Destination 2015 Turks and Caicos Islands

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Destination Turks & Caicos Islands is a hard-bound luxury art and contact book placed in each room of Turks & Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association members. It contains stunning, exclusive photos of all elements of the Turks & Caicos Islands. Listings help you find the very BEST accommodations, businesses, activities, spas, shopping, dining, wedding planners and real estate. A hard copy of the book is complementary to each visitor.

Destination 2015 Turks & Caicos Islands

Turks & Caicos Islands . . .

Beautiful by Nature

Luxurious by Design

Relaxing by Choice

Table of Contents

Turks & Caicos Islands Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

TCHTA Hotel/Resort Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Island Hopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Body & Soul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Weddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

Financial Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

TCHTA Allied Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Destination 2015

Turks & Caicos Islands

Volume 10/2015

Published annually by Times Publications Ltd.,

Lucille Lightbourne Building, Providenciales,

Turks & Caicos Islands for the Turks & Caicos Hotel

and Tourism Association (TCHTA)

Placed and refreshed regularly in each

TCHTA member hotel room.

Concept, Design, Advertising: Claire Parrish


Editorial: Kathy Borsuk

649.946.4788 •

Printing: Franklin Dodd Communications,

Hialeah, FL

2015 Times Publications Ltd.

All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is prohibited.

Information is subject to change without notice.

The publisher accepts no responsibility for alterations or other errors.

Turks & Caicos Islands Map Page 8

The Turks & Caicos Islands are made up

of two island groups separated by the

Columbus Passage. To the west are the Caicos

Islands: West Caicos, Providenciales, North

Caicos, Middle Caicos, East Caicos, and South

Caicos. To the east are the Turks Islands:

Grand Turk and Salt Cay.

The country totals 166 square miles of land

among the eight islands and forty small cays.

This original painting by a local artist

offers a mile-high view of the chain.

Page 9 Sara Alexandra Skye, Making Waves

Message Page 10


We are delighted that you have

chosen our homeland, the Turks &

Caicos Islands, as your vacation

destination. We are certain you

will not be disappointed by our

beautiful beaches, sparkling seas,

fine accommodations and dining

options, and warm hospitality.

eyeSpice Photography

And whether you choose to enjoy

some of the many activities on

offer, island-hop, savour our rich

culture, or simply relax, we are

committed to preserving a safe,

stable, world-class tourism

experience for you to enjoy during

your visit to the “Light of the


Dr. Hon. Rufus W. Ewing,

Premier, Turks & Caicos Islands

Ralph L. Higgs,

Director of Tourism,

Turks & Caicos Islands


Welcome to the Turks & Caicos

Islands, where life is truly

“Beautiful by Nature, Luxurious

by Design, and Relaxing by


Each of the resort and allied members

of the Turks & Caicos Hotel

and Tourism Association works

hard to ensure that this premier

vacation destination remains so.

We know you will be eager to take

home our extraordinary new

pictorial guide to the Islands.

Feel free to do so, share with your

family and friends, and urge them

to return with you to experience the

Islands for themselves.

Stacy Cox, Executive Director

Michel Neutelings, President

Turks & Caicos Hotel

and Tourism Association

Page 11 eyeSpice Photography


Destination 2015 Turks & Caicos Islands


here’s no doubt that luxury reigns in the Turks

& Caicos Islands. Upscale condominium resorts

line Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, long

ranked as one of the world’s finest. Exclusive island

hideaways and a state-of-the-art marina are tucked

along Providenciales’ shores and on the country’s

private islands. Yet you will also find all-inclusive

resorts, family-friendly villas, affordable hotels,

couple-sized cottages, and out-island guesthouses

with unalloyed Caribbean charm.

Common to all? The good nature, friendly smiles, and

easy style of Turks & Caicos Islanders and your

multi-national service staff. Providing a personal touch

and doing whatever it takes to make your holiday just

right remain the goals of every hotelier.

Lounging poolside with just the

right amount of shade is a popular pastime.

Page 13 Attimi Photography

Accommodations Page 14

Paradise Photography

Relax and play by night or day.

Accommodations TCHTA Members

Alexandra Resort


Aquamarine Beach Houses

The Alexandra Resort provides the perfect

combination of a beachfront address,

spacious suites, and a wide range of

amenities and services at affordable prices.

With its expansive, lush grounds, the 91

suite resort is located directly on Grace

Bay Beach. Customer service is paramount

thanks to attentive and friendly staff who

strive to make every guest feel welcome.

649.946.5807 • 800.284.0699

Amanyara (“peaceful place”) is adjacent

to Malcolm’s Beach at Northwest Point. It

includes 38 guest pavilions, 2 pool pavilion

suites, and 20 villa homes. Restaurant, bar,

beach club, watersports and dive center,

pool, fitness center, clay tennis courts,

library, boutique, Spa & Wellness centre,

multimedia screening room.

Pavilions are sited on tranquil ponds

along the shoreline or oceanfront.

649.941.8133 • 866.941.8133

There is no greater seal of approval than

being recognized by one’s customers. With

the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

based on customer reviews, being voted

“#3 out of 44 in Providenciales, Turks and

Caicos – Places to Stay" is a remarkable

vote of confidence to our business and our

continued commitment to excellence.

649.231.4535 • 954.272.8404 • 905.556.0278

Accommodations TCHTA Members

Beaches ® Turks & Caicos

Resort Villages & Spa

Only Beaches Turks & Caicos offers you the

vacation of a lifetime. With four resort villages,

there are luxury accommodations, unlimited

activities, and programs for families of every

size. Located on a prime stretch of Grace Bay

Beach, the resort includes 19 specialty

restaurants, premium drinks, scuba diving

for certified divers, and fun at Pirates Island

Waterpark with 10 waterslides and a surf

simulator. All included!

649.946.8000 • 888-BEACHES

Beach Enclave

Beach Enclave is Providenciales’ premier

gated beachfront villa enclave combining

private home ownership with tailored

rental and management services. It offers

magnificent homes with an elevated and

low-density living experience, blending

footprints-in-the-sand living with majestic

panoramas of the North Shore – a unique

real estate opportunity. Construction has

started, opening Winter 2015/2016.


Beach House Turks & Caicos

Beach House Turks & Caicos is located

directly on Grace Bay Beach. The 21-suite

property has a relaxing, personal

atmosphere where “Rooms Have No

Numbers” and there are “No Socks

Allowed.” The 1 or 2-bedroom suites have

dedicated beach “Pampering Pods.” Enjoy

spa services, non-motorised watersports, an

Elevate Spa, bar and restaurant, boutique.


Blue Haven Resort & Marina

Nestled on the Leeward side of

Providenciales, Blue Haven offers a

playground for outdoor adventurers.

It features 51 beautifully appointed rooms

and suites and a state-of-the-art marina,

with 78 slips accommodating yachts up to

220 feet. Fire & Ice Restaurant, SALT Bar

& Grill, Market gourmet grocery store/deli

café, and Elevate Spa cater to guests.


Blue Horizon Resort, Middle Caicos

Discover this eco-boutique resort set above

stunning Mudjin Harbor and Dragon Cay,

a beach unrivaled in the Caribbean. Five

fully equipped cottages and three larger

villas are set into the landscape, each with

spectacular views. All resort activities

complement the authentic setting without

disturbing the ecosystem. Enjoy fishing,

kayaking, caving, and snorkeling.

Mudjin Bar & Grill open daily.


Bohio Dive Resort, Grand Turk

Warm, sunny days, crystal clear,

blue water, white sand beach, and

some of the best scuba diving in the world.

If that’s what you’re after, look no further

than Bohio Dive Resort, nestled among

the palms and casuarinas on Pillory

Beach. Besides spectacular vistas from

16 beachside accommodations,

our boutique hotel offers everything

for the perfect vacation.


