Resort Report

  • Partying, Taino-style June 1, 2007 The ritual of Taino arietos often had a deep and sacred meaning. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson Music and dance are integral parts of human life. Every culture in the world has songs and dances that are used to mark important occasions and special ceremonies. Among the Tainos these were called arietos. Taino communities are characterized by ... Read more about this post
  • Luxurious in Its Simplicity June 1, 2007 Dellis Cay development promises one of the world’s “rarest living experiences.” By Kathy Borsuk ~ Illustrations By dbox Inc. Dellis Cay has always been a rare and magical place. Tucked between Fort George and Parrot Cays along the string of jewels between Providenciales and North Caicos, seekers of the secluded have prized its sugar-sand shores and vibrant ... Read more about this post
  • Take Your Mark, Get Set…Go! June 1, 2007 Recent athletic competitions have spurred interest in TCI sports tourism. By Sarah Gooch The face of tourism in the Turks & Caicos Islands is on the precipice of change. For years now, developers and the government itself have encouraged a high-end and exclusive market geared towards the crème de la crème of the travelling public, offering luxury ... Read more about this post
  • One Country, Many Nations June 1, 2007 Is Providenciales becoming the “melting pot” of the Caribbean? By Katya Brightwell Once upon a time there was a sleepy island called Providenciales. Just about 550 men, women and children lived there. There were no roads and no cars. There was no television. There was no airport. And visitors from other countries were rare. And then one day, ... Read more about this post
  • “Can’t Get No Respect” June 1, 2007 Often feared, the humble eel is actually fascinating to study. Story by Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos by Barbara Shively Pity the poor eel. It never makes anyone’s Top 10 list of Favorite Fish. In fact, for many underwater visitors, the mere pronunciation of its name inspires profound fright, often bordering on terror, or, at best, disgust. And ... Read more about this post
  • Pining Over Extinction June 1, 2007 Can TCI protect its National Tree from an introduced pest? By B. Naqqi Manco, Senior Conservation Officer, TCI National Trust and Martin Hamilton, UK Overseas Territories Programme, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew Biologists often ponder what thoughts were going through the minds of the people who witnessed the death of the last member of an entire species. ... Read more about this post
  • The Stranger King April 1, 2007 By William Keegan and Betsy Carlson The tale of the “stranger king” is told in some version in virtually every culture in the world. It is the tale of an immigrant king who deposes the former ruler and marries his daughter. The basic story line is as follows: The heroic son-in-law from a foreign land ... Read more about this post
  • Color My World April 1, 2007 Some fish exhibit drastic changes in appearance as they age. Story By Suzanne Gerber Photos By Barbara Shively Of all the traits and qualities of a fish’s life, color is the most important. We humans who snorkel, scuba-dive and visit aquariums tend to regard fishes’ colors and patterns as merely aesthetic: things of beauty that enchant and beguile ... Read more about this post
  • An Island with Two Personalities April 1, 2007 Story & Photos By Ramona Settle I’m looking out the window of the airplane on my flight from Providenciales to Grand Turk, admiring all the gorgeous turquoise hues of water. We fly over the tiny cays, then North, Middle and South Caicos. The easy-going, colorful ocean banks stop; we are flying over the serious-looking open water ... Read more about this post
  • The Tale of Mr. T April 1, 2007 By Marsha Pardee The story began on a silent night when a lone mother was forced to leave her future babes on a washed out stretch of sand. The saga unfolds with a rescued nest, followed by a joyous night of tiny turtles scrambling for the surf and of at least one survivor that lives with ... Read more about this post
  • A Breeze and A Sail April 1, 2007 TCI Maritime Heritage Federation is dedicated to keeping the country’s sailing heritage vibrant. By H.E. Ross From workboat regatta challenges to soft sailing on beautiful Chalk Sound, the Turks & Caicos Maritime Heritage Federation offers visitors a way to relax and assist local children in taking a ride on their traditional Caicos Sloops. From its inception, the Turks ... Read more about this post
  • Condos, Then and Now April 1, 2007 North Caicos condominiums past and present share a common dream. By Jody Rathgeb Historical Photo Courtesy Karen Preikschat Recent visitors to North Caicos might have noticed a new look on the island and interest in a type of development that takes a turn away from North Caicos’ traditional communities. You might call it “condomania.” While Providenciales has been ... Read more about this post
  • Down Blue Hills Way April 1, 2007 By Katya Brightwell Photos By Ramona Settle As you leave Leeward Highway behind you and round the bend onto Front Road, you’re welcomed by an awe-inspiring expanse of open sea, stretching as far as your eyes can reach, deep turquoise, and calming in its rugged beauty. For peaceful miles, only palm trees, swaying in the fresh breeze, ... Read more about this post
  • Making a Lasting Impression January 1, 2007 The Watermark is distinquishing itself among Grace Bay resort condominiums. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Renderings Courtesy Apollo Developments Being a person necessarily surrounded by paper, I’ve always associated the term “watermark” with the translucent design visible when a page of high quality paper is held to the light. It symbolizes a certain elegance and Žlan, a step ... Read more about this post
  • Easy Living; Hard to Forget January 1, 2007 Windsong Resort condominums occupy a neighborly niche on Grace Bay. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Renderings Courtesy Windsong Resort This slogan for a popular perfume commercial kept repeating itself in my head as I wrote this story. That’s likely because thoughts of the Windsong Resort condominium project conjured up the same dreamy, romantic notions as the perfume advertising ... 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 atPhotographer Agile LeVin captured this magnificent shot of freediver Samantha Kildegaard, of Free Dive With Me, at Malcolm’s Road Beach on Providenciales. Agile, who grew up and currently resides in Turks & Caicos, has been turning his camera to the country’s beauty for most of his life. He, along with his brother Daniel, produce Visit TCI , a website filled with comprehensive and current information about the Islands.

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