Resort Report

  • Down Blue Hills Way April 1, 2007 By Katya Brightwell Photos By Ramona Settle As you leave Leeward Highway behind you and round the bend onto Front Road, you’re welcomed by an awe-inspiring expanse of open sea, stretching as far as your eyes can reach, deep turquoise, and calming in its rugged beauty. For peaceful miles, only palm trees, swaying in the fresh breeze, ... Read more about this post
  • Making a Lasting Impression January 1, 2007 The Watermark is distinquishing itself among Grace Bay resort condominiums. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Renderings Courtesy Apollo Developments Being a person necessarily surrounded by paper, I’ve always associated the term “watermark” with the translucent design visible when a page of high quality paper is held to the light. It symbolizes a certain elegance and Žlan, a step ... Read more about this post
  • Easy Living; Hard to Forget January 1, 2007 Windsong Resort condominums occupy a neighborly niche on Grace Bay. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Renderings Courtesy Windsong Resort This slogan for a popular perfume commercial kept repeating itself in my head as I wrote this story. That’s likely because thoughts of the Windsong Resort condominium project conjured up the same dreamy, romantic notions as the perfume advertising ... Read more about this post
  • Tiny Treasures January 1, 2007 Small is beautiful in the underwater realm. Story by Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos by Barbara Shively Whether you’re diving, snorkeling or shopping for cars or jewelry, it’s human nature to notice the big, splashy things first. A two-carat diamond or cherry-red Porsche will catch your eye long before that tiny chip of serendibite or a Sunbeam. It’s ... Read more about this post
  • Talking Taino: Caves January 1, 2007 These subterranean caverns yield fascinating clues about early life. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson “THE ISLAND has a section called Caonao in which there is a mountain called Cauta and it has two caves, Cacibajagua, CAVE OF THE JAGUA, and Amayaœna, CAVE WITHOUT IMPORTANCE. From Cacibajagua came most of the people who inhabit the island.” [Ram—n ... Read more about this post
  • Inside the White House January 1, 2007 Digging up the past of Salt Cay’s most famous house. Story & Photos By Michele Belanger-McNair ~ Historic Photos Courtesy the Rosalie K. Harriott Collection Imposing from the air and on the ground, the White House stands as both a sentinel and icon to the history of tiny Salt Cay, of the Turks Islands themselves. Built in the ... Read more about this post
  • The Electric Reef January 1, 2007 A new technology offers hope for coral reef preservation. By Brian Riggs, Fernando Perez and Dr. Thomas Goreau While the Turks & Caicos Islands still have some of the best remaining coral reef in the Caribbean region, it is clear from recent fieldwork that even our corals are slowly declining due to episodic damage and progressive increases ... Read more about this post
  • Our Boa Belongers September 1, 2006 Everything you wanted to know about Turks & Caicos snakes. By Bryan Naqqi Manco, Senior Conservation Officer, Turks & Caicos National Trust Although animals have coexisted with humans on the planet since we first met, only certain animals have made such an impact on the minds of humans that they are known around the world as a ... Read more about this post
  • Dare to Dive Differently September 1, 2006 Tradewinds Guest Suites and Salt Cay Divers epitomize the Salt Cay experience. Story and Photos By Michele Belanger-McNair Scuba diving enthusiasts are as varied as any group of travelers today. It is a sport for the very young and those battling age. It can be for families, honeymooners, technical divers and photographers, to name but a few ... Read more about this post
  • Talking Taino: Boat Trips September 1, 2006 Surviving in an ocean environment links all TCI inhabitants as one. By Betsy Carlson and Bill Keegan Life on an island is just not possible without boats. The history of the Turks & Caicos, both prehistorically and historically, is linked to the ability to build boats and navigate the oceans successfully. Not just anybody can go out and ... Read more about this post
  • Islands Walk-About, Part II September 1, 2006 More than a touch of civilization marks the second part of the journey. Story & Photos By Martin Pepper In the old days, Turks & Caicos Islanders regularly walked between islands. This fact inspired Martin Pepper to walk, swim and hitch-hike about 100 miles from the southern tip of South Caicos to the northern edge of Providenciales, ... Read more about this post
  • Walkin’ on Water September 1, 2006 TCI’s watersports repertoire now includes skiing, riding, flying and footin’. Story by Doug Camozzi and J.P. Fidelle, Nautique Sports In Biblical times, the supernatural feat of walking on water was done ever-so-gracefully – with no assistance from a boat with a 200 horsepower outboard engine or even the power of the wind! These days, watercraft and sails ... Read more about this post
  • Quick Change Artists September 1, 2006 Fish like the parrot-, trumpet- and hogfish use color change for protection. Story by Suzanne Gerber Photos by Barbara Shively Of all the fish in the sea, the parrotfish may be the most recognizable. Technically, these common reef dwellers (and favorite of snorkelers and divers) are members of the Scaridae family. A number of years ago, marine biologists ... Read more about this post
  • Luxury is Still Affordable September 1, 2006 The Villa del Mar Hotel & Resort offers a reasonably priced alternative to Grace Bay beachfront condominiums. By Kathy Borsuk It doesn’t seem fair. These days, a sun, sand and sea drenched lifestyle in the Turks & Caicos Islands, especially on Providenciales, appears reserved for the rich (and/or famous). A glance through the local real estate association’s ... Read more about this post
  • The “New Normal” September 1, 2006 An outline of objectives for advancing TCI’s financial services industry. By Gilbert NMO Morris, Chief Economist, The Landfall Centre for Finance, Trade and International Affairs Finance is the Turks & Caicos Islands’ second most profitable industry after tourism. A steering committee set up earlier this year aims to breathe new life into the sector and boost the ... 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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