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• • • GRAND TURK • • • TURKS & CAICOS NATIONAL MUSEUM, GRAND TURK THE GRAND TURK LIGHTHOUSE If you haven’t already visited Grand Turk, the home of our Nation’s Capital, it is time you made a side trip. A brief 30 minute flight from Providenciales. Spend the night beachfront at Bohio Dive Resort, Osprey Beach Hotel or sec-onds from the beach at Manta House or the Turks Head Inne. All have a bar and restaurant onsite. Back in town you will find Blue Water Divers whose owner, Mitch, regularly plays music at the Osprey Beach Hotel. Oasis Divers is just up the road, and you can book a variety of diving and snorkelling excursions with any of the dive shops. From January to April, you have a chance to see Humpback Whales as they migrate. Gibbs Cay trips, to see the stingrays, and picnics are popular here. The Turks and Caicos National Museum is another reason you should visit. Collections include artefacts on loan from The Smithsonian. The Botanical Gardens are located adjacent to the museum. In association with the museum, there are two Self-Directed Bird Tours , which can be undertaken with the help of guide books purchased from the muse-um for $5 each. The Museum is open only when cruise ships are in port. Further south, broad, beautiful Governors Beach , within the Columbus Landfall National Park, is the perfect place for a picnic lunch. When a cruise ship is in port, the Cruise Ship Center is a whirlwind of activi-ty and shops. It is home to the Caribbean’s largest Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville , complete with an enormous swimming pool, waterslides, cabanas, souvenir shop-ping and more. The Lighthouse has undergone restoration, and the original lens is on dis-play at the Museum. The high bluff where the lighthouse stands guard, provides one of the most beautiful panoramic views on the island. Horseback Riding is a great way to pass a couple of hours. Ride along the beach and into the sea. HOW TO GET TO GRAND TURK Several flights each day from (PLS) Providenciales via interCaribbean. For information visit interCaribbean.com or call 946-4999 for reservations. Visit the Turks & Caicos Islands at www.WhereWhenHow.com MARCH/APRIL 2017 • • • • • 155

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