Resort Report

  • The Mighty Mangrove December 2, 2019 Are we doing enough to conserve them? By Ewa Krzyszczyk, School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies When you think of mangroves, do you imagine blue skies, crystal clear water, lush green forest, dragonflies silently gliding above, the songs of the mangrove cuckoos? No? You might want to honor them a visit. In her article, “The ... Read more about this post
  • Big Thrills December 2, 2019 Meeting Humpback whales in Grand Turk By Brian Heagney, B.Sc Marine Biology ~ Photos by Sabine Frank & Brain Heagney The Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) are made up of a number of islands and cays divided into two distinct groups . . . somewhat obviously, the Turks Islands and the Caicos Islands. These are separated by ... Read more about this post
  • Hidden Dangers December 2, 2019 Understanding rip currents and rip tides. By Paul Wilkerson Travelers from across the globe descend on the Turks & Caicos Islands at a steady pace throughout the year. Nearly all are drawn by photos of the clear turquoise waters that surround the country. Our family fell into that category. Images seemed surreal, and we wanted to see ... Read more about this post
  • Ice Cream in Parrotice December 2, 2019 North Caicos shop offers big scoops of opportunity. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Tom Rathgeb  Many know the silly childhood chant, “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” In the case of Parrotice on North Caicos, though, it was the land that screamed, calling out, “I want to be an ice cream shop!” ... Read more about this post
  • South Bank Launches The Boathouses September 16, 2019 In the Spring 2019 issue of Times of the Islands, we introduced you to the intriguing new residential resort community of South Bank. Located on Providenciales’ ruggedly beautiful south shore at Long Bay, it is the latest idyllic retreat by Windward Development, specialists in creating unique waterfront properties. Debuting this fall are The Boathouses at ... Read more about this post
  • Don’t Worry, I’ve Got This! September 16, 2019 Protecting the interests of owners and investors. By John Galleymore ISLAND LIVING . . . It’s a common misconception that life in the Islands is a stress-free routine of lounging in hammocks, drinking rum cocktails and watching sunsets. Yes, while that may happen some of the time, for the majority of us in order to play hard, ... Read more about this post
  • TCI in WWI and WWII September 13, 2019 Survivors of U-Boat strikes on Stifinder (1918) and Vineland (1942). By Capt. Eric Wiberg ~ Images Courtesy Eric Wiberg Recently, the topic of German and Italian submarine depredations in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Bahamas, Caribbean and US has risen to the surface more often. This includes knowledge of the discovery of the arrival of German naval ... Read more about this post
  • The Magic of Mangroves September 13, 2019 A trip through an amazing and valuable eco-treasure. By Kelly Currington ~ Photos By Agile LeVin, VisitTCI.com My eyes are immediately drawn to the network of red and brown “fingers” reaching upward out of the water as my board glides through the shallow crystal-clear water of the mangrove forest. As we slowly move along, we listen to ... Read more about this post
  • All is Not Lost . . . Yet September 13, 2019 A chance to save the coral reefs of the Turks & Caicos Islands. By the Staff of the Turks & Caicos Reef Fund (TCRF) and the School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies (SFS CMRS) In the Summer 2019 issue of Times of the Islands, professors from the South Caicos School for Field Studies Center for ... Read more about this post
  • A Long Way to Long Bay September 13, 2019 How one couple’s destiny involved world-class kiteboarding. By Tim Cotroneo How does one shift from a corporate banking career in Budapest, Hungary to becoming co-owner of a kiteboarding business located 5,000 miles away in the Turks & Caicos Islands? If you’re Anett Pasztor, it begins when you say no to another managerial change, conduct a life- changing Internet ... Read more about this post
  • It’s All Relative September 13, 2019 Humidity, dew point and comfort (or discomfort). By Paul Wilkerson Millions of temperate-climate dwellers have had this thought in the warmer months of the year—“Gosh it feels so humid out. Yuck!” For people living in the Turks & Caicos, humidity doesn’t seem to bother them as much, as they are likely acclimatized to the conditions. Once you ... Read more about this post
  • To the Rescue July 11, 2019 Community teamwork investigates early island culture. By Dr. Shaun D. Sullivan and Dr. Michael P. Pateman ~ Photos Courtesy Turks & Caicos National Museum In the fall of 2018, local volunteers and students came together in a community effort to record a key part of the culture of early Turks & Caicos Islanders. They came from nearby ... Read more about this post
  • Bold & Unapologetic July 11, 2019 People of the Islands in front of the lens. By Michael P. Pateman and Vanessa A. Pateman “People of the Islands” is the National Museum’s new oral history/ethnography program. This project seeks to tell the story of “Islanders” of the Bahama Archipelago through their own voice, with a first person narrative. Oral histories are stories that living ... Read more about this post
  • Finding the Salt of the Earth July 8, 2019 Discovering the “Old Caribbean” on Salt Cay Story & Photos By Mat Matlack Providenciales is an amazing island. It has truly become one of the top vacation destinations for the Americas and the rest of the world. With its world-class beaches, restaurants and other amenities, it has everything one could desire in a beach location. But the ... Read more about this post
  • Gentle Giants July 8, 2019 Spending a season with the humpback whales. Story & Photos By Kelly Currington The stillness of the water is broken and silence gives way to the sound of a low, powerful groan as air is being expelled from the lungs of a creature at an approximate speed of 200 mph . . . and the spell is ... Read more about this post

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Marta Morton, owner/operator of Harbour Club Villas (www.harbourclubvillas.com) took this photo of the native Turks & Caicos rock iguana on Bay Cay. This endemic animal is being threatened by the invasive green iguana. See article on page 36.

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