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Nevin Thompson frequently writes about life in the Caribbean.

“How to plan summer vacation travel for children?” is the question parents dread the most at the start of the summer month. Planning, budgeting and providing your kids with some control over activities is the solution. To help you plan your summer vacation we have assembled the following tips. 1. Stop Buying the Cheapest Tickets

south caicos

Located 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, just below the Bahamas chain and to the east of Cuba and the island of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), the Turks and Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays. Our island beaches are among the most popular and highest-ranking vacation spots in the world, all just

south caicos regatta

The Big South Regatta is a highlight of the year in this corner of the Turks and Caicos. There are classic yachts on display, music, dancing and plenty of opportunities to experience a quiet corner of the Caribbean. The “Big South” Of the eight inhabited islands of the Turks and Caicos, South Caicos – or

sands tripadvisor reviews

Wonder what our guests are saying? Here are some TripAdvisor reviews of the Sands at Grace Bay resort. “Great location” “We stayed in a one bedroom ocean view suite. Beautifully updated room with plenty of space. Lovely screened porch with comfy loungers for listening to the surf. The beach is amazing. Crystal clear water, soft

celebrity mansion turks caicos

Many celebrities, movie stars and other famous people vacation in Turks and Caicos. The sublimely beautiful combination of powdery white sand and turquoise sea is irresistible to anyone searching for a holiday in paradise, and that includes celebrities. On top of that, Turks and Caicos is still off the beaten track. It’s easy for celebrities to

Tips for Planning the Ultimate Family Vacation in the Caribbean Without Going Crazy Here are a few tips for how to plan a family vacation in the Caribbean. Tip: Find Someplace Close to the Beach When planning a Caribbean vacation, there is always a potential trade-off: save on your budget by selecting a hotel or

One of the questions we frequently get from our gets here at the Sands Resort: “Is it safe to touch coral?” Our typical answer: “Although it’s generally not safe for you to touch coral here in the waters of Turks and Caicos, it’s definitely not safe for the coral. With that in mind, we’d like

Pirates of Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays. Only eight are inhabited, which leaves a lot to explore, and a lot to the imagination. For many visitors, the islands and cays floating on the Caicos Bight conjure up images of the mythical past of the Caribbean. Sailing ships, deserted islands, buried treasure,

These three fall food festivals on Provo, just in time for Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season  Every fall the Turks and Caicos kicks off the winter travel season with a series of festivals that show off the culinary culture of this corner of the Caribbean. There are three festivals over the course

Michael Phelps

The Rio Olympics have been amazing so far. Records have been broken multiple times, often by athletes who were already world-record holders such as Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps. How do these top athletes excel? And what lessons can be learned from them? To help you improve your own game, here are some training tips

The Turks and Caicos wants to join Canada, or so the story goes. A new agreement between the Turks and Caicos and Prince Edward Island (a small province of just 100,000 people on Canada’s Atlantic Coast) to share ideas about governance is sure to keep that idea in the news for years to come. However, what may

Prince's Mansion, Turks Caicos

Recently the world discovered that Providenciales is home to a stunning Caribbean hideaway belonging to the late singer Prince. Prince’s mansion in Turks and Caicos, an oceanfront property, features 10 bedrooms and a purple driveway, and is now on sale for $12 million. Visited Prince’s mansion today. I hope they forever keep that driveway purple

How to Move to Canada

It’s 2016, which means it’s an election year in the United States. Democrat or Republican, no matter who looks like they’re going to win the election, there is one question everyone seems to ask each time: How can I immigrate to Canada? Canada: the Ideal Version of the United States? Even before Canada rushed to

Grace Bay Beach

Provindenciales in Turks and Caicos is regularly recognized as one of the best islands in the world. It’s a nice place to visit, and an even nicer place to live. In fact, in 2015 Providenciales, or “Provo” was recognized as the number one island in the world in the 2015 by the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards.

  The Turks and Caicos Islands lie in the Atlantic Ocean to the east of the Bahamas, and about forty minutes by plane from Miami and the North American mainland. The archipelago of 40 cays and islets sits on a sea mount rising up from the Atlantic Ocean. Each cay is unique and provides a glimpse

Catch the Sun While Caring for Your Skin In the middle of a cold and snowy winter, just thinking about sunny summer days can be rejuvenating. Traveling to Turks and Caicos in the winter time of course is even better. The blue skies and turquoise waters provide a powerful boost to body and soul. Your

The Provo Art Crawl is Back in Spring 2016

The Art Crawl returns to Providenciales in Turks and Caicos this winter and in early spring. The Provo Art Crawl is a fun and casual night of wining and dining at local cafes and restaurants. It’s a great way to try out as many restaurants in Turks and Caicos as possible… including, of course The

New Turks and Caicos Flights

turks and caicos flights

This Month in Turks and Caicos (December, 2015) Non-stop flights between Chicago and PLS (Providenciales) United Airlines started nonstop Turks and Caicos flights this month! The flights depart from from Chicago (ORD) to Providenciales (PLS). These non-stop flights to Turks and Caicos continue throughout the busy winter and spring months, and end on April 30,

The Food and Cuisine of Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos Islands lie in the Atlantic Ocean to the east of the Bahamas, and about forty minutes by plane from Miami and the North American mainland. The climate is warm and dry for most of the year, and this climate has influenced the kinds of foods people enjoy in the Turks and

Turks and Caicos News (December 2015)

New series about Turks and Caicos news In this new blog post series, we give you an idea about all the great things coming up on Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos over the coming month. To start things off we would like to take a look back at this past weekend and the always-popular

Ten Fun Facts About Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos is quickly becoming one of the most popular and trendy destinations in the Caribbean. How much about this chain of islands do you know? 1. The Turks and Caicos are located in the Atlantic, not the Caribbean With its beautiful turquoise waters, white sand beaches and tropical climate it would seem

Starting on December 19, 2015 United Airlines will offer non-stop flights from Chicago to Providenciales (ORD-PLS) for the winter and spring travel season. JetBlue also announced direct flights to Providenciales from Fort Lauderdale starting on November 19 (here is the most current list of airlines serving Turks and Caicos). To celebrate the arrival of our friends from Chicago

Turks and Caicos Food Photos The island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos is a truly cultural crossroads. One of the benefits of this cross-pollination is fantastic food. Provo is blessed a variety of restaurants and open-air lounges offering everything from classic Caribbean drinks to fusion cuisine. To give you an idea of what