Resort Report

  • 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
  • The Point Grace Experience: Simply Elegant September 1, 2002 By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photo by Tropical Imaging “Simplicity is the key to excellence,” states Andre Neiderhauser, manager of Point Grace, one of the country’s most upscale hotel properties. The essential ingredients are all in place: Point Grace rises above a gentle curve of Providenciales’ picturesque Grace Bay, with miles of alabaster beach to either side ... Read more about this post
  • A Measure of Trust September 1, 2002 By Kathy Borsuk Photos Courtesy The National Trust Executive Director Ethlyn Gibbs-Williams laughs when she recalls that in the early days, one of the misconceptions people had about the National Trust was that it was a place to borrow money. Yet while not technically a bank, the Turks & Caicos National Trust does perform similar functions . ... Read more about this post
  • Home Sweet Home: The Arches of Grand Turk September 1, 2002 Story & Photos by Kathy Borsuk The Arches of Grand TurkEven at the most lavish Caribbean resort, it’s rare to feel at home in your room or suite . . . in most places, a cool impersonality replaces the homey touch that allows complete relaxation. The Arches of Grand Turk are an exception. The four-unit, two-story ... Read more about this post

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Photographer Marta Morton took a much-anticipated trip to Salt Cay in early April, where, among some 5,000 pictures, she captured this intriguing shot of the island’s iconic donkeys. You will find more of Marta’s beautiful photography throughout this issue and at http://www.harbourclubvillas.com

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