Luxury Outlook 2023
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Imagine pristine Caribbean waters, white sand beaches that stretch for miles, and all the peace and relaxation that comes with the luxury of private island living. Now imagine the ability to visit such a wonderful place as frequently as you please with the convenience of private air travel. If that sounds like paradise, then Casuarinas Cottage on Pine Bay—an unspoiled, eco-friendly Turks and Caicos island—may just be the perfect getaway property for endless sun, sand, and seclusion.
Getting there can be half the hassle, but the journey to Pine Cay is all part of the breezy luxury experience. Members of this privately owned island, which is the longest-running private island in the Caribbean, also jointly own The Meridian Club Hotel and all its spectacular amenities—including a private tarmac airstrip to allow guests to come and go in style. When air travel is this simple and convenient, there’s no excuse not to get away.
Though difficult to compete with the outdoor vistas, the cottage’s bright, airy, and delightful interior is more than up to the challenge. With natural wood architectural detailing, finely crafted furniture, high ceilings for maximum natural light and air flow, and even an enchanting loft area, there’s plenty to enjoy indoors on warm tropical nights. Looking for a place to have a working holiday? There’s even an office in the detached building next door, all set with a built-in desk, bookshelves, and a workshop.
Though the entire 800 acre island is beautiful in its own right—and features 600 acres of lush green space—Casuarinas Cottage, situated on over three and a half totally private acres, offers picturesque tropical views from all its vantage points. Take in the glowing sunset while sipping a glass of wine on the elegant stone terrace, lounge on the raised exterior deck and feel the sea breeze, or meander down to the water on the wooden walkway. Indoors, never lose sight of cerulean ocean views through the great room’s glass doors and beach-facing primary bedrooms.
Yearning for a little activity amidst all the rest and relaxation? Simply take one of the two golf carts on the Casuarinas Cottage property and head over to the Club House—a mere couple of minutes away—for a tennis match on the immaculate court, a dip in the gorgeous outdoor swimming pool, a yoga class to find some Zen, or simply unwind at the spa. There’s also a restaurant on site for dining before heading back home.
Pine Cay’s surrounding crystal clear waters and location on the edge of the world’s third-largest barrier reef make it ideal for marine exploration—whether you prefer snorkelling, diving, boating, or fishing. For those who would rather stay above sea level, kayaking, paddleboarding, and kite surfing are other fantastic options for getting out on the water.
The Caribbean offers days filled with nothing but relaxation, exploration, and glittering seascapes. The opportunity to own a private retreat on an idyllic Turks and Caicos island is highly coveted—especially given the ease of air travel that comes with having access to a private runway. With an abundance of ways to balance unwinding with leisure, Casuarinas Cottage is where a blissful lifestyle takes off.
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