TURKS AND CAICOS
Turks and Caicos has developed a reputation as the ultimate place to kick back and relax. Serene Grace Bay on the island of Providenciales is repeatedly crowned one of the world’s best beaches—there are few better places to embrace the art of doing nothing. However, spending your entire honeymoon in Turks and Caicos in the chill zone would mean missing out on the amazing things on offer in these 40 islands and cays.
A horseback ride with Provo Ponies allows newlyweds to prance out into the clear turquoise waters of Long Bay Beach while snapping swoon-worthy Insta photos. Voluntourism opportunities abound at Potcake Place K9 Rescue, which encourages visitors to walk its shelter dogs on the beach. The weekly fish fry in Providenciales is a must, bringing together locals and tourists for a night of music, dancing and street food. You’ll also want to take a sunset cruise to the area’s hidden beaches aboard Sun Charters’ Atabeyra, which involves snorkeling in secluded coves and sailing, cocktail in hand, past the private island where Kylie Jenner celebrated her 19th birthday.
Our favourite place to stay is at Ocean Club West, where you can score a luxurious oceanview suite with all the amenities of a modern condo for just a few hundred dollars per night. The resort, one of two Ocean Club properties on the same postcard-perfect stretch of sand, boasts a prime beachfront location on Grace Bay, a giant freshwater pool, tennis courts, a fitness centre, a revamped open-air restaurant with Morimototrained sushi chefs, as well as complimentary kayaks, paddleboards and bicycles for exploring the surrounding area.—Jen O’Brien
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Pencil in some down time together in Ocean Club West’s hammock lounger.
There are few better places for a beach day than Grace Bay.
Suites at Ocean Club West offer all the comforts of home.
Da Conch Shack serves up its namesake shellfish directly from the ocean.
Provo Ponies offers the opportunity to ride a steed into the sea.