Friday, June 14, 2013

Get Your Vacation Started Right At The Grand Turk Cruise Center

By Margarita Joseph

Imagine reclining in a poolside or beach lounge chair and ordering your first margarita of the day as ocean breezes tickle your skin. You can create this picture for yourself when you vacation at the Turks and Caicos Islands, and particularly at port of the Grand Turk Cruise Center. You cannot go wrong on an island that boasts sunshine 350 days a year. Enjoy the many activities and amenities offered on their 18-acre property that serves cruise lines all year long.

No matter which adventure you choose, you can be assured that you will have a one-of-a-kind experience under the guidance of knowledgeable staff. This is paradise for the avid snorkeler. You can choose from many different tours, including power snorkeling, combination snorkeling and biking, or for the bold, ultimate snorkeling. Carefully placed reef balls attract all kinds of tropical fish. See eighteenth century submerged cannons or anchors.

Horseback riding with a twist is an awesome addition to the tourist experiences offered on this island. After taking the orientation on safety you will be guided down the bluffs overlooking the beach. When you get down to the beach your instructor will unsaddle the horses then you will hop back on for a swim in the ocean with your horse.

If you want to get your adrenaline pumping then the Dune Buggy tour is right up your alley. Along the way you will see everything from wild horses and donkeys, endangered pink flamingos, and the famous Grand Turk lighthouse. If you like the wind in your hair and once in a lifetime sights then put your goggles on and zoom around the island.

Maybe luxury is more your idea of relaxation. You will surely have the opportunity to experience it when you rent a poolside cabana for a day. These air-conditioned cabanas come with outdoor showers and even a private waiter who will be at your service from the nearby Margaritaville restaurant. Forget your responsibilities and make it a day of luxurious living; enjoy the tropical views and the full-service pampering.

History and culture buffs will want to walk and shop along Front Street, ultimately ending up at the Turks and Caicos National Museum in Guinep House. Enjoy the Bermudian architecture and homes along your way. In the museum you can learn about pre-Columbian island inhabitants, the salt industry, and the natural history of the island among other things.

Grand Turk Flowrider is just good old-fashioned fun for everyone. Watch and encourage others as they ride the wave or wipe out on this surf simulator for an entertaining time. Participants get to experience knee boarding, surfboarding, or knee boarding depending on their level of expertise and bravery. Ramp up your own courage and give it a try.

It will be difficult to find a starting point at the Grand Turk Cruise Center with so many choices. No matter if you are the introverted type looking for relaxation and expanding your mind, or the extrovert looking for adventure, you will not be disappointed. The attractions to this island getaway are constant sunshine, beautiful views, and exciting activities. Come on and join the fun.

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