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Turrr r raaaar
Be There: Coconut-marinated conch
ceviche is among the popular menu items at
The Palms' signature Parallel23 restaurant;
a variety of residential-style accommodations, steps from Grace Bay Beach, make the
72-room hotel a top spot for families. Doubles
from $850; Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily and a $100 resort credit. * New
private oceanfront villas and fresh PeruvianJapanese fusion cuisine now greet guests at
the 148-room Shore Club, the first and only
hotel on Providenciales' secluded Long Bay
Beach. Doubles from $925; Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily and a $100 resort
credit. * Holland America Line's 1,350-passenger Veendam calls in Grand Turk during
a seven-day eastern Caribbean voyage this
spring. Departure: April 11, 2018; from $599.
The line is supporting regional relief efforts
by doubling donations made through its
Things are going swimmingly at Long Bay Beach's Shore Club.
Proceeds from the 2017 Caribbean Food and Wine Festival beneﬁted Turks and Caicos' damaged educational institutions.
The region's premier culinary event, hosted by the Grace Bay Club resort on Providenciales, will serve up more good works
and good eats over three days this November.
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Of those Caribbean destinations that
recovered quickly and didn't sustain lasting
damage to their major tourist areas, New York
City-based Virtuoso advisor Judy Stein raves
about Turks and Caicos.
"The archipelago appeals to many travelers
looking to escape the winter doldrums," says
Stein. "It has magnificent beaches, an array
of luxurious hotels [all six Virtuoso-affiliated
properties on the isle of Providenciales are
open], and a low-key vibe for those seeking
quiet and privacy - yet it still offers a plethora
of restaurants and plenty of action for those
who want to party." With numerous nonstop
flights from the U.S. East Coast, sunseekers
can quickly be basking on famous Grace Bay
Beach and dining at off-the-beaten-path
Bugaloos Conch Crawl: "The restaurant is
located right on the beach and serves conch
in every way imaginable," says Stein.