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


East Bay Resort Wins Tripadvisor Award

We are thrilled to announce that East Bay Resort has won the prestigious Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award.The Travelers’ Choice Award is based off of the high ratings and reviews that we receive every year through Tripadvisor. Winning means that East Bay Resort is in the top 10% of hotels worldwide. We are proud to say that the high praise from our valued guests allowed us to win this award.We would like to thank our loyal guests who have helped us achieve such an accomplishment. There would be no winning without your input. We appreciate your kind words about East Bay Resort!

Sun Country Airlines Announces Flights to TCI

Getting to the Turks and Caicos Islands will be easier than ever this winter with new flights announced by Sun Country Airlines. On December 18, Sun Country is planning to launch its first flight to Provo with a new route from Minneapolis (MSP). The airline has stated that the flights will operate weekly, flying out on Saturdays.We hope that this new flight will make it even easier for our guests to visit South Caicos. Happy travels!

Things to Do at East Bay Resort

Kayaks at East BaySouth Caicos offers countless things to do: snorkeling, diving, kayaking, biking, and more. But if our guests want to stay on the property, we can guarantee you won’t get bored. In addition to being located on the most beautiful white-sand beach, South Caicos has to offer, East Bay Resort offers an abundance of services and conveniences: a beachfront pool, swim-up bar, open-air restaurant, spa, fitness center, tour desk, PADI-certified dive shop, tennis court, free Wi-Fi throughout the property, free airport transfers and more.ust off our beach, there’s beautiful snorkeling and kayaking so close that you’ll be able to tan on our beach in between adventures. We look forward to welcoming you to East Bay!

East Bay Resort Staff Vaccinated!

GREAT NEWS, friends of East Bay — all of our frontline employees at East Bay have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine!The well-being of our guests, staff, and community has always been of the utmost importance to us so your future stays with us will be as relaxing and worry-free as always.For more information about our COVID-19 safety efforts, please visit our Covid - 19 Health & Safety Measures page.We look forward to welcoming you to South Caicos for a Caribbean vacation soon!

East Bay Resort Wins Booking.com Award!

East Bay Resort is proud to announce that we have won a 2021 Traveller Review Award from Booking.com, scoring 8.8 out of 10!The Traveller Review Awards are part of an annual appreciation program that recognizes properties for exceptional hospitality as demonstrated by review scores left by past guests. Properties that excelled this year not only excelled in hospitality and amenities but implemented extra safety measures to make guests comfortable.Thank you to our guests for helping us achieve this win!

Valentine’s Day at East Bay Resort!

So you’ve found yourself on tranquil East Bay Beach for the most romantic day of the year? Good choice, lovebirds!Wake up this Valentine’s Day in one of our well-appointed oceanview condos with your special someone. Spend the day walking along our 1.5 mile stretch of white sand beach or snorkeling hand-in-hand through crystal clear waters.As the sun sets, dine with us at BLU Bar & Grill by candlelight. Dine on our exclusive Valentine’s Day menu for only $45, including a glass of rosé wine for each of you. With Valentine’s Day decorations and live entertainment, as well as photo opportunities, roses, and prizes for the best-dressed couple, your evening will be one to remember.We look forward to making your Valentine’s Day special this year!

The Pirates of South Caicos

Did you know that South Caicos was once a haven for swashbuckling pirates in the early eighteenth century?As one of the easternmost islands in the Caribbean, South Caicos was in a strategic position for pirates to attack the Spanish vessels that returned to Europe with goods from North America such as tobacco, sugar, and precious metals. At the time, settlers we uninterested in the Caribbean islands, meaning that South Caicos was the ideal place for pirates to wait for their prey. Once the Bermuda salt collectors arrived, the pirates had to leave, but their legacy remains in island folklore.On your next visit to South Caicos, let you imagination run wild with the history of our island. Is that a pirate ship on the horizon, or just a regular fishing vessel? You’ll never know!

Grace Bay Beach Is #2 Beach in the World!

Grace Bay Beach has been recognized as the #2 beach in the world by Tripadvisor! We’re so happy to hear that Turks and Caicos is receiving acknowledgment as having some of the most beautiful scenery in the entire world. With its sugar-white sand, shimmering azure waters, and peaceful sunny skies, it’s hard to beat the TCIs!While Grace Bay Beach is on our neighbouring island, East Bay Beach has the same beauty, but with less people. The Big South has been consistently recognized as giving one of the most authentic Caribbean experiences to guests due to our low population density. If you’re looking for a peaceful escape on one of the world’s most stunning beaches, don’t miss East Bay Beach!We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Diving Off East Bay Beach

Did you know that the diving off of South Caicos is quickly becoming known as some of the best in the world?With countless new diving locations being discovered, the waters surrounding South Caicos are some of the most untouched in the Caribbean. With most located less than 10 minutes away from our beach through calm, smooth waters, divers can explore dozens of hotspots, including the Arch, the Subway, and the renowned South Caicos Wall, plunging from 35 to over 7,000 feet deep. The diverse sea life includes Hawksbill sea turtles, groupers, eels, reef sharks, and dozens more.Check out this brand-new diving video to get a small taste of what your future dive will include. We look forward to taking the plunge with you soon!