BC: but we look forward to the next one...
FC: Turks and Caicos | Our 2009 Summer Vacation
1: Beaches is an all-inclusive resort located only a few minutes from the Providenciales International Airport on The Turks and Caicos, Islands BVI.
2: The resort is divided into three major villages. The brand new Italian Village, the French Village and the Carribean Village. Each of these villages has several pools of varying size, complete with swim-up bars and restaurants. In total, there are 16 restaurants at the resort, two major pools and a waterpark.
3: Everything is included in your stay. The oddest thing is going to a swank 3-4 course dinner every night where the wine flows freely and you don't have to pay - or leave a tip - when you finish. Cabanas like the one to the left are available to reserve and come with their own butler service for the day.
6: Turks and Caicos is made up a a large group of islands just to the East of Cuba. It is considered one of the few "natural beauties" of the Carribean as it is less frequently visited. The flora and vegitation on the isalnd is abundant with bright and interesting blooms.
8: There was no shortage of activites for the kids. The waterpark and beach provided ample opportunities for new experiences!
9: There was a family ban on sibling arguments that we didn't even need to enforce....much.
12: The Conch and Sand Dollar Boat Cruise
13: Stephen and April snorkled, caught conch and sand dollars, fed seagulls watermelon and developed an appropriate appreciation for Bob Marley .
14: April met Olivia from Showtime Spirit Cheerleading in Lexington, Kentucky
15: And Stephen hit it off with her brother Issac at the Italian pool.
18: And even though our kids are adorable...
19: We took a little time for "mom and dad" as well.
20: We took a transfer off the resort to play the Provo Golf Club
21: Where Mike hit well under 100 and Judy...did not.
22: The kids sported their shades... | and became certifiably addicted to their favorite drink...
23: The Virgin Strawberry Daquiri...which they enjoyed ordering at every swim-up bar in the place.
26: Eventually, as all vacations do...
27: ...the sun set on our week in the Carribean.