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Overview

  • Our author hits all the highlights of these beautiful islands and shows you secluded white-sand beaches, luxurious hotels and spas, and a culinary scene considered the best in the Caribbean.
  • You'll also find insider tips on world-class scuba diving and snorkeling, sunset cruises, activities for kids, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118288221
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Series: Frommer's Portable Series , #278
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

A former Frommer's Senior Editor, Alexis Lipsitz Flippin is the author of Frommer's St. Martin, St. Barts & Anguilla and Frommer's New York City with Kids and a coauthor of Frommer's Caribbean and Frommer's 500 Extraordinary Islands. She has written and edited for numerous consumer magazines and websites, including Self, American Health, CNN.com, Weather.com, and Rolling Stone.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps vi

1 THE BEST OF THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS 1

The Best Beaches 2

The Best Outdoor Adventures 3

The Best Luxury Resorts 7

The Best Inns & Guesthouses 9

The Best Moderately Priced Lodgings 9

The Best Family Resorts 10

The Best Restaurants 11

2 EXPLORING PROVIDEN CIALES & THE CAICOS ISLANDS 14

Beaches 14

HORSEBACK RIDING ON THE BEACH 18

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling 21

CAICOS WATERSPORTS OPERATORS: MASTER LIST 22

Beach Excursions & Boat Charters 25

Sailing, Parasailing & Other Watersports 26

Fishing 29

Golf & Tennis 30

Exploring the Islands 30

Spas & Gyms 33

Shopping 35

SHOPPING THE HOTEL BOUTIQUES 36

Entertainment & Nightlife 38

3 WHERE TO EAT IN PROVIDEN CIALES & THE CAICOS ISLANDS 41

Providenciales 42

HEAD FOR THE (BLUE) HILLS 53

North & Middle Caicos 56

4 WHERE TO STAY IN PROVIDEN CIALES & THE CAICOS ISLANDS 59

Providenciales 60

Caicos Cays 81

North Caicos 83

Middle Caicos 84

5 THE TURKS ISLANDS: GRAND TURK & SALT CAY 86

Grand Turk 86

THE DAY THE CRUISE SHIPS CAME TO TOWN 88

FAST FACTS: GRAND TURK 89

GRAND TURK DIVE SHOPS: MASTER LIST 93

RAKING & MAKING SALT 94

RIPPIN' RIPSAW 97

Salt Cay 102

SALT CAY WATERSPORTS OPERATORS: MASTER LIST 105

A VILLA STAY IN SALT CAY 111

6 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS 113

Getting to Know the Turks & Caicos 113

A LITTLE HISTORY 116

TURKS & CAICOS AT A GLANCE 117

The Islands in Brief 118

Visitor Information 120

When to Go 121

TURKS & CAICOS CALENDAR OF EVENTS 124

Entry Requirements 126

Getting There & Getting Around 127

Money & Costs 135

Health 136

Crime & Safety 138

Specialized Travel Resources 138

TAKE HOME A POTCAKE . . . OR TWO 139

Responsible Tourism 141

GENERAL RESOURCES FOR RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL 142

Staying Connected 143

CALLING HOME 144

Getting Married in the Turks & Caicos 144

Tips on Accommodations 145

FAST FACTS: TURKS & CAICOS 148

Index 151

General Index 151

Accommodations Index 156

Restaurant Index 156

LIST OF MAPS

Best Beaches in the Turks & Caicos Islands 4

Exploring Providenciales & the Caicos Islands 16

Restaurants in Providenciales & the Caicos Islands 44

Hotels in Providenciales & the Caicos Islands 62

Grand Turk 87

Salt Cay 103

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