Turks & Caicos is a little bit like how I imagine heaven will be. Seriously, it’s quiet, remote, and not overcrowded with tourists. The sand is perfectly soft and white and the ocean is the most clear turquoise-blue color I’ve ever seen in my life. We could not stop staring at the ocean. Or playing in it! And it was so warm that I never wanted to get out (unlike how I feel about some of those California beaches, haha).
We spent most of our time on Grace Bay beach just relaxing in the sun, walking down the beach, and playing in the water, and it was perfect! We also rented bikes and rode around the island, which was by far the cheapest and most scenic way to get around the island. You can also go on a horseback riding tour which takes you through the ocean, and apparently it’s a Kardashian favorite when they visit (in case you care about them, haha). We also went snorkeling with Island Vibes Tours, and it was such a fun way to spend the day. The tour includes snorkeling, exploring an island full of iguanas, and then jumping off the boat’s diving board and sliding down the slide and into the ocean. It was definitely a highlight of our trip. And the fresh conch ceviche they made on the boat was delicious. If we went back, we’d definitely add scuba diving to our list of things to do, since Turks and Caicos is home to the third largest barrier reef in the world.
If you can go during off-season, we would highly recommend it! Hotels and activities are cheaper during this time too. We went in October, and we felt like we had the entire island to ourselves. Even though a lot of the shops and restaurants weren’t open for the season yet, feeling like we were the only ones on the island made it seem totally remote and peaceful and was definitely worth any of the cons. Be prepared that the restaurants will probably be pretty pricey. And food from the grocery stores isn’t much cheaper. But that’s probably one of the only downsides to being on an island.
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