Turks and Caicos Travel Guide!

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Hi guys! Long time no post!!! We have been so busy with opening our online clothing store (check it out here) and also traveling so I am just now finding time to sit and post about our trip even though we have been back for a week already. I wanted to do a post all about our trip to Turks and Caicos and give you guys info on everything we experienced (basically a mini travel guide)! I am working on a travel diary so once that is finished, I will link it to this post :) Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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WHERE WE STAYED //

For the first 3 nights of our trip, we stayed at this beautiful AirBnb. (You can click this link to get a $20 AirBnb credit!) It was really pretty and obviously plenty of space for the 4 of us that were staying there. I definitely would recommend this place to anyone looking to go to Providenciales. It was pretty pricey but honestly not that much more than the hotel we also stayed at, and to have a whole house to ourselves was really nice. We filmed a house tour of it so you can watch that here. We also stayed at the Blue Haven Resort for the second half of our trip. We had a 2 bedroom suite that also had a full kitchen and it was perfect for us! Overall I wasn’t extremely impressed with the Blue Haven Resort because the service wasn’t really that great and there also wasn’t a ton to do there. We drove 10 minutes down to Grace Bay beach (the house was walking distance to the hotel, so also a 10 minute drive to Grace Bay) everyday so I would recommend staying in a hotel closer to there if you can. 10 minutes obviously isn’t that long or far but it still would have been nice to be right on Grace Bay! The beach at this hotel also didn’t open up to the ocean, it had another piece of land right in front of it so it was more of a canal. Not that big of a deal but we liked being on Grace Bay beach better!

WHERE WE ATE //

If any of you watch my vlogs you would know that I am a very picky eater and don’t really ever find any food that I like when I travel out of the country. But lucky for me, on this trip we decided to buy groceries for 90% of our meals and cook for ourselves since we had a full kitchen in both of the places we stayed. I always prefer to cook my own food so I was really happy about this! Since everything has to be imported to the islands, food is really expensive. We saved a ton of money by planning out our meals and not going out to eat that often. We did go to the Pork Shack and here is Parker’s review: “It was probably one of the best pulled pork sandwiches I have ever had.” … Haha so that’s that. Our friends that we traveled with also liked that place as well. We also ate at a little cafe next to the IGA Grocery store and I think they also said that place was pretty good too! I wandered in there when I saw on one of their signs that they had lentil soup (one of my favorite things to make/eat) so I tried that out and it was decent… Mine is better 😉. Also the IGA Grocery store had a bigger selection and seemed to be cheaper than the Graceway Gourmet grocery store but it is farther down the road so we didn’t find it until a couple days in. We also ate at the Seven Star hotel restaurant one day and I had a really yummy salad with berries and nuts!! I think everyone except me tried the conch (what Turks and Caicos is famous for) and they said that was pretty tasty too. Overall I am really happy we chose to cook most of our own meals because 1) I got to eat food I like and 2) it saved us a bunch of money!

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WHAT WE DID //

We spent a lot of our time relaxing on Grace Bay Beach and swimming in the pool at our villa but we also went on a really fun snorkel tour with Island Vibes Tours. We went on a boat from 9 am to 1 pm and they took us to a great snorkel spot, fed us lunch, and showed us this beautiful lagoon and some of those giant iguanas. We went to the grocery store every single day as well. We planned out most of our meals but there was always something we were out of. Usually it was chips, but we still had salsa. So we would buy just chips, then the next day we would be out of salsa so we would go buy salsa. Then the next day we would have salsa but no chips. It was basically a never ending cycle of only having one or the other haha. Also we got a rental car which I 100% recommend, especially since we weren’t staying right on Grace Bay. I think the Graceway Gourmet grocery store is probably a 5-10 minute walk from Grace Bay so I guess if you are staying on Grace Bay you probably don’t need a car. Other than that we mostly just relaxed! Every night we cooked dinner, played cards, went swimming and watched Kardashians. It was nice to not have our itinerary crowded with activities and just have a slow paced vacay.

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Our cute friends got engaged on this trip. How fun!

