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Frommer's Portable Guides are for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn't want to pack a full-size guidebook. The Portables have the same commitment to accuracy and detail as the Frommer's Complete Guides, with the same broad demographic appeal, from budget to deluxe. Frommer's Portable Turks & Caicos, 1st Edition
, includes complete information for some of the most popular islands in this region—Providenciales (Provo), Grand Turk, Salt Cay, and more—in one easy-to-carry guide. We currently publish a complete guide to Frommer's Caribbean
that includes coverage of the Turks and Caicos islands. This new portable guide will be geared toward travelers visiting only this region and will feature more detailed information on the islands than is found in Frommer's Caribbean
Learn about the best accommodations, from small boutique hotels to large all-inclusive resorts; the best restaurants for fresh fish; the best shops and galleries; the best bars, clubs, and casinos; the best beaches; the best spots for snorkeling and scuba diving—and much more.
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The islands will host the World Travel Awards in September 2006 and will open a $40 million Grand Turk Cruise Terminal and Welcome Center in early 2007.
About the Author
Alexis Lipsitz Flippin is a freelance writer and former Frommer’s Senior Editor. She has written and edited for consumer magazines such as Self, American Health, and Rolling Stone and was an editor for Reader’s Digest General Books.
Table of Contents
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1 The Best of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
1 The Best Beaches.
2 The Best Outdoor Adventures.
3 Frommer’s Favorite Luxury Resorts.
Foluso Ladejobi’s Favorite TCI Experiences.
4 The Best Moderately Priced Lodgings.
5 Frommer’s Favorite Dining Experiences.
2 Planning Your Trip to the Turks & Caicos Islands.
1 Getting to Know Turks & Caicos.
A Little History.
2 The Islands in Brief.
Turks & Caicos at a Glance.
3 Visitor Information.
4 Entry Requirements & Customs.
6 When to Go.
Turks & Caicos Calendar of Events.
7 Travel Insurance.
8 Health & Safety.
9 Specialized Travel Resources.
10 Planning Your Trip Online.
Online Traveler’s Toolbox.
11 Getting to Turks & Caicos.
Getting Through the Airport.
12 Packages for the Independent Traveler.
13 Getting Around the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Renting a Car in Provo: Pros & Cons.
14 Internet Access Away from Home.
15 Getting Married in Turks & Caicos.
16 Tips on Accommodations.
Fast Facts: The Turks & Caicos Islands.
3 Where to Stay in Providenciales & the Caicos Islands.
2 Caicos Cays.
3 North Caicos.
4 Middle Caicos.
4 Where to Dine on Providenciales & the Caicos Islands.
Dining Da Blue Hills.
2 North & Middle Caicos.
5 Exploring Providenciales & the Caicos Islands.
Horseback Riding on the Beach.
Caicos Watersports Operators: Master List.
2 Scuba Diving & Snorkeling.
3 Beach Excursions & Boat Charters.
4 Sailing, Parasailing & Other Watersports.
6 Golf & Tennis.
Nakier Wilson’s Favorite TCI Experiences.
7 Attractions & Tours.
8 Spas & Gyms.
Shopping the Hotel Boutiques.
6 The Turks Islands: Grand Turk & Salt Cay.
1 Grand Turk.
The Day the Cruise Ships Came to Town.
Fast Facts: Grand Turk.
Raking & Making Salt.
2 Salt Cay.
Porter Williams’s Favorite TCI Experiences.
Diving Salt Cay’s Walls.