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Beach House Earns Spot on Air Canada Vacations Resorts Top 10 List

Beach House has earned a spot on Air Canada Vacations’ Top 10 list of resorts to visit in 2015.

The first authentic boutique hotel on world acclaimed Grace Bay Beach in exclusive Turks and Caicos Islands, Beach House features 21 suites, the fabulous Kitchen 218, Elevate Spa, a swimming pool and lovely tropical gardens.

Air Canada Vacations also notes that Beach House offers a free dining shuttle to sister resorts, Blue Haven Resort and Marina, and Alexandra Resort.

Read the Air Canada Vacations blog about their Top 10 list for summer 2015 here.  Or visit www.beachhousetci.com to learn more about the resort and to plan your Turks and Caicos vacation for this summer.

 

 

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Turks & Caicos Restaurants – Waterfront Dining

Food seems to taste better when it is enjoyed in the company of good friends and with a stunning view of the ocean serving as a backdrop. From watching the sun rise with your morning coffee, to dining under a starlit sky, al fresco dining on the beach is a great way to enjoy the Turks and Caicos lifestyle.

There are a number of Turks and Caicos restaurants that offer lovely waterfront addresses, fabulous service and tasty food. Here are four waterfront restaurants on Providenciales to experience on your Turks and Caicos vacation.

Alexandra Resort

The international restaurant at the Alexandra Resort features one of the few al fresco dining decks on Grace Bay beach.  The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  As a special treat, guests can dine barefoot on the beach at dinner. Reservations are highly recommended since tables are limited.

An intimate beach bar at the Alexandra Resort features a daily happy hour and a fabulous view of the turquoise coloured sea. This is also a great location to watch the spectacular sunsets that make Grace Bay as beautiful at sunset as it is during the day.

Blue Haven

There are two waterfront restaurants at Blue Haven Resort and Marina – Fire & Ice, and Salt.  The four star resort located in the quiet northeastern end of Providenciales provides a quiet dining environment in a beautiful setting.

Fire & Ice, the resort’s fine dining restaurant, provides views of the infinity pool, luxury marina and private beach.  Patrons can indulge in pre-dinner drinks on the resort’s pier by an open fire pit, and nightcaps at the ice bar. It’s also a popular venue for a monthly Sunday brunch.

Casual meals are best enjoyed at Salt, which is open daily for lunch and dinner.  Friends like to meet here for happy hour specials and a casual boating atmosphere, watch sports on the big screen and play a game of pool or beach volleyball.

Beach House

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Our very own Beach House invites guests and island visitors to enjoy lunch on the Beach Deck overlooking Grace Bay Beach. Open daily for lunch, the cebiche made from locally caught fish, and fresh salads and wraps are always popular.  The deck also serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

For a special occasion, reserve the beach deck for a private and very romantic dinner hosted by Kitchen 218 under the stars.  This is a perfect spot for marriage proposals and celebrating honeymoons.

For more information on waterfront dining at these Turks and Caicos restaurants visit www.beachhousetci.com.

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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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