HOW TO GET
Get to Miami the best and cheapest way you can. You can check
with us to see if we have any special packages available from your
area. We do have limited specials but you must be booked well in
advance to insure availability. For those of you coming from the west
coast or Canada and having to overnight in Miami, we have special
rates with the Miami Best Western. They will pick you up at the
airport, serve you continental breakfast & evening Hor's
D'oeuvres, free cocktails and redeliver you to the airport at no
extra charge at fabulous rates. You will need our preferred executive
traveler number (P.E.T.) when making reservations.
Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa Residents should call us for direct
charter flights available from those cities direct to Providenciales
via Air Canada & American Airlines.
All others will fly American out of Miami to Providenciales and
then on to Middle Caicos via TCA or Sky king or InterIsland Airways.
Costs vary on Sky King depending on the amount of people but normally
average out @ $30.00 - $35.00 per person or less one way. Estimated
flight time out of Miami is 1 hour & 20 minutes and then 17
minutes from Provo to Middle Caicos. YOU WILL NEED A PASSPORT OR
PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP, BIRTH CERTIFICATES ARE O.K.
YOU WILL BE PICKED UP IN MIDDLE CAICOS BY AN AUTHORIZED TAXI
SERVICE AND DELIVERED TO THE VILLA OF CHOICE . THE TAXI FEE IS $10.00
PER CAR LOAD WITH ONE OF OUR TRANSFER VOUCHERS. OUR PROPERTY MANAGER,
ERNEST FORBES JR. WILL MEET YOU AND INTRODUCE YOU TO YOUR VACATION
Guide service and tours are not included in your rental fees.
Rates vary from $40.00 to $75.00 per day and are recommended to
navigate the reefs and inlets. Altho we offer bare boat charter /
skiffs, you must have a guide to venture offshore or bonefishing in
the flats. This is necessary to guarantee your safety and our
equipment. For information on tours and sportfishing packages, please
refer to Middle Caicos Tours.
The main food chains are in Provo & Grand Turk. Food stuffs
for personal consumption are duty free and therefore guests
overnighting in Miami are recommended to pack a 44-48 qt kooler with
meats & special luncheon favorites etc. This will enable you to
bring back Lobsters, Conch & Grouper etc. which is entirely
legal. Upon arrival in Provo, hire a cab for $6.00 and venture to
Island Pride Supermarket or IGA and pick up perishables such as fresh
veggies, milk, butter, beer, soda, bread, fresh fruit and more beer.
Ask the store to pack your groceries in cartons for ease of handling.
There is no extra charge.
For those guests staying more than a week, we recommend leaving a
suitable cash deposit with Island Pride Supermarket and a simple
phone call will put fresh supplies on the next plane. Pick up the
unused portion of your deposit upon departure. You will find much
seafood and bountiful lobsters available in season from the local
fisherman or your guides will dive up your dinner at no extra charge
upon request. Most dry goods are available on Middle Caicos in
several mom & pop grocery stores such as Annie or Maria Taylors
in Conch Bar or the Brown Bombers ( Gordo's ) general store in
Bambarra. Upon arrival you will find some basic needs &
seasonings in the villa's which you are welcome to use.
Please Replace If Possible.
We strongly recommend you take as little as possible realizing
that the average temperature in the islands is 80 degrees. Ladies
might wish to bring a light dress and the men a light pair of pants
particularly if you are going to attend church in Bambarra or Conch
Bar. You are most welcome.
Bring your own ultra light tackle. We have 20 to 50 lb. rental
tackle however no guarantees can be made due to damage misuse etc. We
are constantly updating and replacing equipment. These fish are Big
& Mean. Some snorkeling equipment is available for rent as well
as on-site compressor and scuba tanks @ 7.50 per tank. Weights and
backpaks are also available for a slight fee. WE HAVE A FEW
REGULATORS AND B.C'S AVAILABLE BUT DO NOT RELY ON OUR EQUIPMENT BEING
AVAILABLE UNLESS RESERVED IN ADVANCE. More equipment and boats are on
the way to service your every whim....
The women in the settlements are excellent crafts people and you
will find ample opportunity to purchase beautifully woven baskets,
hats, mats etc.. There is a small gift shop in Conch Bar specializing
in tee shirts and fishing tackle and native cooks can be hired to
come in and prepare their favorite dishes... A must do experience to
really taste the flavor of the islands . Ask Ernest to order fresh
island bread upon arrival... You wont believe what your tasting...
Our resident manager is Ernest Forbes Jr, our guides are Evan
Hall, John Fiorbes and Dolphus Arthur. Ernest ( Jr. ) will pick you
up at the airport or arrange for your taxi in Middle Caicos and
escort you to the villa of your choice He is an excellent manager who
is customer oriented and will arrange for guides for fishing,
snorkeling and scuba diving, cook and maids and any other tours of
interest such as Iguana Cay or the Caves of Middle Caicos. Our Guides
will provide lobster dinners at no extra charge in season for those
unable to snag their own.
If Jr or the taxi is a little late, don't worry, the slow pace of
the islands is half the fun, however you should call 66175 from provo
to let him know your ETA Your carrier will be pleased to do this for
you ..........RELAX & ENJOY & REMEMBER.
Ernest Forbes Jr's phone number in Middle Caicos is 809-946-6175.
Dolphus Arthur's phone number is 809-946-6122. LEAVE MESSAGE &
NUMBERS TO RESPOND TO. In case of dire emergency call: 809-946-1100
for police office. We only have one officer on the entire
island.....The least amount of crime in the entire Caribbean....
We sincerly hope we can be of service and fulfill your vacation
Turks & Caicos Islands British West Indies
Reservations Only: (800) 645-1179 * Phone/Fax: (941)