As you probably saw on Instagram, a couple girlfriends and I decided to go to Turks & Caicos for our senior spring break. We spent a week in Providenciales ("Provo") soaking up the sun, swimming in the turquoise ocean, driving on the LEFT side of the road (!!), and, of course, trying as many restaurants as we could squeeze into one week. We had an absolutely amazing trip and it was, without a doubt, the most beautiful beach I have ever seen - and that's coming from a California girl. I'm already planning my return trip... after all, it's only a 3 hour plane ride from NYC!
- Rent a car! Not only is it extremely fun (and liberating) to drive on the left side of the road, but it is also important to have a car so you can explore the rest of the island! No matter where you stay on Provo you will want a car to get out and about.
- Eat conch! Yes, those big, beautiful shells have meat inside of them just like an oyster! Conch is Turks & Caicos' #1 export and it is absolutely delicious. Some of the most fresh seafood I have ever tasted.
- Northwest Point Resort - My friends and I stayed in this beautiful, isolated resort located at the north west tip of the island, about 45 minutes from Grace Bay (the downtown area of Provo). If you're looking for a peaceful retreat with a private beach, beautiful condos, and the kindest workers, this is the place for you! Not only is there is a delicious restaurant on site (shout out to Chef Eddie!), but also the workers will chop down fresh coconuts from the palm trees and hand deliver them to you to drink while you're tanning. Living the dream. No tourists, just peace!
- Grace Bay - Yes, it is way more touristy and populated, but it is also the home of 99% of the island's resorts and restaurants, adorable beachy shops, and some of the clearest, most beautiful ocean water in the world. You can't go to Provo without checking out Grace Bay. And definitely go to Island Scoop and try the homemade Coconut ice cream!
- Sapodilla Bay - #RetirementGoals. This private bay is surrounded by multi-million dollar homes and the most clear, teal water ever. And it's so shallow you can wade in with the water only up to your knees for like half a mile! I definitely want to try the restaurant "Las Brisas" nearby on my next trip.
Detailed restaurant reviews & pictures to follow!