Monday, September 5, 2011

Turks and Caicos Part 1

 You saw that right! Jonathan and I finally decided to take that trip we have been talking about. In the middle of August we went to Turks and Caicos for five days. I am sure a lot of places are as beautiful as this one in the Carribean, but Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos is by far the most stunning I have ever been to.

 We arrived on Wednesday afternoon and were practically giddy when we pulled up to our resort. Jonathan did a lot of research online and saw this one had great reviews. This was a little nerve wrecking for me since I like to go by word of mouth or know of someone that has stayed somewhere before. Luckily, the reviews were on the money!

It was not all inclusive (we decided we are not the all-in type), so we went to the grocery store and bought snacks, drinks, and beachy food for our stay. It worked out really well since it is really safe there and you can walk to other resorts and eat at the beach bars for lunch. Plus it gave us an opportunity to check out other delicious restaurants for dinner. One of our favorite things to do when we travel is check out the local "hot spots". (more on that next post)
 The picture below is our resort from the beach... it was fabulous and all the research the hubby did was perfect! We got an amazing deal because we went in the "off season". It worked well for us because school was back in and we were able to get affordable trip insurance. (Hurricane season started before we left, but that's the risk you take).

 The water was absolutely stunning. It was so clear that you could walk out to your chest and still see your feet below. Kicking up the sand particles was mesmerizing for me. You could see it shimmer and glisten in the water before settling back down... ahhhh I could have watched it for hours.
I can say I enjoyed this trip more than our honeymoon three years ago. For starters, I did not have to worry about the laundry list of things to do when I returned. We are settled in our home and our careers. We knew Dax was safe with my parents. We had internet access, but did not have cell service, which made us actually relax. No distractions, no obligations, and being in such a gorgeous place forced us to let go and unwind.

 Of course after a few glasses of the local beer (Turks Head Lager) we managed to do a little tresspassing on the private dock so I could get a picture with this sign. I don't know why we thought it was so funny. Maybe because we finally arrived or maybe because of chilled lager, or maybe it was because we finally jumped the gun and took our adventure!

Post 2 coming soon!


  1. What an AMAZING vacation!!! I can't wait to see the rest of the pics. I have always wanted to go to Turks and Caicos. Maybe I can just live through you!! So happy you guys got to go and I want to hear more details.

  2. How beautiful! Can't wait to see more pictures!

  3. Awww Katie it looks amazing! Glad you two got to get away! Hoping my husband and I can take a second honeymoon in a few years:)

  4. Umm, that water is beautiful and so is that resort! what an amazing little getaway! I would love to do the same!


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