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Paris, Tennessee
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Trip Report

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.

Saint Paul...
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Nice report! How much was your half day outing w/ island vibe? We are going in 3 wks and looking for tour recommendation.our rental recommends Big Blue Unlimited

Paris, Tennessee
posts: 159
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I think it was 179. Make sure to ask for Spike and Mo!

Detroit, Michigan
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Both DR. VICKI & I read your report. We are congruent on the real gut honesty you gave. Probably, and we mean this, the best mini-trip report we read about Provo! Especially, the food review. DR. JIM

Washington DC...
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Do you have pictures? I need a fix!

Island Vibes 1/2 day is $89 per person.

Newport Beach...
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Sounds like you had a great trip! Did you find the studio big enough for two people? Was it the unit that he just upgraded?

Thanks!

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Thanks for the report. Bummer you didnt enjoy Caicos Cafe nearly as much as we normally do.

Paris, Tennessee
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Studio was perfect for two people. Yes it was the one he just upgraded.

Amelia Island...
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Thanks for the report. Glad you enjoyed your trip!

Canandaigua, New...
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Enjoyed your detailed trip report.

Sometimes....some restaurants do not live up to all the hype......

That's why you have to try some of the new ones....that are eager to gain a following and don't take things for granted.

Just a thought.

Mike