Recently the world discovered that Providenciales is home to a stunning Caribbean hideaway belonging to the late singer Prince. The mansion in Turks and Caicos is an oceanfront property, features 10 bedrooms and a purple driveway, and went on on sale for $12 million following the singer’s death in 2016.
And now, two years later, Prince’s Turks and Caicos estate is up for auction. Why did Prince and other celebrities choose Providenciales for their secret hideout? Let’s take a look.
Follow the purple brick road and it will lead you to Prince's Turks and Caicos mansion. The late artist's 10,000-square-foot property is set to be auctioned on July 12. https://t.co/5KfFBVnugT pic.twitter.com/Gbo6u6sN1j
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) May 8, 2018
Prince’s mansion has captured the world’s imagination
Reason #1: Beautiful Beaches
There is over 230 miles of beach, most of it softest white sands on Earth. Need we say more?
Grace Bay beach is frequently ranked the world’s best beach, thanks to its soft sand, clear waters and incredible turquoise hues. Prince’s mansion enjoys its own private stretch of shoreline, looking out over the azure sea.
Providenciales itself is also regularly named a top island destination in the world, mostly for its relative seclusion and pristine beauty.
Reason #2: We’re off the Beaten Track
We’re quite close to the mainland, yet still remain relatively undiscovered.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are located 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, just below the Bahamas chain and to the east of Cuba and the island of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti). Although they’re less than an hour by air from the mainland, Turks and Caicos are still located in a relatively quiet corner of the Caribbean — perfect for celebrities who want to remain out of sight.
And there are many opportunities to stay off the beaten track. The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays, and each one offers a chance for a celebrity to enjoy a private Caribbean vacation.
Reason 3: We’re Sublimely Beautiful
From beautiful beaches to truly turquoise seascapes, Turks and Caicos is unbelievably beautiful. Why wouldn’t Prince want to spend his vacation time here?
Reason 4: We’re Close to the Mainland
Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is also centrally-located, and it takes typically less than 15 minutes to travel to any resort on the island, or any private residence.
Celebrities, like anyone else, want to spend less time in traffic and more time enjoying their vacation and the beach.
While Grace Bay Beach may be the jewel in the Turks and Caicos crown, many other spectacular beaches await you here on the island of Providenciales.
The Turks and Caicos Islands themselves are the tips of banks (basically coral atolls) that rise nearly 3000 meters above the ocean floor.
The bank on which our islands sit is made from the remains of ancient corals and shelled creatures. The chalky limestone has gradually eroded over time to give us the beautiful powdery sand that has made Grace Bay Beach a favorite location for so many people around the world.
All this means there are many secluded white-sand beaches to be explored by celebrity and regular visitors alike. Learn more about Turks and Caicos beaches.
Drone Footage of Prince’s Turks and Caicos Estate
Want to know more about Prince’s mansion? Watch this great video that includes a ton of overhead footage shot by drone!