To the Turks and Caicos!


A low-lying archipelago of 40 islands just southeast of our beloved Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos are a gorgeous British territory in the Caribbean sea. Several years ago we had the joy of taking a quick getaway to the Royal West Indies Resort on Providenciales.

The Royal West Indies lies on the famous Grace Bay Beach. Though we’d been to other Caribbean locations, this was the first time we’d seen WATER THIS BLUE! Seriously, if you’ve not experienced the phenomenon of creeping slowly from behind low palm trees and shrubs, emerging onto an eye-wateringly bright white sand beach, and lifting your face to the sun sparkling on impossible shades of turquoise, royal, and sky blue colors, you haven’t lived! Even as we live in The Bahamas now, every day we pinch ourselves as we gaze out over the ocean, and tell ourselves that life can’t get much better.


I won’t burden you with too many details of our trip to the Turks and Caicos, except in the captions- enjoy!


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Grace Bay Beach, Provo, Turks and Caicos

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Storm clouds rolling past

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Map of Turks and Caicos, in town

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Grounds and Pool of the Royal West Indies Resort

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View to the Beach, Royal West Indies Resort

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Coco Bistro- Excellent Dinner!

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A Visit to the Conch Farm

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Caicos Conch Farm Stock Pens

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That’s Not His Tongue!

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Had a great time renting this scooter to get around the island

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Happiness Is…

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Another view of the walkway around the Royal West Indies Resort

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One last view of Grace Bay Beach


Here are links to the Coco Bistro and the Conch Farm!


Let us know how you like the Turks and Caicos!





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2 thoughts on “To the Turks and Caicos!”

  1. Tina says:

    That lovely minimal horizon line of blue with the white sand, always makes me want to go sit on that sand or make a painting of it. I really liked seeing the live conch! Sea creatures are so interesting. Thanks for the warm beach break. It’s winter right now, so it’s cold and rainy on the beaches here in New Zealand.

    1. admin says:

      Hey Tina, we agree- and keep warm throughout your winter, by getting away sometime to a sunnier place! =) (If you can.) Yes, those conch are really interesting, and the Caribbean is having a rough time keeping fishermen from harvesting wild juvenile conch. These fishermen should be waiting for the conch to mature, or perhaps governments closing the season for periods of time would be a deterrent… But, like the seasons on many other sea creatures, it’s tough to monitor/enforce, unfortunately. Conch farms like this one are great to have.

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