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Re-post from Caribbean Events website . . .

Back for its 13th year, the Caribbean Food and Wine Festival beckons gourmands and epicures to the pristine, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands on October 11th to 15th to sample fine cuisine and exquisite wine and cocktail pairings.

In its thirteen-year run, Turks and Caicos Islands’ Festival has elevated the Caribbean dining experience by bringing together the finest chefs and vintners from around the globe to curate a gourmet experience that satisfies even the most eclectic and refined palates. From Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand awardees and James Beard-recognized chefs to one of the best wine producers from Napa Valley co-owned by EGOT-winning artist John Legend in last year’s roster, the festival spares no expense and effort to create a truly memorable weekend of delectable tastings and imbibing for visiting foodies.

The five-day festival holds various events at the many luxury resorts and their signature restaurants across the islands. Individually a draw in and of itself, these thoughtfully-designed resorts and restaurants provide upscale dining spaces that seamlessly blend in with and enhance Turks and Caicos’ unspoiled natural features. This philosophy that honors the islands’ natural assets is not just reserved to design, however, as dishes that highlight the nation’s bounty also feature heavily in the restaurants’ menus. Dishes of freshly caught grilled spiny lobster, red snapper, and mahi-mahi deliver flavor and freshness with every bite.

To read the full article on Caribbean Events website click here.

Welcome to 25 Sandpiper Avenue in Leeward, Providenciales Turks & Caicos.  This newly renovated property sits on a .51 acre parcel of land and features five bedrooms, 4,400 square feet under roof, a large swimming pool, and park-like garden in the backyard.

The Leeward development is located at the eastern tip of Providenciales, the most populated and developed island in the Turks & Caicos.  Spectacular villas and estates line the canal and beachfront.  The interior lots are spacious, level and located close to the beach access paths.  There are security checkpoints located at both Leeward development entrances.

The landscaping at 25 Sandpiper is mature and lush, a very tropical look surrounds the swimming pool and provides plenty of shaded areas on this spacious lot.  Built in 2002 this large home is currently a vacation rental property.  It enjoys a busy calendar and provides regular income for the current owner.  The rooms are large with high ceilings and feature plenty of windows allowing for natural light throughout.

Recent upgrades include new bathrooms, kitchen, countertops, furniture, paint, light fixtures and more.  The property is easy to show with notice.

Contact listing agent Graham Canham, at Coldwell Banker Turks & Caicos, 649-231-4790, for more information.

Lobster Season is here in Turks & Caicos !!!

The season started August 1st and runs through to the end of March 2024.  The lobsters are collected by free-divers (using a hook-stick) and the best fishing spot is in the East Harbor and Conch Reserve in South Caicos, aka “The Lobster Capital of the Turks & Caicos”.

More than 50% of the population on the island of South Caicos is employed in the fishing industry and the majority of lobsters caught are exported to foreign markets.  The season closes at the end of March to prevent overfishing and allow the lobsters to reproduce.

The lobsters caught in TCI are the Caribbean Spiny Lobster or Panulirus argus.  Some favorite island dishes are lobster pasta (Mango Reef and Baci Restaurant); lobster mac; boiled lobster (7 minutes in boiling water with lemon slices), cracked lobster (Crackpot kitchen) and lobster benedict (Bay Bistro).

We encourage you to try many different lobster dishes while visiting us in the Turks & Caicos Islands this winter.

Delta adds more direct flights to the Turks & Caicos Islands starting January 2024.
Turks and Caicos has been one of the strongest-performing destinations in the Caribbean since the onset of the pandemic, and now it’s getting another boost from a major airline.
Virgin Atlantic announced their new weekly flight from London Heathrow to Providenciales Turks & Caicos starting in November. Now, Delta Air Lines is launching a new nonstop service between Minneapolis-St Paul and Providenciales.  The new Delta flights are set to begin on Jan. 20, 2024, local tourism stakeholders confirmed. The route will be operating once each week, with service on Saturdays.
To read the full article on Caribbean Journal visit this link

Magnetic Media TV, Oct 5, 2023 reports:  The Turks and Caicos Islands Prepares to Host Tourism Industry Luminaries for the State of the Tourism Industry Conference

The stage is set for the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO’s) flagship event, the State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC), to be hosted in TripAdvisor’s Top Trending Travel Destination for Fall 2022, The Turks and Caicos Islands. This significant conference will unfold from October 9th to 13th, 2023, with The Shore Club and Beaches Turks and Caicos, both proud sponsors, serving as the esteemed venues.  The Ministry of Tourism and Experience Turks and Caicos are the co-hosts of this major tourism and travel calendar event.

