Resort Report

  • Pampering in Paradise April 1, 2001 By Kathy Borsuk with Melinda Minton Photos courtesy Serenity Spa, Beaches Resort and Phillip Pepperell “I’m warning you now, this could become addictive” Turks & Caicos spas That’s what Megan Bates of Serenity Spa said just before she gave me my first-ever beauty treatment. Truthfully, I had been rather apprehensive at the thought of a stranger performing ablutions on ... Read more about this post
  • I Want To Protect My Assets April 1, 2001 AND PAY NO TAXES . . . AND I’M AMERICAN! By Mark Smallwood, Smallwood & Company It had been a glorious weekend, dinner with friends on Friday night, game of golf on Saturday, and Sunday spent idling on beautiful Grace Bay beach. The warm glow of the sun seemed a distant memory as another week started, and Bob ... Read more about this post
  • Herons of The Turks and Caicos Islands April 1, 2001 Sunset Story and Photos by Richard Ground Herons occur throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands in every conceivable habitat. Reddish Egrets dance in the urban salinas of Grand Turk. Cattle Egrets can be found in dry pasture. Great Blues stalk the tidal flats; and Night-Herons haunt suburban gardens, where they keep down the population of destructive land ... Read more about this post
  • Living The Leeward Lifestyle April 1, 2001 By Anne-Marie Kelly The nautical definition of the word “leeward,” meaning the side to which the wind is blowing, captures only a fraction of the essence of Providenciales’ own Leeward Community. This gated, upscale, marina-based community on the far northeast tip of the bustling island has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. Future plans are ... Read more about this post
  • Eco-Tourism: The Big Blue Way April 1, 2001 By Anthony Taylor It’s been some nine years since Florida-based writer Bill Belleville first addressed the issue of eco-tourism in Times of the Islands (Spring 1992). Then he called it “environmental and economic sense” and went on to state, “as this island chain (Turks & Caicos) edges up to a crossroads in its development destiny, it ... Read more about this post
  • Finding Your Place in the Sun September 1, 2000 Sundance Homes Ltd. Tucked just inside the gates of the multi-million-dollar Leeward Development lies a charming neighborhood, The Residences of Leeward, Sundance Homes Ltd.’s sprawling 80-lot subdivision. A “community within a community,” The Residences of Leeward boasts a relaxed island feel unto itself. Two and three bedroom homes adorned in cheerful pastels line Cocoloba Court and ... Read more about this post
  • STEP Caribbean Conference 2000: September 1, 2000 Adding VALUE in a CHANGING World By Christian Papachristou, McLean McNally, Attorneys at Law The Second Annual STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Caribbean Conference was held this year in Providenciales from May 8-10, 2000 at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa. The conference was deemed a tremendous success, with larger than expected attendance. Participants ... Read more about this post
  • No Bananas September 1, 2000 By Anthony Taylor “You should eat something,” said Juan. It was now 2:00 in the afternoon and I’d been feeling sea-sick all morning and not touched a thing. “You’re right. I think I’ll have my banana,” I replied. “Your what? A banana!,” he exclaimed. At that moment the whole crew of Below Me, all seven of them, ... Read more about this post
  • Fabulous Falcons September 1, 2000 Story and Photos by Richard Ground FALCONS–the word conjures up romantic images of medieval knights engaged in the noble art of flaconry. There are precious few knights in the Turks & Caicos Islands, but the birds they would have used can be found here, together with others of the same family. Falcons are not hawks–people tend to ... Read more about this post
  • More Than Just A Beach June 1, 2000 Story and Photos by Matt Weedon Growing up completely landlocked, I dreamed of one day living by the sea. I finally got my chance several years ago after I graduated from college. As fate would have it, I ended up on the tiny island of South Caicos working at a marine biology center, the School for ... Read more about this post
  • To Buy or Build: That is the Question June 1, 2000 By Anthony Taylor The great thing about this question is that there is no right or wrong answer. However, there is no simple answer either. It’s all a matter of personal choice and circumstance. What suits one person may not suit another, or even the same person a few years down the line. With so many ... Read more about this post
  • Turks & Caicos Islands: June 1, 2000 OFFSHORE INSURANCE BASTION By Paul J. Dodsworth, FCCA, International Insurance Managers Ltd. The Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI), “Isles of Perpetual June” are a British Overseas Dependent Territory with a sound and stable political history. The Islands embrace a ministerial system of government that affords a high level of internal self-government, based on the English style of ... Read more about this post
  • Sun, Sea And Money April 1, 2000 By Mark Smallwood, Smallwood & Company Looking at the Winter 1999/2000 Times of the Islands magazine, three aspects of the issue leapt out at me. Firstly the picture of Sellar’s Pond (now Turtle Cove Marina) in the early 1960s, with not a shred of inhabitation around it, then the picture of a group of the resilient ... Read more about this post
  • Flamingos April 1, 2000 Heraldic Birds of the TCI Story and Photos by Richard W. Ground Flamingos are curious and contradictory birds: ungainly and elegant; familiar yet rare; mysterious and commonplace. In Alice in Wonderland, the formidable Red Queen used them as croquet mallets, although Alice had trouble managing hers. In the crest of the Turks & Caicos Islands, they stand ... Read more about this post
  • The Turks and Caicos Islands April 1, 2000 Beautiful by Nature By Julia; Phil Davies Editor’s note: Do you ever experience that feeling of “goosebumps” running up and down your body when something deeply moves you? That’s how I felt when Julia & Phil Davies showed me a preview copy of their new book, The Turks and Caicos Islands. Beautiful by Nature. The book is ... 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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