Saturday | May 16, 2015

Turks and Caicos

Recently my husband and I were able to get away for a few days, to Turks and Caicos! This has been on our “places to go” list for quite a while so we were both super pumped! Not to mention it was child free which was an added bonus… not that we didn’t miss the kiddos… a little! But I am a huge advocate of getting away at least once or twice a year without children! We had an amazing time and much of it was spent doing nothing but sitting on the beach! Turks is the perfect place to relax!

We stayed at the Gansevoort and I can’t say enough good things about it… It may just be my new happy place! Amazing beach, pool and spa! And if you are on the beach for lunch, definitely try the fish tacos… so yummy we had them every day!

We also had a little fun! If you are ever in Provincials, you have to go to the Fish Fry!! Everyone talks about it and tells you that you have to go, that the food is amazing and that it is the best time you will ever have. And it’s all true!!! The Fish Fry is held every Thursday night from 5:30-10pm. Year round!!!!

There is amazing food, great cocktails, local artisians and live music. Plus, you get to mix with the locals and experience their culture!! Amazing, you feel like you are at one giant tailgate party!!! Definitely a must see if you are in Turks!!

When we could tear ourselves away from the beach, we did a little shopping! After all, if we came home empty handed our boys would be devastated! Hint: wait to do your shopping at the Fish Fry. They had exact items there, that we bought earlier in the day downtown, for a fraction of the price! We got these cool wooden swords for our boys! And I picked up some cool jewelry items! Note: for something fancier hit the duty free jewelry stores at the airport! I picked up my new favorite item (a diamond S necklace) and my husband bought me a beautiful necklace made of Larimar.

Larimar is a rare Caribbean Gemstone. The stone is formed by the same volcanic forces that created the islands. Light wispy swirls of white on a pallet of ocean blue reflect the beauty and essence of the Caribbean Sea…. And YES, that info was from the brochure that came from my necklace!

Local restaurants that we tried were Coyaba and Coco Bistro! AMAZING!!! Coyaba had a really cool atmosphere and Coco Bistro had a really cool cat, named Coco! Food was perfection at both!!


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