" For information on the eight inhabited islands of the 40-island Turks and Caicos chain, visit www.turksandcaicostourism.com or call (800) 241-0824.
" Accommodations information for the Turks and Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association is available at www.tchta.com.
Turks and Caicos -- The Palms resort has garnered the lions share
of publicity since its February debut in the Turks and Caicos, but
other Hotel & Tourism Association member properties have not
project at the Sands at Grace Bay, sister property to the Palms,
includes new Cybex fitness equipment, new TVs and video games and
free wireless access in the hospitality lounge, and upgraded
furnishings in the 116 studios and guest suites.
The Sands, along
with 10 other oceanfront hotels and resorts, offers summer plans
grouped around the central theme of Freedom, according to Gary
Greenwood, head of the Turks and Caicos Hotel & Tourism
include free room nights, free diving, free golf, free outings to
deserted islands, free spa treatments and wedding ceremonies. These
elements add value to vacation packages, he said.
Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort and Spa offers free weddings to
couples who book a deluxe room for five or more nights. The package
includes the ceremony; a champagne and cake reception for four
people; a candlelight dinner; breakfast in bed and Just Married
T-shirts for the bride and groom. To book, call (800)
" Pine Cays
Meridian Clubs family special in June and July lets two kids (4 to
17 years) stay for free when accompanied by two adults paying the
inclusive weekly rate of $4,550. Visit www.meridianclub.com.
" A seven-night
stay at the Osprey Beach Hotel on Grand Turk covers full
breakfasts, six days of diving plus a night dive and starts at $750
per person, double, in a courtyard room. Book via e-mail at [email protected].
" Grace Bay Clubs
Dive into the Deep Blue four-night plan offers two tank dives per
person for three days and is priced from $3,115 per couple plus tax
and service, June 1 to Oct. 31. To book, call (800)
" From May 1 to
Nov. 11, Coral Gardens Resorts six-night plan is priced from $2,730
per couple, excluding taxes. To book, visit www.coralgardens.com.
the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Gay Nagle Myers
at [email protected].