24 Hours in Turks & Caicos
Located 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida in the Atlantic Ocean, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) consist of 40 islands and cays, of which only eight are inhabited.
Each island offers a unique character and experience but all guarantee beautiful beaches and stunning vistas. Whether visiting the tourism centre of Povidenciales or the historic architecture and rustic charm of Grand Turk and Salt Cay, there is a plethora of activities to enjoy. The dramatic, lush woodlands of North Caicos, the extensive cave network in Middle Caicos or the diverse marine life and excellent fishing on South Caicos. Once you visit, you will certainly agree that there is something for everyone in TCI.
1. Escape from Civilisation
Tucked away in a secluded location on beautiful Grace Bay Beach, Gansevoort Turks + Caicos offers an opulent escape from civilisation with oversized guest rooms and a 7,000 square foot infinityedge, ocean view swimming pool. Gourmet dining is provided by the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Stelle, and an Exhale Spa offers a fully-equipped fitness centre and beachfront treatment pavilion. Recently added to Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels 2012 List, Gansevoort Turks + Caicos offers an unparalleled Caribbean experience from sun up to sun down.
2. Gourmet Dining
Think powder-soft sand, turquoise water and beachfront dining – this is where you will find Mango Reef Restaurant on Grace Bay Beach at the Alexandra Resort, Providenciales. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Mango Reef Restaurant is the perfect spot to indulge in delicious, seasonal Caribbean cuisine or an idyllic sunset.
Welcome aboard Island Rhythms Tours, Providenciales’ newest tour excursion offering guests a vibrant taste of island culture. Showcasing the best educational and entertaining landbased activities and excursions, Island Rhythms Tours allows for a captivating immersion into TCI culture, guaranteeing unforgettable memories.
4. Pure Adventure
For over 15 years Big Blue Unlimited has continued to set the standard in adventure with the most comprehensive and innovative watersports, diving and eco-adventure programmes. Built on a foundation of education and minimal environmental impact, whether standup paddling, kayaking, diving, snorkelling, hiking, biking, kiteboarding or exploring the islands of North and Middle Caicos, their expansive array of award-winning adventures truly span the width and depth of these islands. See you on, in, under or over the water!
Experience the beauty of the Islands with the Turks and Caicos Ferry, operated by Caribbean Cruisin’ Ltd. Connecting Providenciales with the family islands of North Caicos and Middle Caicos, the TCI Ferry runs five convenient return crossings each day. Taking only 30 minutes, the comfortable ferry runs inside the reef and along the pristine north shore of several beautiful cays. A fabulous way to explore the spectacular coastline.
6. Island Getaway
Nestled on the northern coast of North Caicos, Pelican Beach is a remote beachfront hotel ideal for the ultimate island getaway or as a honeymoon destination. Overlooking crystalclear azure water and surrounded by miles of deserted beaches, Pelican Beach Hotel offers a peaceful and relaxing holiday where your biggest stress is deciding what evening drink to choose from the on-site Barracuda Beach Bar. Life is hard.
For more information on the Turks and Caicos Islands visit, www.turksandcaicostourism.com
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