Accommodations TCHTA Members

Caribbean Paradise Inn

Caribbean Paradise Inn is just 200 yards

to the best beach on the north coast of

Providenciales, and offers 17 thoughtfully

furnished rooms with all amenities. The

Inn is set in lush tropical gardens with a

large pool, bar, and Coyaba, one of the

island’s premier restaurants. Central to

restaurants, shops, and the Provo Golf Club.

Casual and cozy, a quiet place to

relax, explore, enjoy.


Club Med Turkoise

Club Med Turkoise offers a fun-filled

tropical getaway in a resort designed

exclusively for adults. Spectacular beachfront

location, with panoramic views of

talcum-soft sands and the ocean beyond.

Listen to the beat of live music mixed with

the sound of the surf. Smell the scents of

gourmet cuisine blending with the salty

sea air. From snorkeling to the flying trapeze,

guests have many activities to enjoy.


Gansevoort Turks + Caicos

Step into the Gansevoort, a sleek boutique

hotel unlike any other in Turks + Caicos.

Here, Caribbean cool meets urban chic in a

modern beachfront retreat on Grace Bay.

Savor soothing ocean views from any of

our 91 guestrooms, including 32 suites and

4 penthouses. Lounge by our huge infinity

edge pool, relax at our exhale spa, wine

and dine at Stelle and Beach Bar.

Sleek. Chic. Vibrant. Welcome to our world.

649.941.7555 • 888.844.5986

Grace Bay Club

The world-renowned Grace Bay Club offers

guests a haven for uninterrupted

relaxation with 1,100 feet of beach access

and all oceanfront suites. It includes the

adults-only Hotel, family-friendly Villas,

the uber-luxe Estate, and the beachfront

private Residences, along with a 5,000

sq. ft. spa and fitness centre, poolside bar,

and children's eco-activitiy program.

Member of the Leading Hotels of the World.


Hollywood Beach Suites, North Caicos

A secluded, intimate, and tranquil

paradise, our beachfront suites sit directly

on a stunning, seven-mile stretch of

powder-soft sand, looking out on brilliant,

sweeping turquoise waters.

Take pleasure in sunrises, sunsets, daylight

swims and moonlit strolls. Explore the

underwater world of wonders. Discover the

beautiful island scenery, lush vegetation,

tropical birds, and butterflies.

649.231.1020 • 800.551.2256

The Inn at Grace Bay

The Inn at Grace Bay is perfectly located

on Grace Bay Road, just a few minutes’

walk from Grace Bay Beach and the most

popular shopping and restaurant area in

the Islands. Each beautifully decorated

unit has a master bedroom, full kitchen,

laundry area, and spacious living room

opening onto a large patio overlooking the

pool and garden. Upper floor units have

wonderful ocean views. On-site concierge.


Accommodations TCHTA Members

Kokomo Botanical Resort + Spa

Kokomo Botanical Resort + Spa is

centrally located, yet nestled amidst lush

tropical gardens. Unwind in one of our 39

fully equipped, two bedroom vacation

villas terraced on a hillside overlooking

the Caicos Bank, with 24/7 service from

your personal GuestKeeper. Enjoy our

Beach Club or simply lounge around the

Oasis Pool and Spa and indulge in a

massage from Spa Tropique.


La Vista Azul

La Vista Azul translates into “The Blue

View” and was designed with your comfort

in mind. This resort community of 78

richly appointed units overlooks Turtle

Cove on 3.5 acres nestled into the hillside.

Lush roof-top gardens, waterfalls, and

spacious balconies and terraces reflect

refined tropical ambiance. A short walk to

premier snorkeling, Turtle Cove Marina,

and a variety of shops and restaurants.


Le Vele

Small is beautiful — less is more. Le Vele is

located on the most exclusive stretch of

Grace Bay; a magnificent luxury resort of

22 ultra spacious, impeccably designed

one, two, and three bedroom beachfront

condominium suites. Elevator access, gated

entrance, private vanishing edge pool,

shaded, closed-in parking, and a central

reception, lounge, and fitness room add to

this intimate, exclusive, boutique resort.

649.941.8800 • 888.272.4406

The Meridian Club, Pine Cay

The Meridian Club is an exclusive resort on

privately-owned Pine Cay. It offers just 13

hotel rooms nestled amongst sand dunes

fronting an often deserted, two mile beach.

Casual by design, The Meridian Club is

ideal for people looking to disconnect from

everyday stresses. Meals are served in the

resort’s restaurant or terrace. Transport is

by foot, bicycle, or golf cart, and TV, radio,

and cell phone use is banned.


Neptune Villas on Chalk Sound

Neptune Villas are nestled amongst acres

of lush tropical landscape and surrounded

by the iridescent turquoise waters of Chalk

Sound and Sapodilla Bay Beach.

Accommodations include 10 spacious,

elegantly appointed two bedroom/two bath

villas, with plush beddings, fully equipped

kitchens, terraces with hammocks, and

spectacular water views. Las Brisas

Restaurant & Bar is on premise.


Ocean Club Resorts

Ocean Club and Ocean Club West sit on the

powder-soft sands of Grace Bay Beach.

Our two oceanfront resorts feature studio,

one, two, and three bedroom accommodations

that offer all the comforts of home in

a lush tropical setting. And when you stay

at one, you’re always a guest at the other,

with three pools, three restaurants, three

tennis courts, two water sport facilities, plus

spa treatment rooms and fitness center.

649.946.5880 • 800.457.8787

Accommodations TCHTA Members

Parrot Cay

Pelican Nest

Point Grace

Parrot Cay is the pre-eminent private

island, wrapped in sweeps of sand and

peaceful seas featuring the region’s best

spa facilities and haute cuisine. It

combines nature — 1,000 unspoiled acres —

with understated style and cosseting

service. Featuring four-posters wrapped in

soft cottons that billow in the breeze,

accommodations range from hotel-style

rooms to stand-alone villas on the beach.

649.946.7788 • 877.754.0726

Pelican Nest allows families and friends

to relax, reconnect, and enjoy a holiday

on Grace Bay Beach. Two spacious,

three bedroom villas, 4,000 and 3,000 sq. ft.,

have private pools, four-poster beds, and

balcony or terrace for every bedroom with

panoramic views of the ocean.

A true Caribbean experience.


Point Grace majestically adorns worldrenowned

Grace Bay Beach. The elegant

oceanfront suites are beautifully

appointed, as are the romantic poolside

cottage suites. Guests savour gourmet

Caribbean fare at Grace’s Cottage, or light

lunch fare at Hutchings Poolside Bar or

Restaurant. Thalasso Spa has enchanting

beachfront rooms for European-style treatments

using Thalgo beauty products.


Ports of Call Resort

Ports of Call Resort is in the Grace Bay

area, offering 98 renovated deluxe junior

suites (352 sq. ft.) in two, three story buildings

surrounding a freshwater pool.

Business center, breakfast room, fitness

room, poolside bar and lounge, hot tub,

and a children’s play area. Designated

beach access to Grace Bay Beach. Shops

of Ports of Call offer dining, shopping,

charters, rentals, conference facilities.


Reef Residences & Coral Gardens

Reef Residences comprise 24 two-level

“Bermuda style” residences. Steps from

Grace Bay Beach (with a dedicated

accessway), they are a place to unwind

and rejuvenate. Free-form pool and

Jacuzzi, with spa and fitness facility.

Coral Gardens is a boutique resort on

Grace Bay Beach facing one of the

island’s best snorkeling reefs. Dive shop,

Somewhere Café, lap pool, private pool.

