Turks and Caicos Blog Posts

Tipping in the Caribbean: An Island by Island Guide

Tipping can be one of the trickiest parts of travel— some regions won’t accept tips at all, whereas others will tack on additional fees until you’re bone-dry. The Caribbean is made up of several different cultures and islands, and our team at WhereToStay wants to clear up any misconceptions or…

Grocery Stores on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

There’s something so luxurious about having access to a kitchen, and your own food, while on vacation. Tracking down the best grocery stores to meet your needs, however, can be tricky when you’re in an unfamiliar country. To help guide Turks and Caicos visitors, we’ve rounded up the best grocery…

Public Access Points for The Beaches of Providenciales

Providenciales, the densest island in Turks and Caicos, offers a variety of beautiful beaches. Whether you're looking for snorkeling, scuba diving, or kitesurfing adventures, or you need a calm beach ideal for little ones, there are beaches suitable for all needs and wants. Check out our guide for access points,…
A street shot of Saltmills Plaza in Turks and Caicos

Shopping and Activities in Saltmills in Providenciales on Turks and Caicos

Saltmills Plaza is one of the more popular shopping malls on TCI, known for being the home of Potcake Place. It offers a variety of shops and eateries for island visitors and locals. Saltmills is neighbored by Grace Bay Plaza and across the street from Regent Village. No matter what…

Top 6 Things to Do In Turks & Caicos During Christmas

The most popular time of the year to visit Turks & Caicos just so happens to be the most popular time to leave North America's chilly and grey weather: the holidays. The islands of Turks & Caicos attract visitors seeking a rejuvenating vacation over the winter holidays and a reprieve…
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How to Feast Like Royalty in the Caribbean

On our last trip to Turks and Caicos, Shawna and I stayed at Hesperides House on Taylor Bay. There are so many things I love about that house, but one of the best things we did on that vacation was hire Latika from Taste of the Islands as our…

Cruise Grace Bay in Providenciales' New Floating Tiki Bar

Let the Caribbean breeze flow through your hair as you bob along Grace Bay in the newest Providenciales attraction, a floating Tiki bar. Take in the views of sun bathers, snorkelers and the beautiful white sand as you cruise the shoreline of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Grace…
Views of Sandy Island after Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Can't Beat Us!

Major news platforms would have you believe that the Caribbean is beyond repair, but that's far from true. The internet is plastered with images of islands covered by surge waves, shoddy buildings, and road debris. What the media isn't showing is encouraging stories of the islands' recovery-- good news doesn't…
Instructors use radios to communicate with their students

Why You Should Try Kiteboarding in Turks and Caicos

“Okay, now hold onto these handles and adjust your feet, like this.” I watched as my KiteProvo instructor shifted his feet an inch apart. Following the same stance, I tightened my grip on the kite’s control bar and braced myself for a tropical wind to throw me off my board.…