Resort Report

  • Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoats of the Reef: June 1, 2003 The Tao of Fish Colour By Shane Paterson Photos by Matt Weedon QUESTION: WHY ARE CORAL REEF FISHES SO COLOURFUL? ANSWER: BECAUSE THEY ARE. THE END. That answer, arguably as true as any other, reflects the fact that we’re really not entirely certain why many coral reef fishes are so incredibly colourful. We once thought we knew but ... Read more about this post
  • The Conquerors of the Deep June 1, 2003 By Charlotte de Fontaubert, Ph.D and Jay Harding Photos by Charlotte de Fontaubert As you meet Belongers during your visit to the Turks & Caicos Islands, do not hesitate to ask them which island they are from. If they come from South Caicos, ask them about the lobster fishermen there — you’ll be in for a lengthy ... Read more about this post
  • Litigation Considerations April 1, 2003 In The Turks & Caicos Islands By Tim Prudhoe, McLeans International Attorneys. No right-minded client comes to these beautiful Islands with the intention of becoming a party to litigation. The Turks & Caicos Islands are no different than the rest of the world –in that everyone hates the litigation attorneys . . . until, that is, they ... Read more about this post
  • Iguanas on the Move: April 1, 2003 The Science of Translocation Story and Photos by Lee Pagni I have one hand around the back of an iguana’s spiny neck and the other just above its tail. I am kneeling to release it on hot white sand. These reptiles bite, so I let go quickly. The iguana doesn’t move. Time slows as we stare at each ... Read more about this post
  • Islands of the Sea April 1, 2003 A Natural History Story and Photos by Kathleen McNary Wood A tiny chain of emerald green islands sit poised in a seemingly endless and vast deep-blue sea surrounded by a thin fringe of crystal-white sands and shallow turquoise banks. Like glittering beads of a necklace, each color represents a precious jewel of natural history that makes these islands ... Read more about this post
  • Space, Style and Sophistication April 1, 2003 The Somerset on Grace Bay Story by Kathy Borsuk Artwork by The Baltimore Design Group Although they had an ocean between them, the sophisticated elite that settled in the sprawling penthouses of New York’s Upper East Side and the wealthy British Colonial travelers of yesteryear shared a common appreciation of elegance as they lived and traveled in style. Interestingly, ... Read more about this post
  • Titles Don’t Count: The Turks & Caicos Club April 1, 2003 Story & Photos By Kathy Borsuk Whether you approach from the beach or via the road, the Turks & Caicos Club seems to magically appear like a beautiful mirage. Its striking combination of white-trimmed, ivory buildings and red clay-tiled roofs stands in brilliant contrast to the deep blue sky, turquoise sea and verdant landscaping surrounding it. But ... Read more about this post
  • Dressing Up The Islands: The Story Behind the National Costume April 1, 2003 T & C National Costume Story by David Bowen, Cultural Officer, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board One of the very first tasks I put to myself, as the Tourist Board’s newly appointed Cultural Officer, was to work on getting a national costume recognized. Throughout my travels and many years abroad, I have seen a number of countries ... Read more about this post
  • Getting Better All The Time: The Alexandra Resort & Spa January 1, 2003 Story and Photos by Kathy Borsuk On December 15, 2001, The Alexandra Resort & Spa opened the first of its beachfront buildings, The Chelsea, as scheduled, to the delight of its first eager visitors. This princess of a property includes 32 one and two bedroom oceanfront suites, all holding court on world-renowned Grace Bay Beach ... Read more about this post
  • Folk Tales & Storytelling January 1, 2003 Story by David Bowen, Cultural Officer, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board The art of storytelling (or, as the old folks say “talking ol’ stories”), like much of our cultural heritage is hardly ever practiced these days. We are a nation of short attention spans, addicts to the quick thrill. The TV and cable remote control are ... Read more about this post
  • An Experience In Pleasure January 1, 2003 The Palms Grand Resort & Spa By Kathy Borsuk “In these times, upmarket condominium purchasers are looking beyond the brick and mortar and core amenities. Instead, their interest is more comprehensive . . . they ask ‘what will I experience while I’m there?'” Developer Stan Hartling’s words reflect the philosophy by which The Palms Grand Resort and Spa ... Read more about this post
  • Positive Returns January 1, 2003 Absolutely, with Offshore Variable Annunities By Mark Smallwood, TEP, Smallwood Insurance Company Ltd. In the last few years, the offshore financial sector has been undergoing dramatic changes. The Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI), albeit a relatively small boutique financial jurisdiction, has been playing its part in introducing a braod array of laws and regulations to ensure a ... Read more about this post
  • Sifting Through The Sands of Time January 1, 2003 Story by Marsha Pardee Woodring There is something elemental in the act of wriggling one’s naked toes into sun-baked sand. It’s as if those zillions of grains of sand somehow illicit a very simple and basic joy. Maybe the magic comes from its millions of years in the making. Like the hourglass that marks time, sand has ... Read more about this post
  • Horsin’ Around On Provo January 1, 2003 By Kathi Barrington “I’ve always wanted to ride a horse down the beach on a tropical island” Until recently, that just wasn’t possible on Providenciales. There were a few privately owned horses here, but no facility or tourists. However, this year I’ve watched many people live that wistfully spoken dream, thanks to a couple of dedicated residents ... Read more about this post
  • Free Falling January 1, 2003 Story by John Garvin, O2 Technical Diving Photos by Philip Shearer, Big Blue Unlimited “Does anyone know of any technical diving facilities in the Turks & Caicos Islands?” The e-mail managed to stay in my In box for less than a minute before I replied with a resounding “Yes!” Little did I know that this reply would ... Read more about this post

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Hobbyist photographer and Assistant Director for Research & Development at the TCI Department of Environment & Coastal Resources Dr. Eric F. Salamanca took this rare photo of a Bahama Woodstar hummingbird enjoying the nectar of Moringa flowers.

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