24. October 2011 11:43
The salt ponds and inland marshes serve as excellent feeding grounds for resident and migratory birds. Search for Great Blue Herons, Flamingos, Osprey and Pelicans alongside Egrets, Terns, Frigates, Boobies and other water birds. As part of the National Parks system more than twelve small cays have been set aside and protected for breeding grounds. 170 species of bird can be found in the Turks and Caicos Islands from Pelicans and Flamingos to Osprey and Cuban Crows. The variety is staggering and the photographs that have been taken here have been published across the world. On North Caicos in particular the tidal flats on the South side of the island attract scores of birds including wild Pink Flamingos that regularly inhabit the aptly named Flamingo Pond.
Turks and Caicos is also home to the West Indian Whistling-Duck, a rare bird that gets its name from a distinctive whistling call. Article courtesy of http://www.turksandcaicosbirdwatching.com/
20. October 2011 10:35
The Alexandra Resort hosts a weekly Manager's Cocktail Party every Monday night. Come meet GM Anette Mullings and enjoy complimentary cocktails and refreshments during your visit.
17. October 2011 11:12
The new VIP Flyers Club at the Providenciales international airport is offering first service and amenities to travelers heading in and out of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The new 600-square-foot luxury lounge located in the departure area offers a relaxing atmosphere as well as fast-track service.
The $40 admission fee includes access to an air-conditioned lounge with leather armchairs, marble counter tops and 42-inch LCD TVs, refreshments and snacks, free Wi-Fi and free international calls to the U.S. or Canada.
14. October 2011 10:31
Island tours are now available with Island Rhythms. See local historic sites, and learn about nature and the many things there are to do in Providenciales.
Island Rhythms & Tours is a newly formed land excursion company based on Providenciales. It aims to showcase the vibrant culture of The Turks & Caicos Islands that is so often marginalize by external influences and escape the purview of our many visitors.
Operating with the mantra “Inform • Involve • Inspire,” they provide tours that educate visitors and residents on our nobility as chronicled in our proud traditions and customs. The team of highly trained, highly skilled, Ambassadors guide the adventures on board the Rhythm Ride with the sounds of the Caribbean. Activities while educational and entertaining are also interactive, allowing for an authentic cultural immersion and of course they hope to inspire fond memories of Caribbean Islands that are indeed “beautiful by nature.”
Owing to unique geological, cultural and historical characteristics Island Rhythms Tours has fostered Cultural Alliances with the following:
- The National Trust
- The Conch Farm
- The Fish House
- Provo Mini Golf
- Da Conch Shack
- Smokey’s on the Beach
- Cultural Commission
- The Wine Cellar
- Turks Head Beer
- Flamingo Cafe
Island Rhythms Tours relishes its role as the vanguard of culture and history and is committed to advance the cause of educate all on the beauties of Providenciales. For more information visit www.islandrhythmstours.com.
13. October 2011 10:57
The Alexandra Resort is proud to offer one of the few beachfront restaurants on Grace Bay. Now you can get even closer to the beach, with barefoot beach dining made available by Mango Reef!
Dine at Mango Reef on Tuesday and Saturdays and enjoy live entertainment by the popular Nada. Happy hour at Mango Reef is offered daily from 5pm to 7pm and features half price beer.
12. October 2011 10:01
Book your January getaway to the Alexandra Resort by October 31, 2011 and save AN ADDITIONAL 10% OFF our already value priced rates for travel from January 3-31, 2012. Click here to view our specials and book online. Start your new year off right with a vacation in beautiful Turks & Caicos Islands!
11. October 2011 10:30
Plan now to attend the Caribbean Food and Wine festival, being hosted November 4-5, 2011.
Featuring guest chef Beau Macmillan, winner of Iron Chef America (defeated Chef Bobby Flay); Provos top chefs including our very own Chef Paul Newman & Chef Martin Davies, winners of Iron Chef Toronto from Coyaba accompanied by a fine selection of wine representatives from Tuck Beckstoffer, award winning cult wine maker, Duckpond Cellars & Master Sommelier Geoff Kruth. A celebration of food and wine that you will want to experience!
For more information visit http://caribbeanfoodandwinefestivaltci.com.
10. October 2011 11:10
The Alexandra Resort now offers a daily shuttle to the IGA at 4:30pm. The cost is $9.00 per person round trip. Save on car rental fees and avoid carrying heavy grocery bags back to the resort with this great service.
Concierge services continue to be expanded at the resort and now include a pre-arrival provisioning service. Please visit our web site to download the form and place your order before you travel. Meeting your needs to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible is always our priority.