Top Tips for a Romantic Getaway in Turks and Caicos

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Turks and Caicos isn’t just another Caribbean island; it’s arguably one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The magic lies with the azure-colored waters that teem with colorful coral reefs and marine life, and of course, the 230 miles of white sand beaches. On dry land, there’s plenty to call home about too. From luxurious accommodations and fine dining to a relaxed nightlife scene, the island has something for everyone.  Though, couples will be particularly pleased. This is one romantic place, indeed! You have so many miles to choose from to pick for yourselves.

There are multiple options couples will love to do on the island besides whisking their days away, just the 2 of them. To plan your own romantic getaway, check out my following recommendations to get the top experience:

Stay

Named one of the top ten trendiest resorts in the world and a member of the 2013 Conde Nast “Gold List,” Gansevoort Turks + Caicos is THE place to be on the island. Beachy chic and oh, so glamourous, the Gansevoort is the epitome of cool. Rooms are sleek, modern affairs with a crisp blue and white color palette and stellar ocean views. Wake up early to partake in morning yoga at the onsite Exhale Fitness and Spa, or better yet schedule a relaxing massage. If you don’t want to schedule one, spend time in your room and give each other massages! Idle away the day relaxing in plush chairs on the beach, or pump it up a notch in the sleek pool area with other trendsetting jetsetters. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not!

Do

From snorkeling and paddle boarding to sailing and scuba diving, there’s no end to watersports in Turks and Caicos.  Truly adventurous spirits should look into kiteboarding too. To organize a day of adventure, check in with your hotel’s trusty concierge desk. If you’re not into groups or tour operators, grab your towels and head off for a water adventure yourselves. Share a jet ski anyone?

Eat

Check out Turks and Caicos Tourism Board’s website for a comprehensive list of restaurant options.  A few of my faves are Bella Luna Ristorante (cozy Italian restaurant with delectable pasta), Coco Bistro (yummy Caribbean fare with a lively outdoor patio), and Mango Reef (stellar seafood and salads). When you’re feeling too romantic to go out, order in room service and enjoy the view from your hotel room – ocean views are highly recommended!

Drink

Casual and fun, da Conch Shack is everyone’s favorite beach bar. Cold drinks, steaming hot conch, and sometimes even live music, all on the beach. This is a great spot to meet others and socialize. For something more fancy, opt for Magnolia Wine Bar.  In addition to a stellar wine list, the hilltop setting is perfect for colorful sunsets.

Have you experienced Turks and Caicos as a couple? Where do you recommend?

 

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Katherine grew up in a teeny-tiny Midwestern town but always had big travel dreams. Since graduating from college, she has lived in three iconic cities (NYC, San Francisco and Boston), has frequently explored Europe and South America, and then in 2012 departed on a year-long around the world trip. Ever since she has been cycling, hiking, and motorbiking through Asia and Europe, all the while pursuing her passion for writing and photography. To follow her adventures, check out her website at www.katherinesazdanoff.com

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