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

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!

Lobster Season in Turks and Caicos

Lobster Season In South Caicos

August may herald the end of the summer vacation season, but in South Caicos it marks a great reason to celebrate – the arrival of lobster season in Turks and Caicos.

South Caicos is acclaimed as the lobster capital of Turks and Caicos. From approximately mid August to mid March every year, local fishermen catch, process and export spiny lobster.

Turks and Caicos Cycling Vacation

Bicycling in South Caicos

Sunny skies, refreshing breezes, and gorgeous scenery are some of the elements that make for a wonderful cycling experience. Add a destination with no traffic lights and scarcely a car on the road, and you have what do you have? An amazing Turks and Caicos cycling vacation on idyllic South Caicos.

Caribbean Kayaking Vacation on South Caicos

Turks and Caicos Kayaking

Boat excursions are often one of the highlights of a Caribbean vacation. It’s hard to resist the chance to skim across turquoise coloured water under the warmth of the sun, with a refreshing breeze keeping the heat at bay and stunning scenery greeting you at every turn.

Turks and Caicos Sailing and Boating

“You spend time on land. You live life on water.” That adage is certainly true in South Caicos, where for centuries the island was connected to the world only by boat, and the local economy relied heavily on fishing. Today, the water has become an attraction as much as a vital component of island life, as visitors enjoy Turks and Caicos boating in South Caicos for fishing and dividing adventures.

Turks & Caicos Barrier Reef

A coral reef is a living, underwater ecosystem that consists of coral and is built by tiny marine animals. Coral reefs thrive best in clear, shallow, warm waters, although they are also highly sensitive to changes in water temperature.