Turks and Caicos for Babymoons
The babymoon is the craze of the moment and it’s easy to understand why. For those who do not know, a babymoon is the growing trend of making one last romantic holiday before the birth of the first child. After all, what expectant mother would not want to soak up some sun, splash around in a turquoise ocean and eat like a queen before a life-changing event like childbirth? Honestly, very few. The couples who decide for a babymoon for sure can choose from several locations but we want to dwell on one in particular, one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean: Turks and Caicos. It is rarely the first destination in the Caribbean, making it the choice of the most experienced and perfect traveler for a babymoon. In fact, composed of 40 islands, located just south-east of the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos is a British territory, so you will find a nice English colony but this chain of islands is also a favorite destination of the North American East Coast countries , thanks to the proximity and the availability of flights. In fact, Turk and Caicos are located only an hour from Miami and three hours from New York, it is certainly not a long distance to travel for expectant mothers.
Ocean Club Resorts
Ocean Club Resorts, ideal for families, is also an excellent choice for couples without children, as it offers all the facilities that a couple waiting to find and enjoy. Located in Providenciales (called Provo by locals), the Ocean Club is surrounded by excellent restaurants and local boutiques, but does not seem to be in the middle of a tourist area. Composed of two properties, Ocean Club West which is smaller, more private and easier to turn than its sister property. Ocean Club works beautifully for a babymoon, as it is actually set up as a condominium. Couples have full kitchens with dishwashers, washer / dryers, and balconies with pool or ocean views. With a grocery store located within walking distance and on-site restaurants, culinary options for the future mom will never be a problem. Also, be sure to book an appointment at the Spa; the latter will make the stay even more relaxing.
During your stay in Provo, taking advantage of the proximity to the airport, you have to discover all the postcard beaches as well as the different culinary options of the other islands. The Heart of the Islands Tour is probably one of the Caribbean’s best and most thought-out tours. Starting from Ocean Club, you are transported to a marina to glide between many of the tiny Caicos Islands by boat. Tie your hair, spread sunscreen and enjoy this wonderful trip to some of the most beautiful islands in the world. You will pass by the isolated houses of Donna Karan and Keith Richards neighbors at Parrot Cay, an iguana reserve, rightly called Iguana Cay, and a tiny island populated by three houses and a pine called Pine Cay. You will visit Middle Caicos which houses the port of Mudjin, which although it is a popular place, you will probably share the beach only with the person with whom you arrived. Once you visit this beach, you will realize that this visit should have been in your bucket list for a long time.
Da Conch Shack
When you need a moment to refuel, do it at Da Conch Shack on the beach; one of those places that seems to come out of a photograph. Take off your shoes and watch the fisherman bring fresh fish directly to the beach. For a good lunch choice, you should not miss the Blacken Grouper Tacos with Caribbean fish which are then paired with a delicious cabbage salad. The locals also have dinner here and it was Prince’s favorite spot when he visited the area…so you know it’s a must for hungry travelers and music lovers.
I would also like to introduce a local organization that takes care of the rescue of dogs and that allows travelers to bring a dog to the beach for a day. Potcake Place, brings the stray puppies to safety to try to get them adopted by residents and tourists. They receive help from travelers who enjoy a full day with the rescued dog, so as to help the dog socialize and enjoy human interaction before finding a permanent home. Turks and Caicos are often neglected compared to the more popular islands like Jamaica and Barbados, but for your last couple holiday before being in three and that your first thought will not be to dry diapers…these islands of pristine sand it is absolutely worth to visit and enjoy them.