turks and caicos, part 2

turks. where to eat and stay. here is my very concise, simple, breakdown.

providenciales is a beautiful little paradise on the western end of the chain of islands that make up turks and caicos. this is the most inhabited island and is probably the most familiar with travelers. it is a quiet little destination and a bit more on the pricey end. for what it’s worth, the following places we experienced were both great and not so great.

TIKI HUT

this was probably our most disappointing meal. and it was the first one too. way overpriced, too americanized (who wants bbq on a caribbean vacation?) and just not anything special. the pro to this spot was the location which sat next to turtle cove marina with huge fishing boats and overlooked the water. but that was about it.

DA CONCH SHACK

best known for the freshest conch on the island. this place was great – live music on thursdays, sits right on the beach in blue hills. it is a little bit of a trek from the grace bay area but a must eat.

conch shells lined the entire restaurant

conch negotiating

HEMINGWAY’S RESTAURANT

this is basically a great spot for an afternoon cocktail. went with the frozen pina colada and was not disappointed…decent prices too!

GANSEVOORT

absolutely beautiful place to stay. perks would definitely have to be the freebie paddle boards and snorkel gear. we did some paddle boarding which was fun, but then we burnt ourselves so bad we had to sit underneath umbrellas on the last day! food is pretty good too…

MAGNOLIA RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

we had a quality dinner here. the restaurant overlooks turtle cove marina, but sits high atop a hill making it the perfect place to watch the sunset. probably one of my favorite meals on the island.

other points of interest – gansevoort also offers up free bikes so you can do a bit of exploring on the bikes. the only thing i would say is that provo is a very rural island and for as much beauty and wealth there is, there is also a more impoverished side which makes for an interesting contrast. know where to ride and where to keep away from and go by daylight is my best suggestion.

there is a conch shell farm that is also a good day trip. we did not end up going to this but heard positive things.

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