I feel guilty every time I type that, but I still do. I’m the worst.
So we are all set to go on our RV Honeymoon Road Trip across the country, except we remodeled the RV and it wasn’t going to be done before the wedding. We had also always planned to wait a week or two to get our house all cleaned up from the wedding, give me some time to legally change my name (yay!) and to wrap up a few business things but something seemed wrong about having this whole wedding weekend just to return to work come Monday. Even having a huge road trip planned just in front of us, it just didn’t feel relaxing/loving enough. So we booked a “prehoneymoon” (sorry) to the only destination we knew we couldn’t get to in our RV. Turks and Caicos. We came down here about 1.5 years ago for my birthday and absolutely fell in love with the island (more specifically, Providenciales).
The water is an incredible shade of turquoise, the food is excellent, the locals (belongers) are friendly and the mantra of the island is calm and relaxing. Just what we needed.
We spent the first few days lounging around our room, reading (I read 4 books by our 3rd day here) and just relaxing. By the way, we are staying at the West Bay Club which is a great place if anyone is in the market.
Our room & view at The West Bay Club
We then decided to spend a day driving around the Island. Probably one of our favorite things to do while traveling is to explore. It doesn’t have to be anything dramatic or Christopher Columbus-esq but we love to just drive around and see what else is outside of the traditional tourist things, which love too. We ventured around the island with a goal of seeing Chalk Sound.
We stopped first at Da Conch Shack. We ate a delicious lunch of fresh fish. How fresh? Well one of the employees was literally fishing/getting Conch out of the ocean directly in front of us. Mark even helped take the conch out of the shell. So yeah, pretty fresh.
Mark helping remove the Conch from the shell
We kept driving around with our map. Map is a very vague term here. The roads aren’t named, less the “highways” and some roads don’t even make it onto the map. Directions go something like this. “Take a left at the second big tree and then a right at the church.”
the map you get when you rent a car
Here are some more pictures of our exploring the island!
Enjoying our lunch at Da Conch Shack
We spotted a starfish on the beach
We ran into another couple exploring who kindly took our pic!
The water is nothing short of incredible.
Mark busting me for taking a shameless selfie in Chalk Sound
Some places, the water doesn’t even look blue because it is so clear all you can see is the sand on the bottom!
and finally, we found a bajillion dollar house. Don’t believe me? It is for sale, check it out here.