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ON PROVIDENCIALES BY LAND, SEA OR AIR Potcake Place Puppies Our high number of homeless dogs led to the formation of a rescue centre in The Saltmills providing TLC. Take a puppy for a walk on the beach, with everything you need provided. TCI Safari Tours The ‘Land Tour’ includes visiting hotspots such as Pelican Beach, Long Bay, The Hole, Blue Mountain, Da Conch Shack Restaurant and Sapodilla Bay. Vespa Scooter Tours Scooters are a fun way to explore the island in these sunny climes. Tours and rentals available. Spas When the time comes for some horizontal R&R, spas offer a vast array of treat-ments and regimes to help you unwind. Massages, hot stone therapy, aromatherpy and many other treat-ments are on offer. (See story page 54) Fitness From gyms, cross fit, boxing, basket-ball and soccer, to pilates and yoga, you name it, the island’s got it. Casinos Everything a casino-inclined heart could want: Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, Caribbean pro-gressive poker, Texas Hold’em and slot machines. crafts that depict the lifestyle and industry of TCI’s past. Providenciales National Museum A quaint, centrally located museum in Grace Bay Village. Caicos Heritage House A nod to island tradition, Caicos Heritage House is next door to the museum. The architecture depicts a typical Caicos dwelling, aimed to shed light on the very roots that grounded today’s island culture. Cheshire Hall Loyalist Plantation The ruins of this 18th century planta-tion are well maintained by the National Trust, with landscaped paths. The site is open from Monday to Friday with guided tours available. Sapodilla Hill Carvings Fascinating rock carvings show mes-sages dating back to the 1650s, from shipwrecked sailors to centuries of travellers. country’s native beer is now equipped with a tasting room. Beer tastings and brewery tours are avail-able weekdays, three times daily. Taste Of TCI Food Tour Taste of TCI handpicks the best in native food and packs it into a three hour tasting tour. Side dishes include a bit of history and culture from knowledgeable guides. NATURE Caicos Conch Farm Caicos Conch Farm is the only commercial conch farm in the world, cultivating thousands of Caribbean Queen Conch every year. Tours available. The on-site shop sells queen conch shells. Bird Watching Herons, hummingbirds, pelicans, bananaquits; the bird watching here is fantastic. Head to Northwest Point National Park for coastal bird watch-ing, West Harbour Bluff for white tailed tropic birds, and Frenchman's Creek coastline for birds from egrets to ospreys. Iguana Island Officially known as Little Water Cay, and lying just 400 metres from Providenciales, is a charming isolated habitat prime for indigenous rock iguanas to live. Glow-worm Tours Three to six nights after the full moon, the stunning bioluminescent glow-worms bring flashes of light to the water’s surface, resembling a starry sky. Glow-worm cruises offer the chance to enjoy the sunset, before watching this natural specta-cle come to life 15 minutes later. ART Discovery Tour to North & Middle Caicos Your day includes a TCI Ferry Boat ride and a guide to the main attrac-tions such as the Conch Bar Caves on Middle, Cottage Pond and Wades Green Plantation on North. Cycling Bikes are available at bicycle rental companies and we have a bicycle club. Many resorts offer bicycles for use by their guests. Please do ride with caution. Tennis There are multiple tennis courts dot-ted around the island set in tropical and tranquil locations. Located at most resorts, some villas, courts and lessons at the Provo Golf Club. Volleyball This classic beach sport is a great way to catch some rays while catch-ing some exer-cise. Volleyball nets are set up sporadi-cally along the Grace Bay strip. Bocce ball Bocce ball have courts scattered around the island in various resorts. Ask your concierge for information on locations. Segways A fleet of 20 Segways are available to rent from Grace Bay Car Rentals. Studios & Galleries For your art and craft fix, main stu-dios and galleries on the island include Driftwood Studio, Atelys Adrian Jewellery, Art Provo, Making Waves Studio and Paradise Arts. ‘Corks & Canvas’ Evening An evening of art with Lucie Stubbs at Driftwood Studios. Bring along your drink of choice, and learn techniques in colour, blending and brushstrokes. Local Souvenirs The main shopping areas on Providenciales are: Caicos Café Plaza, The Saltmills, Ports of Call, The Regent Village, Le Vele Plaza and TCI Culture & Craft Market. HERITAGE George Wilson Museum In Regent Village, a fascinating collec-tion of original goods, tools and CULTURE FOOD, DRINK & MUSIC Fish Fry Merging local food, Junkanoo danc-ing, rum-filled coconuts, Caribbean music and local craft artisans into one tropical whole, the weekly Fish Fry brings Caribbean culture to the Bight Park every Thursday evening. Turk’s Head Brewery All hail hops! The brewery for the Bird Rock Point: Heritage Field Road Trail To the southeast on Providenciales, is Bird Rock Point, marking a 1.3-mile walking trail rich in coastal coppice vegetation, birds and mangrove com-munities. Coral Encrusted Cannons at Fort George Cay A boat charter from Providenciales to Fort George Cay allows visitors to explore coral encrusted cannons nestled in the shallows. The cannons were once poised to protect the Loyalist set-tlements. Junkanoo Museum Launched in December 2016, the Junkanoo Museum, located on Old Airport Road, offers the chance to learn how to make the traditional costumes and instru-ments, as well as hosting daily shows of this colourful, high-energy dance. I See from page 104 for full coverage on restaurants, reviews and special weekly nights. Contact details for each activity are found on the direc-tory pages 173-174. Visit the Turks & Caicos Islands at MAY/JUNE 2017 • • • • • 81

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