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I hope you guys enjoyed this mini travel guide! As I said our trip was pretty chill so I don’t have a ton of information or tips but I hope this was helpful someone. Turks and Caicos travel diary is coming soon! Also check the slideshow above for the links to my outfits :)

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  1. Victoria
    August 13, 2016 / 11:23 am

    Wow!! That looks like it was an AMAZING trip!!! I’d love to travel there one day!! You have the cutest style I just want everything lol ! I love you guys and the online store is so cute!!! Congrats!!! Xoxo
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    • Quinci
      August 14, 2016 / 6:08 pm

      i loveeee turks and caicos!! it is so beautiful! i stayed at the beaches resort with my family and we all talk about how amazing the trip was to this day. love all the pictures you took too😍

    • ruby
      September 10, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      That nice of you

  2. Meg
    August 13, 2016 / 11:26 am

    These pictures are absolutely stunning and your post was so informative!💘

  3. August 13, 2016 / 11:29 am

    how cute aspyn! hope your business is going well! I can tell how hard you have worked for this and it is showing! the quality of you pictures is amazing. I hope you have a fantastic day!

  4. August 13, 2016 / 11:44 am

    This leaves me with so much information! Sounds like I need to go on a trip there one day. Thank you for sharing, it is great to see you guys have a relaxed time with friends. You have been so busy with the shop and everything else going on. I appreciate that you take the time to take these photos for us and share your trip with us! And not only your trip but you’re everyday life. You two are such a blessing. Much love :)

  5. Chelsea Bailey
    August 13, 2016 / 11:59 am

    I loved reading this post!! I cannot wait for your travel diary to be up, you always have the best ones!

  6. Claudia Gabrielli
    August 13, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    That place looks amazing

  7. Pam
    August 13, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    This looks amazing Aspyn, T&C is definitely on my bucket list! Hope to travel there soon.
    Lovely post, as always♥

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  8. August 13, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    OMG! I loved this post. BTW I could not even look at iguanas without getting scared.

  9. Nichole Becht
    August 13, 2016 / 10:40 pm

    cute

  10. August 13, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    These pictures are absolutely stunning and your post was so informative!💘

  11. Lola.
    August 14, 2016 / 3:19 am

    GREAT POST, such a beautiful place and photos. Congratulations on your friends engagement!!

  12. Ash
    August 14, 2016 / 3:52 am

    Hi! I love Turks and Caicos, it’s one of my favorite places to go. I’ve been there a couple times and if your family is planning a trip to go there I would definitely recommend the beaches resort. it’s all inclusive and has so much to do, it’s such an amazing experience! I love reading your blogs!!

  13. August 14, 2016 / 5:52 am

    I loved reading this post!! I cannot wait for your travel diary to be up

  14. August 14, 2016 / 8:46 am

    I love the outfits you wore and I love how you paired a tee with high waisted bottoms, so cute! Can’t wait to see more vlogs :)

  15. August 14, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Your style and outfits are beautiful as always Aspyn! I really want to travel a lot when I’m older and hopefully along the way I’ll pick up some photos as nice as these.
    -Olivia Xxx

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  16. August 15, 2016 / 1:09 am

    stunning ….

  17. Baylie
    August 15, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    I went to the store and all the clothing I really want is sold out. When will they be back in stock? I really want to buy alot that is on the online store!!

  18. August 15, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    The perfect place for a proposal! Btw love your dress paired with the adidas sneakers
    XO, Kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot.com

  19. August 15, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    WOW! looks so amazing I so want to go there now! ✨

  20. August 16, 2016 / 9:46 am

    Awesome travel guide post! Thanks for linking the AirBnb. Would love to see more beauty and skincare posts!

  21. Kathleen
    August 17, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    I currently am living in Turks and work at Club Med which is on Grace Bay! you should have come there its such a fun atmosphere and so much to do! definitely need to come back!! (ill be here for the next 6 months (; ) but i am so glad you loved the island!!

  22. August 17, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Looks so wonderful!! Hope my family can go there someday!

