Resort Report

  • A Long Journey (by Boat) to Paradise March 29, 2022 Beryl Nelson By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos by Tom Rathgeb and Courtesy of Beryl Nelson Q:  How did you come to live in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Beryl? A:  Well, it’s a long story . . .  Actually, the story itself is simple: Beryl Nelson, who grew up in Michigan and Indiana, decided when he came of age ... Read more about this post
  • Crawling Out of History March 29, 2022 The Grand Turk Tortoise Chelonoidis alburyorum keegani By Bill Keegan, Betsy Carlson and Michael Pateman Just as the hare is zipping across the finish line, the tortoise has stopped once again by the roadside, this time to stick out his neck and nibble a bit of sweet grass, unlike the previous time when he was distractedby a bee humming ... Read more about this post
  • Discoveries & Mysteries March 29, 2022 TCI birding: Questions answered; questions raised. By Simon Busuttil There are around 11,000 species of birds in the world. “Around” because the number changes all the time. Totally new species are fairly frequently discovered, and a thankfully few (as yet) others are deemed extinct, but most of the changes occur through “splitting” existing species. These “splits” come ... Read more about this post
  • Wreck of the Concepción March 29, 2022 The fateful final voyage of a treasure-laden Spanish galleon. By Ben Stubenberg ~ Original Painting by Richard McGhie Strewn across the long barrier reefs and shallow banks that encircle the Turks & Caicos lie more than 1,000 shipwrecks. Each one comes with a unique yet kindred story of crew and passengers staring down death as relentless waves ... Read more about this post
  • The Power of Vitamin Sea March 29, 2022 One dose released Tristan to bloom. Story & Photos By Kelly Currington For anyone who loves the sea, the feeling of being connected to its powers seems to come naturally. We feel drawn to it for our sense of peace and balance, and to reset from the chaos of everyday life. When we slip below the surface ... Read more about this post
  • Helping the Humpback March 29, 2022 Protecting one of the Islands’ biggest natural wonders. By Katharine Hart and Cathy Bacon, Turks & Caicos Islands Whale Project Photos By Katharine Hart, Deep Blue Charters Each winter, hundreds of North Atlantic Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) travel thousands of kilometers from their summer feeding grounds in colder waters to the turquoise shallows surrounding the Turks & Caicos ... Read more about this post
  • Flamingo Flamboyance March 26, 2022 The relationship between the salt industry and the American flamingo. By Skylar Wuelfing, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies Looking out across the salt flats of the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI), one can often spot a flamboyance (or large group) of brightly colored birds known as American flamingoes (Phoenicopterus ruber). These ... Read more about this post
  • Raking Up the Past March 26, 2022 Salt production on the Turks & Caicos Islands (Part 1) Story & Postcard Images Courtesy Jeff Dodge Salt was the most important industry on the Turks & Caicos Islands for almost 300 years. Salt was of critical importance, not only for culinary purposes, but to preserve meat and fish. Since salt production involved so many people and ... Read more about this post
  • Kings of Bonefishing March 26, 2022 Remembering the Jennings brothers. Story & Photos Courtesy Dr. Carlton Mills In the early 1960s, the only fishing plant in the Turks & Caicos was in South Caicos. This attracted fishermen from throughout the Islands who came over to improve their livelihood. Many of them stayed on the fishing bank for several days diving or hooking conch ... Read more about this post
  • Lights, Camera, Action! February 3, 2022 Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival By Matthew Matlack, Sea Turtle Creative When I received notice that the documentary short, “East Caicos Expedition” (www.eastcaicosexpedition.com), had been accepted into the Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, I was elated. I shot the film over three whirlwind days in October 2019 with the plan being to take ... Read more about this post
  • Island Visionary January 4, 2022 The late “Fritz” Ludington helped initiate development on Providenciales. By Dr. Carlton Mills ~ Images Courtesy Turks & Caicos National Museum Over the last fifty years, what was once known only as Blue Hills (now Providenciales), has witnessed a remarkable transformation. One of the key players in this process was the late Frederick Ludington (affectionately known as ... Read more about this post
  • TCI Coastal Culture Values January 4, 2022 Culture. What is it? And why should we care? By Oshin Whyte If you had told me a year ago that I would be moving back home to the Turks & Caicos Islands (after living in England for six years) to study culture, I would most likely think that you are having a laugh. My earliest memory ... Read more about this post
  • Food for Thought . . . Not Iguanas January 3, 2022 How does tourism impact the endemic TCI Rock Iguana? By Devyn Hannon, Jacqui Taff, Sedona Stone, Maddie Adkison, Lily Finn, Amber Johnson, Abbey Stewart, Luke Monteiro, Kerry Bresnahan and Morgan Karns, The School for Field Studies Edited by Julia Locke, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies Hiking in the Turks & Caicos Islands: bright sunshine, stunning ocean ... Read more about this post
  • Treasures on the Reef January 3, 2022 The TCI’s dive sites are a cornucopia of opportunity. By Kelly Currington Bags packed . . . dive gear checked . . . underwater camera ready to go . . . and you’re off! No matter where your dive destination may be, there is undoubtedly a list of dive sites and locations for you to plan your ... Read more about this post
  • Middle Caicos Pioneers January 3, 2022 Michael, Mikki and Dale Marie Witt. Story & Historical Photos By Michael and Mikki Witt This is the story of three people who went into a difficult adventure that turned into a wonderful experience.  It all started in 1990 when my mother, Dale Marie Witt, had just lost her companion to a heart attack. She wasn’t sure what ... Read more about this post

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Marta Morton spent an hour filming a “flamboyance” of flamingos last September at aptly-named Flamingo Lake in Providenciales. For more of Marta’s beautiful images of the TCI, visit www.harbourclubvillas.com.

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