649.941.3713 • 800.532.8538 •

The Regent Grand

Stretching across 300 feet of Grace Bay

beachfront, The Regent Grand takes you

into a world of elegant privacy and

personalised service. All units have private

terraces with magnificent ocean views.

A dramatic central atrium contains the

infinity edge pool, fountains, and heated

Jacuzzis. Spa services at in-house

Teona Spa and preferential rates at

Provo Golf & Country Club.


Accommodations TCHTA Members

Regent Palms

Regent Palms lies amidst 12 acres

of landscaped gardens at the center of

Grace Bay Beach. This 72, one, two, and

three bedroom suite resort features an

infinity pool, art gallery, swimwear and

fashion boutiques, “Plunge” restaurant and

bar with swim-up tables, fine dining at

“Parallel23,” and a kid’s club, along with a

spacious ballroom for weddings and the

acclaimed, 25,000 sq. ft. Regent Spa.

649.946.8666 • 800.967.9044

Ridge Residences Inn

Ridge Residences Inn is an affordable

place to stay from a few nights to a few

months each year. Fully equipped, private

two bedroom vacation villas surrounded by

beautiful gardens, the Inn is centrally

located off Venetian Road on a secluded

cul-de-sac walking distance to the island’s

largest plaza and minutes from Turtle Cove

Marina and Grace Bay Beach.

Housekeeping and Internet available.


Royal West Indies

Royal West Indies is a luxury condominium

resort on Grace Bay Beach.

Surprisingly affordable, it includes studio,

one- and two-bedroom units with Oceanfront,

Ocean, and Botanical views. The one

and two bedrooms boast full kitchens;

studios have kitchenettes. On site

restaurant/poolside bar, in suite spa

services, tour desk, and free watersports

equipment, bicycles, and Internet access.


The Sands at Grace Bay

The Sands at Grace Bay offers a four-star

experience with welcoming service in a

family-friendly atmosphere. Six, threestory

buildings surround a lush garden

courtyard and three swimming pools with

112 spacious studio, one, two, and threebedroom

suites. Spa services, tour desk,

hospitality lounge with wireless Internet,

fitness centre, Hemingway’s Restaurant &

Bar, tennis court, bicycles, watersports.

649.946.5199 • 877 77 SANDS

Seven Stars Resort

Seven Stars.

Extraordinary accommodations,

personalised service, easy elegance, and

the spellbinding beauty that defines the

Turks & Caicos Islands. From the

magnificent pool, to our award-winning

spa, dinner on our palm-lined veranda

at Seven or cocktails by the water’s edge

at The Deck, you will savor

the Seven Stars experience.

649.333.7777 • 866.570.7777

Sibonné Beach Hotel

For casual elegance, relaxation, and great

value come to Sibonné Beach Hotel, an

intimate 30 room hotel located directly on

Grace Bay Beach. With all of the room

amenities of a modern resort, we offer

comfortable accommodations with lush

garden or ocean views, a freshwater pool,

and on-site Bay Bistro restaurant.

649.946.5547 • 800.528.1905

Accommodations TCHTA Members

The Somerset on Grace Bay

The Somerset is footsteps from the tranquil

waters of Grace Bay Beach, offering 54

luxury suites ranging from one to five bedrooms,

up to 5,000 sq. ft. Panoramic ocean

views and manicured lawns, sprawling

guest units, infinity-edge and cross-current

music pools, and a creative approach to

luxury. A member of the Small Luxury

Hotels group, The Somerset emphasises

space, style, and sophistication.


Turks Head Mansion, Grand Turk

Steps from Grand Turk’s extraordinary

leeward beach on historic Duke Street, this

stunning Bermudian-style mansion

known as the “Turks Head” was built in

1820 and fully restored to its former glory

in 2009. With a restaurant and English

pub, friendly staff, and lush tropical courtyard,

the Turks Head Mansion is ideal for

those looking for something different from

the typical resort experience.


The Tuscany

Privacy, luxury, and intimacy describe

The Tuscany — a luxury boutique resort

of 30 elegant suites on five acres of

landscaped grounds fronting Grace Bay

Beach. The Tuscany features an Italianinspired

courtyard, swimming pool, lighted

tennis court, and gym. All of the elegantly

appointed suites are oceanfront, featuring

panoramic ocean views from private

screened patios.

649.941.4667 • 866.359.6466

The Venetian Grace Bay

It’s not hard to fall in love with The

Venetian’s 27 beachfront suites. Large

screened patios provide panoramic views of

white sand and turquoise water, and

sliding glass doors bring the beauty of

Grace Bay inside. Thoughtful details

include ensuite bathrooms, gourmet

kitchens, and wireless Internet. Amenities

include a fitness centre, tennis courts,

pool, and concierge services.

649.941.3512 • 866.242.0969

Villa del Mar

Villa del Mar is just steps away from

Grace Bay Beach, with only 42 units in

three, four-story buildings. Lush tropical

gardens offer a sanctuary of privacy with

a central courtyard featuring a tiki bar,

hot tub, and two heated pools. Deluxe

Continental breakfast and beach service.

This graciously-appointed resort is located

close to fine dining, casino, shopping, spas,

golf, fishing, and watersports.

649.941.5160 • 877.238.4058

The Villas at Blue Mountain

The Villas at Blue Mountain is an

exclusive enclave of luxurious private

villas on Providenciales’ spectacular north

shore. This secluded, yet central hillside

community affords breathtaking views

and its own secluded beach. Each private

villa sits on a lushly landscaped half acre

of oceanfront property. All are 4,800 sq. ft.

with four to six bedrooms, to sleep from

8 to 14. World class concierge service.

649.941.4255 • 866.883.5931

Accommodations TCHTA Members

Villas at Great House

Great House is located on a 2-mile beach

on the stunningly beautiful island of

South Caicos. Offering a diverse mix of

beach villas and ridgetop residences,

Great House includes modern amenities

such as a restaurant, bar, lounge, fresh

market, and infinity edge pool. Focused on

casual comfort and authentic Caribbean

charm, Great House captures the essence

of “Out Island Luxury.”


West Bay Club

West Bay Club is one of Turks & Caicos

finest luxury hotels. Located directly on

the tranquil shores of world-famous

Grace Bay Beach, it offers a peaceful and

luxurious retreat with an architecture and

style that gracefully blends Caribbean

charm with modern chic. West Bay Club

features luxuriously appointed oceanfront

suites and a range of boutique amenities.

649.946.8550 • 855.749.5750

Windsong Resort

The exclusive TCI member of Preferred

Boutique Hotels, Windsong is an intimate

beachfront resort with dining, pool, and

spa overlooking Grace Bay and

Providenciales’ best coral reef. Continental

breakfast, WiFi, non-motorised watercraft,

bicycles, fitness center, and parking are

complimentary. Rooms, studios, suites, and

penthouses range from 1-4 bedrooms.

649.333.7700 • 1.800.WINDSONG



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Destination Managers

Island Arrangements

Receptive Tour Operators & Destination Specialists

649.946.8108 • •

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Nila Destinations

Wedding Planning Made Simple

649.432.9988 • •

ODMC Olympia Destination Management Company

A 12 year old Belonger-owned company, foremost in Turks & Caicos destination management

649.946.4000 • •

Tropical Destination Management

Wedding and Event Planning Specialists

649.231.4161 • •

Designing, Building, Buying and Furnishing; also see Real Estate p. 160, 162

Finishing Touch

Interior design and fine furnishings

649.941.4393 • •

enjoy the


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With amenities including lush leather

seating and first-class personalized service,

the VIP Flyers Club offers plenty of reasons

to get away from the maddening crowd.

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Accommodations Page 32

Villa Managers

Island Escapes

The Turks & Caicos’ finest collection of luxury villas

649.941.4006 • •


Luxury private beach and waterfront vacation homes with 24/7 service

649.231.1474 • •

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Self-Managed Vacation Houses and Villas

Footprints on the Beach

Private Grace Bay beachfront villa. Never ordinary . . .

