The best snorkeling and diving spots in Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos is a small island nation located in the Caribbean Sea, famous for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and amazing snorkeling and diving spots. With over 40 islands and cays, this stunning destination offers an array of diving and snorkeling opportunities for adventurers of all levels.
Activities to enjoy during your Turks and Caicos villa rental vacation: Beaches, water sports, and more!
Turks and Caicos is a beautiful destination that offers a wide range of activities to enjoy during your villa rental vacation. From pristine beaches to water sports and island tours, there is something for everyone. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the top activities to enjoy during your Turks and Caicos villa rental vacation.
Top 5 Restaurants in Providenciales, TCI
Whether you're looking for fine dining or casual beachside eats, Providenciales has something for everyone. Here are some of the top-rated restaurants on the island:
5 Romantic Turks and Caicos Spots to Plan Your Secret Proposal
Looking to pop the question in a romantic beach setting? With its white-sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and tropical island beauty, the Turks and Caicos provide the ideal scenery for an unforgettably romantic proposal.
7 Scrumptious and Delicious Conch Dishes You Must Try In Providenciales
If you like calamari, you will love cracked conch! It is tenderized, seasoned, breaded and fried to perfection. Dan recommends eating cracked conch with some fresh lime and hot sauce. Yum!
A Pontoon Tour of Chalk Sound in Turks & Caicos
One of our favorite parts was snorkeling over this sunken plane and listening to the tour guide’s explanation. We’ve done this a few times ourselves and it’s always a pleasant experience. Afterwards, you can all sit back and relax with a cocktail at Las Brisas overlooking the lagoon.
A Special Morning Yoga Class Unique to Only the Turks and Caicos
In Provo, looking after one’s health comes hand-in-hand with the natural beauty of the island. Your life is generally active: walking a lot, snorkeling, swimming and the list goes on. This series is dedicated to the lifestyle of health and wellness.
Best Brunches in Turks and Caicos
Picture a Mimosa in hand, the sea breeze sweetly caressing your face, and the sound of the gentle lapping of the waves. Also, banana pancakes -YUM! If this sounds applying to you, keep reading -in this blog post, we’ll go over some of the best brunches you can find in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.
Corporate Retreat in Turks & Caicos
Studies show that a company functions better if it works within a team concept. A company retreat in Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands offers the perfect atmosphere to get away and focus on team building and improving the company.
3 Fun Facts About the Sea Turtles of the Turks & Caicos
Providenciales is home to many turtle-themed geographical landmarks, including Turtle Cove Marina and Turtle Tail. Once you explore the magical underwater world surrounding these islands, the inspiration behind the names becomes clear. Sea Turtles are native to these islands and make stunning appearances regularly, to the delight of locals and tourists alike.
Things To do when staying in Sapodilla Bay
When visiting Sapodilla Bay Beach, a series of uniquely fun activities are worth checking out. This blog post will review some of the nuances that set Sapodilla Bay Beach apart from its better-known neighbors (Grace Bay & Long Bay Beach).
Da Conch Shack in Turks and Caicos – Interview with owner, John Macdonald
As part of our Faces of Turks and Caicos series, we sat down for an interview with John Macdonald, owner of da Conch Shack, for a chance to get to know him and his business a little better. Here’s what we found out!
Do You Need to Rent a Car in the Turks & Caicos?
Taxis on island tend to be expensive and unreliable; there is no Uber, Lyft or public transportation. Fortunately, car rentals are relatively inexpensive and are a great way to discover all that Provo has to offer.
Fishing the Turquoise Waters of Turks & Caicos
One of the best parts of fishing in Turks and Caicos is the quick trip to the fish-rich waters; it takes just 15 minutes to cruise out from Blue Haven Marina, located in Leeward on the Northeastern tip of Providenciales. For deep-sea fishing, the winter months are great for catching wahoo and mahi-mahi.
History of Pirates on the Islands of Turks and Caicos
From 1690 to 1720, pirates had free reign of the islands until salt barons from Bermuda finally colonized the land well enough to drive out most of the pirates.
Is the Water in Turks & Caicos Really that Blue?
The Turks and Caicos Islands are world famous for the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, but are the photos really showcasing the correct colors of the water? Are photos depicting gorgeous turquoise hues of endless sea views accurately portraying what you’ll see on island?
Island Skills: How to Shell a Conch
The conch (pronounced CONK) is a type of snail that lives in warm coastal waters -or paradise! There are many species of conch, and you can recognize them by their two spires. Each end of the shell comes to a sharp point. The conch shell is a single piece, which makes it somewhat challenging to remove the shell from around the snail. In this blog post, we go over how to shell a conch.
Lobster Season in Provo!
