Turks and Caicos?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Back in 2009, my fiance and I went on a cruise and one of the ports was Grand Turk. I’m not sure where on the island(s) you will be, but OH…..MY….GOD…. it is GORGEOUS.

Absolutely perfection, seriously.

We were only there for a day, but it was seriously the best/most beautiful island of the entire trip.

We ate at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and hung out there for awhile and the place is amazing. Great food, great music, a cigar bar, a bar in the pool, gift shop, etc.

The beach was amazing too – softest sand, clearest water.

I also found the shopping on Grand Turk to be the best – there were really unique shops and everything seemed really new/clean/well maintained.

Have fun!

Post # 4
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314 posts
Helper bee

 

@MrsBeck:  I love Turks and Caicos!!! Check out Provo for staying on and North Caicos and Middle Caicos for a daytrip. It requires a ferry trip and a rental car BUT SO SO SO WORTH IT. Mudjin Harbour is beautiful. North and Middle Caicos arent as built up as Provo. If you want a more secluded honeymoon, check out Blue Horizon Resort on Middle Caicos. I’ve been there to visit but never stayed but OMG it is on my list!  I HIGHLY recommend Big Blue Unlimited for a snorkeling trip. I went with them on the Edge of the Banks tour and it was amazing. I got to snorkel with reef sharks!! So so cool. They also don’t take big crowds and I don’t think they serve alcohol. Most of the other snorkeling trips have loud music, big crowds and alcohol. For fine dining I suggest Bay Bistro. Make reservations for a stage table near the beach. I also LOVED Upstairs Bar and Grill. I had some damn good jerk chicken there. Somewhere Cafe was great for Mexican style food. One thing I must add is if you are a dog lover…stop in Animal House/ Potcake Place at Salt Mills Paza. It’s a rescue organization for the Potcake dogs on the island. The island has a huge stray dog problem. They take donations and there are t-shirts and other things you can buy and the proceeds go to them. I have 2 Potcakes from T&C so I try to make people aware of this organization because I feel so strongly for what they do and I’m a huge animal lover 🙂 I love Turks and Caicos so much that I will never go to another Caribbean island. The beaches are unbeatable. Also, I suggest using TripAdvisor and searching Turks and Caicos. The forums are extremely helpful

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I stopped there as part of a cruise a few years ago, it was gorgeous.  Ha, my debit card has a photo from my trip as its background!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Here are some pics from our Big Blue trip! There were three stops and each one was completely different. The first was at shallow reef. LOTS of fish, second stop was the edge of the shore where it was like a canyon. Lots of bigger fish, barracudas and sting rays. The last stop was in 60ft of water where we swam with the sharks. There were also some barracudas out there. We even had an unexpected stop at Split Rock so that was cool. We swam up to shore and climbed thru a cave to get to the top. There were some old pirate carvings and the view was beautiful. 

Reef shark! This was so so so cool and I was not scared at all (Sharks were bigger than me!) We were literally on the edge. This was in 60ft of water (snorkeling at the top) and if we swam just a little ways out, we would have been in 6,000 ft of water. It was so cool being able to look out into NOTHING. It was like a blue abyss. I have never felt so small. 

 

Barracudas. Very curious creatures. I’m more afraid of these than the sharks. Haha they just creep along in the water with their big black eyes and sharp teeth. They won’t bother humans but they will come to check you out.

 

 

This is the shoreline of West Caicos. this was our second stop. Beautiful water here. It was like swimming thru and underwater canyon. they also let us jump off the boat here 🙂 

 

This was the unexpected stop we had. That was our boat from looking out at the top of the cave.

@MrsBeck:  you really can’t go wrong with big blue. I’ve been to Turks and Caicos three times and I have been snorkeling with 3 different companies and I can say I will never go with anyone else but Big Blue from now on. They’re a little pricey but so worth it.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@MrsBeck:  we bought a Nikon coolpix waterproof camera. It was so nice to have because it can be used as a regular camera too. It takes video underwater too so that was pretty cool to be able to video fish, ect. I really hope you love Turks and Caicos as much as I do! Grace Bay is unbeatable! 

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