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Need advise for upcoming trip 10/19-10/26

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Need advise for upcoming trip 10/19-10/26

Hi All,

My husband and I are going to TCI for our 1st Anniversary. I am a planner and have done a lot of research. We are staying at The Alexandra and renting a car for the whole week. Spent a lot of time in Jamaica so I am familiar with driving on the left. I have made a schedule and would appreciate any and all advise. My husband thinks maybe I have gone a little overboard, wants to know if I am going to schedule his bathroom breaks.LOL. I told him I have scheduled(lol) plenty of free time with options to fill that free time. FYI, we are in our 50's.Thanks, Roxy

Here is "The Schedule"

Saturday-Arrive at 2:30, pick up rental car. Alexandra Resort, grocery, wine cellar,-dinner? take out from Jerkies, or maybe dine at Mango Reef

Sunday-Happy 1st Anniversary, all day Beach Day, dinner-Coco Bistro or Somewhere, depends on if we feel like fancy or fun(actually depends on how many beverages consumed on beach)

Monday- “Excursion Day” Las Brisas for lunch, Chalk Sound, Sopadillo Bay, Taylor Bay, Bugaloos for drinks and Apps, Five Cays Fishery for fresh Seafood, Look for Hydroponic Farm for veggies?

Tuesday-All day Beach Day -Dinner at Somerset BBQ

Wednesday-All day Beach Day, Dinner at Da Conch Shak

Thursday-All day Beach Day, Dinner at Fish Fry-go early 5:30

Friday- All day Beach Day-Dinner at Mango Reef

Saturday- Leave for airport around 11:30 and go to lunch? Arrive at PLS at 1:30, drop off car. And yes we are going Fast Track/VIP

All day Beach Day activities-Optional!!!

Pick up patties from The Patty Place-(favorite breakfast food)

Walk to Hemmingways for lunch at The Sands

Half Day Snorkel with Dream Tours

Half Day with http://www.sillycreekwatersports.com/

Lunch at Somewhere-Lobsters

Lunch at Mr Groupers

Sharkbites and Turtle Cove

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1. Re: Need advise for upcoming trip 10/19-10/26

I think your schedule sounds great! You have set aside a lot of beach time which is the most important thing. :-)

It's good to be flexible because once you get there and in "island mode" plans sometimes go by the wayside...but that's ok! You will see what I mean once you get on that wonderful beach.

Happy 1st anniversary and have a wonderful time!

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2. Re: Need advise for upcoming trip 10/19-10/26

Some of the restaurants you chose may be closed. I'm staying at Coral Gardens from September 15th to the 25th an know FOR SURE that Somewhere is closing on the 15th for the rest of Septmber. I believe a couple of others you named may be closed. There are a couple of threads on here that specify restaurants that will be closed in September.

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3. Re: Need advise for upcoming trip 10/19-10/26

Since you are October, not September, all of the restaurants you mentioned will be open. You may want to check on the Somerset BBQ, and I would personally skip it and eat at Caicos Cafe. Your date is right around when they are reopening. I would also do an on the water excursion since it is a whole different scene from the water.

Have fun!

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4. Re: Need advise for upcoming trip 10/19-10/26

Check to see if Sally Greenwood is playing at Opus ( Ocean Club East ) on Thursday and after the Fish Fry go have a couple drinks and listen to her play...nice sound....That's if you can fit it in LOL

She also plays at Somewhere... I believe on Tuesdays

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5. Re: Need advise for upcoming trip 10/19-10/26

Roxy, I will be there the same week as you! Maybe I'll see you and say "hi"!

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6. Re: Need advise for upcoming trip 10/19-10/26

I would also suggest that you skip the BBQ at The Somerset.

I don't see Bay Bistro mentioned on your list. Perhaps if Caicos Cafe is still closed you could go to BB instead. Especially since it's a short walk on the beach from The Alexandra.

Enjoy Provo!

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7. Re: Need advise for upcoming trip 10/19-10/26

Saturday, the first night, eat at Bay Bistro, close by.

Save mango reef for fri night with live music with Mr Blou

Make sure to make reservations in advance for Coco Bistro

Excursion with Caicos Dream Tours is do not miss. As Joebwan says, complete different experience by boat, to a gorgeous beach you couldn't see otherwise

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8. Re: Need advise for upcoming trip 10/19-10/26

Thanks everyone, Great Ideas!

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9. Re: Need advise for upcoming trip 10/19-10/26

I'm sorry......I so misread the OP's travel dates!! I thought she was traveling September 19th, not October. I guess I have September in my brain since I'm taking my first vacation (to TCI on September 15th) since the first week of December last year. It's been a hard, stressful, 55 hour plus work weeks the past nine months and I NEED a vacation :)

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10. Re: Need advise for upcoming trip 10/19-10/26

I think you DO need a vacation zzzzoey, and it is coming soon! : )