Turks and Caicos Activities

Turks and Caicos activities: the TCI top model contest

Earlier in April, the Somerset at Grace Bay was pleased to host one of the top Turks and Caicos activities of the spring season: the TCI top model contest. To see more photos, click here. This is a big event that attracts models from all over TCI to compete, thanks to over USD$10,000.00 in cash and prizes going to the winner, plus press and publicity most aspiring models can only dream about. Sponsored by cellular provider Digicel, ten contestants will debuted at the “Infiniti Catwalk” launch event held at The Somerset Resort Infinity Pool within sight of Grace Bay on Providenciales. This photo of The Somerset on Grace Bay Infinity Pool is courtesy of TripAdvisor This year’s event featured international designer Oyuna whoshowcased her 2012 Spring/Summer collection on the contestants at the Somerset. Says Oyuna: Oyuna’s design aesthetic has been shaped by her experiences working in diverse areas in the fashion industry, from…

Grace Bay Beach Activities

More beach activities on Provo: exploring the surf

When you come to Provo, you have the opportunity to try many beach activities you’ve never experienced – or even heard of – before.  Back home, if you’re even close to the ocean, it can cost quite a bit to try out new watersports, or even take lessons. As well, even if you live near the water wherever you’re from, there’s no comparison to the beaches of the Turks and Caicos, especially Grace Bay Beach here on Provo. So, if you want to learn how to paddle-board or go windsurfing, there is no better place than Grace Bay. Here’s what you can try out: Kayaking Single or double, there’s nothing like kayaking. Kayaks are a great way to explore shallow waters near shore, or make longer voyages to nearby cays such as Iguana  Island. Kayaking will also give a workout, which is a great remedy to feelings of guilt one…

Grace Bay Beach Activities

More Caribbean beach activities: bonefishing on Provo

Looking for a unique Caribbean beach activity besides the watersports, snorkeling, and scuba that we’re famous for? Check out the unique sport of bonefishing, one of the most exciting angling adventures you can do right from the beach. The bonefish, also known as “phantom” or “gray ghost”, is said to be, pound for pound, the strongest and fastest moving animal of any salt-water fish. Thanks to economic development which has led to changing diets (people no longer have to depend on the sea for all of their sustenance), the Caicos Islands boast one of the largest bonefish populations in the Caribbean.  These beautiful fish, are considered to be among the world’s premier fly game fish and are highly sought after by anglers, and live in inshore tropical waters, moving onto shallow mudflats to feed with the incoming tide, and retreating to deeper water as the tide ebbs. Anglers can pursue this…