Turks/Caicos input needed..... - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-29-2007
RickLaPaz's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 407
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
RickLaPaz is on a distinguished road
Turks/Caicos input needed.....

Just got a call from a friend who wants to fly me over to their house on Provo for a few weeks next month to over-see a bit of a remodel. Anyone been there in the last few years? The best and the worst of it? I'm already familiar with the temps, so I don't need to hear how freakin' warm it'll be next month. Just looking for any insider tips on people, culture, must-sees, food, cocktails, beaches and maybe grab a little 20 foot something to putz around in for a few hours. In between work of course..........

Thanx,

Rick

Last edited by RickLaPaz; 07-29-2007 at 05:39 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-29-2007
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 15
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
We were there 3 years ago. Pretty cosmopolitan place with 747's flying in daily full of scuba diving tourists. Several upscale beach resorts and plenty of excellent restaurants and USA quality grocery shopping. Reefs are great for Scuba and snorkeling. If you can get around to the south side of the island (sapodilla bay if I recall correctly) it is more pristine and lots of coral heads to dive on...but not as spectacular as the north side. People are fine. Check out Turtle Cove Marina as there are lots of charters etc. baseed there. have fun!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-29-2007
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
JustMeUC is on a distinguished road
Sapodilla bay you need a boat or a 4 wheel drive and even then, I wouldn't go... did it once, too bumpy for me.

Definitely check out Turtle Cove Marina, a restaurant there had a rib dinner on Wednesdays or Thursday evenings that was just terrific, plus they had some kind of KILLER drink that must have had more alcohol in it than you would normally find in 6 drinks... you've been warned!!

Coral Gardens is about halfway up the island and has walk out snorkeling that was pretty good. They also had a great open air restaurant that was great should you decide to eat out one evening.

There was a conch shack, sorry I don't remember the name but it is NOT "the conch shack" anyway, it is beside the beach in Blue Hills that had the best conch salad I have ever eaten... really really yummy.

T&C is one of my favorite places, it really is beautiful and nice waters. Like Camaraderie said, very cosmopolitan very British. Reminds me a lot of Bermuda but warmer. If your friend has a house there, that's great cause the lodging there is outrageous.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-29-2007
BADG's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 107
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
BADG is on a distinguished road
Beautiful waters; hideous inland; a lot of trash about. Some fine restaurants and in 2004 there was still some off the beaten path places to explore (Malcom's Beach I think it was called) but I heard they are developing that area. Snorkeling is phenomenal and you don't have follow the crowd to see the best of it, just ask around and the locals will turn you on to some very fine and very private snorkel spots.

Your friend with the house there will know more than any of us whithout. I'm sure he'll show you some good places. Here is a link to a great forum on the place: http://www.caribline.com/travel-foru...forum.php?f=22 and the link for the archives from the early days of the same forum: http://www.caribline.com/cgi-bin/agn...TandcAgnesHTML
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pearson 323 input Eaugallie Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11 04-09-2011 03:42 PM
Seeking input from others who've painted their decks halster Islander 1 08-09-2007 10:18 PM
No hunting needed for legendary Easter eggs - Macon Telegraph NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-07-2007 05:17 AM
Input wanted re: new dinghy jbr General Discussion (sailing related) 2 02-18-2004 09:55 AM
Input Needed for New Crewed USVI Charter Cmpany JET PILOT Chartering 5 01-02-2003 09:47 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:03 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.