The luxe Seven Stars resort in Providenciales on the Turks and Caicos islands presides over the world’s best beach, according to the new TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards. It was also just named the world’s Most Romantic Hotel or Resort in About.com’s  2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. Looking at its luxurious pool area (above) fronting the fine white sand and ultra-blue sea of Grace Bay it’s easy to see why. You can of course stop in for a quick getaway but Seven Stars is perfectly equipped for longer stays as well thanks to its massive, luxuriously-equipped suites.

Housed in three oceanfront buildings, the resort’s 107 guest accommodations range in size from spacious junior suites to spectacular four-bedroom suites, some with direct swimming pool and beach access and all boasting terraces and fantastic ocean views. The incredible penthouse tops out a mansion-sized 7,000-sq.-ft. and is fit for visiting celebrities and heads of state. Suites have fully equipped kitchens with granite counters, GE Monogram appliances and Nespresso machines. Marble bathrooms are stocked with L’Occitaine bath products.

Flat screen TVs, CD and DVD players and iPod docking stations round out the suite amenities. Also on the property are tennis courts; Seven, a gourmet restaurant celebrating the island’s freshest ingredients and international flavors, where continental breakfast is also available gratis every morning; a boutique; the island’s only heated salt-water pool; a luxurious spa; and bars on the beach and at the pool serving snacks and light fare.