Paradise islands are where you go when you want to unplug, tune out, relax, de-stress…you get the idea. But the reality is, some people just can’t do that. Some people find it impossible to just kick back and chill. It is a sad fact, but there are souls in this world who need a jam packed itinerary for every day of their holiday, or else they go a little crazy.
So what do we do? Send them to Disneyland, Bootcamp or trekking in the Himalayas? But what about the other people who go on holiday with them? Don’t they deserve a break, too? What if an all action holiday is the opposite of what they want? What if lying on a deserted beach by turquoise seas is their idea of the perfect vacation?
Lots of questions. It’s a tough nut to crack, but I think we’ve nailed the answer. It is most definitely, Turks and Caicos.
Visiting the laid back island of Turks and Caicos is a really good solution for those people who find it impossible to relax. Yes, on the surface the islands look like a sleepy, laid back land of chilled out bars, tranquil beaches and calm seas. But when you look a little closer, there is a lot going on. If you are planning to share a vacation with somebody who has ‘relaxation issues’, then taking them to Turks and Caicos is the perfect destination. Where else can you choose between 100 per cent relaxation and 100 per cent action?
Here are some perfect diversions to suggest to your favourite adventurer during your stay in Turks and Caicos…
The sea that surrounds the islands is where an awful lot of the action takes place. Why not set out on a quest for adventure and try boat charters in the Turks and Caicos Islands? Whether it’s a hunt for big game fish, fighting massive tuna with rods and reel, or exploring one of the many uninhabited cays, chartering a boat for the day should be excitement enough for the most action-hungry vacationer. With boat charters in the Turks and Caicos who knows what amazing wildlife you might encounter? Humpback whales pass the islands on their migratory journeys and dolphins, hawksbill turtles, spotted eagle rays and reef sharks are all regular visitors, so glimpsing some wonderful wildlife is highly likely.
Action-magnets who prefer to get eyeball to eyeball with the local sea life may prefer to go scuba diving or snorkelling. Turks and Caicos are surrounded by incredible coral reefs alive with all manner of magical marine life.
For more of an Indiana Jones style adventure, perhaps exploring the limestone caves on Middle Caicos would be an adrenalin rush. The largest chain of limestone caves in the Caribbean awaits in Middle Caicos, close to the stunning Mujidin Beach with its amazing cliffs. Get your inner geologist drooling with impressive stalagmite and stalactite formations in these truly impressive natural caverns.
If James Bond is more your kind of hero, you can charter helicopters in Turks and Caicos that will give you a birds eye view of the forty cays and islands as they stretch out below. Great for aerial photography or simply inspiring your next exploratory expedition, a trip in a chopper is never a yawn.
Galloping along the sands on horseback like a marauding invader is totally possible on the island of Provo. Horse riding during the day, or more dramatically, under moonlight, is available.
Other activities guaranteed to get your pulse racing on Turks and Caicos include windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking, whale spotting, para-sailing and submarine trips.
Whilst the hyper active member of the party is busy expending energy, it’s good to know there are gentler pursuits on offer for more laid back individuals. Sipping on an iced rum or Turk’s Head Beer as you watch the sun set, or getting pampered in one of the many luxury spas, lying beneath a parasol reading a novel whilst listening to the waves break gently on the sand, snacking on tasty conch fritters while watching a live band play soft Caribbean rhythms – relaxing is something of an art form here…
So, if you are looking for a holiday that suits both the hyper-active holiday maker and the laid back sun lover, look no further than Turks and Caicos. The joy of these friendly little islands is that you can do as much or as little as you like. Get busy doing, or get busy doing nothing – it’s totally your choice on Turks and Caicos…