Situated at the tail end of the Bahamas Island Chain and comprising eight major islands as well as a smattering of cays, the Islands of Turks and Caicos provide a unique tropical holidaying destination for anyone looking to spend their summer 2017 vacation in a Caribbean Paradise.
1# Book a Luxury Suite in Provo
By far the island of Providenciales is the most popular region of Turks and Caicos with its tourist population. The supreme popularity of Provo, as it is locally referred to, is due in no small way to the fact that its northern tip just so happens to be home to the beach voted the world’s best numerous times now and most recently in 2016 as part of the Trip advisor Traveller Choice Awards.
This has meant that the Grace Bay area has over the last two decades seen its shore line become scattered with some of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ most luxurious and exciting resorts. One such resort, is the Alexandra Resort.
Poised on the lip of Grace Bay Beach, the very beach to have been hailed as the world’s best, the Alexandra Resort is jam packed with all the usual luxury amenities and comforts, including a beachfront restaurant, complimentary water sporting activities, a free dining shuttle service to the neighbouring resorts of The Beach House and The Blue Haven, free wifi, a kids’ club and babysitting services, and of course sumptuous private suites overlooking 600ft of TCI’s most beautiful beach.
What really sets the Alexandra Resort apart from its neighbouring resorts though is that it also happens to offer unrivalled value for money, making this one resort that ticks every box and provides a fantastic family friendly and affordable option. To learn more or get booking, head over to the Alexandra Resort website.
2# Bathe on one of the World’s Best Beaches
As aforementioned and covered in more detail via the CNN article: Travellers’ Choice: World’s best beaches, the Islands of Turks and Caicos are home to one of the most revered beaches the world over. But the, albeit stunning, Grace Bay Beach is not the only beach in TCI. Neither is it the only stunning beach in Turks and Caicos.
TCI’s unique geography means that it is home to more beaches, bluffs, shores, coastline and Bays and Bights than just about any other holiday destination in the Caribbean. You can discover the best loved of them by giving the Travel Channel feature: Turks and Caicos’ Best Beaches a read through.
3# Meet a Mermaid
The landscape, tropical botany, resorts and pristine sands aren’tthe only unique and extraordinary discoveries to be made by those heading there; many of Turks and Caicos’ attractions are similarly and wonderfully unique too.One perfect example of a once in a lifetime means of exploring TCI’s rich and luscious sea life and waters is by taking a Turks and Caicos Mermaid Adventure provided by Caicos Tours.
That’s right, Turks and Caicos is home to even more than soldierfish, batfish, blue tangs, turtles and parrot fish; Bella, TCI’s very own resident mermaid also enjoys swimming the crystal clear shores of Turks and Caicos. Better yet, holiday makers can spy Bella for themselves. To learn how, head over to the Caicos Tours website.
4# Take an Eco Tour Adventure
Whilst the endless diving and snorkelling opportunities in TCI provide the ideal way to discover Turks and Caicos’ sea life, on land there is one tour operator which can turn travelling between all the sights, landmarks and tropical countryside into its own fantastic exploration, and that is Big Blue Unlimited.
Turks and Caicos’ premier eco tour provider, from kayaking to cycling to travelling between islands via glass bottomed boat, Big Blue Unlimited offer numerous means of discovering the real TCI that can be tailored to suit everybody – from extreme sports crazy couples to families travelling with young children.
5# Visit the World’s First and only Working Shell Farm
One place nobody travelling to the Islands of Turks and Caicos should miss out on visiting is Caicos Conch Farm.
Located in Leeward Settlement, Caicos Conch Farm offers guests and those interested in learning more about the exciting story behind TCI’s national symbol and one of its signature cuisines a full tour of the Farm.
To learn more, and get a sneak peak at their equally quirky and typically TCI gift shop, continue your reading over atthe Caicos Conch Farm website.