Liz Maddux

Turks and Caicos

Hello, everyone!!!

It feels like years since I have posted!! I apologize for not posting this yesterday, I did not realize it would take so long to get my life in order after being gone for only a week. I have been so excited to share my trip to Turks and Caicos with you!!

We stayed at this BEAUTIFUL hotel, The Somerset. I highly recommend checking it out if you are planning a vacation to Turks anytime soon. The staff was so friendly. I actually had tears in my eyes when I hugged them goodbye.

I took tons of pictures of the hotel grounds, the flowers were my favorite part of the whole thing.

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This was the view from our balcony.

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And I didn’t hate the view on the inside either.

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My favorite thing about Turks is how blue the water is. I have been to a lot of beaches, and I will say that Turks has the prettiest water.

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Anyways, there’s not much to tell about daytime activities. My dad took us sailing for a few hours one day, and we frequently ate lunch at this lovely place on the beach named Caicos Cafe.

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I mostly floated around in the water and tried to catch some rays while reading books. I only finished one of the three I took because I spent too much time people watching, does anyone else do this? I hope so or else I just made myself sound creepy.

I read See Me by Nicholas Sparks and it was SO GOOD! If you are a Sparks fan you should definitely pick it up (it reminded me a lot of Safe Haven.)

We also went on a private boat tour around the island and got to see some beautiful beach houses that were all built along this secluded canal tucked behind the island.

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This was my favorite house.

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Afterward, we went snorkeling, and I saw a beautiful black and white polka dotted fish with bright yellow fins that I just loved

Also, just an FYI, in Turks and Caicos stray dogs are called Potcakes. I found this to be quite hilarious and if you want to adopt one it is apparently very easy!

Each night we went to a fun place for dinner. There are a few that I would consider MUST EATS on the island.

Grace’s Cottage not only has a beautiful atmosphere, but they also make the best sea bass I have ever eaten.

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I had the pistachio encrusted sea bass with citrus sauce and roasted butternut pumpkin and it was DIVINE.

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We finished out the night with chocolate martinis, YUM!

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Another MUST EAT is  Coco Bistro.

Coco Bistro is actually inside of a coconut/palm tree nursery so when you look up from your seat you see this…

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The palm trees create the ceiling, that, combined with the minimal lighting made for quite a lovely setting!

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I ordered the homemade ravioli of conch and flame grilled sweet peppers with a piquant Rose sauce, fresh arugula, homemade pesto, crisp fried beet chips and fresh parmesan cheese.

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It was also REALLY GOOD.

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Honorable Mentions:

Baci Ristorante

Mango Reef

Da Conch Shack

Sharkbite

Magnolia

I had a lot of people ask me where I got the swimsuit and cover up shown in my IG’s so I decided to link the items on here…

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cover-up//sunglasses (or via DITTO)//hat

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star straw clutch//top//bottom//hat//sunglasses

Overall it was a relaxing trip and coming back to a full week of classes is really making me question why I returned.

ONLY 6  MORE WEEKS OF SCHOOL LEFT…

that’s crazy.

Happy Tuesday!!

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