Jordana can I ask who performed your ceremony? We're looking to get married there as well.
Beaches ~ Turks & Caicos Roll Call!
Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:00 AM
Can you recommended salon for hair and make up besides sheque and beaches
Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:13 PM
Originally Posted by mistibuard
Krys can definitely answer this better, but I found this awhile ago on the TCI Tourism website.
Duty free goods that may be brought in to the Islands include: 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes, 1.136 liters of spirits or wine and perfume for personal use.
There are no restrictions for travelers on the import of cameras, film or sports equipment, except spear guns and Hawaiian slings.
To bring in firearms of any type (including spear guns and Hawaiian slings), you must have written approval from the Commissioner of Police. Controlled drugs and pornography are illegal.
Thank you Misti - I was trying to not travel with them if possible (one less thing to worry about packing ya know?)...plus I figured it might be nice to find some local cigars that maybe the boys haven't tried before as well. But thank you for the info anyway
Originally Posted by Tropical Imaging
Everything here is less than 5 minutes away from anything else LOL (okay sometimes it's 10-15 minutes), it's a small island, no traffic problems, no stoplights....
There are a few places to get cigars on island (and you can get Cuban cigars here as well). FYI They will probably be more expensive here than in the states, You shouldn't have a problem bringing them into customs (if you want to bring them), if you are heading to beaches just go through the nothing to declare line and they'll wave you through. They are looking for items that are coming here to stay or be resold so no worries there.
The retail shops on island are mainly located about 1-2 miles from Beaches, You could walk along the beach (looking at the ocean turn right) and go towards the Regent Grand and then catch a cab home or take a cab to and from there. (about 1/2 way, you could stop at Bay Bistro or Hemingways on the beach for lunch or a drink) There are some cute little shops and galleries if you want to check them out. I know the Goldsmiths in the Caicos Cafe plaza carries cigars and I can check with my personal training buddy about other places (her hubby smokes cigars, mine doesn't). I am at home with 2 girls with the flu, so it will probably be next week b/4 I get the shop names for cigars (we are self quaranteened here right now LOL). I do know that tourists who like cigars do make a point to buy them here on island. We also have a new local shop in the Regent village that carries T&C made products including our locally distilled Bambarra Rum, and special rum reserve which is nice as well.
Cool shops to go to if you go off property all of these are withing walking distance of each other (Salt mills and regent plaza are right next to each other and Ports of call and caicos plaza are next to each other):
Salt Mills Plaza:
Anna's Gallery: cool art, fabulous jewelry, and lots of very nice up market items, many created by turks and caicos artists: (disclaimer: prints of my paintings are sold there and Anna's a great friend, love her things) The owner Anna, makes gorgeous silk paintings that you can roll up and take home! Her jewelry inspired me to finally get into jewelry making which I love and sell at art shows as well.
Paradise Arts: Brenda Luddington is a wonderful ceramic artist who has lived on island for years and makes yummy tiles, small pots and paintings. Her work is great and it's a working shop with all of her paints/clay etc, if you love art it's a fun place to visit.
Inter Decor: has some fun home decorating touches
There are also some great clothing shops there.
Regent Plaza: Lots of fun shops here
Taste of the Turks and Caicos: Bambarra Rum, and lots of locally made goods on island
Goldsmiths Jewelry and Jai's Jewelry: fine jewelry that people love to go to. (I think jai's still gives you complimentary champagne while you shop)
Art Provo: a little bit of everything/ jewelry, paintings, bags, souveniers
Making Waves art gallery: Lots of canvas prints there as well
Caicos adventures: t shirts and goodies from a local dive shop
Pizza Pizza Plaza:
Restore: organic and natural souveniers
Island Scoop: locally made ice cream for a nice break
Ports of Call: Lots of little locally owned shops with little nick nacks
Caicos Cafe Plaza: Goldsmith (I believe this is where they have the cigars), Caicos Bakery (lovely bread), Rumors (cool clothes and home/jewelry items), Caicos Cafe
The Regent Palms also has a lovely gift shop as well
Beaches has fabulous shops, very nice and lots to choose from, but they don't carry much that is made by local artists etc They do have a straw market one day a week where you can get some other things.
I'll get back to you on exact locations from cigars. I do encourage all of the Beaches Bound Brides to take a morning or afternoon to see the island off property. It's really lovely and fun to check out and pretty friendly!
hope that helps!
awwwwww sorry to hear your girls are sick. I had emailed Ileana about my wedding the other day and Andy replied and told me that she was sick. I hope she didn't have any weddings booked this weekend. I haven't had the flu in years and years (fingers crossed) but I do remember how awful it felt, so I hope everyone is feeling better soon!!
Thank you so much for all the info! I would definitely love to leave the property at least once (besides our wedding shoot) to explore a little bit and maybe do a little shopping. I love the little shops that sell local items...my one requirement that I always buy when we travel is a christmas ornament. But it's good to know that I can buy cigars locally (as well as Cubans)...that saves me some shopping before we leave. Plus I was worried about the cigars drying out while we travel since they obviously wouldn't be in a humidor during that time lol.
And I did email David last week to book a private sailing on the Atabeyra as well - thanks again for the referal!
Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:18 PM
Thanks Krys! I may bring a reception dress, just in case I want to change. But from what you told me about not having A/C and the constant island breeze, I think I'll probably be ok in my wedding dress. Thanks again for the info!! :-)
Originally Posted by Tropical Imaging
We usually have a nice breeze coming from off shore all year round. End of May shouldn't be a problem but we have been known to have heat waves. I always think Florida feels a lot hotter to me than here (we don't even have a/c in our house, just open screened windows, no glass). I am also pretty sure your reception will be in a shaded area, we are always thinking shade here where it feels 10 degrees cooler than in the sun. On the other hand, I think it's your wedding, why not wear two dresses!!! I like the idea of 2!
Posted 27 February 2011 - 02:47 PM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:48 AM
Welcome to the site Molly!! There are four of you getting married on May 21st!!!
TheHogans (Molly): 5/21/2011
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:06 AM
Now that there are 4 people getting married on May 21, where and at what times are you getting married?
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:20 AM
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