Summer Fling: Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are most known as a destination exclusive to the rich and famous, from their ultimate luxurious resorts to their exclusive getaways – all costing an arm and a leg. But there is a lot to do for those wanting for a low-key, out-of-the-spotlight vacation. Take a look at all the hidden gems of Turks and Caicos.

DO

Stand Up Paddle “SUP” — Stand up paddle boarding is a fun way to tour the island’s waterways while learning about the wildlife, geography, and history of the Turks and Caicos. Journey through tranquil mangrove channels, spectacular reefs, and scenic coastal tracks. This activity also gives a great chance to spend time with the locals, by supporting the outer-island economy and contributing to various conservation initiatives.

Kite Boarding “KiteProvo” — Established in 2006, KiteProvo is the Caribbean’s premier kite boarding school, and is first, longest running and largest kite boarding school in The Turks and Caicos. The center has seven certified instructors teaching over 1,000 lessons during a 10 month season.

Scuba Diving — Since 1983, Blue Water Divers has offered first class diving service in the Columbus National Marine Park along the unsurpassed beauty of the Grand Turk Wall. This attraction offers PADI scuba instruction, snorkel trips, Gibbs Cay trips and Salt Cay trips. Conveniently located in town on the Osprey Beach Hotel property, they also specialize in small groups with convenient, relaxed diving, and personal attention – perfect for family travel.

EAT

Fish Fry (Porvenciales) — A cultural explosion is rocking Provo! Every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Bight Park, over a dozen local food vendors, entertainers and cultural acts come together for Island Fish Fry to create an evening of “all things TCI.”

Caicos Conch Farm — This special foodie attraction is the world’s only sea farm that raises Caribbean Queens “fit for a King”. Explore the only conch farm in the world where the special Caribbean Queen conchs are raised. Here you can watch how the process is done, enjoy a show with the two trained and very friendly conch chefs, see conch pearls and even purchase fresh conch for a fabulous conch salad.

Chanson’s Grill Shack — Whether you stop here for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, the cuisine at Chanson’s will definitely deliver. Serving jerk chicken, beef patties, plantains and ox tail, to name a few, the menu is very luxurious.

SPA

Oceanscapes Spa — Welcoming to both Grand Turk residents and visitors, enjoy a world-class spa experience at OceanScapes Spa. Whether a long timer or a newly arrived local, be here for a first rate dive experience, to enjoy our charming island hospitality or to simply laze on the beach where your footprints may be the only ones in the sand.

STAY

The Castaway — The Castaway Hotel offers an unparalleled barefoot elegance on one of the most pristine beaches in the world. French doors in all rentals open onto Salt Cay’s North Beach, where you will enjoy Salt Cay all to yourself!

The Grand Turk Inn — With complimentary continental breakfast served each morning to your private suite, the Grand Turk Inn was built 150 years ago as the Methodist Manse. This oceanfront home, located on Front Street, exemplifies the character of the stately British West Indies architectural style. It was converted in 2005 to the Grand Turk Inn, with five large suites overlooking the turquoise waters of the Columbus Landfall National Park/Atlantic Ocean, and a pristine white sandy beach.

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