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The Pirates Of Turks & Caicos

The History of Turks And Caicos Pirates

Author Peter Benchley is best known for his book, “Jaws” and the subsequent film adaptation (with Carl Gottlieb). Five years after Jaws’ publication in 1974, Benchley’s book “The Island” was published in 1979. Whilst “The Island” did not achieve the same critical acclaim as “Jaws”, and the movie based on the 1979 book was considered a box office flop, the novel was equally as riveting as some of Benchley’s better known works.

The suspenseful story tells the tale of a journalist who travels to the Caribbean to uncover the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. The divorced journalist, named Blair Maynard, decides to mix business with pleasure and takes his son first to go fishing in Turks and Caicos. Whilst on a fishing excursion, they are kidnapped by pirates in Turks and Caicos. To avoid spoiling the ending for those who have not yet read the book, we’ll end our review here but “The Island” does provide some interesting insight into the seventeenth century pirate presence in the Caribbean.

Cycling South Caicos

Biking on South Caicos North Trail

South Caicos is one of the best places to visit for a Turks and Caicos cycling vacation.  Here are three reasons why you should pack some cycling shorts in your suitcase when you plan a vacation at East Bay Resort.

Incredible Scenery

Few places in Turks and Caicos offer vistas like South Caicos.  A cycling excursion to the North Tip of the island in particular will produce many Instagram moments.  From idyllic secluded beaches to a cavalcade of colours on the sea, you can enjoy some truly incredible views.  Whilst at The North Tip, you’ll also discover the former LORAN station which helped facilitate the safe return of astronaut John Glenn after he splashed down in Turks and Caicos following his record breaking journey as the first American to orbit the earth. Refreshing trade-winds almost always prevail at the North Tip, but pack plenty of water and sunscreen before you embark to this isolated locale. This trip is best suited to experienced cyclists.

Welcome to South Caicos Island

South Caicos Island

Welcome to eight square miles of adventure, discovery, awe inspiring scenery and warm island hospitality. This is South Caicos – the perfect destination for a Turks and Caicos vacation.

Whilst most visitors come to South Caicos to relax on the beach or go scuba diving and fishing, they quickly learn there is much to discover. Plan to include at least one vacation day to explore this historic island.

Your Day On South Caicos

East Bay Resort, South Caicos

Turks and Caicos Islands – one of the most idyllic and soulful destinations in the world. A place where trade winds caress your skin, genuine smiles of island residents warm your heart and the topaz blue waters are so vibrant, so mesmerizing that they can almost hypnotize those who hold their gaze for any time.

Plan the Perfect Turks and Caicos Honeymoon on South Caicos

Honeymoons at East Bay Resort

A wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days in life but for many couples it is also a stressful time, and one that leaves both bride and groom exhausted after months of planning. It is no surprise then that couples look forward to having a relaxing and stress free honeymoon following their nuptials.

Fresh Caught Seafood At East Bay Resort

BLU Bar and Grill at East Bay Resort

Fish is among the healthiest food on the planet.  From producing an excellent source of protein and Vitamin D to being the world’s best source of omega-3 fatty acids – critically important for body and brain health – eating fish should be part of any healthy diet.

Winter Escape To Turks & Caicos

Beach Time at East Bay Resort – South Caicos, Turks & Caicos

Many regions of North America have recently experienced exceptionally frigid weather, producing frozen lakes and rivers and a wintery landscape that have left people longing to escape the cold. If you are one of those winter weary people with a desire to see blue skies and water, this video of South Caicos beaches in Turks and Caicos should inspire you.