Resort Report

  • 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
  • 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

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Brian Heagney of The Humpback Dive Shack on Grand Turk took this photo of a humpback whale this Winter season. His business specializes in eco-friendly, low impact whale watching/swimming (January to April), scuba diving, Stingray tours and snorkeling around the warm waters of Grand Turk and Salt Cay. For more information, visit.
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