Tips for Traveling to the Turks and Caicos During Delta-Omicron Season

Sha and Juju
  • Covered in this episode:
  • Government requirements for traveling to Turks & Caicos
  • What to expect upon arrival
  • Where to get a COVID test during your stay
  • What to expect when departing
  • The benefits of visiting Grand Turk

Restaurant Insights from Oby and Juju

Oby: “Restaurant menus serve a lot of seafood (think various fish and shellfish), but there are always options for people, like me, who don’t eat that kind of stuff. I notice that islands, generally, have a thing where you have to wait a long time for your food after you order. In the case of TCI, the wait usually is worth it.”

  • Mango Reef Restaurant and Bar: It was cute! Vibe was very chill. It was on the water near the Turtle Cove marina. The waiter was super nice and I (Juju) enjoyed the entree and drinks. Dessert not so much. I think they forgot to fully bake the cake. I was confused. LOL 
  • Solana: Located on a resort on the beach. It seemed like a casual restaurant. Service took a long time, but the food and drinks were amazing when they arrived. (Juju: Had some really good sushi here!)
  • Hemingways: Located on a resort with both indoor and outdoor seating right on the beach. Resort casual attire. Solid restaurant choice. 
  • Mr. Grouper: Very casual spot and one of the affordable restaurants that we ate at. Had multilevel indoor and outdoor seating. The playlist was bomb as was the food and drinks! 
    • Juju: Loved this place! It was a recommendation from a friend.
  • Infiniti: Located on a resort on the beach and VERY upscale. Like $ upscale. The menu (mostly seafood) reflects the bougie vibes, but everything was amazing. I ended up ordering a vegetable curry dish that was one of the best curries I’ve ever eaten! Decor is definitely romantic and they incorporate a lot of fire and low light. 
  • Da Conch Shack: Wednesdays are supposed to be THE day to come here to see the Junkanoo band play. I’d advise that you come early if you want to comfortably take part in the action because it was very crowded by the time we arrived. Without a reservation, we couldn’t get a table, so we hung out by the bar and got drinks. It’s also overwhelmingly White, so there’s that too. Coming with the right crew will be essential to how good of a time you have here.
  • Bugaloos: There are 2 locations. We went to the one away from the Grace Bay strip. It was located on the beach and had live music. I’d give it a pass because I wasn’t impressed with the food, entertainment, or service. The only thing it had going for it was the scenery and lower prices, but sometimes it’s worth paying for better quality. Juju: This place will never see me again. We only went there because the security at Da Conch Bar recommended it since we couldn’t get a table for dinner. I shoulda went back and asked them to comp me because why would you suggest a bad restaurant to us.
  • Somewhere Cafe & Lounge: We liked this place so much that we came here twice! The food and drinks were so good, and they have new drink specials throughout the week along with live music + a DJ sometimes. It’s located on Coral Gardens Beach, so it’s a very chill and casual vibe. 
    • Juju: They have a spicy margarita that does its job!
  • Sapodilla Bay Beach: Look for Jerome if you get hungry on the beach! He’s super chill and made sure to take care of us while we were there.  

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