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Where When How N/D 2017 - J/F 2018 : Page 152

GO BEYOND PROVIDENCIALES... VISIT OUR OTHER ISLANDS • • • GRAND TURK • • • Grand Turk is the home of our nation’s capital – just a 30-minute flight from Providenciales. Spend the night or the week at one of the beachfront hotels. Bohio Dive Resort and Osprey Beach Hotel . are scheduled to be reopened shortly. Enjoy the many laid-back bars and restaurants. In town you will find several dive shops including Blue Water Divers and Oasis Divers where you can book a vari-ety of diving and snorkelling excursions. A trip to Gibbs Cay to see the stingrays coupled with a picnic lunch is a popular excursion too. From January to April, you have a chance to see humpback whales as they migrate past the shore. Further south is beautiful Governors Beach . Within the Columbus Landfall National Park , it is another great place for a picnic lunch and relaxing. When a cruise ship is in port, the Grand Turk Cruise Center is a whirlwind of activity. 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 Grand Turk Lighthouse is the island’s most famous landmark. The high bluff at the north end of the island where the lighthouse stands guard provides beautiful panoramic views on the island. Horseback riding is available and a great way to pass a couple of hours. Ride THE GRAND TURK LIGHTHOUSE along the beach and into the sea. The Turks and Caicos National Museum houses a treasure trove of important exhibits illustrating the history, culture and progress of the TCI. Artefacts from the Molassas Reef Wreck , the old-est known shipwreck in the western hemisphere, the impressive Fresnel lens GOVERNORS BEACH from the Lighthouse , a display on astro-naut John Glenn’s first landing, along with many more exhibits are found. The museum is now facing a long, costly recovery from the effects of hurri-canes Irma and Maria. You can make a tax-deductible donation to help the Turks and Caicos National Museum recovery efforts. To learn more visit www.tcmuseum.org For reopening dates be sure to check the website and Facebook at (https://www.facebook.com/ TurksCaicosNationalMuseumFoundation/) In association with the museum, there are two ongoing self-directed bird tours which can be undertaken with the help of guide books. For further information. email info@tcmuseum.org or call 1-649-247-2161. 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. 152 • • • • • NOV/DEC/JAN/FEB 2017/2018 “Where When How -Turks & Caicos Islands”

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