Anyone who has visited Turks and Caicos will tell you how turquoise the water color is, and well, when people would tell me in the past, I’d just listen, nod, and say, “oh really?” I’d listen, but I didn’t quite believe it, I didn’t fully comprehend it. I mean, I’ve been fortunate to have visited some beautiful islands myself and I already knew what turquoise water looked like, that is until I visited Turks and Caicos and I had a reality check. To all of you who question does Turks and Caicos really have the most gorgeous turquoise water in the Caribbean? YES! YES! YES.IT.DOES! And no other island in the Caribbean even compares to it! How do I know? Well, I initiated conversation about the “Caribbean Islands” with a few locals and well traveled tourists I met on the island, and every single one of them confirmed that T+C does indeed boast the best water in the Caribbean.
The water color is turquoise, in the shade of an aqua blue and sometimes shifts to a light green when it’s cloudy. The water is so blue that I was able to see my feet while I stood in 3 feet deep water. The water is so blue that we were able to see the coral reef right thru the water hundreds of feet above sea level. The water is so blue that when our flight was taking off from Providenciales International Airport, I couldn’t tell where the water ended and where the sky began, it was seamless.
Turks and Caicos appeals mostly to honeymooners and families with younger children, hence it typically isn't thought of as a party island, nor does it appeal to singles. Since I was on a Girlfriends Getaway and with a pregnant friend, the choice to vacation at Turks and Caicos seemed obvious and relaxing above all. Gorgeous blue waters, a top notch resort, the ultimate relaxation on the beach sipping mojitos, quality time with friends, and great Caribbean food were just some of the many highlights of my trip.
And now the downside, unlike some other Caribbean islands, Turks and Caicos is not reasonable. They will nickel and dime you for everything. Most budget hotels will cost you about $150 to $200 USD a night, anything more luxurious will quickly drive up that cost. Taxis are crazy expensive (taxi post coming soon). Here at Turks, they don’t simply charge a group for where they are going, they charge each person for where they are going! The good news is you can always hustle and get a lower rate, but you’ll still pay about $20 for a one way 5 minute cab ride for just 3 people, that’s $40 round-trip for a mere 10 minute cab ride. Crazy! In terms of restaurants, there are some reasonable restaurants on the island, however majority of the places are pricy. Drinks are on average $9 to $12 at restauarnts, more at the hotels, fish/chicken entrees will run you between $25 to $45, and desserts are about $8 to $10.
You can listen to people talk about Turks and Caicos, you can read all about it in the books, you can see all the pictures on the internet, but no person, no book, no website can capture the beauty of the water on this romantic island. You have to go to Turks and Caicos and see yourself, experience it, relish in it, and then believe it, believe that there is heaven on earth.
Walking in to the most incredible view at the Gansevoort Turks + Caicos. Breathtaking.
Bliss. I wore Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos to see if the nail polish color really matches the water color, oh yes it does. I know, I’m such a dork.
I love these flats that dress up any outfit… Archer DV by Dolce Vita.
These pelican birds are so vicious and are known to have amazing vision. It would fly over the water searching for food, then dive into the water, and swallow a fish… eeeek! They were scary and so annoying. Jhiane and I would run out of the water each time they would show up, supposedly they don’t hurt humans, but you never know.
Although I can't swim for the life of me, I went in the water 4 feet deep and then I rode the waves. Of course the waves aren't rough so I can handle it.
I don’t know what the hell is in the water, sea salt + more, but my skin was glowing and all the little pimple bumps completely cleared up. I’m gonna try washing my face with salt water at home and see if it has the same affect.
TELL ME: Have you been to Turks and Caicos? Did you go sightseeing or just hang out at the hotel? What water/air activities did you do while on the island?