Post # 1
After a lot of research I think DH and I will be taking our honeymoon here in a few months! We wanted a place that wasn’t too long of a flight and we definitely wanted to be on an island (and hopefully visit other islands).
Any other bees go here? Any tips?
Post # 3
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.
Post # 4
@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 # 5
We just back back from our honeymoon in Provo, and it was amazing! Here’s a link to our trip report if you’d like to take a look.. http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147399-i213-k6605675-Honeymoon_Report_June_2_9_2013-Providenciales_Turks_and_Caicos.html
Post # 6
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 # 7
Thank you bees! I’m so happy to hear it’s gorgeous! I google earthed it today at work and it does look beautiful!
@Stace126: We’re not staying on that island but I think they encourage you to island hop so we’ll have to see if they have tranpsortation to that one! Thanks for the tips!!
@KJA00: Thank you for all the tips!! We booked a resort on Provo and will definitely check out those other islands! I have always wanted to snorkel too so I’m excited to check that company out.
@chompy: Thanks for the link! Now that our wedding is done I’m going to throw myself into planning a great honeymoon!
@LavenderBride24: I’m so happy to hear it’s gorgeous! That’s exactly what we were going for when we were looking for a place to honeymoon. I can’t wait to go snorkeling!
Post # 8
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 # 9
@KJA00: Oh my gosh! Gorgeous!!! I’m even more excited now if that’s possible. Only five more months… Deep water has always terrified me but I’m looking forward to pushing my boundaries! Did you buy a disposable water proof camera? Or do you have something for your camera? We will definitely be checking out Big Blue!
Post # 10
@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!