I wanted to showcase more locations for a great vacation spot and when the awesome Char over at Bout your Biz offered to write up a post I was excited. She is a native of Turks & Caicos so it was cool to learn things from her. Check out her post below.
About Turks & Caicos
Turks & Caicos is made up of 8 islands, six of which are inhabited. Each of the islands has its own distinct flavor and unique character.
Providenciales, the most populated, is also the most popular tourist destination.
The other island most tourists visit is Grand Turk. The cruise ship docks here so a lot of cruise tourists come here.
The other ‘family islands’ make for great day trips.
North Caicos, most fertile island.
Middle Caicos, offers gorgeous beaches and caves.
South Caicos, is the fishing capital
Salt Cay, imagine being on an island that time forgot. This is it.
If you want to have fun here everything is about the water so water activities reign supreme. You should think about day cruises (which are bomb!), snorkeling or diving, parasailing. Another option for a super fun time every Thursday evening there’s the local Fish Fry. It’s a chance to enjoy local dishes as all the restaurants are present with their best dishes. There’s local music and entertainment, it’s very family friendly. For anyone looking to go where the locals go, this is the place.
When it comes to food there are some options below:
- Da Conch Shack - this place is legit. You can get the best conch, the best peas & rice, and they make some pretty good drinks. It’s right on the water and located in one of the oldest communities on Provo.
- Bugaloos - another restaurant right on the water. This is a family fav place and it’s also in one of the local communities. They make pretty good food and almost always have a live band.
- Somewhere - people like this place partly because of the name, mostly because they make AMAZING drinks. It’s a fun spot, very fun environment and they have a great happy hour (all night long) on Saturdays. Get the fish tacos. If you are wondering what you should try to eat it should be Conch, conch, conch and Lobster, lobster LOBSTER!!!! I will eat Conch right out of the shell, but for those not so adventurous try Conch Fritters. And lobster, well just eat it. Lobster is heaven.
Thanks again to Char for the guest post and telling us about Turks & Caicos from a local's perspective.