Resort Report

  • Fresh Every Morning February 11, 2010 An authentic French boulangerie comes to Providenciales. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Legend has it that the name for Providenciales comes from the exaltations of French shipwreck survivors upon seeing this “providence of God.” Folks who are connoisseurs of French baked goods are sure to make similar exclamations of happiness when they visit the ... Read more about this post
  • Like a Phoenix February 11, 2010 Grand Turk’s Bohio Dive Resort triumphantly rises after Hurricane Ike. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Perfectly positioned on a sinuous curve of pristine Pillory Beach, Grand Turk’s Bohio Dive Resort has long prided itself on offering “simple elegance in paradise.” Offering an unmatched combination of beautiful natural surroundings, friendly, personal service, superb diving, ... Read more about this post
  • Heat Monsters February 11, 2010 Tracking Hurricanes Hanna and Ike. By Marlon Hibbert, Scientific Officer, DECR It is no secret that 2008 was an extraordinary year for the Turks & Caicos Islands. During a one week period we suffered the onslaught of two major hurricanes. They wreaked havoc on the people of the Islands and came at a time when the global ... Read more about this post
  • Cedar Trees: Friend or Foe? February 11, 2010 What impact does the Australian pine have on the local plant community? Story & Photos By Chloe Hardman Tall trees waving in the winds are a common sight along the beautiful beaches of the Turks & Caicos. Locally known as the cedar, these trees offer pleasant shade. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these trees ... Read more about this post
  • The Fourth Deadly Sin February 11, 2010 This emblematic mammal did not survive to Taíno times. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson The sloth is the stupidest animal that can be found in the world, and is so awkward and slow in movement that it would require a whole day to go fifty paces.1 Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, 1526 This is not the preface ... Read more about this post
  • Bringing the Past to Life February 11, 2010 Historic restoration plays a part in preserving the Islands’ rich heritage. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Lee & Astwood Architects Anyone who is familiar with the Turks & Caicos Islands knows that this tiny archipelago holds a rich history. Most apparent when you visit the “Salt Islands” of Grand Turk, Salt Cay and South Caicos is ... Read more about this post
  • Pampered in Provo February 11, 2010 A sampling of Providenciales’ sybartic – and healthful – spa pleasures. By Kathy Borsuk & Claire Parrish ~ Photos By Claire Parrish When Claire and I decided to visit many of the spas in Providenciales for this feature, I inwardly cringed. I’m a wash ‘n’ ready, no-frills gal who was brought up to believe that hard work ... Read more about this post
  • The Elusive Heather February 11, 2010 Searching for the TCI’s National Flower. Story & Photos By Sophie Williams As a botany student in the UK, I regularly see the beautiful purple heathers covering the hillsides and dominating the landscape. When I was offered the opportunity to study the Turks & Caicos heather, I was excited and eager to see an endemic species of ... Read more about this post
  • Thinking Like an Ocean February 11, 2010 Developing a sea ethic. By Richard Plate and Marta Calosso ~ Photos By Marta Calosso In 2008 we wrote an article for Times of the Island providing an introduction to Aldo Leopold’s land ethic. Briefly, Leopold suggested that humans increase their sense of ethics to include “soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.” The article ... Read more about this post
  • A Dash of Culture February 11, 2010 The Saltmills business complex pays homage to TCI heritage. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Grand Turk, South Caicos and Salt Cay are traditionally known as the Turks & Caicos’ “Salt Islands.” Their vast salinas, into which seawater was pumped via windmill through a series of sluices for evaporation into high quality sea salt ... Read more about this post
  • Rare & Wonderful February 11, 2010 Studying the charismatic white spotted eagle ray populations of South Caicos. Story & Photos By Jan Lupton Venture on a dive or snorkel in the beautiful seas surrounding the Turks & Caicos Islands and you may be treated to an encounter with one or more white spotted eagle rays gracefully flying through the water. In contrast to ... Read more about this post
  • Off the Beaten Path June 1, 2009 Adventures in the TCI’s Salt Islands. Story & Photos By Ramona Settle Admit it. You arrive on Providenciales, get one breathtaking glimpse of Grace Bay Beach, and feel like you’ll stay put. You think it can’t get better than this. Other than an excursion to one of the cays, you won’t venture far.  I can tell you ... Read more about this post
  • You Can’t Get There From Here June 1, 2009 Whether Indian or archaeologist, transportation can be a challenge. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson If there be any earthly Paradyse in the worlde, it can not be farre from these regions of the south, where the heaven is so beneficiall and the elements so temperate that they are neither bitten with the coulde in winter, nor ... Read more about this post
  • The Gansevoort Experience June 1, 2009 Grace Bay’s newest resort redefines “Caribbean cool”. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Gansevoort Turks + Caicos In the 1970s, Providenciales was “discovered” by the jet-setters of that era. A fun-loving, pedigreed crowd with names like duPont, Ludington and Roosevelt flocked by private jet to Provo’s deserted white sand beaches, gorgeous turquoise seas and lobster-laden reefs to ... Read more about this post
  • Making a Mural June 1, 2009 Transformational community art comes to Grand Turk. By Leah Samuelson, Artists on Call Photos By Artists on Call From mid-January to mid-March, 2009, I spent eight weeks leading community mural projects in the Turks & Caicos Islands with an organization called Artists on Call. During this time, we completed three murals, two on Grand Turk and a third, ... Read more about this post

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Sharon Weil Hornstein is the owner/photographer of Sand Dollar Images. Of this her first contribution to Times of the Islands she says, “For me, rainbows have always symbolized hope and opportunity and I believe this photograph captures the power, beauty and resilience of Turk & Caicos through Hurricanes Irma and Maria.” For more of Sharon’s Turks & Caicos images, visit www.sanddollarimages.comand follow her on Instagram @sanddollarimages and @turnstonehousetci.

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