Turks and Caicos is a group of small tropical islands in the Caribbean where Providenciales (often called Provo) is the largest of the islands and the place that I stayed when visiting. And this place can be described with one word: Paradise! Simple as that! It’s the sheer sense of calm, the peace and the most beautiful white beaches in the world that sets this place apart.
Turks and Caicos are a favourite among many celebs and still it has not been taken over by tourism as many other places. You can still find your own secluded beach or take a run and not meet anyone except a couple of lizards. But there is still plenty to do. We went catamaran sailing, played tennis, biked around the island and went on a diving excursion. And wherever you go the lush island greenness, the white sandy beaches and the clearest turquoise water will amaze you.
We stayed at the Ocean Club Resort at Grace Bay Beach, which has been named the world’s best beach many times by numerous travel sites. And it truly is – I could just lie on the beach all day, from sunrise to sunset, it’s just so breathtaking and serene.
Ocean Club Resort facilities include a cabana bar & grill, a more sophisticated restaurant, two swimming pools, spa, fitness and tennis along with on-site watersport activities. The interior at the apartments is very island style with wicker furniture and pastel colors. Our beachfront two-bedroom apartment was very spacious and with a nice wide terrace whit access directly on to the beach.
Grace Bay at Leeward, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Providenciales airport is reached with flight from Miami and it takes one hour and a half to get there.
What to eat:
Seafood such as conch, lobster, soft-shell crab and fresh fish are the island favorites, along with spicy Jamaican chicken and lots of fresh fruits.