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Health and Wellness in Turks and Caicos

Health and Wellness in Turks and Caicos

Wellness Travel is at an all time high and at the start of the new year with travelers focusing on their resolutions for the year, it is a well sought after travel experience.

Turks & Caicos provides the perfect combination of wellness offerings that can pull it all together. In fact, much-needed vacation downtime here gives the chance to establish healthy habits to take back home.

Potcake Place: Paws for Thought

Potcake Place: Paws for Thought

As a volunteer dog rescuer, Potcake Place founder Jane Parker-Rauw has had some bad days. Her worst day came in 2000. It was a few years before Potcake Place would open as a dog rescue charity on Providenciales, but Jane was already the go-to person on island when it...

Wrightfully Fit – a leading Turks and Caicos gym

Wrightfully Fit – a leading Turks and Caicos gym

On the wall of John Wright’s office at Wrightfully Fit are framed newspaper clippings from his high school days in Pittsburgh as a football and basketball star. Back then, according to headlines, he was Johnny. After high school, John went on to play football at a...

Popular New York blogger features Turks & Caicos

Turks and Caicos Reservations featured on the popular RockShic blog! It was so very cool to see our service profiled on this blog that’s all about the ever changing world of fashion, lifestyle and travel. I got to meet up with the blog’s mastermind and...

Turks and Caicos Embarks on Renewable Energy Project

Turks and Caicos Embarks on Renewable Energy Project

Solar energy is making its debut in the Turks and Caicos Islands – a chain of islands where the sun shines at least 340 days a year. FortisTCI, the country’s only electricity supplier, has teamed with local renewable energy company Urban Green Environmental (UGE) to...

Two Lucky Couples get a chance to win their DREAM VACATION

Here at Turks & Caicos Reservations, we truly value and respect our customers. In fact, many of our customers have become good friends over the years. That’s why we are more than pleased to announce a truly wonderful offering! This spring/summer, we are holding a...

A Realtor’s Turks and Caicos Story

In 1989, Joe Zahm was a 20-something manager of Ocean Club Resort, a first-of-its-kind condominium development on an island with no paved roads or telephones. “We lacked everything important to running a business,” says Joe, now 54. “It was overwhelming in the...

Turks and Caicos – THE MOVIE!

That’s right –our island paradise is now the actual NAME of an hour and a half drama called ‘TURKS AND CAICOS‘.  It’s actually a sequel to ‘Page Eight’ and the 2nd part of a Trilogy called ‘The Worricker.  The movie was...

My Whale Watching Day Trip in Turks & Caicos

My Whale Watching Day Trip in Turks & Caicos

This winter season, my family and I immensely enjoyed a Turks and Caicos Whale Watching day trip with the gang over at Crystal Sea Adventures in Grand Turk and Salt Cay, these guys are definitely our resident “whale whisperers” right here in our islands....

Thursday Night Fish Fry – put on your dancing shoes!

Thursday Night Fish Fry – put on your dancing shoes!

One year later, and the Fish Fry is still going strong. Sponsored by local telephone and internet company LIME, this event organised by the Tourist Board has gotten stronger with time and is now a firm favorite with locals and visitors alike. With an ambitious...

Achieving Inner Balance at Parrot Cay Spa

Achieving Inner Balance at Parrot Cay Spa

The journey to wellness at Parrot Cay’s COMO Shambhala Ayurvedic pavilion begins with a chant. Surrounded by windows that look out to lush vegetation and the ocean beyond, the patient and therapist touch hands, close their eyes and exhale a vibrating “om.” “This...

Bangers and Crash – Fireworks in the Turks and Caicos

As a kid on quiet North Caicos, Garnet Jolly’s portal to the outside world was a black-and-white television. Every Fourth of July, Garnet would watch the U.S. fireworks displays on TV. But he wasn’t impressed. It wasn’t until the late 1980s – Garnet was a young adult...

Providenciales airport construction update

A quick update on the continuing construction at the main airport here in Turks and Caicos. The new expansion to the main terminal building is still on schedule and has made leaps and bounds since we last visited the site in the late summer. We’ll keep you informed...

