So far I’ve had the pleasure of visiting several Caribbean countries and Turks and Caicos is certainly one of my favourites just for the vast amount of pristine clear beaches that seems to cover all the various islands that make up the Turks and Caicos.
Gansevoort Turks And Caicos – This modern boutique hotel is right on a coral reef and a turtle cove in Providenciales.
The Palms Turks and Caicos – A luxurious all-inclusive hotel with a stunning curved pool that overlooks the ocean.
West Bay Club – Another all-inclusive hotel within 2km of the coral reef and turtle cove with plenty of water sports activities to keep you busy.
Amanyara – A piece of heaven this ultra-luxurious hotel has private villas that will let you enjoy the natural splendor of the Turks and Caicos in a peaceful environment.
SEE + DO
Horseback riding – there are plenty of companies will give you the amazing opportunity to ride a horse in the crystal clear water in the Turks and Caicos.
Grace Bay – azure water and pale sand this 19 km beach is the perfect spot to enjoy kayaking or go snorkeling in the coral reef.
Pine and Parrot Cay – two secluded gorgeous private islands with clear water that are popular with celebrities.
Governor’s Beach – Grand Turk is a popular port for cruises and while there is a lovely beach near the dock,
Jamaican Jerk Meats – the cuisine is highly influenced by the Bahamas and Jamaica.
Conch – conch is a popular dish you will find in fritters or raw in salads.
Fish Fry – popular on Fridays the community will gather together for lobster, snapper, grouper or whatever the local catch is. Typically the event involves plenty of drinking and dancing too.
Peas and Rice – the standard peas and rice will be found throughout the island which is especially delicious with ox tail.
Johnny Cakes – a cornmeal flat bread
While I haven’t had the pleasure to visit all the islands yet, you should book a hotel in the Providenciales a northwest Caicos Islands. For those of you visiting by a cruise, you will dock at Grand Turk Island. Above you can find me seated on the dock where you leave the cruise and directly on either side you will find a lovely beach even if it is a bit rocky and crowded when boats dock.
If you are big into water sports or snorkelling there are a variety of boats available to rent either with your hotel or from independent businesses along the various beaches.
Care to ride a horse along the beach? You can do that too.
I spent nearly the entire time I was visiting swimming in the gorgeous water.
While this time I only had a short stay I hope to return again in the winter to avoid the cold here in Canada. I can’t wait for next time!