PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- The Turks and Caicos Islands
Tourist Board added learning experiences such as Caribbean
basket-weaving and tropical spa treatments with nutritional
guidance to its recreational activities for visitors.
"Traditionally, diving was the only learning experience," said
John Skippings, director of tourism. "We intend to enhance the
choice and cater to visitors who want to add even more depth to
their experiences and try something new."
Locales include the Pirates Hideaway in Salt Cay, where tracing
the past and learning traditional crafts such as basket- and
hat-making in Middle Caicos occurs.
There are hands-on demonstrations of Turks and Caicos straw work
taking place every Wednesday. For information, call (649) 946-6132
or e-mail [email protected].
Another option is trying out the latest spa therapies in
Providenciales, where a new course takes place at the upscale Point
Grace resort. A seven-night package beginning Sept. 15 is offered
at $2,975 per person, double, including accommodations.
The package also covers four Thalasso, seaweed-based therapy
lessons; six one-hour spa treatments; three one-hour seminars on
Caribbean nutrition; and the chance to create and experience a spa
menu as well as a gourmet feast at the property's Cottage
Restaurant. For bookings, call (866) 924-7223 or visit www.pointgrace.com.
A program about natural remedies featuring special Bush Medicine
walks is scheduled for later this year and 2003.
The tourist board can be reached at (800) 241-0824; its Web site
is at www.turksandcaicostourism.com.