Resort Report

  • 225 Feet Into Cottage Pond April 1, 2002 By Mark Parrish, Big Blue Unlimited Intrepid cave diving team John Garvin, Mark Parrish and James Hurley are exploring the underwater cave systems found scattered throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands. One of the most impressive subterranean waterways found so far has been a Blue Hole in North Caicos known as Cottage Pond. In October 2001, an attempt ... Read more about this post
  • Rediscovering The Hidden Culture April 1, 2002 By Kathy Borsuk Drawings by Kenton Wyatt While the Turks and Caicos are famous for their beautiful beaches, pristine seas and wonderful watersports, the Islands are not necessarily known as a cultural mecca. David Bowen wants to change that. As the Tourist Board’s cultural officer and a seasoned international entertainer, this enthusiastic Turks Islander is working to retrieve the ... Read more about this post
  • Getting Away From It All: April 1, 2002 Ambergris Cay What are the rarest natural treasures in the world? Gems or precious metals may come to mind, but they are abundant compared to tropical islands–especially those not spoiled by generations of habitation or, more recently, over development. Rarest of all are those in private hands. One of the very last of such jewels, and surely ... Read more about this post
  • Reaching for the Top January 1, 2002 The Pinnacle on Grace Bay By Kathy Borsuk As Grace Bay’s “Gold Coast” continues to reap accolades as the world’s best beach, development continues to propagate along its sugar-soft white sands and shimmering turquoise seas. And each new development attempts to offer buyers more than the last. One of the newest entries into the upscale condominium market is ... Read more about this post
  • Doing It All: Al Services Ltd. January 1, 2002 Story & Photos by Kathy Borsuk Although the name for the Turks & Caicos’ newest freight services company actually comes from a childhood nickname for its managing director, McAllister Hanchell, “Al Services Ltd.” accurately describes the concept that sets it apart. McAllister, best known these days as “Piper,” explains what makes AlServ so special, “In a ... Read more about this post
  • 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

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Photographer Marta Morton used her small Canon SX720HS “point and shoot” camera (with a great 40X optical zoom) to photograph this lovely early Winter sunset over Grace Bay Beach, with the high cirrus clouds tracing a feathery pattern in the sky.

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