Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty Honors Developer Mark Durliat

March 17, 2023 / Brand Partnerships

Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty recently spotlighted one of the destination’s longstanding developers, Mark Durliat, as a top performer in Turks and Caicos. Durliat began developing in TCI when, together with developer John Fair, he led a partnership in the acquisition of the 22-room, boutique hotel Grace Bay Club in 2001. The team then brought on accomplished hotelier Nikheel Advani to redevelop the hotel into a five-star condominium resort property and to expand the Grace Bay Resorts brand across the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty’s President Joe Zahm recently sat down with Durliat to discuss his inspiration and vision for their most recent venture, Rock House, and future plans for The Point:

What inspired you to develop such a unique resort concept at Rock House?

Rock House has emerged as an exciting option for our luxury clientele who have been asking for something different from the resort landscape of Grace Bay Beach. Over the years my family and I traveled to stunning properties in the South of France, Capri, Greece and the Italian coast. We were inspired by the spirit and elegance that emanated from these iconic resorts located on dramatic, cliff settings. But the truth is that the idea for Rock House came from my wife Melissa, who encouraged me to develop something similar in Providenciales. Over the next year a belief grew that the market in Turks and Caicos was ready for something like these magnificent European destinations. We found something special in the Rock House site with its 100-foot elevation and limestone cliffs, breathtaking views and access to a secluded beach.


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