a restaurant because the area was still under construction. Again no disclosure on this. Overall, the hotel (not a resort) has good intentions but don't live up to any of them.