TURKS AND CAICOS

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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.

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