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Josephine Connolly, shared her anticipation, saying, “The countdown to SOTIC is on, and we’re buzzing with excitement. We’re refining every detail to ensure our distinguished guests truly feel the essence of our ‘Beautiful by Nature, Turks and Caicos Islands.’ This gathering goes beyond a conference—it’s an invitation. An invitation to engage in dialogue that will shape our industry, and an invitation to bask in the rich culture and beauty of our islands. To our esteemed peers and media, we eagerly await the opportunity to collaborate, strengthen regional ties, and envision an even more sustainable future for Caribbean tourism together.”

Leisure travel media giants, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel Pulse, Insider Report, Travel Press, Travel Courier, Travel Influencer, and Travel Noire will all be attending the event – firmly putting the global spotlight on The Turks and Caicos Islands.

Amid the impressive roster of speakers and experts, major highlights will be the keynote addresses by Angel Cárdenas Sosa and Doug Lansky. “We’re truly honored to have Angel and Doug, a General Manager at the Development Bank of Latin America & the Caribbean, and a globally renowned tourism expert, respectively, grace this year’s SOTIC. Their vast experiences, from being responsible for a $6 billion investment portfolio to advising countries like Saudi Arabia and Iceland, promise transformative insights. The depth and richness Angel and Doug bring are highly anticipated,” stated Racquel Brown, Interim CEO/Change Manager of Experience Turks and Caicos.

Attendees can also look forward to a comprehensive range of panel discussions. Topics span from investment trends to Caribbean aviation competitiveness to nuances of the film industry. Offering their seasoned perspectives are Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, Investment, and Trade, Hon. E. Jay Saunders; Minister of Physical Planning and Infrastructure Development, Hon. Jamell Robinson; President and CEO of FortisTCI, Ruth Forbes; Vice President of Marketing and Brand Development for The Hartling Group, Karen Whitt; General Manager of Beaches Turks and Caicos, James McAnally; and The Turks and Caicos Islands’ Country Head of CIBC First Caribbean, Terrance Gibson.

The Caribbean Youth Congress, to be held on October 13th at Beaches Turks and Caicos, promises to be a highlight, showcasing the brilliance and vision of the region’s youth in tourism. Representing The Turks and Caicos Islands, Junior Minister of Tourism, Kiajé Williams, is set to contend for the esteemed title of Junior Minister of Tourism for the Caribbean Region.

Delegates from Caribbean countries, from Anguilla to The Bahamas, are set to participate. The event also features insights from Hon. Kenneth Bryan as well as Dona Regis-Prosper, the Minister of Tourism of the Cayman Islands and Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, and Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, respectively.

As the Caribbean and global tourism community converge on The Turks and Caicos Islands for SOTIC, the stage is poised for ground-breaking dialogues and experiences. The blend of innovative thought leadership, unparalleled networking opportunities, and the exchange of pioneering ideas ensures that SOTIC remains a landmark event for all passionate about the Caribbean tourism industry’s future.

In realizing such a monumental event, collaboration is the cornerstone. Experience Turks and Caicos, rooted in its ethos of genuine partnership with stakeholders across both the public and private sectors, wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude for the collective effort in bringing SOTIC to fruition. The Ministry of Tourism and Experience Turks and Caicos salute all partners who have contributed their time, resources, and expertise.

Special acknowledgements are extended to esteemed collaborators: the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA), FortisTCI, the Turks & Caicos Islands Bankers Association (TCBA), the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College, the Turks and Caicos Islands Airport Authority, Grace Bay Club, The Hartling Group, and Beaches Turks and Caicos. Their unwavering commitment underscores the unity and shared vision that propels our islands to new heights within the global tourism landscape.


Full Article re-post from (Turks & Caicos Islands).  Oct 5, 2023.