Luxury Travel Destinations for 2020

From about late March to mid-May, domestic air travel virtually ground to a halt. Only about 100,000 people were traveling per day compared to more the 2 million daily travelers prior to the pandemic. Then, as the US began to open up at the end of June, the number of flyers began to rise significantly—averaging about 575,000 per day. Airlines started reinstating routes and, despite the remaining risks, countries, and states have begun to welcome visitors. Travel may look different in a number of ways for now with required face masks, physical distancing, and two-week quarantines, but we will still be traveling. Cultural curiosity cannot be expunged. If you’re itching to get away, here are some must-see luxury travel destinations of 2020.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Awash with pearlescent bays and neon-bright shoals of fish, these enduringly cheery islands are one of my favorite places to travel. Take a look at my website for a selection of villas in the USVI where you can plan a relaxing, luxurious escape. Contact us at Blue Sky Luxury travels to reserve your private island or villa vacation.

St. Barths

St. Barths is a playground for the rich and famous, and after a break for quarantine season, is open for business once again. The legendary Eden Rock St. Barths reopened in November 2019 following an extensive two-year renovation and Hôtel Le Toiny, which relaunched only three years ago by new its owners, has been revamped again with eight new suites added (all with pools and ocean-view terraces). Our Blue Sky villa portfolio includes several spectacular St. Barths properties for your consideration. As of June 22, 2020, St. Barths is open to non-essential travel and tourism. All travelers need to provide a COVID-negative RT-PCR test performed within 3 days prior to departure to St. Barts. If you arrive on St. Barths without this test, you’ll be required to be tested for COVID-19 within 24 hours of arrival on St. Barths. If you’re staying longer than a week, you’ll need to pay about $150 for an additional test on the eighth day.

St. Lucia

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a honeymoon, St. Lucia is my favorite destination. The dramatic Pitons soar above the sparkling sea, and the island offers the epitome of luxury. Beachfront villas and resorts beckon with phenomenal views and exquisite service. Take a look at my television appearance on LowCountry Live where I speak about some of my favorite St. Lucia Villas. St. Lucia is an independent nation in the Caribbean and is currently allowing visitors with a negative PCR test, which our Blue Sky Luxury Travels team can help arrange for our clients.

Turks & Caicos

As a British overseas territory, the Turks and Caicos is a self-governing region and is currently allowing visitors from the United States, once they obtain pre-authorization via the TCI Assured portal. Turks and Caicos is a string of islands just southeast of the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean. Guests arrrive via the airport in Providenciales, the island that’s home to Grace Bay Beach, featuring luxury shops, resorts, and restaurants. When you visit Turks and Caicos, don’t miss out on scuba-diving the 14-mile barrier reef on Providenciales and Grand Turk’s underwater wall. Our Blue Sky Luxury portfolio includes several properties on Turks & Caicos, and we will be happy to help you arrange your trip.

Wanderlust is strongly embedded in human evolutionary history. A study conducted by OnePoll back in July found that 76% of 2,000 Americans surveyed were already planning or will start planning for their next trip sometime in 2020. What’s important is that travelers focus on mitigating risks for themselves and the communities they visit. Destinations, attractions, hotels, and airlines are also doing their part as COVID-19 has redefined the importance of cleanliness. Villas have added enhanced sanitation steps that are designed to not only keep travelers safe but to reassure you that it’s okay to travel again. Trust places with good governance and health systems. Be as much of a responsible citizen as you are a passionate traveler and the world is your oyster once again. And to find out the latest information on COVID19 travel restrictions and opportunities, check out the dashboard on our website: https://blueskyluxurytravels.com/covid-travel/

Ten Questions to Ask Before Your Next Luxury Vacation Villa Rental

Here at Blue Sky Luxury Travels, we select only the best in villas, resorts, yacht charters and private islands for our discriminating guests. Our local team ensures quality and unique experiences as well as planning tailored and unique itineraries. When you’re making the decision of which villa is right for your island vacation, here are 10 important questions to consider:

1. What is the location of the villa?

Is it located near a city or town or is it in a more rural area? Are there any shops nearby? Banks? Ferry boats? Asking the right questions about the area can help you get a better idea of the location you’re staying at and how accessible it will be to pick up any last-minute supplies or gifts.

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2. What services and activities are offered?

