Turks and Caicos Magazine

Drone Videos of Grace Bay beach

Drone Videos of Grace Bay beach

Grace Bay beach – it never surprises me to hear about another award, news article, blog, Tripadvisor top 5 list, or Instagram post announcing that it’s the best in the world. Even after booking vacations to the beach for over ten years, it’s still...

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.

Turks and Caicos All Inclusive Resort Collection

Turks and Caicos All Inclusive Resort Collection

The Turks and Caicos Collection, is a preferred selection of Turks and Caicos All Inclusive resorts offering three distinct experiences, and one extraordinary service philosophy. These three beachfront resorts, Alexandra Resort All Inclusive, Beach House All Inclusive...

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...

My Top 5 Beaches on Providenciales

My Top 5 Beaches on Providenciales

When booking vacations here in the Turks and Caicos Islands, I frequently am asked about what the best Providenciales beaches are. Since I am passionate about this area, I am more than happy to run at the mouth and tell people of the many truly incredible beaches we have down here. And because this question seems to be of interest to so many, I have decided to jot down a list of the Top 5 beaches you will find in Provo, and generally what each is notable for.

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...

Grocery Shopping

Grocery Shopping

Grocery Shopping in Grace Bay Provo Turks and Caicos If you’re coming to visit Providenciales (aka Provo) be sure to stock up your kitchen by heading to the grocery store first! Places to go Shopping in Grace Bay Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands One of the...

Yoshi’s Sushi & Grill

Yoshi’s Sushi & Grill

To make sushi that captures the palate, the sushi chef must find a balance between innovation and consistency. Plenty of repeat customers at Yoshi’s Sushi & Grill on Providenciales keep going back to the restaurant for the same dishes, says Yoshi Ono, 43. The...

An Overview of Grand Turk

An Overview of Grand Turk

As the capital of Turks and Caicos, Grand Turk is not only surrounded by beautiful, quiet beaches, but is rich in colonial history, including historical buildings and monuments. The Grand Turk Lighthouse is located on the highest point of the island, about twenty...

Provo with Kids. By an Island Mom

Provo with Kids. By an Island Mom

I get a lot of callers always mentioning traveling with their kids and wondering what to do with them while in Provo. So since we live here with our two sons since they were ages 3 and 5 – I thought I would share our experience. Of course, there is Beaches Turks &...

Babymooning in Provo

Babymooning in Provo

Babymooning is a hot new travel trend. First made popular by Hollywood royalty, celebrities such as Hillary Duff, Kate Hudson and Kim Kardashian all took brief jaunts to exotic locales before the birth of their children. Even real royalty, meaning Prince William and...

Teenagers in the Turks & Caicos Islands

Teenagers in the Turks & Caicos Islands

It’s no secret that the Turks & Caicos Islands is a great location for family vacations. Younger children will delight in seeing and learning about our marine animals (sting rays, sea turtles, dolphins, conch shells, lobsters) and they will love to splash about in...

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...

How to spend a Rainy Day in Provo

How to spend a Rainy Day in Provo

Providenciales Weather As I sit here in my office and there is a rare lull in the phone ringing (usually it’s ringing off the hook), I can sit back in my chair and take in the views afforded to me by our windows. The views are, I am happy to say, of swaying...

Some like it Hot – A story about our local Hot Sauce

Some like it Hot – A story about our local Hot Sauce

After completing his contract with the U.S. Army – including more than three years in Iraq – Delano Handfield decided in 2010 to return to his home island of Providenciales to find work. But there was no work to be found, Delano says. So he decided to create a job of...

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....

Ten of our favourite Turks and Caicos cocktails

Ten of our favourite Turks and Caicos cocktails

We asked via twitter and facebook as well as friends living in Turks and Caicos for their suggestions on favourite Turks and Caicos cocktails that always please. Gathered below our the results of this search not in any particular order…Another hard day at the office...

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...

Caicos Bakery … you don’t want to miss this

Caicos Bakery … you don’t want to miss this

From the moment you arrive within 50 feet of Caicos Bakery, the intense aroma of fresh bread and pastries takes over, beckoning you to patisserie paradise. It was in 2005 that Eric Cuvillon followed his older brother, Frederic, to help run what was then a wholesale...

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...

Where to grab a great coffee on Providenciales

Where to grab a great coffee on Providenciales

Turks and Caicos is an ideal place to relax, de-stress and disconnect from the crazy modern world we live in. The ability to “unplug” is one of the top reasons for visiting Turks and Caicos. However, there are a few “modern-day fixes” that we all still enjoy, and...

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...

Mr. Grouper’s Local Casual Restaurant

Mr. Grouper’s Local Casual Restaurant

Philippe Legagneur – you may know him as “Mr. Grouper” – credits the success of his homegrown restaurant to a toddler. When Philippe, 31, decided after more than a decade of working in Providenciales restaurants to open his own in early 2013, he consulted with his...

Josie – the Turks and Caicos mermaid

Josie – the Turks and Caicos mermaid

Decked out in sequins, flowing garb and a glittering tail, Josie delights visitors to the Turks as an underwater mermaid. Wearing no apparent scuba gear or contraptions, just how does she do this? Josie is the only free-diving expert living in the Turks. Unlike deep...

Sailrock – a new beginning for South Caicos

Sailrock – a new beginning for South Caicos

Timeworn walls of stone and faded white buildings topped with tin roofs line the narrow road that runs through Cockburn Harbour – a quiet, ghost-like community that once bustled with activity as the commercial center of South Caicos. Of the eight inhabited islands of...

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...

