PROVIDENCIALES, The Turks and Caicos, September 20, 2006 "“ There's big news from the small island of Provo, in the Turks and Caicos. The Reef Residences on Grace Bay (formerly Coral Gardens) "“ one of the most popular resorts in this island chain south of the Bahamas "“ has just added 24 new luxury Courtyard Suites. And from now through October 31, the resort is offering a special introductory "One for One" deal: guests pay for one night, and get the next night free, and get every other night free, up to a stay of 30 days. Sitting right on a quiet stretch of 12-mile-long Grace Bay Beach, the all-suite resort offers a relaxing getaway with the best snorkeling on the island.

This fall guests can luxuriate in an expansive 786-square-foot, one bedroom Courtyard Suite, and enjoy their own private balcony or patio, at a very reasonable rate. A family of four (with two children under 10) can stay for as little as $285 per night and receive full American breakfast for four daily, free airport transfers, two complimentary massages, free snorkeling equipment, beach towels and chairs. The Courtyard Grand Suite measures a generous 1509 square feet and costs only $320 per night.

On an island with no shortage of world-class resorts, The Reef Residences stands out. The resort has a 70 percent repeat rate and guests rave about the welcoming staff and exceptional service. "Besides having one of the most beautiful views in the world, we offer a soothing experience in keeping with the spirit of our unspoiled island paradise," explains veteran Caribbean hotelier and managing director André Niederhauser. "Our guests come here to get away from it all and be pampered. And while they want natural island charm, they insist on excellent service and expect their needs to be anticipated and their senses engaged."

Each light-filled Courtyard Suite has a large open-plan living room with a queen sleeper sofa while the spacious bedroom features a king-size bed. Fully air-conditioned with ceiling fans and balconies or patios, all suites are equipped with TVs, DVDs, CD players and digital and data ports. Kitchens are beautifully appointed with full-size appliances as well as toasters, microwaves and coffeemakers.

Dining at The Reef Residences on Grace Bay is a celebration, albeit a casual one, with guests barefoot if they wish, tickling their toes in the talcum-white sand. Delicious and plentiful meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the Beach Café which is being upgraded this season. The café will offer a new expanded menu with lots of fresh fish, local lobster and island specialties. Epicurean Restaurant, the resort's new signature restaurant will open in October featuring contemporary cuisine using fresh local ingredients with an accent on fish and seafood. At Epicurean, guests can opt for dining alfresco or in air-conditioned comfort. For honeymooners or just plain loving couples, the resort offers a romantic "Tide Affair" dinner right on the beach every Tuesday evening.

While most guests head for the waters of Grace Bay, they can also opt for the resort's two swimming pools. And guests staying in the Courtyard Suites can enjoy the new pool and a Jacuzzi. Guided by the ancient Indian art of healing, Ayurveda Spa offers a full range of massages, facials and other body treatments. Scuba gear is available at the Dive Shop. During their stay guests enjoy free Internet and Wi-Fi access, daily sorbet on the beach, a delicious island punch upon arrival and sunset cocktails on their first day as well as the resort's free-flowing signature cocktails at the manager's weekly party "“ all included in the daily rate. The concierge will arrange sightseeing, car rentals and nearby golf.

Overlooking the translucent turquoise waters of the Caribbean, this intimate resort with one-, two- and three-bedroom suites is low rise "“ no higher than a palm tree "“ and offers its guests a mix of simple understated island charm with finely-tuned unobtrusive service.

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