4 Reasons To Visit Turks and Caicos In 2017

4 Reasons To Visit Turks and Caicos In 2017

When it comes to jetting off to the Caribbean, most of us don’t need much persuading, especially to the gorgeous coral islands of Turks and Caicos.

We all know that the islands are renowned for their beautiful beaches and great climate, but there is more to Turks and Caicos than meets the eye. The islands are full of culture and exciting activities, so here are 4 reasons to visit this year, put together in conjunction with Alexandra Resort, one of the best hotels in Turks and Caicos.

The celebrations

The fun never stops in the Caribbean and the Turks and Caicos calendar is always packed full of parties and festivals which are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

In July and August, you can take part in the Turks and Caicos Music and Cultural Festival where you can witness live music which spans genres from soul to hip hop. The festival even features a beauty pageant and plenty of delicious food stalls.

At the end of August, the Crop Over Festival – known as the biggest bash in Barbados – is held and it celebrates another successful year of sugar cane harvesting. If you attend the Crop Over Festival, you can expect to find dancing, carnivals, parties, and live music, along with The Grand Koodoment, which is an elaborate parade to celebrate the end of the season.

The food

If you’re a foodie, you’ll have a seriously indulgent time in Turks and Caicos regardless of what your taste buds desire.

With cultural cuisine everywhere you go, you’ll be able to get a taste of the island in style. If you’re into fine dining, Kitchen 218 is the place for you. Specialising in seafood and immaculate presentation, this restaurant sits you right in the centre of picturesque scenery, on an open air terrace between the tranquil swimming pool and gardens.

If you fancy a more relaxed meal on the beach, head over to Beach Deck which is situated on the renowned Grace Bay beach. During the summer, Beach Deck even hosts a Sunday BBQ which features live music and a happy hour.

The tours and excursions

Whether you like to explore the sea or keep your feet firmly on the ground, Turks and Caicos hosts an array of exciting tours and excursions.

Did you know that Turks and Caicos is home to the world’s only conch farm? You can take a tour of the farm and see how this staple in the Barbadian diet is reared – you might even see a Caribbean Queen Conch hatch!

If you want to while away your days in the waters, there are plenty of options for you, such as an excursion with Caicos Dream Tours, where you can enjoy full or half day snorkelling tours.

The culture

Even though the islands are so small, Turks and Caicos is brimming with culture. There are lots of ways for you to delve into the history of the islands and you’ll likely be surprised with your findings.

The Turks and Caicos National Museum is a great place to start if you’re interested in history and culture, and you’ll be able to peruse exhibitions and artifacts on topics such as slavery, along with nature and the environment.

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