Resort Report

  • If These Flags Could Talk June 19, 2017 Provo Golf Club turns 25 years old. Story & Photos By Tim Cotroneo Clubhouse newcomers at Provo Golf Club find it impossible to not look up. That’s because they are greeted with 240 flags dancing from the rafters like multicolored acrobats. The flags represent many of the most famous (and infamous) golf courses from around the world. ... Read more about this post
  • Surfin’ TCI June 19, 2017 It’s all about the “Stoke.” By Ben Stubenberg “For a surfer, it’s never ending. There’s always some wave you want to surf.” Kelly Slater, Eleven-time World Champion Surfer The Turks & Caicos Islands seem such an unlikely place for surfing. Grace Bay’s dazzling turquoise lagoon more often than not sparkles in the sun like a flat, glassy tropical lake ... Read more about this post
  • The Good Shark June 19, 2017 Shark research in the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Dr. Aaron C. Henderson and Camilla Smith, School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos Photos By Camilla Smith The public perception of sharks has shifted dramatically over the last couple of decades. Whereas they were once portrayed as bloodthirsty monsters, spawning the adage, “The only ... Read more about this post
  • Tree of Death June 19, 2017 The dangerous machineel tree is thriving in Turks & Caicos. By Eric F. Salamanca, Bryan Manco and John Claydon, Department of Environment & Coastal Resources, and Kathleen Wood, SWA Environment Photos By Eric F. Salamanca The manchineel tree, scientifically known as Hippomane mancinella of the family Euphorbiaceae, is considered by the Guinness Book of World Records as the ... Read more about this post
  • Tales from South Caicos June 19, 2017 South Caicos is an admired and cherished island. It is often referred to as the “Fishing Capital” of the Turks & Caicos. Read more about this post
  • A Model for Music and More June 19, 2017 Lovey Forbes By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Tom Rathgeb Music has been a journey for Lovey Forbes. Songs and sounds have carried him from his North Caicos beginnings, where he grew up hearing local gospel and country music on the radio, to other countries and cultures, to meeting new people, to exploring his own feelings and ... Read more about this post
  • Valentine’s Day Surprise March 10, 2017 A special “proposal” on Little Ambergris Cay. Story & Photo By Katie Gutteridge Somehow, the Turks & Caicos Islands have managed to stay quiet in the world of sailing. Cruisers are either fixated on staying in the Bahamas or are racing ahead to get to the Virgin Islands. We always knew, when we bought a sailboat, it ... Read more about this post
  • Brewed in the TCI March 10, 2017 Turk’s Head Brewery is now open for tours. Story & Photos By Kathy Borsuk I still remember the day we took my 92-year-old grandfather to tour the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After walking through vast rooms in the huge plant, climbing countless flights of stairs, and (trying to) listen to the guide over the factory’s din, ... Read more about this post
  • Now He is Part of History March 10, 2017 Remembering Sherlin Williams Story & Photos By Dr. Donald H. Keith The first time I met Sherlin Williams was in the Museum Science Building’s workshop. He was just putting the finishing touches on the 150 year-old clockwork mechanism that made the light turn in Grand Turk’s lighthouse. I was amazed because it was an intricate piece of ... Read more about this post
  • The French Connection March 10, 2017 The ill-fated Coquette Expedition. By John de Bry, Center for Historical Archaeology They say histories are usually about wars and always written by the victorious. It is refreshing to be able to look at a well-known conflict through the eyes of a participant on the losing side. Following a (very) minor engagement on Grand Turk in 1783, ... Read more about this post
  • Blue Haven Resort March 10, 2017 By Kathryn Brown, Director, ERA Coralie Properties   The first thing that catches your eye when approaching Blue Haven Resort are its colors; you can’t help but smile as the bright hues seem to invite you to come inside. If you are arriving by sea, the contrast between the turquoise water, white sand and Caribbean-toned building is ... Read more about this post
  • A Warm Welcome March 10, 2017 Blue Haven Marina attracts the international yachting crowd. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Blue Haven Marina The scene is quite like a James Bond movie—sleek, luxurious, behemoth vessels moored to massive floating docks. One mega-yacht sports a helicopter pad and car; another an on-deck pool and submarine. Crew attend to the boats with the care given ... Read more about this post
  • A Tough Row to Hoe March 10, 2017 Farming in the Turks & Caicos Islands By Jody Rathgeb Sometimes a cliché is the most concise way to express a truth. This is certainly the case when it comes to farming in the Turks & Caicos Islands: It’s a tough row to hoe! The saying has always been true for these rocky, mostly dry islands. In 1993, ... Read more about this post
  • Two Kews March 10, 2017 TCI’s native plants are a long way from home. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist It is a plant fanatic’s dream—away from the exhibition greenhouses and behind the public barriers, the walk through the glass-walled corridor of the Tropical Plant Nursery at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London passes by huge glasshouse rooms ... Read more about this post
  • A Rare “Snowbird” Returns March 10, 2017 Piping Plovers return to the TCI for the winter. By Eric F. Salamanca (DECR), Elise Elliot-Smith (US Geological Survey), Caleb Spiegel and Craig Watson (US Fish and Wildlife Service), Sidney Maddock (Contractor for Environment and Climate Change Canada), Simon Busuttil (Turks & Caicos National Trust & Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), Kathleen Wood (SWA ... 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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