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

Work, Stay & Play at East Bay Resort!

East Bay Resort is now offering monthly rentals starting at only $3,500 USD per month!With our monthly rentals, our guests have the chance of a lifetime to balance work and play on the stunning, low-density Caribbean island of South Caicos. With well-appointed luxury suites, a 1.5-mile white sand beach, spa, fitness center, Wi-Fi, and an ideal location in Admiral Cockburn Land and Sea National Park, guests can spend their days working poolside on weekdays and exploring the mesmerizing waters and cayes surrounding South Caicos on weekends. We offer on-site dining at BLU Bar & Grill, free use of kayaks and snorkel equipment, and housekeeping for our guests.If you are interested in booking, please email us at [email protected] or give us a call at (866) 297-6248. We look forward to hearing from you!

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!

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!

The Wildlife of South Caicos

Though South Caicos is only eight miles long, it is full of some of the most incredibly diverse wildlife in the Caribbean.On land, birders will delight in finding flamingos in their natural habitat. South Caicos is home to West Indian flamingos, famous for their distinctive pink colouring. Interestingly, flamingos get their colour from an algae that they consume regularly containing beta carotene, a chemical that produces a reddish-orange tint. You’ll also find beta-carotene in many different plants, including — you guessed it — carrots.Along with the flamingos, guests of South Caicos can witness dozens of other winged species, including ospreys, herons, doves, and more. If you’d rather see an animal with four legs, there is an opportunity to see wild horses and donkeys that roam the island, as well as rock iguanas and geckos.Let’s not forget the most diverse life that you’ll find in the Turks and Caicos, located beneath the surface. Protected by a barrier reef, sea life thrives in the shallows around South Caicos. Along with dozens of species of tropical fish and coral, guests may see rays, sea turtles, and even sharks. If you visit us in the winter, you may even have the opportunity to see humpback whales as they migrate through the Turks and Caicos passage!To see the wildlife on land, East Bay is equipped with complimentary bicycles to allow guests an easy opportunity to explore the island. If you wish to visit the world undersea, we have plenty of diving and snorkelling tours available for all ages and skill levels.Make sure to meet all the four-legged (or no-legged) locals when you visit East Bay Resort!

Kayaking South Caicos

Once travel restrictions are lifted, we’re sure everyone will be longing for some adventure. If you’re looking to spend the day on the water exploring lush coastlines and hidden sandbars, look no further than a kayak trip from East Bay Resort. (more…)

Cockburn Harbour Turks and Caicos

A retaining wall hand made with conch shells. A wild donkey gazing out to a turquoise coloured sea. Sun faded whitewash on historic buildings. Fishing boats neatly aligned at the dock.This is Cockburn Harbour, a sleepy community of approximately 500 residents on the eight-square mile island of South Caicos that was at one time a vibrant economic centre and remains an alluring place to escape the rigors of daily life and explore some interesting aspects of the history of the Turks and Caicos Islands.(more…)