As an all-inclusive operation, Blue Sky offers a variety of services at most of our villas including private chefs, personal trainers, childcare professionals, massage therapists, tour guides, private transportation services, and more. We are able to tailor a dream vacation that is unique to your interests and desires. Experiences can include day charters for powerboats, catamarans, and sailboats, private jets, event planning, helicopter charters, excursions (guided hikes, kayak, and paddle boards), private local land and sea tours, and more. If you’re looking for a specific diving experience or for snorkeling near to where you’re staying, you might want to choose a close-by villa for your stay, and we will be glad to advise you on the best selections.

3. Can I send a wish list of important things we are looking for in a villa?

YES!  The more specific the better!  You can let us know the location you prefer, your range in budget, if full AC is important or if AC in the bedrooms only is ok, beachfront or a high up view, etc.  Asking the right questions can help narrow down your options.  From there Blue Sky will go to work on locating your perfect villa!

midnightsun34. Do I get to choose the food?

If you’re opting for a private chef or villa provisioning, you’ll be able to make dining plans for your entire villa vacation in advance. For provisioning prior to your luxury villa vacation, you’ll fill out a shopping list so our team can do the shopping for you and have your kitchen stocked before you arrive. For private chef services, you’ll fill out a questionnaire to provide the chef with your food and beverage preferences along with any dietary or medical conditions in your party. Then the villa chef will work their magic to prepare gourmet meals for you to enjoy!

chefshaibu25. Can I have a party at my villa?

Blue Sky is a company with over 15 years of experience planning events from small intimate parties to large scale corporate gatherings and even worldwide tours. From arranging talent to planning production logistics, we handle all aspects of private events and believe anything is possible. Our team can make your party or wedding dreams come true during your vacation, but you’ll want to make sure that the villa you select allows this type of function.

6. Do the luxury villas allow pets?

We are pet lovers! Let us know if you have any pets joining you during your stay. We are at your service to create the ultimate luxury vacation for you and all your loved ones. Our concierge team will help you choose a villa that allows pets if you choose to bring your furry friends along on vacation.

chocolatehole77. What is the cancellation policy?

Great question! Cancellation policies vary by property, but we are always here to answer any of your questions. Please let us know which property you are interested in and we can discuss the cancellation policy with you before you plan your luxury vacation.

8. Is the area safe?

We personally visit all of our luxury villas to make sure we know what’s out there. Many villas have extensive security systems and are in guard-gated communities. When security is paramount, our concierge team will help you select the appropriate villa for your needs.

FullSizeRender_149. What should I pack?

Your villa will come fully equipped with everything needed for luxury, safety, and meal preparations. Of course, you’ll want to remember the basics like passport, prescription medication, reef safe sunblock (we can recommend some great ones as well as chemical free if you like), lip balm, and insect repellent. As far as clothing, definitely pack several cute swimsuits, comfortable walking shoes, and sunglasses!

10. How do I get there?

Some villas are more remote than others. If time is short, you may want to select a villa that has quick access to a local airport so you can start your vacation quickly. For longer vacations, it might not be such a big deal to take a ferry and a boat to get to your vacation home. Either way, our team will make sure you have all the information you need on the easiest and most convenient way to arrive at your vacation destination.

Here at Blue Sky Luxury Travels, our clients are our top priority and we strive for excellent service. You will have access to our luxury concierge, Shanna Dickerson, and her on-site staff to assist during your entire luxury villa stay. We hope these questions, along with our personalized assistance, will help you choose the perfect vacation villa for your next luxurious escape.

Three Romantic Caribbean Villas for Your Caribbean Getaway

When planning your romantic Caribbean getaway, you want to have best of all. As experts in Caribbean travel and accommodations, let us help you choose the most romantic place with an intimate atmosphere, where you can spend unforgettable moments with your loved one. Here are our top three Caribbean luxury villa picks:

The Suites at Paradise Ridge, St. Lucia

The Suites at Paradise Ridge is the place to go if you are planning a honeymoon or are celebrating any other romantic occasion. It is one of the most romantic places in the world, home to the ultimate getaway for honeymooners, couples celebrating an anniversary, or renewing their wedding vows. The location is spectacular – 1,100 feet above sea level overlooking the Pitons. Each villa is 1,400 square feet in size and has a private pool with drop-dead views of the dramatic Piton Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. The villa’s décor has a romantic appeal and features porch swings for two over the pools, tree branches fashioned into lamps, vivid mosaic tile work covering the shower walls, and elaborate carvings in the support columns. If you don’t feel like leaving your suite, you will have the option to be pampered with additional services, such as massage therapy, in-room dining, private butler and more.

