Join us in the islands for “One of the World’s Most Gorgeous Swim Races,” the annual Turks & Caicos “Race for the Conch” Eco-SeaSwim www.ecoseaswim.com in the clear turquoise waters of Grace Bay, Providenciales. Here, top international competitors and swimmers new to the sport of open water racing compete side by side for a…Read more
|My hometown||Mixed really, I spent the first 15 years of my life in Trinidad & Tobago and moved to Toronto when I was 15, spent 14 years there, then off to the rugged East coast of Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia before moving to Grace Bay, Providenciales|
|Favorite singer||Bob Marley (the greatest!)|
|My hobbie||Jammin’ jazz and reggae with my steel drum on da beach|
|Favorite movie||Born on the 4th of July (a Tom Cruise flick)|
|Favorite beach||The ‘Secret Beach’ by Mudjin Harbor in Middle Caicos (but Grace Bay beach is a close second and North Beach in Salt Cay is a close third)|
|Favorite restaurant||This changes constantly, but currently it’s Infinity at Grace Bay Club|
|What you should ask me when you get me on the phone||Why I decided to shave my head when I moved to Turks & Caicos|
|My perfect day in Turks & Caicos||Breakfast on the beach at Hemingway’s; island hop from Iguana Cay to Fort George Cay. Shelling for sand dollars. Fresh lobster and conch BBQ on Half Moon Bay. Sunset Sail on Atebeyra and then watch the glow worms after the full moon…. but here’s a close second – Spend the morning strolling Mudjin Harbor in Middle Caicos, wonder and wade over to Dragon Cay, and take a hike on Crossing Place Trail all the way to the Blowing Hole and back (taking a dip on all the undiscovered beaches along the way)|
|Favorite island(s) beyond Providenciales||Middle Caicos and Salt Cay|
|Funniest tourist question or request||Can I take a train to North Caicos?|
|Best kept secret on Provo||Three Queen’s Bar in Blue Hills (for a real local experience)|
Who Is Val?
Often referred to as one of the world’s most trusted advisers on planning and booking vacations to the Turks and Caicos Islands – Val has literally helped thousands book their dream trip to these magical islands. A former hospitality/reservations executive of such well-known hotel chains as Hilton, Crowne Plaza, Sheraton, and many others, Val knows what it takes to offer customers exemplary service and how to book the ultimate vacation.
Val and wife Susan, former residents of Canada, began Turks and Caicos Reservations after a family trip to the Islands. While researching and planning their own vacation, they immediately recognized an opportunity to offer would be visitors guidance on how to make their dream vacation perfect.
The vision behind the service
TCR is unique in that it’s the only vacation planning and booking service that is located on the Islands…..right in the heart of Providenciales, to be exact! And the friendly team offer up their legendary service to anyone looking to visit this sublime tropical paradise. From honeymooners and newlyweds, to big families with children, to people with complicated food allergies, to business managers looking to hold a seminar, to adult children wishing to travel safely with their elderly parents, TCR is a full-service booking agency that can actually do it all! “It’s really because we care. This is our home, and we truly care about helping visitors make their dream a reality. And we even meet many of our guests for a drink on the beach when they arrive”, says Val.
The best way to book
Amazing service? Check. A vacation tailor-made with your specific needs and requirements in mind? Check. A genuine love and appreciation for the Islands? Check. A friendly, humble and caring attitude? Check. The best service that the Turks and Caicos has to offer? Check, check and check.