649.941.5151 • •

Villa Mani

Turks & Caicos Luxury Villa Rental

649.431.4444 • •

Accommodations Page 34

Resorts, Providenciales

Alexandra Resort

Best Value beachfront resort on Grace Bay

649.946.5807 • •

Aquamarine Beach Houses

Villa Rentals on Grace Bay Beach, honored #3 “Places to Stay” Tripadvisor 2014

649.231.4535 • •

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Beach House

Where the rooms have no numbers

649.946.5800 • •

Blue Haven

Gateway to the Turks & Caicos Islands

649.946.9900 • •




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Resorts, Providenciales

Gansevoort Turks + Caicos

This sleek boutique hotel marries Caribbean cool with urban chic

649.941.7555 • •

Grace Bay Club

Handmade Caribbean Experiences

649.946.5050 • •

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Inn at Grace Bay

Affordable rates for luxury so close to Grace Bay Beach (and everything else)

649.432.8633 •

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Small is beautiful, less is more

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Resorts, Providenciales

Ocean Club Resorts

Two perfect choices on Grace Bay

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Point Grace

First class and unique properties

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Two perfect choices on Grace Bay,

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Accommodations Page 42

Resorts, Providenciales

Royal West Indies

Surprisingly affordable luxury on Grace Bay

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Shore Club

A Luxury Condo and Villa Resort Community on Long Bay Beach

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West Bay Club

Caribbean Boutique Experiences

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To Get You in the Vacation Mood

Times of the Islands magazine

Sampling the Soul of the Turks & Caicos Islands since 1988

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Tradewinds Radio 104.5

The Sound of the Tropics

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Island Hopping

Destination 2015 Turks & Caicos Islands


he Turks & Caicos Islands encompass over

40 islands and cays, each as individual as a

fingerprint. Although most visitors spend their

time on Providenciales or at the cruise ship port on

Grand Turk, a trip to one of the other islands and

cays is highly recommended. It will broaden your

impression of the country’s varied natural, historical,

and cultural differences.

Scheduled and charter air flights, boat trips, a ferry

service and organised excursions make it easy to


Regular ferries travel between

Providenciales and the Caicos Islands.

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eyeSpice Photography

Island Hopping Page 46

Ever imagined golfing 18 holes

on a tropical paradise like this?

Page 47 Paradise Photography

Island Hopping Page 48

It’s safe to say there is no place in the

world quite like Mudjin Harbour, one

of Middle Caicos’ treasures.

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Paradise Photography

Island Hopping Page 50

Page 51

The Jump Fence Crew practices the urban sport

of free-running on Grand Turk, amidst the most

unusual of obstacles.

Terry Richardson

Island Hopping Page 52

Island bird life presents from fierce

(at left, Reddish Egret) to fragile

(below, Bahama Woodstar hummingbird).

Page 53 Terry Richardson


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s early as 750 AD, the Lucayan Indians were

the first to enjoy the Turks & Caicos Islands’

bounty, until the arrival of Columbus at Grand

Turk brought a rapid end to their idyllic lifestyle. In

the late 1600s, Bermudian salt rakers harvested “white

gold” from the salinas on South Caicos, Grand Turk,

and Salt Cay. A century later, British Loyalists from

the States established Sea Island cotton plantations in

the Caicos Islands. The slaves (and ruins) left behind

form the living history you find here today.

Other historic ventures included whaling, sisal and

sponge harvesting, and raiding of passing boats by

notorious pirates. In the early 1960s and ’70s, Grand

Turk was home to American military bases and John

Glenn’s Mercury capsule splashdown. The capital,

along with South Caicos and, later on, Providenciales,

played host to visitors seeking sun, sand, and sea and

the rest, as they say, is history.

A rainbow arches over Salt Cay’s historic salinas.

Page 55 eyeSpice Photography

Dominique Rolle

History Page 56

Discover living history (at left) on West Caicos, with

its abandoned tramway track for moving sisal, and

(below) the cotton plantation ruins at Wade’s Green

on North Caicos.

Page 57 Dominique Rolle


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dged by clear blue seas that vary in color like a

kaleidoscope, the talcum-soft, ivory sand beaches

that line Turks & Caicos’ shores are among the

finest and most uncrowded in the world.

What’s your pleasure? Whether you sunbathe or stroll,

romance or picnic, play volleyball, build a sand castle,

search for treasures, or soak in a sunset, you’ll find a

beach for you.

Notable is that all of the country’s beaches are public

from the low tide line to the dune line, with beach

access signs on Providenciales making it easy to find

your way to shore.

Many of the beaches are protected as part of land and

sea national parks, and you are encouraged to

remember to “take only photos, leave only footprints.”

Award-winning Grace Bay Beach offers sugary sand,

sweeping vistas, and sun-flavoured sea breezes.

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Beaches Page 60

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Whether novice or professional, the Turks & Caicos Islands offer

near-perfect conditions for kiteboarding.

Beaches Page 62

Fulfill your fantasy of galloping a strong steed

across a windswept beach.

Page 63 Attimi Photography

Beaches Page 64

Conch are a popular Turks & Caicos harvest of the

sea; a local beach the perfect place to prepare it

for eating.

Page 65 Attimi Photography


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lthough the Turks & Caicos Islands’ peaceful

natural beauty invites relaxation, there is also

plenty to do for those who crave activity.

Besides ever-popular snorkeling and scuba diving, you

can experience parasailing, windsurfing, water-skiing,

kiteboarding, paddleboarding, and deep-sea, reef, and

bonefishing. Sail and motorboats share the water with

kayaks and jet skis. On land, you can golf and play

tennis, ride a cycle or horse, pump iron, cheer on a

soccer team, or partake in a tour of local sights. Soak

in island culture as you dance the night away to

Caribbean vibes at a resort or local bar.

But don’t worry, dozing in a beach lounger with frosty

glass at your side is still allowed.

A sunset sail on the Islands’ seas

is a masterpiece of quiet beauty.

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Activities Page 68

Do mermaids exist? Perhaps, in the magical

seas of the Turks & Caicos Islands.

There’s magic flitting through the bush

as well, when you take a child’s-eye view.

Page 69 Provo Pictures

Activities Page 70

Wild dolphins romp in the Turks & Caicos

Islands’ sparkling seas.

Paradise Photography

Smaller forms of marine life, along with

sponges and coral, flourish on healthy reefs.

Page 71 Nat Taylor, Blue Water Divers, Grand Turk

Activities Page 72

A paddleboarding adventure on Grand Turk

turns into an extraordinary event.

Page 73 Paradise Photography

Philip Shearer, Big Blue Unlimited

Activities Page 74

During the winter months,

humpback whales can be spotted

as they migrate between

breeding and feeding grounds.

Page 75 Philip Shearer, Big Blue Unlimited

Activities Page 76

Playing the ripsaw is a

skill and sound, unique

to the Turks & Caicos


Paradise Photography

Bring on the Junkanoo!

Take part in the

exuberant celebration at

the Island Fish Fry.

