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News, Events, and Caribbean Life on South Caicos, Turks & Caicos

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

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.

Coral Reefs Of South Caicos

All Photos By: Heidi Hertler, Ph.D., School For Field Studies Alum

East Bay Resort invited Heidi Hertler, Centre Director for the Centre for Marine Resource Studies on South Caicos to guest write a blog about Turks and Caicos diving on South Caicos. East Bay Resort was fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with the school to assess the conditions of the coral reef for scuba diving at Christmas 2017 and for winter 2018 diving excursions. As Heidi reports, the news is good!

The Turks and Caicos Island, along with most of the Caribbean, recently received a “one-two” hurricane punch. The effects of Irma and Maria will undoubtedly impact that area for quite some time. Reconstruction on land has begun, but how did local reefs fair these storms? Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse and highly productive ecosystems on Earth. Despite the ecological complexity and high biodiversity of coral reefs and the organisms associated with them, they are particularly sensitive to impacts from a series of phenomena like storms and land based activities.

Christmas 2017/2018 Scuba Diving in Turks and Caicos

Hurricane Irma dealt a heavy blow to some parts of South Caicos in September 2017 but two things escaped her impact – East Bay Resort (which sustained only nominal damage and is already re-opened) and the barrier reef surrounding the island.

With regards to the condition of the coral reefs of South Caicos, Heidi Hertler, the Director of the School for Field Studies, posted this message on Facebook on December 2:

“The coral reefs of South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands, are some of the most beautiful and diverse in the area. The School for Field Studies (SFS) has been studying this system for nearly 30 years. Yesterday, three SFS scientists visited some of the dive sites in the Admiral Cockburn Land and Sea National Park. Although the area recently experienced two devastating storms, the reefs survived and are in great condition – corals are healthy and fish plentiful. Huge thanks to the East Bay Resort for providing transportation and surface support for this visit.”

Christmas 2017 In Turks and Caicos

Christmas Sea-stars On the Beach

December brings two things in Turks and Caicos; the arrival of winter and the end of hurricane season. Warm temperatures and sunny skies largely prevail from December – April, making it one of the best times to visit South Caicos.

The average day time temperatures during winter months tends to range between 80 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Evenings tend to be a bit cool, so a light wrap or sweater is often warranted for those choosing to dine al fresco.

Things to do in South Caicos

East Bay Resort Pool Area

Caribbean vacation planning typically follows a predictable process – identify a location, select a resort and book airfare. Once these details are sorted, your imagination likely takes over as you start to ponder what types of activities and experiences you will be able to enjoy. This process can quickly become time consuming and expensive.

At East Bay Resort, we understand your ultimate vacation goal is to relax and have fun. So when it’s time to plan things to do in South Cacios before your stay with us, be assured that most activities can be enjoyed at our doorstep – and many of them for free!