Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Caribbean Islands
Reload this Page >

Turks and Caicos airport: Still a hassle getting through security?

Turks and Caicos airport: Still a hassle getting through security?

Old Jul 12th, 2012, 04:16 PM
  #21  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 7,559
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks blamona!
I will check it out.
Any places where we can walk to dinner & not have to take taxis?
Budget is fairly generous.

Ocean
OceanBreeze1 is offline  
Old Jul 12th, 2012, 05:54 PM
  #22  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,719
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I highly recommend a car, as taxi costs more. No resort is close to everything or all the great restaurants, everything is in clumps.

What's fairly generous to you? I have no idea without a ball park figure.

Seven Stars is right in the middle, and you can get around to supermarket, small shop strips and numerous restaurants. Gorgeous resort too.

You'd still need a car for golf, snorkel, and to explore all the glorious other beaches. It's easy to get around and everything is within 10 minutes by car, but hard to walk in heat, at night and carrying things.
blamona is offline  
Old Jul 12th, 2012, 07:21 PM
  #23  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 7,559
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
$700/night
OceanBreeze1 is offline  
Old Jul 12th, 2012, 08:04 PM
  #24  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,336
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi OceanBreeze,

Yes, we did love West Bay Club. So much that we're going back in November with the rest of our family. You can walk to a few restaurants from West Bay ( Somewhere and the restaurant at the Marina), but you will need a cab or car for everything else. The only slight hiccup with West Bay is that the restaurant is mediocre to poor. But the accommodations are straight out of a design magazine, especially if you book a luxury one-bedroom.

Not sure when you're planning to go, but we paid $600 for the luxury one-bed at West Bay in November. Turks is one of the most expensive islands in the Caribbean- for almost everything. So be prepared. We ate some meals in our condo to save some money. Have fun!
Weadles is offline  
Old Jul 12th, 2012, 08:05 PM
  #25  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,336
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I forgot to add that The Ganesvoort is next door to West Bay Club, so you can dine there, too, although we didn't hear such great things about that restaurant, either. I also think that the Ganesvoort offers pay-as-you go fitness classes ( yoga, etc.) if that's of interest to you.
Weadles is offline  
Old Jul 12th, 2012, 10:02 PM
  #26  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 7,559
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks, Weadles!

In February that would probably be...what?...double? We may have to increase our budget. That's ok.

The only thing about Provo in Feb...is it warm enough? We were discussing this on another thread & I was suggesting that it was not warm enough.

It's a place I really want to go, mainly for the beach. So, perhaps we should go sooner. Maybe September? But, at that time of year, do we have to be concerned about hurricanes?

OB1
OceanBreeze1 is offline  
Old Jul 13th, 2012, 04:59 AM
  #27  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,336
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
OceanBreeze1,

Check the weather stats online. We are going back to Provo in January for business reasons, and while I think it will be cooler than I'd like -77 degrees- I'm sure we'll still have an excellent time on that wide stretch of beach in front of West Bay!

Also- a FYI- West Bay does seem to have the best bit of beach- much wider and less crowded than at some of the other resorts.

Good luck!
Weadles is offline  
Old Jul 13th, 2012, 05:00 AM
  #28  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,336
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
OH, and I would not go in September. No way, after cancelling three trips to the Caribbean in past years. Total hassle!! You could be lucky, but then again?
Weadles is offline  
Old Jul 13th, 2012, 07:12 AM
  #29  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,719
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I've been to Provo the last 10 January's. Most of the time it's low 80s. The water is a tiny bit cooler, last year was 77-78?

I've been in sept there too, and mostly had luck.

I'd live down there all year if I could.
3 sights to keep up with weather :

Stormcarib.com

Windguru.com (while no maps, it's a surfing site, but actually quite accurate)

NHC.NOAA.gov. Where everybody gets their weather from during hurricane season.

Also google Turks and Caicos websites, there's a live view at the West Bay Club sight, I watch it every morning!

It's overcast today, but Windguru seams to have it clearing up by Sunday.
blamona is offline  
Old Jul 13th, 2012, 08:49 AM
  #30  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 7,559
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks, Weadles and blamona!
OceanBreeze1 is offline  
Old Jul 13th, 2012, 09:55 AM
  #31  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
we are traveling to T&C for the first time in Jan. 2013
3 adults and 2 kids...considering Seven Stars.
Love reading all your recommendations and suggestions...
what should we not miss...would appreciate any input from those of you that have been here before.
thanks so much
gdubkc is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Purdue74
Caribbean Islands
4
Oct 13th, 2013 08:34 AM
Weadles
Caribbean Islands
10
Oct 12th, 2012 10:52 AM
barginhunter
Caribbean Islands
9
Jul 10th, 2005 11:16 AM
lisa14
United States
4
Feb 16th, 2004 07:41 PM
sonya
United States
9
Jun 8th, 2002 12:44 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:41 PM.