Mel's Life: #TurksandCaicos

For the big 3-0 my best gal pals decided to take a trip Providenciales or Provo as it is commonly referred to by the Turks and Caicos Islanders. We stayed at Villa del Mar located in the popular Grace Bay area. I must say the staff at Villa del Mar were so kind and put up with our shenanigans (Joseline voice) with a smile on their faces. The same can be said for the locals we encountered on our trip. Everyone was super nice, for a second we thought we were being duped. Talk about east coast cynicism lol.

What you really want to hear about is the beach, I know. It did not disappoint. Grace Bay is stunning!!!! The water is so clear that it resembles the gleam of diamonds sparkling in the sun. I could honestly stare at the ocean forever, and I practically did. I spent a lot of the time at the beach curled up under a beach umbrella either reading or catching some beach side zzz's. My absolute favorite part of the trip however, was the chartered catamaran. We sailed to near by Iguana island. The island gets its name because its occupied by several scary looking Iguanas. The trip was so magical that I forgot my hatred for reptiles lol.

I will say the island is EXPENSIVE so if you are headed down to Turks do not be shocked by the prices. I recommend bringing your own libations and snacks. Also, renting a car and buying some groceries unless you want to eat resort food everyday ($$$). Speaking of resort food, the best meal of the trip was at Bay Bistro, where we had a beautiful sunset dinner on the beach. Chef Clive, served delicious meals that we all raved about on our way back to the hotel.

I will definitely be visiting the island again.

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