Friday, September 7, 2012

The Veranda Resort, Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean

If you've ever wondered why the hammock was invented, The Veranda, Turks and Caicos will give you a pretty definitive answer.

Juan Ponce de León stumbled across the Turks and Caicos in 1512, and lovers of unspoiled island life have been flocking back ever since. When it's your turn to flock, The all-inclusive Veranda Resort is a fine place to roost.

Situated on Grace Bay, The Veranda offers 123 garden or ocean view rooms, plus eight individual beachfront cottages. The cottages offer barbeques and plunge-pools to their lucky inhabitants.

For the activity junky, Turks and Caicos is a dream. Reef snorkeling, big game fishing, horseback riding, golf, and even kite boarding are on offer if you really need to get that old adrenaline gland going.

Dining needs are graciously attended to at the Marin, Grille Bleu and Sky Lounge, and tired bodies are soothed at the Sabai Spa, where Asian wisdom guides facials, aromatherapy, and much more.

Got little ones? Not to worry, the Kids Club is more than happy to take them off your hands for the day, and return them smiling... and tired.