Page 77 eyeSpice Photography

Activities Page 78

Land Activities & Tours

Concha Woncha Tours

Turks & Caicos’ Premiere Land Tour Company

649.231.KONK (5665)• •

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Historical Tour of Grand Turk on Island Trams

A full day of fun for the entire family

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Potcake Place

Take a potcake puppy for a walk . . . and maybe to a new home

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Provo Golf Club

A secret worth discovering

649.946.5991 •

Turks & Caicos National Museum

Explore the culture and history of the Islands

649.946.2160 • •

Activities Page 80

Boat Tours & Watersports Activities


A unique opportunity to sail aboard the last of the tropical trading schooners

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Big Blue Unlimited

Real Adventure, Real Excitement, 100% Natural

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Caicos Adventures

For the love of it since 1988

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Caicos Tours

Two exciting and unique experiences: The Undersea Explorer semi-submarine and the Wild One jet boat tour

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Activities Page 82

Boat Tours & Watersports Activities

Caicu Naniki

Sports adventures made in the Turks & Caicos

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Captain Marvin’s Watersports

The TCI’s Premier Parasail Operator

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Dive Provo

Diving as it should be

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Discover More . . . Private Customized Boat Charters for fishing, snorkeling, cruising, and private island getaways

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Boat Tours & Watersports Activities

Kenard Cruises

Your perfect Luxury Private Yacht charter

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Lady K

Luxury Caribbean Cruising, French Riviera Style

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Panoply Sport Fishing & Charters

Join Provo's big game fishing experts aboard our 46 ft. Bertram Sportfisherman for deep sea fishing charters!

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Silly Creek Water Sports

Customized private excursions, snorkeling, watersports; unique, family friendly; guests acclaim “best vacation day”

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Activities Page 86

Boat Tours & Watersports Activities

Southern Cross Luxury Yacht Charters

Luxury Yacht Charters at their finest

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Turtle Voyager

Yacht Charter, TCI since 1969

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Wild One

You will get wet!

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Activities Page 88

Out & About


Avis offers a professional level of service with the Island's newest fleet of vehicles

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Grace Bay Car Rentals

Fun, Friendly People Appreciating Your Business

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Entertainment • Places to Go

Bugaloos Conch Crawl in Five Cays

Live Local Bands!

649.941.3863 •

DJ Dayoh

Friday night @ the Gansevoort - Sunday afternoon @ Somewhere Cafe

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Activities Page 90

Entertainment • Places to Go

Casablanca Casino

The Real Deal in Turks & Caicos Islands

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Island Fish Fry

Sample multiple local restaurants’ fare and live island music

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Stelle After Dark

Friday Night DJ beats

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s the Turks & Caicos Islands have matured

from “outpost” to “boutique” destination, so has

the cornucopia of goods for sale. The supermarkets’

stock can satisfy the most discerning gourmet,

while markets and liquor stores sell an eclectic variety

of wines, beers, and spirits . . . even Cuban cigars.

Duty-free outlets offer competitive prices on jewelry,

name-brand watches, fragrances, crystal, and leather

goods. In select boutiques, you’ll find designer label

swim, beach, and resort wear, along with stylish


When choosing souvenirs, consider traditional native

handicrafts, conch shell objects d’art, Caribbean artwork,

and hand-fashioned jewelry, although t-shirts

are always available.

Brielle Swann, TCI’s 2014 Top Model

takes shopping to another dimension.

Page 93 Attimi Photography

Dominique Rolle

Shopping Page 94

Sea glass jewelry reflects the

serenity of a beach stroll.

Wearing the National Costume,

this young reader has in hand

a children’s book penned

by a local author.

Page 95 Dominique Rolle

Shopping Page 96

“The Spirit of the Turks & Caicos

is best savoured outdoors

on a balmy, sun-filled day.

eyeSpice Photography

Hand-crafted with local

palmtops and grasses,

native straw work is both

beautiful and functional.

Page 97 Dominique Rolle

Shopping Page 98



Flavours of the Turks and Caicos in Regent Village

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Your vacation is not complete until you “Shop with Mama,” at Ports of Call

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Jewelry & Accessories


Duty Free Watches, Jewelry, and Fragrances in The Regent Village, Grace Bay Road

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Just Jai’s

Sunglasses and Accessories in The Regent Village, Regent Street

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Sunglasses & Accessories

THE REGENT VILLAGE (649) 941 4324



Shopping Page 100

Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories

Hidden Treasures

More than just resort wear . . . Hidden Treasures Boutique

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The Courtyard Shops at Regent Palms

Up-scale, never up-tight. Wearable art, gourmet treats, eclectic gifts.

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“Le Chic Boutique" by Tremm Jocale

Fun! Flirty! Fashionable Fashion Accessories and Jewelry at Movie Theatre Complex

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The Saltmills

Island living, Island Style . . . Shop, dine, work out, and enjoy!

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A Fun Drink

Coco Vibes

Providing you with fresh coconuts and a healthy drink - see us at Fish Fry!

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Spirits & Such

Graceway Gourmet IGA

Grace Bay’s largest food store and delicatessen. Open all year round.

649.941.5000 • •

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Wine Cellar

Centrally located for all your wines, spirits, and local and imported beers

649.946.4536 • •


Making Waves

Turks and Caicos paintings, drawings, photos, postcards and more . . .

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Beach and Underwater Accessories

Dive Provo Shop

Beach and underwater accessories, as well as souvenirs

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All Your Underwater Accessories

Ports of Call Plaza, Providenciales

Tel: 649.946.5040

Body & Soul

Destination 2015 Turks & Caicos Islands


ll of your senses are soothed by the Turks &

Caicos Islands’ breathtaking ocean vistas, the

scent of fresh sea breezes, the quiet lap of the

waves, the smooth feel of sand under your feet, even the

tasty tang of salt on your lips.

In the Islands, you will find some of the world’s

finest spas, in a variety of venues with cutting-edge

treatments and holistic products.

The outdoors serves as nature’s health club,

complemented by well-equipped fitness centres with

qualified instructors.

Use the magic of your holiday to care for your body,

relax your mind, and rejuvenate your soul.

Fitness and grace come together in a core fusion barre class.

Page 105 Attimi Photography

Body & Soul Page 106


Anani Spa

An exotic ritual that allows you to escape to a place of relaxation (See photo on page 111)

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Elevate Spa

The Spa at Blue Haven Resort & Marina

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Exhale Spa

Award-winning spa and acclaimed core fusion body classes

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Spa Tropique

Dive into divine decadence at Spa Tropique

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Thalasso Spa

full-service European-style Thalassotherapy spa

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The Spa at Regent Palms

Tradition with a twist ~ the perfect indulgence for all senses

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Shape Up

Core Fusion at Exhale Spa

Award-winning spa and acclaimed body classes

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Studio 90 Degrees

Pilates and Yoga for Mind and Body

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Graceway Sports Centre

Widest range of sporting activities in the most professional and affordable facility

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Seaswim Training and “Race for the Conch” Eco-Seaswim

Train with us and join us for Eco-Seaswim July 4, 2015

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Body & Soul Page 110

Make-Up Services

Thea Makeup Artistry

A Personal Approach to the Art Of Makeup (See photo on opposite page)

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Serendipity Makeup by Tianna Demi

Professional Makeup Artist

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Hair Salons

Tangled Hair Salon

Cutting and Styling for Men, Women, & Children in TCI since 1996

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Miss Universe Turks & Caicos 2014

partakes in a salt scrub.

Page 111 Paradise Photography

Body & Soul Page 112

Medical Services

Associated Medical Practices

24/7 Emergency Medical Number 649.432.2111

649.946.4242 • •

Courtyard Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Chiropractic • Massage • Nutrition

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Grace Bay Medical Center and Grace Bay Pharmacy

For your convenience in Grace Bay

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Turks & Caicos Islands Hospital

Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, Providenciales 649.941.2800

Cockburn Town Medical Centre, Grand Turk 649.941.2900 •


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isitors are surprised at the huge variety of menu

options, especially among the nearly 100 places

to eat on Providenciales alone. Most resorts boast

upscale dining rooms, serving specialties hand-crafted

by an international array of top chefs. Many interweave

Caribbean ingredients and fresh local seafood

including conch, lobster, and scale fish, with flavours

of other nations, creating a true “TCI fusion” cuisine.

