I recently visit one of the most beautiful places on earth- Turks and Caicos! The stunning blue waters and long white sand beaches are still on my mind today. Luckily, it’s quite east to get to this slice of heaven as the Turks and Caicos airport caters to a variety of international flights. If you’re taking a cruise- you will stop in Grand Turk Island (just for the day). I highly recommend visiting longer and spending at least 5-7 days in Providenciales. There are incredible hotels, great restaurants, fun beach bars and a cute downtown with some unique shops! Additionally, Providenciales is the home to the world’s nicest beach- Grace Bay Beach.
I started my trip at The Palms- a luxury resort perfectly located on Grace Bay Beach- famous for its long stretch of white sand and stunning blue water. This resort is perfect for couples and those seeking a more relaxed vacation. It is home to the island’s best spa. I enjoyed being able to walk up and down the beach to the other resorts. The Hurricane next door is a lively bar with delicious drinks and music. Luckily, I’m preferred partners with this memorable property and can VIP my clients stay with complimentary upgrades, spa credit and complimentary breakfast.
A boat ride with snorkeling is a must! Seeing the turquoise water from this perspective is unforgettable. We saw colorful fish and two reef sharks! I admit it’s much scarier seeing sharks while snorkeling than in the water scuba diving. We drank rum punch while listening to Caribbean music and made new friends. There was a slide and diving board off the boat which was a ton of fun. We visited “iguana island” and saw massive iguanas! I really enjoyed experiencing Half Moon Bay- a stunningly beautiful remote beach that’s only accessible via boat. We next went conch shell hunting. What a fantastic day!
In addition to boating, I also recommend spending some time exploring downtown. There are cute boutique shops with handmade clothes and jewelry. The highlight of our afternoon however was Da Conch Shack- a rum bar located between downtown and the airport. The water is the bluest on the island, the conch is delicious and the pina coladas were savory! There is also live music. Add it to the top of your to-do list!
We next ventured to the opposite side of Providenciales – Long Bay Beach- home of the modern and hip hotel Shore Club Turks & Caicos. There’s a reason celebrities such as Jay Z and the Kardashians frequent this spot! Two award winning restaurants and a lively scene are perfect for groups looking to have fun or couples wanting to experience the best Turks and Caicos has to offer. Long Beach Bay is just as beautiful as Grace Bay Beach- the water is a little shallower and the beach narrower. I loved the pool chairs and the views from my hotel were to die for. As a preferred partner- I’m excited to VIP my clients with resort credit, complimentary upgrade and a delicious free breakfast!
I decided to do something I haven’t done in 6 years- scuba dive! It really is just like riding a bike. We saw stingrays, an assortment of colorful fish, a sea turtle and sharks (reef sharks and nurse sharks). One was actually following my fin! Talk about heart pounding! I highly recommend scuba diving in Turks and Caicos.
Last but certainly not least- my trip ended with two nights at Wymara Resort & Villas. For a family looking for some seclusion with their own chef, pool, stunning views of the ocean and workout center this spot is perfect! I enjoyed the restaurant at the resort, the food here was some of the best I had on the island. I also liked the beach bar and live music.
I can’t recommend a visit to Turks and Caicos enough! It’s paradise. And a very easy flight – especially from the east coast. If you’re interested in visiting the most beautiful beach in the world- reach out I’m happy to help!