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Nevin Thompson frequently writes about life in the Caribbean.

The 9th Annual Windvibes Watersports Tournament was held Sunday 5th July 2015 on Long Bay Beach, right here on our beautiful island of Providenciales in the Turks Caicos. In the world of kiteboarding and windsurfing, Long Bay Beach is truly an undiscovered gem. Lying on the southern, windward side of the island of Providenciales, Long Bay

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In our last post, we introduced our friends at Caicos Dream Tours. Caicos Dream Tours operates a fleet of powerboats and catamarans that travel to some of the most spectacular places on the planet, right here in the Turks and Caicos. The big question is, with so much variety, what are the “must see places”

Snorkeling in the Turks and Caicos

Explore coral reefs with your kids just steps from the beach In April, Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos became TripAdvisor’s 2015 pick as the world’s top island. Travel site TripAdvisor selects Travelers’ Choice award winners based on the quality and quantity of user reviews over 12 months. According to TripAdvisor, the beautiful turquoise waters

The Beautiful Beaches of Providenciales

In February 2015 Grace Bay Beach was once again recognized as the best beach in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor and as the #2 beach in the world. The combination of clear water, turquoise and emerald hues, and powdery sand captures the heart of anyone who visits our island. While Grace Bay Beach may be the

@cfwftci #cfwf was DELISH! Local & int’l chefs & ingrdnts made dishes as delectable & diverse as the flavors of #tci pic.twitter.com/7X2PWjVwBg — Natalie Brown (@Brownnmiss) November 13, 2014 The Turks and Caicos Culinary Festival is a 3-day annual festival for foodies in Providenciales. The culinary festival features celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers, Iron Chef stars

Travelers may find direct flights to Providenciales Airport (PLS) from many cities throughout North America and Canada, including New York, Atlanta, Miami, Toronto and Montreal. There are also direct flights to Providenciales from Heathrow outside of London, England. Please view our Turks and Caicos map to find out where we are located. For daily flight information, please

Sands Resort Staff Takes On Talent Contest

Strong Grace Bay Team Tackles The Hartling Group’s Got Talent Contest If you ever wonder what “real people” get up to here in the Turks and Caicos, The Hartling Group’s “Got Talent” contest gives you the inside scoop. The Hartling Group is the parent company of The Sands at Grace Bay. Every year, dozens and

Birds of the Turks and Caicos

Image from Flickr TCI’s salt ponds and inland marshes serve as excellent feeding grounds for resident and migratory birds. For all those bird watchers you can search for Great Blue Herons, Flamingos, Osprey and Pelicans alongside Egrets, Terns, Frigates, Boobies and other water birds.   As part of the National Parks system more than twelve small

It’s getting even easier to travel around the beautiful cays and islets strung across the azure seas of the Turks  and Caicos. The Turks and Caicos airport authority will get started with plans to dramatically enhance South Caicos airport when expansion of the Providenciales International Airport is completed in late 2014. The airport expansion here on Providenciales

Sands Resort Team Wins More Awards

Left to Right: Carolyn Robinson, Delroy McIntosh, Derik Grant, Mona Beeson, Wesley Joseph (behind Mona), Barbara Rigby, Sheena Smith, Vroseline Pierre, and Beverley Harris Last week the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association held the 6th annual Star Awards 2013 right here in Providenciales. There seven nominees from The Sands team. To top things

The Sands: Expedia Top Partner of the Year!

The Sands at Grace Bay has been in the news quite a bit over the past few months. Here’s a recap: Expedia Top Partner of the Year Award We’re proud to announce The Sands @ Grace Bay won the Expedia Top Partner of the Year Award! Partner Awards are presented to original and groundbreaking campaigns in recognition of the exemplary innovation

Maskanoo is an annual event in the Turks and Caicos and is held “Boxing Day”, the day after Christmas (a holiday in Commonwealth countries like TCI). Maskanoo has its roots in the ‘Masses’, a masquerade tradition that fuses traditional African culture with costumed balls held in the colonial era. On Provo, Maskanoo originated with workers brought