Whale Watching Turks and Caicos

Whale Watching Turks and Caicos

A whale watching day trip with Crystal Seas Adventures consists of your flight from Provo to Grand Turk or Provo to salt cay, your whale watching trip, lunch at Porter’s Island Thyme in salt cay or Sand bar in Grand Turk, a bit of snorkeling and relaxing on the...

Fresh Catch – Local Restaurant in Grace Bay

Fresh Catch – Local Restaurant in Grace Bay

On October 1st the Grace Bay area welcomed a new restaurant, serving authentic local cuisine – Fresh Catch. The restaurant is located in the heart of Grace Bay at the Salt Mills Plaza in Unit 6. Fresh Catch touts itself as the only “real” local food restaurant in...

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...

Most Romantic Things to do in Turks and Caicos

Most Romantic Things to do in Turks and Caicos

It’s February – the month of love – and here’s our picks for best Romantic Things to do and spots in the Turks and Caicos! If you’ve never been to these beautiful islands, you can expect to experience pristine beaches, glorious warm weather and the friendliest...

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...

Turks & Caicos Salt Cay | A Rare Endangered Island

Turks & Caicos Salt Cay | A Rare Endangered Island

Can “green” development and cultural conservation resurrect Salt Cay? Just as the Turks & Caicos’ national flower Island Heather, national plant the Caicos Pine, and the endangered Turks & Caicos Rock Iguana are found nowhere else in the world, the same can be...

The Roots Of The Turks And Caicos Islands

Readers of this magazine will know that our goal in “Sampling the Soul of the Turks & Caicos Islands” is to encourage visitors and residents to look beyond TCI’s sun, sand and sea and dig into the intriguing natural wonders, history and culture that lie beneath...

Turks And Caicos Beauty Of Nature

Over 40 species of butterfly have been recorded in the Turks & Caicos Islands. They range from the large and showy Bahaman Swallowtail (Heraclides andraemon) down to the tiny Pygmy Blue (Brephidium exilis). While most of the species range throughout the Islands,...

21st Annual Fools Regatta in Turks and Caicos

21st Annual Fools Regatta in Turks and Caicos

Time once again for another great festival in Providenciales, the 21st Annual Fools Regatta! If you’re in the Turks & Caicos Islands on Saturday, June 18th, you won’t want to miss the fun and fare of the 21st Annual Fools Regatta sponsored by...

Revealing the Hidden Gems in Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos is best known as a destination for the rich and famous, with luxurious resorts lining its world-renown beaches.  But, there is another personality to our islands – one that plays to those looking for a low-key, relaxing get away that doesn’t cost a...

From your Turks & Caicos FAMILY ISLANDS Specialist

Turks and Caicos is a collection of more than 30 islands and cays (pronounced keys), which offer fun explorations of hidden beaches, historical ruins and nature preserves for the curious and adventurous traveler. The main inhabited islands of the Turks and Caicos...

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.   ...

The Wine Bar: Hang out like a local

Since its opening a year or so ago, Vino Tiempo – known simply ‘the Wine Bar’ or ‘VT’ – has been a popular hang-out for residents of Provo. Its central location, chic ambiance, and creative food and drink menu offers a great new option for the laid back nightlife...

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 Resort | Wymara Resort Experience

Turks And Caicos Resort | Wymara Resort Experience

Wymara Resort Grace Bay’s newest resort redefines “Caribbean cool” In the 1970s, Providenciales was “discovered” by the jet-setters of that era. A fun-loving, pedigreed crowd with names like duPont, Ludington and Roosevelt flocked by private jet to Provo’s...

Big Blue Scuba Diving in Provo

We’ve been asked this question several times, i.e. how does the diving/pricing/scheduling work at Big Blue Adventure Company in Provo – Turks & Caicos Islands? Well… they do not offer a daily 2 tank dive service, instead they schedule a mix of 1...

New park on Grace Bay Beach Provo

Kids and adults alike will enjoy the latest addition to the Grace Bay Beach area – a brand new park. Located on the western end of our famous stretch of sand (next to the Wymara/Gansevoort), the park is a product of public/private partnership in TCI. It includes...

5th Annual Turks & Caicos CONCH FESTIVAL – awesome!

5th Annual Turks & Caicos CONCH FESTIVAL – awesome!

This past weekend on November 29th was the 5th annual Turks and Caicos CONCH FESTIVAL – and was it ever a hit! Highlights of this annual event here in the Turks & Caicos included: the beachfront setting including being right on the sand and having a view of...

Salt Cay Inside the White House

Salt Cay Inside the White House

Digging up the past of Salt Cay’s most famous house. Imposing from the air and on the ground, the White House stands as both a sentinel and icon to the history of tiny Salt Cay, of the Turks Islands themselves. Built in the early 1800s by ancestors of the last salt...

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...

Turks And Caicos Islands Walk About PRT1

Islands Walk-About, Part 1 Will pride goeth before blisters when crossing the Caicos by foot? I am losing ground fast. It is midday and water is raging through the small channels like a flash flood. The winds are at full power and knocking whitecaps off the waves,...

Cheshire Hall Plantation Turks And Caicos

Cheshire Hall Plantation Turks And Caicos

A Testament to the Past It’s hard to believe that Cheshire Hall Plantation is so close to the Providenciales business district. For as soon as you pass through the refuge of its rugged stone wall, you feel the present disappear. Sounds of traffic, construction and...

Turks And Caicos Caribbean Paradise Inn

Joie de Vivre: Caribbean Paradise Inn   I was prepared to be angry with Jean Luc Bohic, owner of Caribbean Paradise Inn. When I had arrived at 9 AM for our first meeting, an employee named Raoul simply said, “Boss still sleeping, make big party last night.” I...