Explore the Turks and Caicos Islands

The Turks and Caicos Islands, Providenciales, are alive with culture and beauty. Come let our guides show you many of the fascinating activities on the island.

  • Direct flights from Montreal get you into the Sunshine Sooner! Fortunately, the Turks and Caicos Islands are now much easier to reach, making those escapes from the icy Canadian winters even more alluring. With multiple flights each week arriving from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa via Air Canada and WestJet, you have a lot more reasons to shrug off the winter coats and step into your flip flops. Air Canada Vacations Direct from Montreal Air Canada Vacations will be operating a Montreal - Providen

  • Conch Culture: A Fascinating and Sustainable Food...and much more Curious about this creature called the Conch? Why not spend the day enjoying all things conch (pronounced "konk") in the Caicos Islands? Morning Excursion A morning visit to the Caicos Conch Farm is the perfect introduction to this creature which is such a symbol of Turks and Caicos culture that it has been shown on its stamps. Located at Heaving Down Rock, at the end of the Leeward Highway, Providenciales, the Caicos Conch Farm i

  • How will you spend your vacation in the Turks & Caicos Islands? From snorkeling in clear waters teeming with vibrant marine life, jet skiing along the picturesque shoreline, walking along a stretch of Grace Bay Beach, or swimming with the playful dolphins who venture close to shore, there are numerous activities to enjoy while on holiday in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Check out the Special Offers from Villa del Mar for your next Caribbean vacation.

  • Art, Specialty Food, and Luxury Goods Shopping....Tax Free! Okay it's time to do some shopping. Maybe you want to escape that mid-day sun or just get that perfect little something for that special someone back home. On Providenciales, however, shopping isn't about covering the vast distance of a mall or comparing items between competing chain stores. Shopping reflects the same easy carefree style of the island. It's about meandering in and out of local boutiques then relaxing with a satisfying s

  • Glow Worms Steal the Show During Monthly Mating Ritual off Providenciales It's a warm Caribbean evening and the cruise vessel you're in is smoothly skimming the water. You notice the water is beginning to take on an emerald green glow and wonder about that rum punch you've been sipping aboard the boat. But this is no alcoholic effect: it is Mother Nature in her glory. Monthly Mating Ritual For several nights after the full moon, the waters off Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands are h

  • Magnificent Humpback Whales in Providenciales Give Visitors a Chance to get Close and Personal The baby is coming! The mother enters the maternity ward and soon she is the proud parent of her own little bundle of joy. Her 4400 pound (or almost 2000 kg.) little bundle of joy! No, it isn't time to call the people at the Guinness World Records. You see, the mother in this case is a Humpback whale, and the maternity ward is the waters of Big Sand Cay, also referred to as Great Sand Cay near the Turk

  • Beachcombing is a great way to enjoy the marine diversity and beauty around Providenciales "He sells seashells by the seashore." "The shells that Stanford sells are art shells I'm sure." Born on Providenciales, Stanford Handfield grew up surrounded by the startling beautiful waters of the Caribbean which is home to the conch and other remarkable marine shellfish. Stanford turns these natural resources into exquisite works of art. He cleans, polishes and transforms conch shells into night lights,

  • Spay, Neuter and Adoption Program Supported by Dedicated Volunteers Some time ago a wandering mother cat and her kittens became permanent welcome "guests" at the Villa del Mar Resort in the Turks & Caicos Islands thanks to the kindness of the resort management, in particular Alan Lawley and his wife Pam. It's the kind of warm welcoming atmosphere that draws visitors in every year. But there are many stray animals on Providenciales that are not so lucky. The term potcake can often be heard ar

  • Villa del Mar Sponsors Debut Fashion Collection It’s not every day that a young woman gets the chance to be involved with the Miss Universe pageant. But for one young fashion designer in the Turks and Caicos Islands, it's a dream come true. Kadrica Hamilton was born on the island of Providenciales and has had a passion for fashion since high school. After graduation she followed her heart and enrolled in a fashion degree program at the American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, Florida. W

  • World Travel Awards names Turks and Caicos Beach Best in the World We've heard it often, but we never tire of hearing it again! It's official! Grace Bay Beach was recognized as the World's Leading Beach Destination 2013 at the World Travel Awards which took place at La Cigale Hotel in Doha, Qatar on 30th November 2013. Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, edged out competing beaches from around the world, including Boracay, Philippines, Cancun, Mexico, Maldives, Mar del Plata, Ar

  • Great Music in the Turks and Caicos Islands with the Brother Laporte Music is a part of the soul of Turk and Caicos Islands. There are musicians playing every night in venues all over the islands. Music is everywhere. But you can't find any musicians more home-grown than brothers Jervon and Janardo Laporte. For Jervon it was the saxophone that caught his eye. He was fascinated with its shape and its keys. He took no formal lessons but learned to play through constant practice and by sound and me

  • Sapodilla Bay: History of the Islands Inscribed In Limestone I was here. They were here. And they left their signatures behind on the rocks. Carved into the limestone rocks at Sapodilla Bay, on the eastern side of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Island, are inscriptions and pictures. But this is no modern spray painted graffiti my friend; these are hand chiseled signatures that date back to the 1700's. Taken together the names read like a directory for the early pioneers of the Turks and

  • Chalk Sound: Pristine and Fragile Ecosystem on Providenciales The color of the water will leave you speechless. You ask people to describe the beauty and they struggle for words. But when they do find the words, the questions often asked are: "Why is the color so blue?" or "Why is Chalk Sound so exquisite?" However, the better question is, "How can we make sure that future generations will still be able to enjoy this national treasure?" National Park status protects this lagoon from the oily emi

  • Whenever you visit, Villa del Mar has your Caribbean holiday covered Today's weather report: warm sunshine followed by sun with a 99% chance of sunny skies for the foreseeable future. Do you want to vacation in a place where the weather is wonderful? Then Providenciales (“Provo” for short) in the Turks and Caicos Islands is the place for you. Eastern Caicos weather is consistent. Temperatures average usually between 85 and 90 degrees (29-32 Celsius) from June to October with only a slight drop

  • Visitors Experience A Unique Walk Through "Iguana Island" The word iguana prompts images that range from Gordon Gecko to Godzilla. But the chance to see a real iguana in its own habitat is rare to those who come from more northern climates. The Turks and Caicos comprise a multitude of "cays", small low elevation islands made mostly of sand or coral. Each has its own unique features, but one in particular is noted for its unique creatures. Popularly known as "Iguana Island", Little Water Cay is l

  • Reef Restoration Program an Educational Treat for Tourists It's a dilemma that's bedevilled marine ecologists for decades. How do you make reefs accessible to the public and yet protect them? The alluring beauty of coral reefs draws in tourists, but this beauty and fragility can be easily damaged by human contact. But yet marine tourism might actually increase awareness and help protect the reefs for the future? The answer might just be to create and install educational trail markers all around

  • At the moment Villa del Mar does not offer a full service restaurant on property.  We do offer a BBQ area where you can make your own food right next to our comfortable pool and bar area. But for those who want to dine out, you’ll be pleased to know there are many restaurants within a short walking distance from your suite. We can help with suggestions and reservations for any restaurant on the islands. Here are 5 of our favorites, all within a 5 minute walk: Coyaba: Literally right around the

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