TURKS & CAICOS | THE EXPEDITIONERS | DESTINATIONS | Travel Guide to the World

TURKS & CAICOS | THE EXPEDITIONERS | DESTINATIONS | Travel Guide to the World
By. The Expeditioners Roberto
Photos and videos by Roberto & Bella
WHERE: Long Bay, TCI, Caribbean, Americas

WHEN WE WENT: Bella and I have been there in August, December, January, February.

WHAT WE DID: Kiteboard. Kiteboard. Kayaking. Scuba Diving. Kiteboarding.

WHERE WE STAYED: Providenciales is known to be pricey. On the affordable side you have The Carribean Paradise Inn. This 20 suite inn, is minutes from the beach and run by one of the most amicable staffs I have every met. It’s private, secluded. And perfect for scuba divers and Kiteboarders alike. Being nearby to Long Bay Beach is a major plus! On the higher spectrum are the magnificent villas spotted all over the island and offered by Tranquility Vacation Rentals Turks & Caicos. Ideal for the honeymooner or the family, these abodes will leave you breathless. Just take a look at the pictures below!

Caribbean Paradise Inn: http://caribbeanparadiseinn.com/
Tranquility Vacation Rentals: http://www.turkscaicosluxuryvillas.com/

OTHER THINGS TO DO:
1. Scuba Diving with Big Blue Unlimited
2. Kiteboarding with Kite Provo
3. Conch Festival
4. Sea-Kayaking Island Hopping Adventure with Big Blue Unlimited
5. Romantic boat ride to see the glow worms.
6. Wake-Boarding
7. Deep-Sea Fishing with Talbot’s Adventures.
8. Fine -Dining at Baci’s
9. Hobie-Cat Sailing
10. Island Hopping
11. For those so inclined..there’s even a golf course.

HOW TO GET HERE: Fly. Lots of major airlines have direct flights here from places like New York and Toronto. If you search well-enough, you can find round-trip tickets for $500 taxes included.

Having tried a vast variety of sports, it’s not often that I come along one that I had never done before. I ski, snowboard, skate, surf, dive, rock-climb, mountain-bike, run, etc etc. I’ve even gone curling. But that’s excusable only because I’m Canadian.

A few years back, my brother told me that I should try kiteboarding. I had heard of some guy that went flying into a building and remembered it had been nasty. So I gave it little thought.

Then last year, while on my one-month honeymoon to Turks & Caicos with Bella, we got a 1hr intro class into the sport by Kite Provo’s Mike. It was gusty as he took out a 12 meter kite on a deserted beach. We thought we would give it a try. After taking us through safety, we waded into the water.

On my first attempt I was up…if only for some 30 meters before lunging into a uncontrolled rag-doll leap of some fort feet, elegantly face-planting into TCI’s emerald water. I stood-up, a tad- wobbly, grinning from ear-to-ear while still clearing my nostrils from their salt washing.

Fast-forward a year, and Bella and I are in Vancouver’s Northshore Board Store getting kites, harnesses, and boards before embarking on an adventure to Turks and Caicos– to learn to kiteboard. We heard that one of the best places to learn in the world, was indeed Long Bay Beach, on Turks and Caicos’s Providenciales.

On-Shore winds. Shallow water. Sandy bottom. Warm water. And a long long beach.

Learning to kite came with an excitement I hadn’t had in a very long time. The excitement of learning a new sport. And Long Bay Beach was the perfect place to learn. I can now jump 40′ in the air, and Bella can do some really rad riding. Stay tuned as we take this sport everywhere in the world.

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The Windrose Beach House

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The Windrose Beach House
Text by: Roberto
Photos by Roberto & Bella

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, Caribbean
Category: Beach House / Villa
Price Per Night: $900-$1100US

Sleeps 2-15

The Turks & Caicos islands have some of the most stunning, beautiful and pristine beaches that I have ever seen. Powdery white sand, waters in ever hue of blue and green. And even a resident dolphin in the bay- affectionately known as Jojo. (Who swam for an hour with us next to our tiny hobie-cat!) –but that’s another story;)

Providenciales’ Grace Bay Beach is regarded as one of the most gorgeous beaches in the world by many a magazine and reviewer, and I’ll happily attest to it. Bella and I spent a 1-month Honeymoon there (having visited 7 years prior) and it was a vacation we will never forget.

Yes we had our plentiful dose of adventure–but there where moments for romance, bliss, fine cuisine, and luxury lodging. Now there are many fine hotels on Grace Bay Beach. But there aren’t that many beach houses. The Windrose Beach House, offered by Tranquility Vacation rentals, is one such gem.

Secluded and overlooking stunning waters–we lolled on the massive wrap-around veranda overlooking the Caribbean. We dipped in and out of the jacuzzi on the deck. We enjoyed a little Veuve de Cliquot. And we made love. This was after-all, our honeymoon:)

In the evenings, after getting back from a day of scuba diving with Big Blue, we cooked up some dinner in the fabulous kitchen and ate it on the deck under a canopy of stars. On another night, we headed to the Turtle Cove marina (only 5 minutes away) to Baci’s for a delicious lobster dinner. One morning we woke up in our delightful beach house and grabbed the kayaks offered and headed out onto the water for a paddle. And then for a walk along the 12 miles of perfect beach.

Contact Details:

Website: http://www.turkscaicosluxuryvillas.com/
Basia : 1-649-231-1474

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