  23. Alexis
    August 17, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    I recently went to TCI and stayed in Grace Bay. I would totally recommend saying at the Beaches resort if you go again. Although it can be pricey, depending on the village you stay in, all food and activities are included. And the location is great! So many food choices that are actually really good and so many activities, snorkeling, glass bottom boat, paddle board, kayak…and more. It’s amazing!

  24. Ceara
    August 17, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Love you Aspyn! That looked so fun! Really excited for the stuff I got from your store to come!😘

  25. Neeraj
    August 18, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Loved all your outfits and beach photo ‘s and that beach purpose it was to cute

  26. August 18, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    These photos are gorgeous! Also, when you get your app, although I know you said you want to put your posts up on there can you please still post them on here too?
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

  27. Eiana
    August 19, 2016 / 1:28 am

    Hi, Aspyn! What camera did you use here? And how are you editing it? Thanks!

  28. August 20, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    This place looks amazing! Cutest outfits as always. <3https://messyhairandpinkpajamas.com/2016/08/20/things-i-love-about-being-19/

  29. August 21, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Hi Aspyn! I love your blog and vlogs, I was wondering what camera you use? Also what app or website you use to edit your pictures and how? The quality of your photos are so good and your blog is goals! Thanks so much! <3 <3 <3
    -Daya

  30. August 23, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Absoluely loving these pictures ! This is a very great post Aspyn ! Thank you so much to sharing this ! Also I love your vlog too haha !
    Love you Aspyn ! <3

    Suzanne xx
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  31. Jordan Midgett
    August 23, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Have you finished the travel diary yet? Can’t wait to see it!!

  32. August 24, 2016 / 6:02 am

    Your trips always look so fun and amazing. Travelling is my favorite thing and your posts help me discover new places to go. Hope you visit Portugal one day. Kisses

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  33. Savanna
    August 28, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    Omg! Aspyn, you and Parker are so cute. I really appreciate the time you take to make us blogs, vlogs, and videos. I really enjoy reading your posts they are fun to read! Anyways your the best!🙂💖
    Xoxo,
    Savanna

  34. August 29, 2016 / 10:34 am

    You guys go to the most amazing places! I’ve been following you and Parker on Youtube for a while and you guys are such a joy to watch!! Your outfits are also always perfect. Congrats on all of your travels and your new store!

    xx, Hannah

    http://www.missharwell.com

  35. August 30, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    Love this post! Does anyone know what she uses to edit her photos? They’re stunning!

  36. September 2, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    Loved this post SO MUCH! Looks like you had such a great time!

  37. September 9, 2016 / 9:38 am

    You are so pretty Aspyn and I love your style so much! X

  38. September 11, 2016 / 3:24 am

    Those views are amazing! Can’t wait for my blog photos look like that (fingers-crossed haha).
    P.s. love the bikini

  39. September 14, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    Love this post Aspyn! Besides the beautiful island, I’m lovin’ your outfits! :-)

  40. September 16, 2016 / 6:40 am

    Hi Aspyn! These pictures are so beautiful, I really hope to visit these places in my life.

    Have a nice day and kisses from Italy!

    Federica | federicamutti.com

  41. September 17, 2016 / 2:56 am

    So pretty as ever!

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  42. September 18, 2016 / 9:20 am

    You are SO inspiring!! Thank you so much for everything, can you please check out my blog, it is the best I’ve been able to do without having to pay a fortune!
    Thank you and keep up your great work!

  43. September 26, 2016 / 10:20 am

    Turks and Caicos looks so beautiful! I can’t wait to make my own plans to visit! And hopefully be able to do a travel guide for my own blog!

    As always, loving all of the beautiful photography!

  44. Nicole
    October 4, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    Can you make bigger sizes Available in your store plz. I love the styles but I can’t fit them

  45. October 13, 2016 / 12:52 am

    I loved this post ,you look gorgeous in these modern vintage outfits

  46. October 26, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Love that purple dress at the end!! It looks like such an awesome fun holiday :)

    xx Sofia | SofiaaDot

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  48. November 2, 2016 / 11:40 am

    The high waisted look is my favorite. Especially with cute crops and booties or sandals according to the weather!

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