But you’d be missing out if you don’t try one of the

country’s native restaurants for an authentic taste of

the Islands, be it conch salad, grilled lobster, steamed

fish, tropical fruits, or coconut water served in the shell.

Atmosphere is always a part of the experience, and

you can dine at a seaside palapa by torchlight,

elegant table set with fine china, or beachfront hut

cooled by the tradewinds.

One of the country’s talented chefs

displays his flair in the kitchen of a private villa.

Page 115 Attimi Photography

Dining Page 116

Attimi Photography

Local youth try their hand

in the kitchen at the Little Chef’s TCI

Hospitality Adventure Culinary Camp.

You’ll “melt” at the many

choices available to satisfy

your sweet tooth.

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DiningPage 118

Plain or fancy, the “fruits of the sea” are always

well prepared in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

(Below, conch fritters. At right: red snapper filet)

Paradise Photography

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Dining Page 120

Private Chefs

Crackpot Catering

Chef Nik, a huge TCI personality, is your very own Private Chef

649.231.3336 • •

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IrieDawta Private Chef

It’s not just food . . . It’s an Irie Experience

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Fine dining. No worries.

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Graceway Gourmet IGA

Grace Bay’s largest food store and delicatessen. Open all year round.

649.941.5000 • •

Wine Cellar

A wide selection of wines, the finest selection of spirits and local and imported beers

649.946.4536 • •

Dining Page 122

Cafés and Bakeries

Caicos Bakery

Freshly baked every day. We cater to your needs. •

Paid Advertising


Love Ice cream? Love Melt

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Island Scoop

We make and sell handmade ice cream in the heart of Grace Bay

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Local Bistro-style Café at La Vista Azul in Turtle Cove

649.244.3231 • See “Resort location” at

Dining Page 124

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Fairways at Provo Golf Club • See Provo Golf Club ad in Activities chapter

Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy our company

649.946.5833 • •

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Flamingo Café

Affectionately known as Rickie’s, Provo’s favourite bar and restaurant at the beach

649.946.4343 •

Fresh Catch

Local Bites at The Saltmills Plaza Grace Bay • Family recipes passed down through the generations

649.243.3167 •

Grace Bay Club

Grace Bay Club offers oceanfront dining experiences to satisfy your appetite

649.946.5050 • •

Hutching’s Restaurant & Grace’s Cottage at Point Grace Resort

Hutching’s for breakfast and lunch, Grace’s Cottage for dinner

649.941.7743 • •

Dining Page 126

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Kitchen 218 at the Beach House

Creative Cuisine with a Turks & Caicos twist

649.946.5800 • •

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Market @ Blue Haven

Café, deli, and gourmet groceries

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Noodle Bar + Kitchen at West Bay Club

Signature restaurant with its influence of noodles, pastas, and rice

649.946.8550 • •

Seaside Café

Serving on the beach all day in the centre of Grace Bay

649.946.5254 •

Somewhere Cafe & Lounge

A laid back, hip oasis on Grace Bay Beach

649.941.8260 • •

Stelle and Zest Beach Bar & Grill at the Gansevoort

Dining at Gansevoort . . . Unforgettable . . . Irresistible . . .

649.941.7555 • •

Dining Page 128

Just Lunch

STIX at West Bay Club

Unique dining in an open-air environment on the water’s edge

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Lunch & Dinner

Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl in Five Cays

Freshest Seafood on Island, Live Local Bands

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Crackpot Kitchen

Chef Nik creates memories at this Restaurant Bar and Grill in the Village at Grace Bay

649.231.3330 • •

Dining Page 130

Lunch, Dinner


Lupo, true Italian comfort food “cuccina rustica.” Find us in the Regent Village

649.431.5876 • •

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Salt Bar & Grill

Relaxed dining on the terrace overlooking the yachts

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Turks Kebab

Amazing Greek food and roadside simplicity

649.431.9964 • Dolphin Drive leading to Grace Bay

Dining Page 132

Just Dinner

Coco Bistro

Simply Beautiful

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Fire & Ice

Elegant dining by the water

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Just Dinner

Grace’s Cottage

The Island’s Finest Evening Dining Experience

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Elegant dining outdoors in the garden or indoor air-conditioning • Local seafood • Live music

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n the Turks& Caicos Islands, you can walk

down the “isle” and honeymoon in a tropical

paradise, all on the same trip.

The choice of spots to say your “I Dos” varies from

pristine beaches on deserted cays to dramatic seacliffs

to flower-strewn pool patios or lush garden settings.

Or, sail away with your bride or groom on the deck of a

sailboat or say your vows underwater garbed in scuba

gear or floating among the clouds via parasail.

Experienced local wedding service providers can make

any dream come true, no matter how simple or exotic.

Let the island tradewinds refresh your imagination!

A vow, a kiss, a quiet beachfront dune

silhouettes this Turks & Caicos wedding.

Page 137 Paradise Photography

Attimi Photography

Weddings Page 138

Imagine this Old World

Caribbean venue as the

scene for a proposal or

wedding ceremony.

Then again, there’s

always sand and sea for

a casual celebration.

Page 139 Paradise Photography

Weddings Page 140

Her wedding day gives this

lovely bride a chance to reflect.

Paradise Photography

They call it moon-dancing;

a new way to express the joy of

your wedding day.

Page 141 Paradise Photography

Weddings Page 142

Catering Services (see Dining p. 120)

DJ Services

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Destination Wedding Services

Nila Destinations

Wedding Planning Made Simple

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Tropical Destination Management

Wedding and Event Planning Specialists

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Hair and Make-Up (see Body & Soul p. 110)

Photographers (see p. 146)


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nyone who wonders about the quality of

professionals in the photography, creative

graphics, and media sectors in the Turks &

Caicos Islands need only take a look through these

pages. We simply shake our heads in wonder at the

photos that were submitted by each of these local

photographers. The goal was to be over-the-top, a bit

outrageous, to make readers take notice, take a second

look, take this book home.

Not pictured here is Times Publications’ Claire Parrish.

She is the driving force behind the success of this book.

Not only did she envision its initial design and layout,

but she worked ceaselessly with the photographers and

advertisers so that each page would support her vision.

We would also like to acknowledge other contributing

photographers Nat Taylor, Blue Water Divers, Grand Turk;

Philip Shearer, Big Blue Unlimited, Providenciales; and

Terry Richardson. Thanks also to all of our models

Jon Nickson



James Roy



Dominique Rolle

Caya Hico


and everyone who provided venues for our shoots.

Ileana Ravasio



Christine Morden



Steve Passmore



Frank Withers



Lemens Welch

Caya Hico


Page 145 Lemens Welch

Photographers Page 146

Photography Services

Attimi Photography

Life and Love. Captured.

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Caya Hico Media

Luscious imagery, natural perspective

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always fresh • always real • always you.

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Images that Inspire ~ Turks & Caicos Boutique Photography Company

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Weddings • Portraits • Resorts • Villas • Commercial • Stock

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Production Services

Cindi Blair Productions

Worldwide, full service production company; the only company with a branch in Turks & Caicos

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turks and caicos islands

Real Estate

Destination 2015 Turks & Caicos Islands


uying a home, condominium, or piece of land

so you can live in this tropical paradise is a

dream that can easily become reality.

The Turks & Caicos Islands welcome the growing cosmopolitan

community of expatriates — ranging from

families to jet setters to retirees — who have purchased

property and are living their Caribbean fantasy, or,

perhaps secured an investment and rental income.

The country’s real estate market is quite active and led

by members of the Turks & Caicos Islands Real Estate

Association, who maintain an MLS listing service and

work to ensure the best service for buyers and sellers.

