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Getting The Best Out Of Your Turks and Caicos Vacation

 August 25, 2015  /  Comments Off on Getting The Best Out Of Your Turks and Caicos Vacation

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Have you heard the buzz about Turks & Caicos? For a long time, the best kept secret of the Caribbean has been attracting loyal fans to its long sandy beaches and fabulous wildlife. This low lying chain of coral islands with a real Caribbean flavour is fast becoming the place to go for luxurious, indulgent vacations with a wide choice of things to do. The appeal of Turks & Caicos to loved-up honeymooners, stressed out city dwellers or families with kids, means it’s a destination that pleases many. If you are seriously considering a trip out to T & C (and why wouldn’t you?), here are some tips for getting the best out of your stay.

Stay Somewhere Fantastic

A successful holiday is often judged upon the quality of the accommodation, so make the wise decision of going for the highest standards of luxury wherever possible. Most of the resorts, hotels and private condominium rentals are based in the Grace Bay Beach area which is easily accessible from the international airport on Providenciales (the main island.)

For pure indulgence many of the resorts and hotels provide spa services and therapies to help guests unwind and rejuvenate during their stay. Nothing beats living on the beach, especially when the sands are so pure and the waters so clear – a great place to start when seeking the best accommodation options is Coral Gardens Direct, a company specialising in beach front rentals in Grace Bay Beach. Coral Gardens Direct can arrange flexible accommodation according to your needs, so make them the first port of call when hunting great luxury at competitive prices.

Getting The Best Out Of Your Turks and Caicos Vacation

Things to do

Of the forty islands in the chain, only eight are inhabited. However, it is possible to explore the islands, hopping between them by ferry. Bicycle or moped hire is widely available and a good way of exploring these flat, low lying islands.

There are over 230 miles of beaches on Turks & Caicos so there will never be a problem finding a place on the sand for your towel. In fact, that is one of the joys of this place,it never feels over crowded or over-developed – the atmosphere is always calm and quiet and the locals are warm and friendly.

Most activities in Turks & Caicos start with the sea at their centre. For scuba diving fans this is a truly wonderful destination with some really interesting dive spots to enjoy. At Salt Cay there is the wreck of the Endymion to explore and you will find many creature-packed reefs to swim around. Sometimes, it is possible to swim out from the beach to explore reefs, with just a snorkel and mask required. Smith’s Reef is an easy to reach and popular reef that can keep curious swimmers happy for hours. See turtles, a huge range of fish, rays and corals all close to the beach.

Other water-sports activities on offer to fill your days include kite surfing, paddle boarding, water skiing deep sea fishing, kayaking and wind surfing.

If you prefer your sport based on land, you can try a round of golf at the laid back Provo Golf and Country Club, horse riding along the sands of Grace Bay Beach, hiking and exploring the caves in Middle Caicos or playing tennis. Alternatively, you can choose to just lie back and relax, enjoy the views of turquoise water and white sands whilst sipping an iced rum punch.

You will never see another Conch Hatchery in the world, so make sure you visit the one on Turks & Caicos during your stay. Here you will learn the ins and outs of conch farming and get a close up view of how the Caribbean Queen Conch is raised. Afterwards, you may feel tempted to try this local shellfish delicacy as is it prepared in a myriad of ways – choose from fritters to burgers to chowder; a really distinctive taste of the islands.

Turks and Caicos has a lovely temperature year round, although the sea breezes can be brisk at times. The best times to visit are between December to May, and if you come between June and November bear in mind it is hurricane season.

If you are looking for a paradise island that offers the perfect balance of peace and quiet, cut with plenty of things to do, then Turks & Caicos hits the spot. Few other islands in the Caribbean can offer such stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and unspoilt beaches. Don’t you think you deserve a stay on these friendly islands?

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  • Published: 2 years ago on August 25, 2015
  • Last Modified: August 26, 2015 @ 5:35 am
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