Activities and Adventures in Turks and Caicos

I could seriously go on and on and on about our trip to Turks and Caicos, but I’m going to make this my last post about it. I’ll finish the recap up with our activities and adventures from the trip….

I’m not one to sit still for too long. I love to be active. There was most definitely a lot of rest and relaxation on this trip, but we did a lot of fun activities as well!

One morning we walked about 25 minutes to a nearby beach called Three Marys Cay which we read had some decent snorkeling.

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Not to mention it was very pretty!

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The waters were fairly choppy while we were there so we couldn’t get out too far without being swept back in, so we stayed in shallow water.

We saw a handful of fish and a barracuda! I’m not a fan of those barracudas…they scare the living daylights out of me. It wasn’t the best snorkeling we’ve ever experienced, but still fun!

tc snorkel

JODO provided stand up paddle boards to use at our leisure. We got out on these a few times and I REALLY enjoyed them. The water needed to be fairly calm in order for us to use these properly. I’m sure the pros could handle a few more waves than I could. 😉 I’m hoping to do this back home on the lakes this summer!

tc sup turks and caicos stand up paddle board

JODO also provided a two person kayak (I’m almost positive they have other single kayaks as well). We used it a couple of times to explore the water near our villa and took a longer trip over to a nearby island called Parrot Cay. Although the islands are technically public around there, security does a good job of making sure Parrot Cay stays private. People spend the big bucks to stay in those villas. Although security didn’t approach us when we paddled up to Parrot Cay, we didn’t take any chances and literally just got out of the kayak long enough to snap a photo and then turned back around.

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We also went for walks on the beach…

tc beach

We had one day of rain but had a blast inside playing games, reading books, magazines, and chit-chatting.


We rented a car one day and took a drive over to Middle Caicos. We stopped at Mudjin Harbor which was probably the most beautiful island, beach, and water I have ever seen.

tc mudjin

We have at least twelve photos of this place. It was spectacular.

tj mudjin

It was super windy on the day we drove to Middle Caicos, which made for slightly unpleasant beach experiences. It’s not fun having sand whip into your eyes. But we wanted to check out one more beach before we drove back to our place.

We stopped at Bambarra Beach. Gorgeous. We didn’t stay long because again, the wind was insane.

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One night, we got all prettied up and headed out for a dinner out at The Silver Palms Restaurant. We met the owner, Karen, who is originally from Canada. She was so sweet and made EXCELLENT food! This is where Dana and I shared fresh lobster and fresh conch stew. Oh, and the chocolate cake. Can’t forget the chocolate cake. We licked that plate clean.

tc Silver Palms

We also packed along some other outdoor entertainment like a frisbee, a nerf football, and hand paddle boards which we played with in the water a few times.

We went for a run along the beach one morning which is alway an intense workout. All in all I’d say we stayed pretty active.

I am working on getting back into the workouts again now that I am back home. Vacations have a tendency of putting me back just a little bit. I have a 7k run coming up next weekend and I haven’t been running a whole lot. Yikes. I am hoping I will be fine though.

I ran 2.5 miles yesterday and felt great and then walked for a while in the afternoon. I am hoping to get a run in today too.

Anyway, that is the end of my Turks and Caicos recaps. I have SO many more photos but I think I will stop there. However, I DO have to recap my weekend in Colorado still. Be on the lookout for that very soon.

Happy Wednesday my friends!

Question of the day: Have you ever tried stand-up paddle boarding? Kayaking? Do you like it?

This Post Has 8 Comments

    1. Melanie

      Thank you it was AMAZING. And thank you so much for such a great guest post!!

  1. The color of the water in your photos is insane! I’m super jealous 🙂 I’m trying to talk myself up for the 7K on Saturday… They keep dropping the temps and I’m not a huge fan of running in the cold. I guess it is more motivation to finish quickly!
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    1. Melanie

      I’m just nervous because I’ve hardly been running lately! It won’t be TOO cold! Are you planning on wearing green?

  2. Matthew Mawhinney

    Hi Melanie; We stayed at Middle Caicos at the Blue Horizon for our March break . We are going to book at Jodo Resort for 2014. Loved your review ! How is the swimming out in front ? Is it at least waist deep and sandy ? Would it be good for lap swimming ? Did you hear and see lots of song birds ? Lovely Island and people . Thanks, Matthew

    1. Melanie

      Hi Matthew! I already want to go back to Turks and Caicos. It is the most beautiful place, isn’t it? I am very excited you are going to stay at Jodo Resort. The water and swimming out front is great; definitely waist deep and lap swimming would be perfect. We heard a few birds but not many. Thanks for checking out my review! Melanie

  3. Rob

    With an active person like you, Turks and Caicos is the perfect place because just by looking at the photos, it will sure give everyone energy.

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