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Turks & Caicos

Careful. Be very careful. Visiting Turks & Caicos can be hazardous to your life as you know it--you may not be able to leave. Beautiful by Nature is these Caribbean isles official motto, and it certainly fits: silky smooth white sand beaches, green crystal-clear waters, peaceful and surprisingly uncrowded...these islands are a true sensual paradise. OK, you've been warned.

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WHO

Oprah, Bruce Willis and Keith Richards own on Parrot Cay, Roger Federer visited just before conquering Wimbledon, and Bennifer (version 2) married here.

FUN

Swim, snorkel, stroll along Grace Bay (called by Condé Nast Traveller "the most beautiful beach in the world"), spoil yourself at The Spa at The Palms, catch the sunset at intimate Malcolm beach or South Bluff, pose for a magical photo shoot with Ileana at Tropical Imaging, sail to a private island with SailProvo, or scuba with BigBlue.

SCOOP

Grace Bay and almost all the action is on Providenciales -known as Provo. No need to pay for a snorkel excursion: the best reef is steps off the beach at Coral Gardens and nearby Smith's.

A car is not a must but convenient if you like to wander: go with Avis-right at the arrival gate and the nicest staff on the island. Can't bear to leave? Pre-completion condo construction pricing is opportunity knocking.

LIVE

ULTRA: Amanyara: Serene, zen, get pampered like royalty, a true escape.
Parrot Cay: Heaven is the privacy of a villa with own pool.
Villascaribe.com: Feeling anti-social? Rent a home right on the beach.
LUXE: Point Grace: A world-class resort but small enough to feel intimate.
The Regent Palms: Indulgent. With perhaps the best spa on the islands.
MODERATE: Le Vele: Boutique hotel, ultra modern, "simple luxury." High hip quotient.
The Somerset: Charming, mid-sized resort. Every amenity.
BUDGET: Sibonne; Gorgeous spot at a gorgeous price.
Turtle Cove Inn. Best value in the islands, just off Grace Bay beach.

DINE

Some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean - who knew there were so many ways to serve Conch? Coyoba, Anacaona and Grace's Cottage are a foodie's delights. Ocean-facing Magnolia and Horse-Eyed Jacks offer perfect spots for sunset dinners.
Tiki Hut, Sharkbite, and Da Conch Shack are terrific for casual meals. Most resort accommodations offer full kitchens, so stock up at the IGA-which will rival your best supermarket at home.

GO

Nonstop Flights to Providenciales (PLS) are 90 minutes from Miami and 3 hours from New York City (both American), under 3 hours from Charlotte (US Air) and 2 and 1/2 hours from Atlanta (Delta).

HOW

Escape to bliss in Turks & Caicos at the lowest possible prices. Contact us and we'll show you how.