Advantages of purchasing real estate in the Islands

include the current lack of income, property, capital

gains, or inheritance taxes, the fact that any

nationality can own land, and the stability of the

Crown-protected Land Registry system.

There is no lack of luxurious, creatively designed

oceanfront villas in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Page 149 Provo Pictures

Real Estate Page 150

The fantasy of oceanfront living can become a possibility.

Attimi Photography

In the Islands, you will find well-qualified architects, builders, interior

designers, landscapers, and the like to help you realize your dream.

Page 151 Provo Pictures

Real Estate Page 152

The Islands’ sunny, warm days

and steady tradewinds encourage

seamless indoor/outdoor living.

Page 153 Paradise Photography

Love your home

A W A R D - W I N N I N G C U S T O M H O M E D E S I G N


Real Estate Page 158

Real Estate Sales

Captain John H. Ward

Waterfront & Marine Real Estate Sales

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Dee Agingu

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ERA Coralie Properties Ltd.

14 years experience in diversified TCI real estate

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Regency Christie’s International

Art, beauty, provenance • The world’s most desired homes

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Turks & Caicos Property

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Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty

The Finest Collection

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Real Estate Page 160

Real Estate Developers

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Dunes Development Group

Changing the way modern luxury is defined by balancing contemporary design with environmental responsibility • •

Hartling Group

Award winning developer of three beachfront resorts on Providenciales

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Sailrock Development Limited

Out Island Luxury ~ Improved Homesites, Private Villas, & Resort Residences

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RA Shaw Designs

Love Your Home. Award Winning Custom Home Design (See photo on page 149)

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Real Estate Page 162

Interior Design

Finishing Touch

Living By Design

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The Design Studio

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The Insurance Centre

Personalized service from seasoned insurance professionals

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Villa Managers (see Accommodations p. 32)

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Real Estate Page 164


Griffiths & Partners

Professional full service law firm

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Miller Simons O’Sullivan

Experienced legal practitioners in the Turks and Caicos Islands for over 30 years.

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Twa Marcelin Wolf, Attorneys at Law

Specializing in real estate, mortgages, development, company matters, and more since 1982

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Real Estate Page 166

Chartered Quantity Surveyors, Valuers & Appraisers


Property and Development Consultants throughout Latin America and the Caribbean

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Concept Plus

Development Consultants, Project Managers and RICS Chartered Surveyors (QS)

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Scotia Bank

Scotiabank can help you get your vacation home in paradise

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Meridian Financial Group, Mortgages, Trusts & Companies

Expeditious mortgage decisions. Meridian Mortgage Fund established 1996

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Financial Services

Destination 2015 Turks & Caicos Islands


s a British Crown Colony, the Turks & Caicos

Islands boast a sound economic foundation,

infrastructure, and stable government that

promotes high quality tourism and welcomes foreign

investment. It is backed by experienced business

professionals who are dedicated to providing the best

to visitors and investors.

The financial services sector is well-regulated,

confidential, and cost-effective. Legislation allows for

the formation of a variety of company structures that

offer advantages to suit the needs of private and

corporate clients.

With nearly 40% of visitors coming to do business,

local resorts and hotels offer outstanding corporate

hospitality services.

Whatever your business or financial service need,

you’ll find a professional in the Islands who can be of service.

Page 169 Attimi Photography

Financial Services Page 170

Financial Services

Chartered Trust

Trustees and custodians of family wealth since 1980

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CT Management

Company managers and administrators since 1971

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Paid Advertising

Twa Marcelin Wolf, Attorneys at Law

Specializing in real estate, mortgages, development, company matters & more since 1982

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Meridian Financial Group, Mortgages, Trusts & Companies

Expeditious mortgage decisions. Meridian Mortgage Fund established 1996

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WB Financial Group

Providing professional accounting and corporate services to a diverse client base

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TCHTA Allied Members



Adventurescape Ltd.

Cindi Blair Productions

Eden Media Ltd.

eyeSpice Photography

GT Memories & Video


Paradise Photography

Provo Pictures

Times Publications Ltd.

Airline/Travel Services

Air Turk & Caicos/

InterCaribbean Airways

American Airlines

British Airways

Caicos Express Airways

Delta Airlines

InterCaribbean Airways

Island Trams

Jet Blue

3 M’s Taxi & Tours

Avis/Sunrise Rentals Ltd.

Caicos Wheels

Executive Tours

Grace Bay Car Rentals

Marco Travel/Turtle Tours

TCI Ferry/Caribbean Cruisin’

TCI Airports Authority

Turks & Caicos Reservations

Business Services

A & S Funeral Services

After 5 Island Concierge

AIB Hotel & Restaurant



Blue Heron Aviation

Building Services Designs

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism


Chartered Trust/

CT Management

CIBC FirstCaribbean

International Bank

Crackpot Catering

CSC Insurance Brokers

Dempsey & Company

The Design Studio

Destination Turks & Caicos


D.J. Dayoh

Federal Express

Finishing Touch

Fortis TCI Ltd.

Griffiths & Partners

Hayes Elevator (TCI) Ltd.

The Insurance Centre

IrieDawta Private Chef

Island Arrangements

Islandcom Wireless

Isle Help


Meridian Financial Group

Miller Simons O’Sullivan

Morris Cottingham Corporate

Services Ltd.

Nila Destinations

Nutrition in Demand

Olympia Destination

Management Company

Peak Professional

Proforma Urban Peddler

R.A. Shaw Designs

Savory & Partners

ScotiaBank (Turks & Caicos)


SeaSalt Catering

Serendipity Makeup

Sunshine Nursery

Tangled Hair Salon

Thea Makeup Artistry

Tradewinds Radio 104.5

Tropical Destination


TCI Tourist Board

TCI Waste Disposal Services


Twa Marcelin Wolf

WB Financial Group

Watersports, Excursions, Spas

Big Blue Unlimited

Caicos Adventures

Captain Marvin’s Watersports

Caicos Tours/

Undersea Explorer

Crystal Seas Adventures

(Grand Turk)

Discovery Tours &


Dive Provo

Flamingo Divers

Grand Turk Diving Company

Island Tours Ltd. (Grand


Island Tours & Excursions

Kenard Cruises

Provo Turtle Divers

Southern Cross Charters

Spa Tropique

Turtle Voyagers Yacht


Medical Services

Associated Medical Practices

Courtyard Chiropractic

Flamingo Pharmacy

Grace Bay Medical


Interhealth Canada (TCI)


Real Estate

Third Turtle Development

ERA Coralie Properties Ltd.

National Colony Realty

Regency Christie’s

International Estates

Turks & Caicos Property

Turks & Caicos Real Estate


Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s

International Realty

The Vellagio


Atabeyra/Sun Charters

Bella Luna Ristorante

Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl

Caicos Bakery

Coco Bistro Restaurant


Crackpot Kitchen

Flamingo Café


Fresh Catch

Giggles Ice Cream & Candy


Graceway Gourmet IGA

Hidden Treasures

Jai’s/Just Jai’s

Lupo Restaurant


Mango Reef Restaurant

The Saltmills

Seaside Café

Somewhere Café & Lounge

Top O’ The Cove

Delicatessen/Sky Catering

The Vix Bar & Grill


The Wine Cellar

Yoshi’s Sushi Bar

Villa Rentals

Footprints on the Beach

Island Escapes (TCI)

The Source

Trail Enterprises Ltd.

Tranquility Property

Management & Vacation

Rentals Ltd.

Villa Mani

Recreational Activities

Caicu Naniki

Casablanca Casino

Provo Golf Club/Fairways


Studio 90 Degrees

Wrightfully Fit

J.S. Johnson (Turks &

Beluga Limited

Cloisters Development Ltd.

Melt/Island Scoop

Caicos) Ltd.

