Dream Getaway: Turks and Caicos (Everything You Need to Know)

 
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One of my FAVORITE destinations to experience is Turks and Caicos. Turks & Caicos is filled with world class resorts, spas, restaurants and the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Just a quick non-stop flight from Newark Liberty Airport and/or John F. Kennedy International Airport makes it possible to travel to this special island if you want extended weekend escape or a week or two away to relax. 

 
 

WHERE TO STAY?  The Palms and The Shore Club are my TOP PICKS! Both of these 5 star resorts are managed by the Hartling Group. Guests can “Stay and Play” at both resorts, easily with a complimentary shuttle, to give you the ability to enjoy the #1 Awarded Beach Beach in the World, Grace Bay, and the NEWEST upcoming BEST Beach, Long Bay!   

The Palms

  • Located in the prime location of Grace Bay Beach.

  • Awarded Virtuoso BEST of the BEST Spa Worldwide.

  • TOP level service from employees fully trained with years of experience!  Butler service is a perk with top level suites. Also, available as an “add-on” to any room category.

  • You will find guests enjoying the pool at The Palms from sunrise to sunset.  Beautifully designed including a swim up bar!

The Shore Club

  • The NEWEST resort in Turks and Caicos!

  • Located on Long Bay which is extremely private as this is the ONLY resort in this location!

  • AMAZING interior design and spacious room layouts!

  • 4 pools including a lap pool at the fitness center.

 
 

WHAT DO TO?

Salt Mills and Regent Village Shopping Centers

  • Support Local businesses’ by shopping at local boutiques and art galleries.

Potcake Place

  • Feeling Charitable? Visit Potcake Place, K9 Rescue-all volunteer not for Profit TCI Charity who's goal is to greatly reduce the number of homeless dogs in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

  • Pack for a Purpose and bring much needed supplies to Potcake Place.

  • Volunteer to take a dog out for 1-2 hours on a walk.

  • Volunteer to be a courier to bring a puppy on your departure flight to help those in the states approved for adoption.

  • Adopt a puppy!


 
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Island Vibes

  • Experience a half or full day on a private or shared boat excursion.  

  • This boat is fun for families!

  • Includes a diving board, slide and a lounge area on top of the boat.

  • Excellent snorkeling, dolphin and sea turtle sightings, time to experience an undeveloped island home to iguanas, and enjoy freshly prepared conch salad

 
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Dine Around the Island: We LOVE the restaurants at The Palms and The Shore Club but I highly recommend also leaving the resorts and experiencing the local restaurants.  A few of my favorites include…

  • Coco Bistro: Set admist the largest palm grove in Turks and Caicos. MUST reserve at least 2 months prior to your travel dates!

  • Da Conch Shack: Casual feet in the sand and picnic table type of dining experience! Great spot for lunch or dinner! Best beach party and live music takes place here every Wednesday

  • Fish Fry: The Tourism Board hosts a local Fish Fry in Children’s Park on Thursday evenings.  Along with a band, it’s fun to go to each stand to sample true local food. After the Fish Fry, I enjoy going to Danny Bouys for some late night karaoke.

  • Somewhere Café: Beachfront, open air dining. Tex Mex inspired menu. Live Music Wednesday, Friday and Sunday!

 
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HOW TO GET AROUND?

  • For the most luxury car services on the island contact Jack at http://www.viptransport.tc EXCELLENT service! I HIGHLY recommend prearranging this service for airport transfers and round trip car services to local restaurants.