As most of you know, Al and I visited Turks and Caicos this past week. It was truly magical and we completely fell in love with the island! So, of course how could I not share my travel guide with you, especially if it means you will be visiting. If it were up to me I would say pack your bags and go now!
Here are the restaurants we chowed down in and of course the bars we sipped in! Let the good times roll.
- Somewhere Café—This casual spot is perfect for some bar food and cocktails. Snack on the pork tacos or the dirty fries (you guys went nuts for them on my Insta story!). However, the best part of this place is the staff. Shall you visit tell Jermaine we send him lots and lots of hugs. Show him our travel diary, he’ll know who we are.
- Infiniti Bar/The Lounge—This upscale bar has a total trendy feel. Super chic! Sit back sip some champagne and snack on the complimentary popcorn. Want a bit more? Try their mahi-mahi ceviche. Delicious!
- Coco Bistro—Since Al and I are complete foodies, this restaurant definitely had our name written all over it. Awarded the 2016 Traveler’s Choice award we knew it was a winner and I will say it did not disappoint. A Turks and Caicos staple!
- Bay Bistro—A bit more casual than I expected but totally worth it. Reserve your table on the beach, sit back and watch the most beautiful sunset. Oh yeah, and the food was just as good!
- Turks Kebab—Craving Mediterranean food?! Try this local spot. Known for their gyros and homemade hot sauce this casual lunch eatery is a definite winner.
Baba ganoush at Turks Kebab.
Dirty Fries at Somewhere Cafe.
Now off to where we stayed:
- Gansevoort Turks and Caicos—we chose to stay here and to say that this beach front property is pristine is an understatement. With an open concept and an infinity pool it is absolutely stunning. Welcome drinks and amazing views only added to our experience. The hotel itself is pretty quiet and reserved, so if relaxing is what you have in mind then this is the place for you!
- Water sports are all the fad! Whether it’s snorkeling—A definite must! The different fish and sea turtles were just unbelievable—parasailing (deadly afraid of heights so didn’t even consider 🙂 ) or paddle boarding this is the perfect place to do it. Al and I booked our excursions through Caicos Dream Tours and all went without a hitch!
- Here’s a tip: Want to snorkel without paying? In front of Somewhere Café there is a natural reserve called Coral Gardens Reef where you can see some beautiful fish. Borrow some snorkeling gear from your hotel and head on over that way. Disclaimer: I would say not to skip out on the deep sea snorkeling—a completely different experience and definitely worth it.
- The Famous Fish Fry—a local favorite that happens every Thursday. Sip on some rum punch, have some local food, listen to some live music and even do a little shopping. Just a five minute walk from the Gansevoort hotel this weekly par-tay was super fun!
Here are some other fun facts!
- The island, overall is pretty expensive especially when comparing it to other tropical islands. So it’s just something you have to be cognizant of.
- Visit Taylor Bay. Although Al and I didn’t get the chance to, reviews online and recommendations from friends all pointed in that direction.
- Don’t be us! We regretted leaving after only five days, but I mean who would want to leave paradise.
To catch all the yumminess, views of our hotel and of course breathtaking videos of Grace Bay beach (rated one of the best in the world) watch our Turks and Caicos: Travel Diary!
The Lounge At Infinity Bar
As always if there is anything you need to know about Turks and Caicos, please leave me comments below and I will answer.
Until next time.