Resort Report

  • Funds For All Seasons January 1, 2002 By Mark Smallwood, TEP, Smallwood Trust Co., Ltd. After the performance of equity markets in the last year and a half, most investors might think that the definition of Alternative Investment Management might be “making money.” Certainly, the last year has seen a wild ride in markets, particularly the NASDAQ in the United States, and the ease ... Read more about this post
  • Whale Watching January 1, 2002 A New Lease on Life for the Magical Mystics of the Sea By Marsha Pardee Woodring There she blows! The oft heard cry in days of old now heralds a new era in whaling, but one that hopes to conserve, rather than exterminate, the remaining whale populations of the world. What is it about those massive marine creatures, ... Read more about this post
  • Sporting Times: TCI Rugby Football Union January 1, 2002 Story and Photos by Claire Stevens Rugby is a hard-hitting game of endurance and grit. Surging adrenaline gives energy-devoured players the power and pace they need to play on. The game famed for the friendships and respect that emerge from tough encounters has firmly established itself here in the Turks & Caicos Islands. People from different ... Read more about this post
  • Rooms With A Vieux September 1, 2001 Story & Photo by Anthony Taylor “Thank you, we’ve had the most amazing holiday,” writes one person. “The holiday of a lifetime,” writes another. “Our best holiday ever, we don’t want to go home,” writes a third. These are just a small sample of the quotes from the guest book at Villa Vieux Caribe, a five-bedroom villa ... Read more about this post
  • Opening A World Of Opportunity September 1, 2001 The Alexandra Resort By Kathy Borsuk Besides occupying a prime site on world-acclaimed Grace Bay Beach, The Alexandra Resort & Spa holds the distinction of being the first and only “vacation ownership” (or timeshare) resort in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Currently under construction with the first oceanfront building due to open in early November, Director of ... Read more about this post
  • Islands of Time September 1, 2001 Story and Photos by Matt and Angela Weedon We are perched atop a stone seawall sipping British tea. The old colonial buildings behind us on Front Street, dating back to the 1800s, begin to turn a magical golden glow as the sun heads toward the horizon. Several local people pass us by on rusty bicycles. Only half a day removed from ... Read more about this post
  • A Place To Do Nothing September 1, 2001 Story and Photo by Kathy Borsuk While some vacationers prefer a selection of activities to keep them busy, others are simply looking for tranquility and perhaps a touch of romance . . . a chance to unwind in an exotic setting where the sun can melt their cares away. Sibonne is such a place. An intimate, “boutique” ... Read more about this post
  • Something for Everyone: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa September 1, 2001 By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photo courtesy Beaches Resorts One resort has single-handedly made a dramatic difference in the number of visitors enjoying what it describes as “the last of the true exotics.” As the shining star in the Sandals chain of ultra all-inclusives, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa has been voted “World’s Best Family ... Read more about this post
  • Salt Cay Sunset House September 1, 2001 A place to remember in a land time forgot. Story & Photo by Anthony Taylor There are few, if any, places in the world that can quite prepare you for a first visit to Salt Cay. This tiny island nestled in the south-east corner of the Turks & Caicos, just below Grand Turk, was once a thriving ... Read more about this post
  • Clear Blue Caribbean Waters September 1, 2001 Is That What They Mean by Transparency? By Ron McFadyen, CEO, Temple Trust Company Ltd. TRANSPARENCY! The latest “buzzword” in the offshore environs. What does it mean? And to whom? According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, transparency derives from Medieval Latin trans- + parere, to show oneself; fine or sheer enough to be seen through; free from pretense or deceit; easily detected or ... Read more about this post
  • Treasure or Trash June 1, 2001 Combing TCI’s Beaches Story by Marsha Pardee Woodring Photos by Pamela Leach Arise and awake. Slip out to the beach at morning’s first light and let the sand sift through your toes. A new day, a new adventure has begun. Treasures await those who truly love the surprises the sea brings to land. For some, beachcombing is more than just a leisurely stroll ... Read more about this post
  • Reservations Suggested June 1, 2001 The Palms Grand Resort By Kathy Borsuk It’s doubtful that the Turks & Caicos Islands are still the “best kept secret in the Caribbean.” I say this because The Palms Grand Resort and Spa–among the newest Grace Bay condominium/resort projects — is able to command a $20,000 deposit from potential investors to be placed on a “preferred” ... Read more about this post
  • Quality Assurance June 1, 2001 By Kathy Borsuk Paul de Weerd has served as Superintendent of TCI’s Financial Services Commission for the past three years, steering it through a veritable blizzard of international initiatives. He remains upbeat and positive about the future of one of TCI’s most important and deep-rooted industries. He recently took time from his busy day to answer ... Read more about this post
  • Homo Delphinus: June 1, 2001 The Dolphin Within Man Excerpt from a book by Jacques Mayol ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jacque’s Freediving Sled Jacques Mayol is a world-famous diver widely acclaimed for his pioneering work in the field of deep breath-hold diving and for his historic, record-setting dive of 100 meters (330 feet) during a program of experimental and medical research in deep breath-hold diving ... Read more about this post
  • Growing Up April 1, 2001 The skipper didn’t mince words as he gently guided his supersleek tour boat into the Leeward Marina dock. “This is the Wild West down here. Be careful what you pay!” John Esper, a former Canadian real estate agent, now running an operation he calls Caicos Ferry in a land he speaks of as paradise, was referring ... 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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