The Peter Bay Gatehouse, St. John

The Gatehouse at Peter Bay in St. John is situated in one of the most romantic locations overlooking Peter Bay. The villa features two suites – the Honeymoon Suite and the Penthouse Suite, both ideal for romantic occasions. Each suite is 1,200 square feet in size and has a large balcony surrounded by the splendor of virgin Caribbean panoramas. They both have private entrances and come with upscale amenities and spacious living rooms, air-conditioned bedrooms with king size beds, spacious bathrooms and ceiling fans. The Penthouse Suite has a private spa area with a hot tub overlooking Peter Bay.

The Beach House, Turks & Caicos

This is a luxurious beachfront villa just steps from the award-winning Grace Bay Beach. What makes The Beach House ideal for romantic occasions is the magnificent views featured from its direct oceanfront location. The open floor layout of the living room boasts scenic views of the pool and the sea. The pool is just a few steps away from the sandy beach and has plenty of seating and lounging space, perfect for romantic gatherings and entertainment. When you book this home, you can do custom upgrades for an additional fee, such as villa pre-stocking, a private butler and chef, restaurant reservations, arrange tours and activities and more.

If you are interested in these properties or any other in the Caribbean, please let us know 🙂 info@blueskyconcierge.com

Celebrate New Year’s in Turks and Caicos

New Year’s on the beach? Why not! Turks and Caicos is the place to go if you want to experience an island-style holiday season with lots of food, festivals and fun things to do. The islands have been known as an exclusive destination for travelers who are looking for luxurious accommodations and services, so spending New Year’s Eve here will not leave you disappointed.  Island resorts are all lit up and decorated with holiday decor, music, and flavors.

A very popular local festival is Junkanoo that takes place as soon as the clock strikes midnight.  The roots of the festival are connected with the time of slavery when slaves were given a day off around Christmas to spend time with their loved ones. So after midnight come visit the streets of Grace Bay and you will see islanders dressed in unique cultural costumes dancing and singing the whole night. Enjoy unique, delightful local music produced by a blend of goatskin drums, guitars and carpenter saws.

Just like at any other location New Year’s Eve means a time to reflect over the events of the past year and a time to have new dreams and goals for the upcoming new year. To make the moment festive you will find many local restaurants and resorts offering special activities and food for that evening. A very popular delicacy around New Year’s Eve is Conch – a world-famous sea snail delicacy that you will find on the menu under names such as conch wontons, conch fritters, conch salad, and conch stew. These and other delicacies will be served for you on the beach or another romantic setting. To take the experience once step further you will be able to enjoy beach bonfires, barbecues, and fireworks on Grace Bay Beach.  The fireworks ceremony is a major highlight that you can’t miss because you will be able to see it from one end of the island all the way to the other. Take your camera to capture this special moment when the sky is lit on fire with colorful displays.

We at Blue Sky Luxury Travels are determined to be the best part of your holiday travel, so take a look at our fine villa selection here http://blueskyconcierge.com/turks-caicos-villas/ and let us know your custom perks and wishes you dream about this holiday season.

Best fine dining restaurants in Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos is your ultimate destination if you are looking for intimate seclusion, long white sand beaches, and fine luxurious villas. Here you can enjoy the best of both worlds – privacy and have a superb dining experience. The islands offer fine dining with an island feel and outdoor seating. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, birthday party or other group gathering, the restaurants below provide great food, a lovely setting, and excellent service.

Coco Bistro

Coco Bistro is conveniently located within walking distance of most Grace Bay resorts. You will feel the romantic vibe as soon as you arrive at Coco Bistro. This charming restaurant is set among the largest palm grove on the island of Providenciales and is a food lover’s fantasy in a one-of-a-kind setting. The atmosphere created by the setting of lovely palm trees that are lit up at night makes for the beginning of a great dinner. Here you will enjoy fine dining in a tranquil setting. The menu features local Caribbean delicacies made with the freshest local ingredients. You can also enjoy traditional American cuisine, seafood, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Provence

The Provence is the place to go if you are craving French, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. The dining ambiance is very intimate, and the open kitchen is the centerpiece of the dining experience. Chef Eric Vernice is determined to make a meal for you that you will remember forever – enjoy freshly made pasta, artisan gelato, gourmet cheeses, charcuterie, salmon, diver scallops, stuffed chicken, grilled lobster and more. Everything will be prepared in front of you, and you can watch how the chef himself crafts your dishes with fine details.

