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Caribbean Boutique Hotel Introduces Stash Points

The benefits of staying at our Caribbean boutique hotel just got better with the introduction of the Stash hotel rewards program at Beach House.

Stash Hotel Rewards is the largest rewards program for independent hotels in North America.  The program represents unique, four star or better hotels across the United States.  The introduction of the rewards program at our Turks and Caicos Collection properties represents the first international affiliation for Stash and the first such program in Turks and Caicos.

The Turks and Caicos Collection consists of three unique waterfront resorts on Providenciales: Alexandra Resort, Beach House, and Blue Haven Resort and Marina. Leisure and corporate guests staying at Beach House will now be able to earn Stash points on every visit. These points can be redeemed toward future travel at any Stash hotel.  For more information on Stash visit www.stashrewards.com.

Existing Stash members can redeem their collected points at the 3 Turks and Caicos resorts without any blackout periods.

To start earning points on your next stay at Beach House visit www.beachhousetci.com.

 

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Turks and Caicos in Numbers (Infographic)

 

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  • 40 islands and cays make up the Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 8 of these islands are inhabited
  • Approximately 31,458 people call Turks and Caicos their home
  • 1,069,497 million tourists visited Turks and Caicos in 2013
  • 10-25 minute flight from Provo (Providenciales) to the capital island of Grand Turk
  • 350 days of sunshine in an average year
  • 90 degree Farenheit heat is common in the summer months but prevailing trade winds make the weather pleasant
  • 76 degrees is pretty average for the winter
  • 1000km (525 miles) separate Turks and Caicos from Miami
  • Grace Bay Beach is 12 miles long
  • There is 1 international airport and 2 FBO’s on Providenciales
  • Beach House is one of 3 resorts that make up the Turks & Caicos Collection

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Turks and Caicos art galleries

The stunning beauty of the Turks and Caicos Islands has inspired a growing number of artists to attempt to capture the country’s magnificent scenery on canvas and on film.  Local and international artists comprise a vibrant cultural scene that can be explored at various galleries and events.

Many visitors like to start this journey in the Grace Bay area.  Start with a visit to Making Waves Art and Event Studio in Regent Village.  The gallery presents an excellent collection of Turks and Caicos seascapes, as well as occasional art classes.

Across the street you’ll find Art Provo.  This Regent Village gallery features artwork by several artists as well as jewelry, accessories and island hand-made gift items.

A short walk from Regent Village to Saltmills Plaza will bring you to Anna’s Art Gallery.  Plan on spending time here to browse an extensive and eclectic collection of art, décor and gift items. Right next door is Paradise Arts. Visit the gallery for locally made ceramic pottery, wall art and tiles, watercolours, prints and photography. Custom made ceramic wall lamps, backsplashes, property signs and tiles.

Driftwood TCI is owned by local artist Lucie Stubbs. It is located in the Caicos Cafe Plaza a short walk from the Saltmills Plaza. Lucie uses the beautiful palette of colours that are so characteristic for TCI to paint on a variety of surfaces.

Located just a short drive from these Grace Bay galleries and near the Graceway Gourmet is the island’s cultural market.  Here you can find a variety of hand-made arts and crafts.  Another local arts and crafts collection – Local Cullah – is located on the Blue Hills Road (which leads to the Conch Shack).  Local Cullah is immediately on the right side of the coast road, after the first curve in the road.

Some local artists don’t have their own stores like Sea Sage.  Local artist Amy Brown’s silk scarves are inspired by the beauty of the island landscape. They can be found in the resort boutiques at Amanyara, Parrot Cay or The Regent Palms.

If you have time to explore other islands, plan a day trip to Middle Caicos and make room on your itinerary to visit the Middle Caicos Co-op.  This group consists of over 40 artists who produce straw baskets and other local artwork and is located at Daniel’s Café in Conch Bar.

No matter where you view art in Turks and Caicos, you’ll find influences in colour and style from neighbouring Dominic Republic and Haiti, which enhance the distinctive voice of the growing Turks and Caicos art scene.

Ask our concierge for assistance in planning your tour of Turks and Caicos art galleries.

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Turks and Caicos Restaurant Chef to Visit James Beard Foundation

The culinary mastermind behind Beach House’s Kitchen 218 and Blue Haven’s Fire & Ice Restaurant, Chef Cristian Rebolledo, has been invited to present his visions at the James Beard Foundation  in New York City on May 6, 2015.

