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Scroll to the bottom of this page for a look back to Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands very FIRST ISSUE published in OCTOBER 1994.
July / August / September / October 2021
WELCOME to SUMMER 2021. The Turks and Caicos Islands are open and enjoying the return of faithful visitors and brand-new travellers to our sun-drenched shores. We are grateful for the rejuvenation of our businesses, water sports and restaurants. We WELCOME new accommodation options with the recent Grand Opening of The Ritz-Carlton Resort.
Looking for a place to stay? Take a look at a resort just VOTED as "The World's Most Instagrammable Resort for 2021." The Shore Club on Long Bay Beach is affectiionately described as a Caribbean dream, with an impressive range of amenities in a peaceful, playful setting.
Within these pages read through the awesome list of water sports on offer. Take advantage of the warm summer wind and water. Explore the multitude of isolated beaches that surround our islands. And enjoy walking for miles along Grace Bay Beach. Try something new with Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga!
Our food and wine writer, Mandy Rostance-Wolf, reviews a favourite restaurant located waterside at the Turtle Cove Marina. Mango Reef is well known for generous portions, delicious entrees and decadent desserts serving the island for generations. Or graze through 30 pages of island dining options.
Our colourful boutiques and locally hand-made items await your discovery while shopping for souvenirs. Decorative, useful and tasty items that are made right here in the Turks & Caicos Islands include rum and vodka products. Our artisans are busy working with conch shells, sea glass, silver and clay. As well as weaving elegant native baskets. Then there are fine BLUE gem stones to always remember the colour of our water. Or perhaps a designer watch to help remember to come back to paradise.
Go ‘Beyond Providenciales’ to visit Grand Turk or Salt Cay and North Caicos or Middle Caicos or other sister islands on a day trip or spend longer to chill out. You will be charmed by our welcoming out-island residents.
Courtesy of Dive Training magazine read SUDDEN IMPACT the story of Diving and Coral Reefs. Discover more details about our beautiful Brain Coral with Flamingo Divers. Stay informed about the TCI's rising 2021 Real Estate Market by TC Sothebys International Realty.
March / April / May / June 2021
We are gradually reopening to WELCOME the return of our visitors and the rejuvenation of our businesses, watersports and restaurants in the Turks and Caicos Islands. To find the latest info on COVID-19 protocols and developments see page 19.
Take advantage of the spring winds and give TC Kiteboarding a try. Take a lesson or more over on the Long Bay Beach side of the island. For a birds-eye view of our gorgeous waters or sunsets call Key to the Sea Parasailing. Enjoy your very own, social distanced, two-person catamaran and take a truly personalised guided or un-guided tour with High Wave Tours. Read through the awesome list of watersports on offer.
Food and wine critic, Mandy Rostance-Wolf, returns to review a favourite restaurant at their open-air sidewalk setting in The Regent Village. Le Bouchon du Village is famous for their consistently delightful French cuisine and decadent desserts serving the island for over three decades.
Spring also brings us to shopping season with our colourful boutiques and locally hand-made items awaiting your discovery. Decorative, useful and tasty items that are made right here in the Turks & Caicos Islands now include rum and vodka products. Our artisans are busy working with conch shells, sea glass, silver and clay. As well as weaving elegant native baskets and straw work. Then there are the very rare, elegant conch pearls and fine BLUE gem stones to always remember the colour of our water. Plus find paintings and photographs depicting that gorgeous view, both above and beneath the waves.
Go ‘Beyond Providenciales’ to visit North Caicos or Middle Caicos and other sister islands on a day trip or spend longer to chill out. The charm and welcoming smiles of our island residents will stay with you forever.
Courtesy of Dive Training magazine read BRIGHT SPOTS about How Conservation Efforts are Helping our Oceans. Discover in detail the highly intelligent Octopus with Flamingo Divers. Read all about the TCI's surprising year 2020 in Real Estate by TC Sothebys International Realty.Read our March / April / May / June 2021 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
Providenciales Dining Guide 2021
Our 16th annual 2021 Providenciales Dining Guide is available in print and online in its entirety to ‘flip’ through and pre-plan your vacation dining experiences.
This Dining Guide boasts a few additions and features 43 of our many varied restaurants with photos, menus and prices.
Read about our local fresh fish, conch and lobster. Features include native foods, burgers, and many ways to enjoy our beloved conch.
On island? Pick up the latest Dining Guide at the airport arrival lounge, Graceway grocery stores, your rental car agency, or ask for one at your resort concierge desk if the Providenciales Dining Guide is not already in your suite.
Bon appétit!Read our 2021 issue of the Providenciales Dining Guide online NOW!
