With Valentineå‘s Day a little over a week away, hoteliers and restaurateurs in the Turks and Caicos Islands are offering visitors everything that could make this Valentineå‘s Day a date to remember. If romance is for you, then these islands may well be the place to celebrate your love for another.
Set in the islands that are dubbed “Beautiful by Nature”, and located on a beach that has been voted the Best Beach for Romance by Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine, the five-star Point Grace resort is offering a penthouse package this Valentine’s Day weekend. For $20,000 guests can enjoy the gift of penthouse accommodations for three nights, airport transfers in Kirk Douglas’ Vintage Rolls Royce, Daily English Tea on the balcony, daily Champagne turn down service, Dinner at Grace’s Cottage on Valentine’s Day, and on Valentine’s Night a Chocolate Soufflé topped off with a Diamond Ring.
Ocean Club Resorts on Providenciales is also serving up some specials during this season of love. Their “Four Tropical Nights” package starts from $1434 and includes 4 nights and 5 days in a spacious studio deluxe, junior, One, Two or Three bedroom suite, Monday Night Rum Punch Party, three breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners and three gift certificates for drinks from the Gecko Grille, Cabana Bar or Seaside Café, $25 on site merchant gift certificate, as well as complimentary day and night tennis.
If the romantic air entices visitors to pop the question, then special wedding packages are on offer from resorts like the Sands on GraceBay. The package includes a romantic beach wedding ceremony, coordination of all necessary paperwork under TCI laws, bridal bouquet, groom`s boutonniere, celebratory bottle of champagne, wedding cake and souvenir wedding album of the ceremony. The weddings special, which starts from $825, also includes roundtrip airport transfers, breakfast in bed on the morning of choice, a sunset cruise, complimentary use of bicycles, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing equipment, invitation to the manager`s rum party, plus all hotel taxes and facility fees.
There are various other romantic experiences to be had in the Turks and Caicos Islands, from sunset cruises, to private island getaways, to spa treatments that make hotel guests purr. Visitors can go island hopping over to Middle Caicos to spend the day walking along the dramatic, cliff-edged shoreline, or to North Caicos to picnic at the Horse Stable Beach, spend a romantic night in the oldest hotel on Grand Turk, sample the best seafood in the fishing capital South Caicos or visit the two-mile-long island that time forgot - Salt Cay.
Director of Tourism, John Skippings
notes, “The Turks and Caicos Islands, by nature are very beautiful islands with a very romantic, almost dreamlike atmosphere. All of the tourism partners here in the islands continue to step up to the plate when it comes to providing our visitors with excellence in service and we hope that tourists will continue to come to these islands and fall in love and come back again to celebrate that love.”
The 40 islands of the Turks and Caicos, of which eight are inhabited, make up a self-governing British Overseas Territory located 575 miles southeast of Miami. The islands consist of two groups: the Turks, which include the Capital Island Grand Turk and Salt Cay; and the Caicos, which include South Caicos, North Caicos, Parrot Cay, Pine Cay and Providenciales. The islands are renowned for their award-winning beaches, excellent diving and fishing, and array of first-class exclusive and elegant resorts.
There are 3 daily direct flights from Miami and regular flights from New York and Charlotte, weely flights from Boston, Atlanta, Toronto and London to the Turks and Caicos Islands as well as direct flights from Montego Bay and Nassau. The Official Tourist Board website for the islands is www.turksandcaicostourism.com.