1. November 2011 10:20
2nd Annual Maskanoo on December 26 - This annual cultural event is organized by the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association and the Cultural & Arts Commission and will showcase the best of the islands’ cultural heritage, mixing Junkanoo with Masquerade to create “Maskanoo.”
Maskanoo will be held in the tourist capital of Providenciales, following a route along Grace Bay Road between the Regent Village and Salt Mills Plaza. Persons attending the event will enjoy the street parade, local music, island food, arts, entertainment as well as a fireworks display at the end of the event.
Start making your holiday plans for Turks & Caicos today!!
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.
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.
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.
7. October 2011 15:58
Providenciales’ first-ever weekly Community & Farmers’ Market will commence on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Red Cross headquarters on the Leeward Highway across from LIME.
The Community & Farmers’ Market aims to bring people together, help people get fresh local produce, save money on goods and services, promote fun, safe and healthy community and promote Red Cross products and services.
5. October 2011 11:10
Cricket has been played in the Turks & Caicos since the 1950's. Island teams regularly competed against each other, especially on public holidays. The first game of cricket was played on Provo in 1983. There are now six cricket teams in Provo. In February 2008, Turks & Caicos won the ICC America's Division Three Championship in Argentina. If you would like to watch cricket when you visit Turks & Caicos, visit www.TCICricket.com to learn more about the various teams and game schedules.
4. October 2011 09:25
If you want to see humpback whales, start planning a winter getaway to Turks & Caicos! From late December through April, the entire Atlantic herd of 2,500 Humpback Whales pass through the shores on their annual migration to the Mouchoir Bank, just 20 - 30 miles southeast. During this period divers can listen to an underwater concert of the whales' songs.