turks and caicos ocean pool
It's an in-ocean pool.

This Turks and Caicos Resort Just Opened a New “Ocean Pool”

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - August 18, 2023

Turks and Caicos’ Wymara Resort + Villas has debuted what the property is calling the Caribbean’s first-ever “in-ocean” pool. 

The natural swimming pool, which gets replenished with fresh seawater, is the brainchild of owner Bruce Maclaren. 

The 130-foot-long, 30-foot-wide, 3,900-square-foot pool was carved out of coastal rock, lined by a timber deck running the entirety of the pool. 

There’s also a tiki bar, sun loungers and umbrellas. 

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The Wymara Villas.

At high tide, the walls framing the pool “disappear to seamlessly blend with the turquoise waters of the Atlantic, creating the thrilling illusion of swimming in the open ocean,” the resort says. 

Maclaren says it’s the first of its kind in the Caribbean, evoking a common practice in Australia, where ocean pools have been built for nearly two centuries. 

“While ocean pools aren’t just an Aussie thing, they do inspire a kind of fervor there that borders on the fanatical,” MacLaren says. “They’re probably more in the public eye now than ever. Maybe it’s Instagram — they’re so seductive to photograph. But having experienced the benefits of ocean pools and the communities that evolve around them, I thought, well, maybe we can do this here.”

It’s all part of the resort’s Sunset Cove Beach destination. 

“I couldn’t be happier with the results,” says Maclaren. “With views of the bay and up the cliff to Wymara Villas, it’s hard to imagine a more soothing setting to start or end the day off.”

For more info, visit Wymara.

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