Chef Cristian oversees all food and beverage operations at two Turks and Caicos Collection resorts: Beach House , a boutique resort on Grace Bay, and Blue Haven Resort and Marina.  The Turks and Caicos restaurants located at these resorts have earned a reputation for culinary and service excellence.

Already recognized as a top chef in the impressive Turks and Caicos culinary sector, the Chilean native will next display his kitchen skills in one of the world’s culinary capitals.  Chef Cristian will have the opportunity to contribute to the James Beard Foundation legacy when he prepares a meal for members and guests on May 6.

The James Beard Foundation offers a variety of events and programs designed to educate, inspire, entertain, and foster a deeper understanding of culinary culture. The Foundation was founded by James Beard, a cookbook author and teacher who helped mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts.

Don’t hesitate to make your reservation for the Foundation event with Chef Cristian. Alternatively, come and stay at one of our Turks and Caicos Collection resorts after May 6th to try some of the presented dishes at our Turks and Caicos restaurant, Kitchen 218.

For more information on the James Beard Foundation visit www.jamesbeard.org.

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Turks and Caicos Spa Holiday

Visiting a spa is a special treat.  A Turks and Caicos holiday spa experience is something a little more wonderful.  Elevate Spa, located at Beach House and Blue Haven Resort, offers a luxurious pampering service and a beautiful Caribbean address as a bonus.  Whether you are looking for a place to unwind your mind and relax your body, or you want to feel re-energized and rejuvenated, Elevate Spa has exactly what you need.

To get the most from your resort spa experience it is worth following acceptable standard practices of etiquette, and exploring the heavenly list of organic facials and body treatments and enhancement packages available for you to enjoy. Arm yourself with a little insider knowledge by following our guide to enjoying your piece of heaven on earth.

Prepare for Your Spa Visit

Spa treatments are usually most effective when performed on hydrated skin.  Drink plenty of water before you visit the spa.  Also shower to remove sun  creams, salt water and swimming pool residue from your skin. Please remember that some treatments may not be performed on sunburned skin.  While our resorts are safe and secure, leave your valuables in your in-room safe.

Explore the Experience

On arrival at the Beach House and Blue Haven Elevate Spa you will be eager to explore the facilities and tempting treatments on offer. You can choose to be pampered in our dedicated spa treatment room, relax and unwind in our waterfront Massage Gazebo or arrange for a treatment in your room. The Elevate Spa menu will dazzle you with soothing mind and body treatment packages, organic facials and enhancements and invigorating and stimulating massages and body scrubs and wraps. Decadent pedicure and foot treatments are also available.  The spa uses Eminence, an organic skin care line.

Be Punctual

As with any appointment, arriving on time for your pre-booked massage, facial or body treatment is essential. In fact, arriving early allows you to comfortably settle into your beautiful calming environment so that you quickly begin to let go of stress. Arriving late may mean that your treatment time is reduced accordingly so aim to be punctual.

Be Honest and Open

It is important to discuss any medical conditions with the trained spa staff. Some treatments may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions so it is essential that you provide accurate personal information. If you are having a facial treatment and wear contact lenses inform the therapist before treatment begins.

Save the Shave

To avoid unnecessary aggravation of the skin it is recommended that you do not shave at least two hours prior to your Elevate Spa appointment. Some treatments may use products that react to freshly shaved skin so limit potential problems by saving the shave for another day.

Acceptable Attire

Within a spa environment clothing is a minimal requirement. You will however be expected to wear a robe and flip-flops, or similar footwear, in the treatment areas.

Communicate Personal Preferences

To maximize your relaxing experience at Elevate Spa it is important that you clearly communicate your needs and preferences. During your visit please inform your therapist if you are unhappy about any aspect of the spa environment. During a massage, facial or body treatment this may include the volume of the music being played, the lighting and whether you would prefer the treatment to be performed in silence or are happy to talk to the therapist. The firmness, depth and intensity of the massage strokes should also be in accordance to your personal preference, so make sure you express your likes and dislikes.

Courtesy Rules

Our spas are very popular, so make your appointment in advance to ensure you are able to indulge in services during your vacation.  If you are unable to keep your booked appointment please notify the spa immediately to avoid incurring a cancellation fee. Beach House and Blue Haven resort guests are requested to give a 12-hour cancellation notice. Please remember to turn off your cell phone before your spa service begins.  Speak in a quiet voice to spa staff and friends, to avoid disrupting the quiet enjoyment of others.

Having enjoyed the ultimate Turks and Caicos spa experience at Eelevate Spa please remember to tell your friends and fellow guests!

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