Introducing the Caribbean’s first ocean swimming pool

TURKS & CAICOS, July 13, 2023: Ocean swimming pools supply one of the best of each worlds. They supply swimmers all the poolside comforts with the fun of a seaside swim. Add in breathtaking views, and it’s a win-win scenario each traveler ought to expertise. Whereas Australia’s coastlines are famously dotted with ocean swimming pools relationship again to the 1800s, till now, the Caribbean hasn’t embraced the pure enchantment of ocean-fed swimming pools. However Wymara Resort + Villas proprietor Bruce Maclaren had a imaginative and prescient. 

A number of years in the past, Maclaren got down to develop Wymara Villas perched on one of many highest factors of the secluded Turtle Tail peninsula, a brief 7-minute drive from Wymara Resort. Now an intimate neighborhood of 1, 4 and five-bedroom trendy masterpieces, every villa provides company a non-public pool, expansive ocean views, and unique entry to a state-of-the-art sports activities membership. Subsequent, Maclaren got down to create an opulent seaside expertise to go with Turks & Caicos’ famed Grace Bay Seaside the place Wymara Resort is situated.


The newly fashioned Sundown Cove Seaside is now an aquatic oasis fringed by palm bushes, an expansive manicured garden, and the identical blindingly white sand and crystalline turquoise waters the tropical island is thought for. However Maclaren, the Canadian born businessman who lived in Australia for over 20 years earlier than transferring to Turks & Caicos in 2008, wished to take it one step additional. Final yr, he got down to assemble the last word amenity, an ocean pool that measures 130 ft lengthy by 30 ft vast, spanning almost 3,900 sq. ft.

Now prepared for company to take a dip, the beautiful swimming spot contains a shallow finish that’s 3 to five ft deep (relying on the tide) and a deep finish that plunges 6 to 9 ft, with a comfortable, sandy backside all through.

“Whereas ocean swimming pools aren’t simply an Aussie factor, they do encourage a sort of fervor there that borders on the fanatical,” says Wymara Resort + Villas proprietor Bruce Maclaren. “They’re in all probability extra within the public eye now than ever. Perhaps it’s Instagram — they’re so seductive to {photograph}. However having skilled the advantages of ocean swimming pools and the communities that evolve round them, I assumed, effectively, possibly we will do that right here.”

The pure swimming pool, which will get replenished with recent seawater from the Atlantic, is carved out of the coastal rock and lined by an expansive timber deck that spans your complete size of the pool. That includes a tiki bar and classy solar loungers and umbrellas for shade, company can take breaks from sipping spritzes to dip out and in of the refreshing, salty sea whereas soaking within the serene views. The colourful, wealthy colors of the pool’s sea-fed waters are the right spot to chill down, minus the necessity to fear about waves crashing into you.