Seven

This is another must-visit restaurant while you’re in the Turks and Caicos. Seven combines international with local flavors that result in a modern-cotemporary culinary experience. The restaurant specializes in seafood appetizers, such as scallops, lobster and mahi-mahi ceviche, while the entrées feature heavier dishes, including slow-roasted pork belly, rack of lamb and beef tenderloin. If you can’t decide what to try, we recommend you to do the five-course taste menu featuring the best of the best.

Ristorante Via Veneto

Ristorante Via Veneto brings traditional Italian cuisine to the remote islands of Turks and Caicos. Most of the ingredients come directly from Italy, so there isn’t a better place on the islands than Ristorante Via Veneto to enjoy an authentic Italian meal. The outdoor deck terrace features a romantic atmosphere, great sunset views, lovely piano music and a sense of a warm tropical breeze. Owner and chef Aldo Della Casa and his staff will make every effort to make sure you enjoy every dish you choose from the menu.

Best Turks and Caicos Beaches

Located in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos is an archipelago of 40 low-lying islands. It is a great travel destination if you are looking for picture-perfect Caribbean beaches. The gateway island of Providenciales, known as Provo, is home to beautiful Grace Bay Beach, where you’ll also find many restaurants and shops nearby. There are also many fantastic off-the-beaten path beaches if you are looking for seclusion. Below are the top five beaches in Turks and Caicos.

Grace Bay Beach

Grace Bay Beach is the most popular beach in Turks and Caicos, home to many luxury resorts. The bay features a beautiful barrier reef system that is home to a large variety of marine life. Situated on the north shore of Provo, the bay’s soft white sand and clear water are ideal for swimming, snorkeling and enjoying a beach stroll.

Leeward Beach

If you are looking for peace and quiet, Leeward Beach is a great place to visit. It’s the perfect white sand beach with turquoise water and a tranquil atmosphere. You won’t find any large resorts here, so the beach feels quiet and secluded. Offshore, the sheltered channels on the eastern side of the beach are great for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and wakeboarding. Leeward Beach is also a great spot for enjoying a picnic on the beach.

Half Moon Bay

This beautiful bay is a combination of a beach and a sandbar lagoon, located between Water Cay and Little Water Cay. It is the top boat excursion destination in Turks and Caicos. Not only will you find a beautiful tropical beach here, but a shallow lagoon on the south side of the beach as well. It is a great place for nature lovers. The unique Turks and Caicos rock iguana can be frequently seen scurrying about the sand dunes, and the turquoise waters are home to tiny lemon sharks. The beach itself is lined by palm trees that provide some shade. Most visitors visit Half Moon Bay by boat cruise or yacht charter, but it’s also possible to kayak over from Providenciales.

North Bay Beach

This hidden gem of a beach is often overlooked. Located on the quiet island of Salt Cay, North Bay Beach is one of the finest stretches of sand in Turks and Caicos. It combines everything that makes a perfect tropical beach – powdery soft white and peach-colored sand, clear azure blue water, small reefs for snorkeling, shallow wave breaks for stand-up paddleboarding and a calm atmosphere perfect for a picnic on the beach. North Bay Beach doesn’t see many visitors, so you are likely to have the beach to yourself.

Pine Cay Beach

Located on the north shore of Pine Cay is the gem of a beach that has to be seen to be believed. The beach boasts pristine sand and calm turquoise waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The Meridian Club is the only resort on this coast, and there are a handful of rental villas where guests can stay. What makes this beach unique is that it is a great destination if you would like to recreate a Maho Beach style photo of a plane landing over the beach. That’s because the Pine Cay airstrip is located just over the dune. There won’t be any large jets landing on Pine Cay but only small planes, but it’s still a great photo op!

