18. November 2011 15:37
Greetings from the sunny south to our northern friends. We are sorry to hear La Nina will be sending extra snow your way this winter. The Alexandra Resort is the perfect place to escape the cold temperatures. We are starting to receive a noticeable increase in inquiries for Christmas and winter bookings, so if you are planning a trip, please contact us now to reserve your getaway and avoid disappointment later.
15. November 2011 11:05
Turks & Caicos Island's reputation for exclusivity misleads some aspiring snowbirds to think it's too expensive to own property and spend the winter here. Yet Provo is more affordable than you think. We recently saw manicures for $25, a cell phone SIM card for $10, and eggs benedict with fruit salad, hash browns and a mimosa (champagne with OJ) at a beachfront restaurant for $14. At the IGA this week, donuts were 60 cents, a gallon of water was $1.40, organic, grain fed chicken was $5.00/pound and raisin bran cereal was $3.00. At $5.00/gallon gasoline is a bit expensive for American friends (Canadian visitors will find this price about the same as at home) but keep in mind the island is only 21 miles long and you won't get stuck idling in traffic jams here!
10. November 2011 11:38
The Alexandra Resort & Spa recognizes the valuable work performed by First Responders. Fire, police and ambulance services are critical to our quality of life. In appreciation of this important work, the Alexandra Resort is pleased to offer complimentary breakfast for two* to any First Responders staying in a studio or one bedroom deluxe suite at the resort for the duration of their stay. Breakfast is served at Mango Reef, our popular on-site restaurant.
On behalf of the resort owner, Washington Misick (a former police officer), we look forward to welcoming First Responders to The Alexandra Resort.
Please present your official photo ID that clearly shows employment as a First Responder at check-in to receive this special offer. Valid on new bookings made directly with the resort.
* No cash value. Non transferrable. Subject to change without notice.
9. November 2011 10:13
Our new and returning guests will be equally thrilled to see our amazing new reception centre, scheduled to open in early December. The new facility features a lounge area, large oceanfront patio and a spacious concierge centre. Sanay Spa is also being relocated to a new and larger facility. We can hardly wait to introduce you to the changes!
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/
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.