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Annual Caribbean Food and Wine Festival Returns to Providenciales

Annual Caribbean Food and Wine Festival Returns to Providenciales

If you're planning to visit the Turks and Caicos this November you're in for a wonderful treat.

From November 5th to 8th, the island of Providenciales is host to the annual Turks and Caicos Culinary Festival.

This annual 3-day festival for foodies in Providenciales features celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers, Iron Chef stars and more!

It kicks off with a welcome Dinner and 5-course meal on November 5th.

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Fly High Above it All – Helicopter Tours

Fly High Above it All – Helicopter Tours

Are you a thrill seeker? Are you drooling to see amazing views? Or do you maybe just want to do something new and different on your vacation?

Then maybe you should consider taking a helicopter tour during your time down here in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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Coral Gardens – Scuba & Snorkeling Heaven

Coral Gardens – Scuba & Snorkeling Heaven

For snorkeling and/or scuba diving, you can do no better than Coral Gardens Reef, which is located at the end of Penn’s road, smack in the heart of Provo, and is part of the protected Princess Alexandra National Park. For decades now, diving experts around the world, including the late Jacques Cousteau, have revered the Turks and Caicos Islands as one of the top 10 diving sites in the world. And is it any wonder? Crystal clear visibility, gentle seas, clean, and calm, temperate water and an abundance of colorful, healthy coral and exotic marine life thrive in these beautiful turquoise waters.

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Plan an Adventure in the Turks and Caicos - Day Trip to Fort George Cay

Plan an Adventure in the Turks and Caicos - Day Trip to Fort George Cay

Fort George Cay is an uninhabited cay lying to the west of Pine Cay about half an hour by boat from the northern, leeward tip of Providenciales.

In fact, Fort George Cay is only accessible by boat, and is great for exploring. Old British gun emplacements dating back two hundred years are a highlight of this isolated strip of sand. The old guns can still be seen both on shore and below the waves.

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Plunge into the Best Caribbean Diving Turks and Caicos

Plunge into the Best Caribbean Diving Turks and Caicos

Surrounded by one of the largest coral reef systems in the world -- 65 miles across and 200 miles long -- with visibility up to 200 feet, these islands are consistently listed among the top dive spots in the world. Top sights include theHMS Endymion, which sank in 1790, and drop-off diving near Grand Turk, where the sea walls descend into unexplored blue holes almost 7,000 feet below sea level.

On the way down, you'll pass black coral, purple sponges, and thousands of playful fish.

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The Top 5 Activities for History Buffs in the Turks & Caicos Islands

The Top 5 Activities for History Buffs in the Turks & Caicos Islands
 So, you’ve always been a history buff. Maybe you love hearing war stories, trying to re-create events in your head? Maybe you love to learn about the history of a new place? Maybe different culture fascinate you?
 
Well, you are in for a rather thrilling ride, as the Turks & Caicos Islands has a very unique and fascinating history.  Below are the top 5 places you can go to learn more about this sublime tropical paradise.
 
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Half Moon Bay - A Perfect Day Trip

Half Moon Bay - A Perfect Day Trip
Half Moon Bay boasts a pristine, otherworldly landscape. A mere 15 minutes outside of Provo, Half Moon Bay makes you feel as though you are worlds away. From the light turquoise waters to the craggy rocks, limestone cliffs and the slender, lilting Casuarina trees, there is much to discover as you explore this uninhabited island. Marshy inlands, sheltered lagoons, rare birds and even an offshore wreck make for a fascinating day trip. Best of all is the crescent-shaped sandbar that makes for a spectacular beach. Perfect for lazy, solitary beach walks, snorkeling, diving, picnics, boat excursions, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding, Half Moon Bay has a good deal to offer.
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“Race for the Conch” ~ Eco Seaswim Event July 5, 2014

“Race for the Conch” ~ Eco Seaswim Event July 5, 2014
For those traveling to the Turks and Caicos Islands for some summer fun in the sun, you might want to plan your vacay around one of our most exciting and exhilarating seasonal events! On July 5, swimmers from around the globe will compete in the “Race for the Conch” Eco Seaswim. Now in it’s 5th year, this local charity event has raised money and awareness for worthy causes, such as Provo Children’s Home, which is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing shelter for needy kids, and the TCR Reef Fund, which is dedicated to preserving and protecting the delicate marine ecosystem of the Turks and Caicos.
 
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Cheshire Hall Plantation - A Fascinating Day Trip

Cheshire Hall Plantation - A Fascinating Day Trip
 
Are you a history buff? Do you want to learn something new about the fascinating Turks and Caicos Islands? Do you want to take a unique and educational day trip? Then look no further than CheshireHall Plantation, located off Leeward Highway on Providenciales. These quiet historical ruins provide a spellbinding glimpse of life in the Turks and Caicos Islands from a bygone era.
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Glow Worm Tours - One of the most unique and distinctive things you can do in Provo

Glow Worm Tours - One of the most unique and distinctive things you can do in Provo
One of the most unique and distinctive things you can do down here in the Turks and Caicos Islands is take a glow worm tour. These are wildly popular amongst tourists, visitors and even locals alike.

So what is a glow worm tour you may ask?

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Mudjin Harbor – a Slice of Heaven

Mudjin Harbor – a Slice of Heaven
Close your eyes. You can hear the seagulls and pelicans squacking from above. You can hear the gentle lapping of the sparkling, turquoise waves. You can feel the spray of mist that hits off the craggy limestone cliffs.

Welcome to Mudjin Harbor...

Rumored to be the most photographed area in Turks and Caicos, stunning scenic vistas and almost total seclusion await you on this wondrous journey. Mudjin Harbor offers many unique natural treasures and you are in for a day of discovery that you are not soon likely to forget.

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Provo Golf Club, a secret worth discovering on Turks and Caicos Islands

Provo Golf Club, a secret worth discovering on Turks and Caicos Islands

Island golf at Provo Golf Club is substantially different then you might expect mainly because you will not see the ocean. You’ll feel the Caribbean breeze and that will certainly have you working your ball down low while facing difficult approach shots but you won’t have to worry about crashing surf and distracting ocean vistas. You are faced with golf course design that incorporates the mangroves of the island as well as water hazards and waste areas that call on your very best shot making ability.

Recent upgrades have improved Provo Golf Club and the condition of the course is consistent throughout from tee to green. The fairways are tight and the rough is manageable and the maintenance crew is doing a good job of keeping the Provo Golf Club experience to an above average standard for the Caribbean.

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