Just want to start off and say thank you to those who provided with information about Turks and Caicos.
We stayed Jan 26-Feb 2 at Ocean Club West in a property owned by Keith Halstead. We booked it through VRBO and got a better deal than going directly through OCW. Studio room and it was perfect.
Weather: Had a couple cloudy days with high wind but over all it was wonderful. Temperatures stayed in low 80s. I was a little worried about ocean water being cold but it was comfortable once you got in.
Area: Cleaner than most Caribbean areas we have traveled to. Never felt unsafe. Overall people were friendly.
Taxi: We never rented a car. Always used Gloria’s Taxi Service and they were great!
Excursions: Went out with Island Vibe on half day snorkeling and island hopping trip. Spike and Mo were great and we had a wonderful time. It was awesome getting out on the water. Also booked a snuba trip with Jodi but once we got there we couldn’t go out because of water. Jodi was super great and offered to give us a ride to where we need to go.
Food: Hemingways had fish tacos and conch fritters both were good. Caicos Café-Lobster Pasta which was good and Mahi Mahi which was dry. Service was not attentive. I think this place is overrated.
Sailing Paradise: Awesome Jerk Chicken Wrap and decent Tuna sandwich. Coco Bistro: Grilled Tuna which was good and Blacken Mahi Mahi which was the best dish we had. The flavors of the dish were outstanding! Highly recommend Coco Bistro. Pattys Place: good for a cheap snack. Jimmy’s Dive Bar nothing special. Flamingos: fish fajitas and fish sandwich which were both good and awesome view. Cabana Grill: Fish Tacos which were okay, Jerk Wings had no flavor, and Conch fritters which were good.
Fresh Catch: Grouper Wrap which was yummy and Lobster Fritters which were also good. I would definitely go back to Fresh Catch. Magnolias: Wonderful view. Sesame Seed Crusted Tuna which was wonderful and Lamb which was good but probably wouldn’t order again.
Overall: We had a wonderful time and the beaches and water were spectacular but make sure you bring plenty of spending money! Everything is extremely expensive! Turks and Caicos is good for couples but I would not recommend for single people. Not much of a party scene. Very laid back which is what we were looking for in our vacation.