Blue Water Divers (Grand

Dunes Development Group




The Hartling Group

Paradise Arts Gallery


Destination 2015 Turks & Caicos Islands


hile this entire book was designed to help you

“information-surf” and plan the perfect vacation

in the Turks & Caicos Islands, on the

following pages you’ll find some of the basic

background facts.

Each of the advertisers in this book has stepped up to

support this stunning volume, so that you can take it

home as a complimentary souvenir of the Islands.

We encourage you to get to know them and their

businesses. You won’t be disappointed!

If this is your first visit, we’re all confident that you

will return soon . . . and probably stay longer.

This aerial shot captures Providenciales’ northeastern shore,

including world-famous Grace Bay Beach,

and points east to the Caicos Cays.

Page 173 Provo Pictures

Information Page 174

Where: The Turks & Caicos Islands are 575 miles southeast of Miami — a mere 70 minutes flying time — with the Bahamas 30 miles

to the northwest and the Dominican Republic 100 miles to the southeast.

The Turks & Caicos total 166 square miles of land area on eight islands and forty small cays and are encircled by one of the largest

coral reefs in the world. The country’s population is approximately 32,000.

Travel: Providenciales International Airport is the main port of entry for air travellers. A major terminal expansion project is

scheduled for completion in 2015. Direct flights are available via major carriers from Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Miami,

Newark, New York, and Philadelphia in the U.S. and from Halifax (seasonal), Montreal, Ottawa (seasonal) and Toronto in

Canada. There is a connection via Nassau to London/Heathrow, as well as direct flights to Nassau, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican

Republic, and Puerto Rico. There are scheduled inter-island air and ferry services, as well as FBOs to cater to private planes.

Talk: English, with many other languages spoken by a multi-cultural resident population.

Time: Eastern Daylight Savings Time observed all year (GMT –5:00).

Money: US dollar. Travellers’ checks in US dollars and American Express, VISA, and MasterCard are welcomed at many locations.

Temperature: The average year-round temperature is 83ºF (28ºC). The hottest months are September and October, when the temperature

can reach 90 to 95ºF (33 to 35ºC). Steady easterly tradewinds temper the heat. Average annual rainfall is 40 inches.

Getting in: Passports are required, along with a valid onward or return ticket for non-residents. Visitors can stay up to 90 days.

Getting out: Departure tax is US$20 for all persons two years and older.

Customs: Visitors may bring in duty free one carton of cigarettes or cigars, one bottle of liquor or wine and some perfume. Importing

firearms, spear guns, Hawaiian slings, controlled drugs, and pornography are illegal.

Transport: You can use a valid driver’s license from home when renting vehicles. Driving is on the left-hand side of the road. Give

way at all roundabouts: give way to any vehicle approaching from your right. Seat belt laws are strictly enforced. Taxis are abundant

throughout the Islands, but are not metered.

Telecommunications: LIME, Islandcom, and Digicel are service providers on a totally digital network, including pre-paid phone

cards, pre-paid cellular phones, credit card, and calling card options, with broadband Internet service. Most resorts offer wireless

Internet connection and there are several private Internet “cafés.” Digicel and Islandcom Wireless operate GSM mobile networks

and offer 4G wireless broadband Internet. International roaming is available via most major US carriers.

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Electricity: 120/240 volts, 60 Hz, as in U.S.

Courier: FedEx, UPS, and Island Bargains provide incoming delivery service, with outgoing service provided by FedEx and DHL,

with offices on Providenciales and Grand Turk.

Banks: Local banks are open on weekdays from 8:30 AM to 3 PM and on Friday until 5 PM. There are some Cirrus ATMs.

Post: The Post Office and Philatelic Bureau in Providenciales is located downtown in Butterfield Square. In Grand Turk, the Post

Office is on Front Street, with the Philatelic Bureau on Church Folly. The Islands are known for their varied and colourful stamp

issues. You can typically buy stamps and post mail from your resort


Medical: There are no endemic tropical diseases. There are large, modern hospitals on Grand Turk and Providenciales. Both offer

a full range of services including: 24/7 emergency room, operating theatres, diagnostic imaging, maternity suites, dialysis suites,

blood bank, physiotherapy, and dentistry. There are a recompression chamber, private medical centres, private dentists, and private

pharmacies. In a medical emergency, patients can be flown to Miami or Nassau via air ambulance. Dial 911 in case of emergency.

Media: Multi-channel satellite television is received from the U.S. and Canada and transmitted via cable and over the air. Visitor

targeted programming is shown on TCeye-TV on Channel 5 in your hotel room. You can listen to a number of local radio stations,

peruse two newspapers, and page through several magazines about the Islands.

Government: TCI is a British Crown colony. There is a Queen-appointed governor, HE Peter Beckingham, and elected ministerial

government led by Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing.

Religion: Churches are the centre of community life and there are many faiths represented in the Islands, including: Adventist,

Anglican, Assembly of God, Baha’i, Baptist, Catholic, Church of God of Prophecy, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,

Episcopal, Faith Tabernacle Church of God, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Methodist and Pentecostal. Visitors are always welcome.

Information Page 176

Flag: The National Flag of the Turks & Caicos Islands is set on a navy blue background. The Islands’ Coat of Arms has a shield

of a Queen Conch shell, a Spiny Lobster and a Turks Head Cactus. At the top of the shield is a wreath made up of two sisal plants

with a pelican between them. The shield, supported on either side by a flamingo, is located on the right hand side of the flag while

a miniature of the British flag — the Union Jack — is in the upper left hand corner.

National symbols: The National Bird is the Brown Pelican. The National Plant is Island Heather, found nowhere else in the

world. The National Tree is the Caribbean Pine. The National Costume consists of white cotton dresses tied at the waist for women

and simple shirts and loose pants for men, with straw hats. Colours representing the various islands are displayed on the sleeves

and bases of the dresses (see page 95). The National Song is “This Land of Ours,” by Rev. E.C. Howell, PhD. Peas and Hominy

(Grits) with Dry Conch are symbolic island fare.

Pets: Incoming pets must have an import permit, veterinary health and vaccination certificates, and lab test results to be submitted

at your port of entry for clearance by the TCI Department of Agriculture, Animal Health Services.

Tipping: It’s customary to tip 15% in restaurants; this is above and beyond the 10% government service tax that is added to all

restaurant bills. Much appreciated are tips to taxi drivers, tour guides, watersports captains and crews, and providers of beauty and

spa services.

Useful Contacts

Paid Advertising

Savory & Partners

TCI Immigration Consultants

649.946.4780 • •

TCHTA Email Newsletter

Sign up for our Email Newsletter to know what’s happening while you’re here

649.941.5787 •

Local Charities

Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre

Empower the Spirit of Youth

649.231.1454 •

Turks & Caicos Aids Awareness Foundation

Combatting the spread of HIV/AIDS

649.231.1150 •

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National Cancer Society

We support cancer patients and their families

649.231.4374 •

The Turks & Caicos Friends of the Arts Foundation

Promoting appreciation of Performing and Visual Arts

649.941.4617 •

Potcake Place

Take a potcake puppy for a walk — maybe to a new home

649.231.1010 •

The Turks & Caicos Islands Sailing Association

Supporting Sailing in TCI

Provo Children’s Home

For Orphans and children-at-risk in TCI

649.946.4201 •

The Turks & Caicos Islands Tennis Federation

Achieve a world class tennis centre for junior development

649.431.8367 •

The Rotary Club of Providenciales

Providing support locally, regionally and internationally


Supporting Puppy Adoption to the US

649.231.3052 •

Salvation Army

Meeting the needs of the Nation

649.231.1474 •

Bring home happy memories

Take this book to share with family and friends

Come back soon


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