Turks & Paridisos

by | Apr 29, 2018 | Blitzkrieg!!!, Layovers, Turks & Caicos, Weekend Trips | 2 comments

 

 

I’m a simple man: I see 3 days off, I find cheap flights, I go. And this weekend, I go to Turks & Caicos.

A British Overseas territory in the Caribbean that ironically uses the American Dollar, Turks & Caicos oversees a distribution of 40 islands and cays — 12 of which are inhabited — spanning 37 miles long and is a hotspot for weekend getaways and honeymooners from mostly the USA East Coast (I swear everyone I met here is from New York).

After my overnight 10pm-8am shift in the Jacobi Pediatrics ED, I headed to JFK with my bags and caught a 10:33am JetBlue direct flight to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos’ most populated island.

 

 

I landed at 2:30pm where my AirBnB hostess, Morgan, sent over a $25 cab to pick me up.

 

 

I then settled into my digs by Turtle Cove

 

 

…and spent the next 2 days doing literally whatever, for which this place is perfect.

This included an obligatory stroll along the main tourist hub of Grace Bay Road

 

 

Doing some work at the most charming café at LMN 2 Go:

 

 

Morning yoga at Beach Enclave with Retreat Yoga & Wellness Studio for $25 a class:

 

 

Snorkeling at Smith’s and Bight Reefs, which is located by Turtle Bay Marina:

 

PC: Trover

 

Paying resort security $20 USD to rent out a cabana for an entire day on the world famous Grace Bay Beach:

 

 

Shameless Baywatch-esque photo shoots while getting your tan on:

 

 

Catching those sunsets:

 

 

And conch:

 

 

Lots of conch:

 

 

Get conch at Da Conch Shack:

 

 

or The Infiniti Bar:

 

 

or Hemingway at The Sands:

 

 

And finish up your last night with an all-you-can-eat dinner BBQ and buffet on the beach — by a bonfire nt less — for $60 at Seven Stars Resort & Spa:

 

 

Side note: Just bumped into my fellow Emergency Medicine colleague/doc Eddie Irizarry and a PA whom I used to work with at Weiler Hospital, George Sendhom, while waiting for my Uber at Arrivals!!!

Can’t go on a single trip without running into someone anymore!

 

- At time of posting in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, it was 21 °C - Humidity: 71% | Wind Speed: 18km/hr | Cloud Cover: sunny

 

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