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


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!

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…)