Turks and Caicos Travel Tips

Tired of the hustle and bustle of busy life and crowded tourist destinations? If so, Turks and Caicos is your ultimate getaway. Escape to this secluded paradise and discover the island’s treasures – shimmering azure water, colorful coral reefs, long and soft-sanded beaches, a careless lifestyle and much more. The islands are well for offering seclusion, and even though in recent years popular chain restaurants and services have opened their doors to visitors, Turks and Caicos remains a secluded travel destination. Here are ten travel tips you need to know before you come.

Choose your departure airport wisely

Check the flights at your local airport, as well as other nearby airports. Based on the flight connection the closest airport is not always the best and fastest way to get to the islands. If there is a better connection from another airport consider departing from there.

Plan your budget

Visiting paradise comes at its price. The overall price of food and services is twice as high compared to the continental United States. So keep this in mind and if you need to, bring an extra credit card. In addition to the cost of paradise, everything needs to be imported here, so this adds an additional cost.

Tipping

Just like in the United States standard tipping is considered 15-20%. If you stay at an all-including hotel, the tip amount will most likely be added to your stay. In case of doubt ask your concierge.

Weather

Generally speaking, Turks and Caicos has pleasant and consistent weather throughout the year. The average temperature from June to October is 85-90°F (29°-32°C) and this is when the weather is considered hot. The cooler temperatures of 80-84°F (27°-29°C) are from November to May. Just like for other Caribbean islands there is a hurricane season, and it officially starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th.

Ride the cab

One thing to know and keep in mind, taxi rides are per person instead of per ride. So if you travel in a larger group, expect a bigger bill disregarding the distance you travel.

Renting a car

If paying cab rides per person is not your thing, consider renting a car. That way you will have more flexibility and affordability. Keep in mind that the minimum car rental age in Turks and Caicos is 25 years in most cases due to insurance policies. There are a few businesses that have a minimum rental age of 21.

Traffic

Most of the traffic is on Providenciales where most of tourists go. The other islands see less traffic and are more stress-free when it comes to driving. One thing to know is that some of the roads are “island-style” quality, so drive with great caution.

Scuba anyone?

Did you know that Turks and Caicos has the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world? Therefore, the snorkeling and scuba diving here is simply amazing. If you plan to scuba dive you need to get a scuba certificate. Best to do that before you come so you don’t lose any time and can enjoy the serenity of the underwater world here right away.

Lobster season

If you love lobster there is just one thing to know, there is a lobster seasons that starts from August 15th and ends on April 1st. During that time you will find delicious lobster dining options across the islands. During the rest of the year it is illegal to catch lobsters, so if you are set on lobster dining plan to visit during lobster season.

Our Top Three Villa Picks on Turks & Caicos

Turks and Caicos is a beautiful group of 40 low-lying islands in the Caribbean, located southeast of the Bahamas. The gateway island of Providenciales, known as Provo, is home to expansive Grace Bay Beach, as well as numerous luxury resorts, shops and restaurants. There is also no shortage of private luxury villas for travelers seeking ultimate comfort and privacy. Here is our top three villa picks on Turks and Caicos.

Hawksbill Villa

Hawksbill is an eight bedroom beachfront villa on Grace Bay, accommodating up to sixteen guests. The bedrooms are spread across different buildings, which makes it the perfect retreat for a large family, corporate gathering or other special event. Hawksbill can be rented as either a 5, 6, 8, or a 10 bedroom villa if combined with the adjacent beach house. The villas feature contemporary Caribbean design and natural materials, including stones and different types of wood that create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Located on the property is a long swimming pool perfect for laps, a Jacuzzi, a gym, a tennis and a basketball court.

Hawksbill boasts a high vaulted ceiling and an open floor plan in its living and dining area with plenty of windows that create a bright and airy ambience. The kitchen and screened terrace open to the outside. The stand-along master suite is situated on the opposite side of the pool from the main house. Located behind the main house is a two bedroom guest house with its own kitchen and living space. With its beautiful open spaces, Hawksbill is the ideal luxury villa venue in Turks and Caicos.

Triton Villa

Triton is a seven bedroom beachfront villa, situated on over two beautiful acres right behind the pristine sand dunes of Long Bay Beach. The property features two pools, a hot tub, bocce ball and tennis courts, an outdoor movie theater with fire pit and panoramic ocean views. Triton has king beds, en-suite bathrooms and ocean views from six of the seven bedrooms. Three of the suites have private balconies, and the remaining four open to the terrace.

