The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine
This weeks issue of Tuesday Travels really revolves around my need for a vacation, especially one that involves clear blue water and white sand. If you throw in some scuba diving and a few tropical cocktails with an umbrella I’d be all set.
Yup, I’d do anything, right about now to get myself on the beach. The picture is from our last trip when our cruise ship stopped in Montego Bay, Jamaica! Absolutely gorgeous!
We played around on the beach, snorkeled a little and stopped by Margaretville for some drinks, and of course a souvenir glass. You will learn all about our shot glass collection soon enough.
The Mister and I are dying for another vacation, but here is the kick we want to go to Turks and Caicos!
The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays, eight of which are inhabited. The islands are located 550 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, just below the Bahamas chain and just to the east of Cuba and the island of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti.) Technically, the Turks and Caicos are located in the Atlantic Ocean, not the Caribbean Sea.
The islands are home to roughly 30,000 full time residents, and welcome more than 200,000 tourist annually.
Want to know something else about Turks and Caicos?! Of course you do! They get an average of 350 days of sunshine! That’s almost as much as Colorado gets!
The average temperature ranges between 85 and 90 degrees from June to October, sometimes reaching the mid 90's especially in the late summer months. From November to May the average temperature is 80 to 84 degrees ). Water temperature in the summer is 82 to 84 degrees and in winter about 74 to 78 degrees A constant trade wind keeps the climate at a very comfortable level.
There is an annual rainfall of 21 inches on Grand Turk and South Caicos, but as you go further west the average rainfall could increase to 40 inches. In an average year the Turks and Caicos has 350 days of sunshine.
Yup I would like to be here. Wouldn’t you?!
The resort we would like to stay at is the Beaches Resorts by Sandals, an ultra all-inclusive, which means not only are all your meals and drinks included but also all water sports, including two two-tank dives a day!
The catch is that it would cost us about $4500 to actually get from Colorado to Turks and Caicos. Granted it would include all of our meals, alcohol and diving… but we just might have to wait until next year for this one, and settle on Mexico for now.
Q. Do you have a place you have your eye set on? What are your plans for travel this year? What do you look for in a resort when booking?
PS: How do you all feel about American Airlines… I’ve got a nightmare story and refuse to fly them… which makes our trips a bit more expensive .