Turks and Caicos restaurants: Mis Amigos, a Mexican delight

For more than a decade, Tina Wolfe and Margarito Alcaraz talked of opening their own Mexican restaurant. Margarito, a Mexican national, and Tina, an American raised in the Turks and Caicos, had met while working in a Mexican restaurant in North Carolina. But it wasn’t...

Bonefishing in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Bonefishing in the Turks and Caicos Islands

In the art of Turks and Caicos bonefishing, the first step is to pinpoint the prey. Look for shallow water clouded with stirred-up sand, and long, moving shadows. That’s where you’ll find the fleeting bonefish. And that’s when you’ll cast your line. Bonefish anglers...

Turks and Caicos cigars – Cuban Crafters

At a worktable littered with tobacco leaves, a man and woman work quickly and quietly as they roll cigars, thick plumes of smoke surrounding them. Francisco Soza and Maria Jose, two skilled cigar rollers from Nicaragua, roll 200 cigars a day with authentic Cuban...

Spa & Shopping Living the Good Life

Spa & Shopping Living the Good Life

Living the good life Spa Shopping Fashion, glitz and glamour, do it in style here in the Turks and Caicos. You want to relax on your Turks & Caicos vacation and we’ve got plenty of ways for you to do that. Whether it’s the retail therapy of shopping till you drop,...

TCI After Dark

TCI After Dark

After enjoying our stunning sunset views of the Turks & Caicos Islands, the nightlife fun begins.. Tourists flock to the Turks & Caicos for sea, sun and sand, but when the sun goes down and the sands cool off, there’s still plenty to do to make your...

Leaving a little ‘something’ behind….

Voluntourism – is travel which includes volunteering for a charitable cause. A few months ago I came across a thread in the Turks and Caicos Forum of Trip Advisor along the lines of helping out / donating to a worthy cause while visiting the islands. Also, in...

Santa Maria Gaming Saloon in Grand Turk opens

This month marks the beginning of a brand new attraction in Grand Turk though, the Santa Maria Gaming Saloon.  Located in the same complex at White Sands Beach Resort right next to the Cruise Ship Terminal, visitors can now enjoy the 100+ slots machine, poker, black...

An Evening at Garam Masala

Garam Masala is a fine dining, authentic Indian restaurant in the heart of Grace Bay in the Regent Village. Dulga, Sonya and I ventured over to the hot dinner spot one evening after work and it would be my first time having Indian cuisine. The restaurant is decorated...

Supporting the communities in which we live and work

Supporting the communities in which we live and work

I believe strongly about strenghthening and supporting the community which we live and work in.  There are so many amazing opportunities to get involved with doing just that here in the Turks & Caicos – and my choice for the past 4 years has been to work...

A few favorite things about September

Ahh sweet September! Although for the most part this month is considered the slower season, to me it’s still the perfect time to make a quick trip to the islands. Travelling at this time of year has its benefits –  here are a few things to love about travelling this...

The Secret is out about Turks and Caicos

For years, the Turks and Caicos Islands have been a popular destination for the rich and famous and many have second homes here.  However it looks like the secret of Turks and Caicos is getting out.  This year over the holidays, there were numerous star sightings.   ...

Protocol for tipping in Turks & Caicos

Protocol for tipping in Turks & Caicos

Okay, so this is a pretty common question that we get when visitors are asking about protocol for tipping at condos, hotels, resorts, restaurants.  How does it work in Turks & Caicos? Here’s the skinny… When you’re staying at a hotel or resort,...

Alverna’s Craft Market in Grace Bay Turks & Caicos

I’d like to tell you a little bit about the craft market in the Grace Bay area of Provo. It’s officially called Alverna’s Craft Market. If you’re a visitor coming to Turks and Caicos, this is one of the spots that you wanna check out to get...

Turks And Caicos Islands Walk About Part 2

Turks And Caicos Islands Walk About Part 2

More than a touch of civilization marks the second part of the journey. In the old days, Turks & Caicos Islanders regularly walked between islands. This fact inspired Martin Pepper to walk, swim and hitch-hike about 100 miles from the southern tip of South Caicos...