Triton’s neutral tones and clean-lined furnishings create an atmosphere of ultimate luxury. Guests enjoy an airy atmosphere that is enhanced by the sliding glass doors that allow the ocean breeze to drift into the home. Since there are no hotels or other developments within two miles of the villa, Triton is the perfect vacation rental for those seeking privacy and ultimate seclusion – it is the ideal luxury accommodation for wedding receptions, corporate events or other special occasions.

Coral Pavilion

Coral Pavilion is a five bedroom beachfront villa located on the best stretch of Grace Bay, accommodating parties of up to ten guests. The villa’s unique Bajan architecture is what makes it stand out. Encompassing 8,000 square feet of indoor area and 120 feet of beach frontage, the villa offers plenty of space for its guests. Four of the five bedrooms have king size beds and the remaining one has two twin beds. Each bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom. The upstairs Master bedroom also features an en-suite office and a terrace overlooking the turquoise waters of Grace Bay. All bedrooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, a TV and Sonos sound system.

Coral Pavilion also features extra perks, including complimentary airport transfer, welcome beverages, cold towels and daily breakfast. Ready to serve all guests is a private chef, butler and housekeeper. Guests also enjoy complimentary access to the gym and resort facilities at nearby Seven Stars. A personal concierge can assist guests with bookings or tours and activities.

For a complete list of Turks & Caicos accommodations, please visit our page – http://blueskyconcierge.com/turks-caicos-villas/

Things to Do in Turks and Caicos

Located in the Caribbean to the southeast of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos archipelago consists of 40 low-lying coral islands. The island group’s main hub is the island of Providenciales, also known as Provo. It is home to beautiful Grace Bay Beach, which is lined by luxury resorts, shops and restaurants. There are many things to do in Turks and Caicos, and below are some of the highlights – popular things to do among visitors to the islands.

Relax on Grace Bay

Located on the north shore of Providenciales, Grace Bay Beach is everything you could want from a picture perfect tropical beach – the water is an amazing turquoise blue and the sand is powdery soft and white. Spend a day sunbathing on Grace Bay Beach and enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. Grace Bay is also backed by most of the island’s luxury resorts, so there is no shortage of entertainment – meaning shops, bars and restaurants are never too far away.

Kiteboard at Long Bay Beach

South of Grace Bay in the southern part of Providenciales Island is Long Bay Beach, known as a popular spot for kiteboarding. Here, the Atlantic trade winds create perfect conditions for this water sport. The bay is ideal for first-timers, and you’ll be able to rent all the necessary equipment from local providers. Kiteboarding lessons by professional instructors are being offered as well.

Visit the Turks and Caicos National Museum

Learn about local history at the Turks & Caicos National Museum, which is one of the top heritage draws of the archipelago’s capital, Cockburn Town. It features many exhibits about the local culture, including an exhibit about the native Lucayan peoples who resided here before the arrival of the Europeans. Another fascinating exhibit is the reconstructed archaeological remains of the iconic Molasses Reef Wreck, which is the oldest shipwreck in the entire Americas. This ruined Spanish caravel is thought to have been sunk around 1500.

Explore the Conch Bar Caves

Located on Middle Caicos Island, the Conch Bar Caves cut deep into the limestone rock beds and form a subterranean labyrinth of caverns, tunnels and chambers. Some of the cave system’s interesting features include stalactites, stalagmites and columns, along with pools that fluctuate with the ocean tide. Some of the chambers have graffiti depicting the names and dates of some visitors from the early 20th century. Due to some sensitive cave features, all visitors to Conch Bar Caves must be accompanied by a guide.

Discover the Columbus Landfall National Park

Located along the west shore of Grand Turk, the Columbus National Park marks the very spot where Christopher Columbus is believed to have first set foot on the lands of the New World back in the 1400s. The park extends out into the water, and the main draw of this park is the natural wonders that abound offshore. It is here where you will find many of the best beaches and dive sites on Grand Turk, including Cockburn Town Beach, Governor’s Beach, Pillory Beach, English Point and the Cruise Center Beach. This is where many visitors are doing their PADI qualification, and there are numerous outfitters on offer in nearby Cockburn Town.

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