There’s the standard things to do in Turks and Caicos that you probably know about; such as sailing, scuba diving, and fishing. Then there’s the things to do in Turks and Caicos you might not yet have thought about. While you’re here on vacation, consider some of the options to be creative and make your Caribbean getaway truly unique and memorable.
Take a Cooking Class
The Caribbean food in Turks and Caicos is delicious to say the least. The islands are rich in various ailments, like rare species of fish, which are used for the local delicacies and banana trees, citrus, corn and Sea salt , which are all integrated in the Turks and Caicos cuisine. The variety of meats ranges from the numerous species of fish and fish roe (crabs, lobsters, and scallions), to poultry and Beef, which are served with corn, rice and veggies from the area, topped with local sauces and spices. You’ll love the dining while on vacation here, so why not take a class and pick up some tricks to take back home with you. Franco’s Restaurant in Central Plaza on Provo offers some great classes where you can whip up spicy conch fritters and fried chicken. YUM! Or take a Wine and Cooking class at The Regent Palms, where you’ll learn how to prepare specialty dishes, an intriguing wine pairing lesson, and of course enjoying the gourmet masterpiece itself. Classes must be pre-arranged through the concierge, and require a minimum of four participants. For guests staying in one-,two-,or three-bedroom suites or penthouse room categories who prefer a more exclusive lesson, courses can be coordinated in-room in the suites’ state-of-the-art kitchens.
Adopt a Potcake
“Potcake” is the name given to the dogs of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, and they are cute as heck. They’re called potcakes because the locals would feed the caked remains of peas and rice in the cooking pots to the wild dogs. The feral population of potcakes is growing, with at least ten thousand stray dogs on the Islands, and they need your help. Potcakes have evolved into a breed which is extremely smart, loyal, and loving — and too many are in need of a good home. They’re great with children and usually grow up to an average of 50lb. Although appearance varies, potcake dogs generally have smooth coats, cocked ears, and long faces. The dogs have been given vaccines and wormers and there is no charge for adoption, although donations are accepted to help continue the volunteer-based potcake rescue program. Airlines usually charge around $100 for the pup to travel in the cabin. Adopt a potcake on your next Turks and Caicos vacation and bring one of these beautiful babies home with you.
Photo-shoot with Paradise Photography
Capture your vacation’s special moments with a photo-shoot from Paradise Photography. Christine is our favorite photographer in the Turks and Caicos Islands, a well-known and talented artist who works great with kids, families, and couples. The goal at Paradise Photography is to create fresh, dynamic, and authentic images of an artistic, spontaneous, and natural quality. And they do it well. This full service boutique photography company boasts the only two Master and Certified Professional Photographer in the Islands, so your magic moments are in great hands when you hire them to document a piece of your vacation. Whether you want to capture a wedding, corporate or special event, or just interested in a creative portrait session, Paradise Photography will create beautiful art to memorialize your Caribbean vacation for a lifetime.
Creative things to do in Turks and Caicos consolation prizes:
- Dig for buried treasure
- Build a raft out of driftwood
- Take a tour with a real estate agent to shop for a villa
- Learn how to steel drum
- Bury yourself up to your head in the sand and wait for the tide