From August 1st to March 31st is Lobster Season in Provo -woohoo! That means lobster is on almost every menu on the island, and any lucky people to be in Turks and Caicos can enjoy this tasty crustacean in a variety of delicious dishes across the islands ~80 restaurants.
Nervous About Driving in the Turks and Caicos?
So when we travel to Provo (Providenciales), we usually think about how much effort it will be to get there, where we’ll stay, where everyone will sleep, but it’s often an afterthought as to how we will get around once we land.
Nightlife in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
The island of Providenciales is home to some of the best nightlife spots in the Turks and Caicos region. After arriving and settling into your villa, you can explore the local nightlife and immerse yourself in all the fun. Certain venues even host special events regularly and have themed nights throughout the week.
North Caicos: A Day Trip Itinerary from Provo
Located about 12 miles Northeast of Providenciales (Provo), North Caicos is a lush island with a beautiful tropical forest, sand bar extending along the Northeastern coast and the largest flock of Pink Flamingos in all of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Pick the Perfect Provo Beach
With amazing snorkeling in one of the world’s largest coral reef systems, the consistently rated #1 beach by TripAdvisor in the world (Grace Bay Beach), and many delicious restaurants, no wonder why Provo is getting more and more popular to visit!
Providenciales’ Thursday night Fish Fry
Provo features a weekly special event that is sure to enliven your taste buds. During most of the year, each Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., there is a fish fry. This event is held at the Bight Children’s Park. Be sure to bring all your travel companions and a hearty appetite to this favorite weekly event.
Sapodilla Bay: Provo’s Best Kept Secret Beach
Everyone knows about the world-famous Grace Bay Beach. What some people may miss is that the island is surrounded by beautiful beaches and shorelines on all sides! One of our favorite beaches is located on the southwest shore below the tranquil gem waters of Chalk Sound: Sapodilla Bay Beach.
Spotlight on Turtle Cove
Turtle Cove is the only upscale gated community on island. The community is located within walking distance to Grace Bay Beach, which is considered one of the top 3 most beautiful beaches in the world and is also home to the main marina on island.
Tennis in Turks & Caicos
There are some courts that offer lights at night for playing once the sun goes down, and many facilities also have lessons and activities for children. The following are a few of the tennis facilities available on the islands.
The Fascinating Culture of Turks and Caicos and Nearby Islands
Combining influences of the native Taíno people with that of French & Spanish explorers as well as African slaves resulted in a blend of beliefs, customs, religions, and ideas that shaped these islands.
The Private Chef Experience: Turks & Caicos
Hiring a private chef to fetch groceries, prepare, and cook for your group at the villa can be a wonderful way to experience Turks and Caicos. Besides the comfort and convenience of having world-class chefs pamper you with uniquely delicious island meals, it is also a great way to experience local cuisine the way it was supposed to.
The Ultimate Packing List for Turks and Caicos
Dani here with TC Villas; I’ve been a villa specialist for 5 years and have made many trips to the beautiful islands of Turks and Caicos (it’s a hard job, but someone has to do it!) I’ve also lived in Puerto Rico for two years, so I may know a thing or two about packing for a trip.
The Weather of Turks and Caicos
Weather on the Turks and Caicos Islands tends to be pleasant all year long. People often visit the archipelago between the months of June and October when average temperatures are in the range of 80° to 90° Fahrenheit. People who like basking in the glow of the sun and reveling in warmth make excellent candidates for Turks and Caicos getaways!
Things to Know About Turks and Caicos: A Few Insider Tips
Turks and Caicos is more than a pretty beach under an azure sky, flanked with turquoise blue waters. To really get to know the island, here are a few insider tips we put together to get you started!
Tropical Recipes for the Grill
Each one of our villas comes equipped with a BBQ grill -YUM! Here are some great recipes to fire up the grill. If you are looking for a chance to experience local cuisine in the privacy of your own home away from home, keep reading!
Turks and Caicos: A Caribbean Paradise
Turks and Caicos is an archipelago of 40 coral islands located southeast of the Bahamas and north of the Dominican Republic. It is known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and diverse marine life, making it a popular destination for travelers seeking a tropical paradise.
Visit Chalk Sound, the Blue Lagoon of Turks & Caicos
Located on the southwest coast of Providenciales, Chalk Sound is a stunning, landlocked lagoon dotted with countless tiny islands or cays worthy of exploring. The sound, which is a Protected National Park roughly three miles (5km) long, is a must-see for visitors.
Where Do I Buy Groceries in the Turks and Caicos?
Being such a small island, most of these restaurants are located within a 10 -15 min drive to each other -talk about convenience! A 7-day stay, however, might require some cooking and therefore groceries. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the ways to stock up your fridge at your private villa.