Sunday, January 22, 2012
The perfect little getaway ...Turks and Caicos December 2011
Back in October, when Dave got his pawsies on a Google offer where you pay $30 for $300 credit off any Jetblue Packages, I was uber excited to browse Jetblue's website to look at their hot winter Getaway packages (flights + hotel) we can pick from.
There were quite a few Caribbean and South America destinations to pick from but only a few stood out. There were trips to Mexico, Puerto Rico, St Marteen, Bermuda, Bahamas and the usual US destination yawners such as Florida, Miami, Vegas etc. It came down to how many days we were willing to take off and what we wanted to get out of our trip. Since Dave could only take a couple of days off, we looked into 4 days 3 night packages. Because it was such a short period of time, we decided that we wanted to just go somewhere to relax and do nothing much except snorkeling.
If you are looking for nothing but white sands and turquoise clear blue waters and to do nothing but eat, tan, swim and drink alki...then Turks and Caicos is the place for you.
You will eat very well on the island but at a cost :)
You must check out Grace Bay Club's beach lounge area at night.
We stayed on the island of Providenciales (aka Provo) where there is nothing more than just rows of resorts lining the many beaches on the islands. But be warned, expect to spend a lot of money on food and drinks if you do not get an all-inclusive. The island is small and there is really not much to do. We recommend renting a car to get around since it is cheaper than hailing the taxi and gave us more freedom to explore around. You drive on the left side of the road and there are barely any road signs or traffic lights which makes it fun!
Must try the conch salad at the Conch Shack.
We barely enjoyed our beach at the Alexandra Resort (Grace Bay) because we went snorkeling practically every day and it was tiring! We bought our own snorkeling gears and waterproof disposable camera which was a great idea since the ones the resorts and tours loaned out were overused and bleh.
Here is a video montage I made summarizing our trip from December! Enjoy! I had the perfect song from Coldplay to pair with the montage however Youtube and Fb just would not allow the song to be used. *sad face*