November / December 2020 – January / February 2021
What a year 2020 has been in the Turks and Caicos Islands. After a very quiet spring and summer we are ready to welcome our visitors back with open arms and healing vibes. We have reopened and are ready to refresh and rejuvenate your spirit and mind. The endless deserted beaches, the constant tradewinds, rolling surf and warming sun await.
This winter issue of the most popular, informative visitors’ guide for Providenciales features all the activities and sports you can enjoy during your stay. With the added attraction of whale watching the beautiful humpbacks that frequent our waters in the late winter. They are awesome in the photographs but simply mind-blowing to see in person. Be sure to schedule an Edge of the Banks tour with Big Blue to interact with our marine life for premium time. Another popular and versatile pastime is Stand-Up Paddling. It’s a terrific way to view the myriad shallow waterways through the mangroves, where baby fish, sharks and rays hide out while they mature.
Sailing, parasailing, kiteboarding, tubing, water skiing, snorkelling and SNUBA are all options to choose from. For those who are really serious about exploring, there are several excellent SCUBA companies to take you into the amazing world beneath the surface.
Hop on the ferry and explore the beaches, native restaurants and cafés of North and Middle Caicos. You can make it a day trip or stay a few nights, to truly experience our sister islands.
Don’t forget you are on vacation. Indulge in a spa experience, dine out often, search for "locally made" crafts and buy that special piece of art or jewellery that catches your eye. Welcome back to the Turks and Caicos Islands. Indulge, relax and enjoy.
Pick up your copy of Where When How’s November/December/January/February issue at your resort, restaurant, fine shops and at the Graceway food stores. Ask for us by name! (The cover features a large Southern Stingray underwater, so you can’t miss it!)Read our November / December 2020 – January / February 2021 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
March / April / May / June 2020
Spring brings us to shopping season and we offer a walking tour to the best boutiques and what items await your discovery. Decorative, useful and tasty items that are made right here in the Turks & Caicos Islands include Bambarra rum products. Our artisans are busy working with sand, shells, sea glass, silver and clay. As well as weaving elegant native baskets and straw work.Then there are the elegant conch pearls and fine blue gem stones to always remember the colour or our water. Or find paintings and photographs depicting that gorgeous view both above and beneath the waves.
Food and wine critic, gourmet Mandy Rostance-Wolf, reviews an island favourite restaurant at Seven Stars Resort and Spa named Seven. Relocated from its former beachfront location we also have a taste of Kalooki’s cuisine now convenient in Grace Bay at Le Vele Plaza.
Try SUP at sunrise with SURFside Ocean Academy. A host of other watersports are on offer that will keep the entire family active and entertained. Take a canter down Blue Hills Beach with Unique Tours horseback riding. Read the Grand Slam Captains Blog to see what you could be catching this time of year on a fishing charter.
Go ‘Beyond Providenciales’ to visit any one of our sister islands on a day trip or spend longer to chill out. The charm and welcoming smiles of each islands residents will stay with you forever.
Read about Responsible Dive Travel courtesy of Dive Training magazine. Discover the minuscule Gaudy Clown Crab along with Flamingo Divers. Meet the artist “H” Hinderaker and enjoy his paintings. Don’t walk past our tiniest plants thanks to B Naqqi Manco. Have a look at our bats and caves with TC National Trust. Listen and learn about our mockingbirds with Kim Mortimer. Read about our recent record shattering year in Real Estate by TC Sothebys International Realty.Read our March / April / May / June 2020 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
November / December 2019 – January / February 2020
Winter in the Turks and Caicos is a very different season than the one you are about to experience. Come on down to experience our version of ‘cold’ in paradise. That translates to bathing suit and barefoot temperatures, pretty much every single day. Think beach time, gentle tradewinds and endless, soothing sunshine.
The winter issue of the most popular, informative visitors’ guide for Providenciales features all the activities and sports you can enjoy during your stay. Something you don’t want to miss is the majestic passing of the humpback whales which frequent our waters in the late winter. They are awesome in the photographs of this issue, and simply mind-blowing in person. Another popular and versatile pastime is Stand-Up Paddling. It’s a terrific way to view the myriad shallow waterways through the mangroves, where baby fish, sharks and rays hide out.
If you’d like to pay your respects to JoJo, charter a boat that frequents the north shore of Providenciales and the Caicos Cays. If you’re lucky, this grand old man or his offspring may leap from the ocean waves to check you out. It’s a touch of magic you will never forget.
Sailing, parasailing, kiteboarding, tubing, water skiing, snorkelling and SNUBA are all options to choose from. For those who are really serious about exploring, there are several excellent SCUBA companies to take you into the amazing world beneath the surface. And for those who choose to stay dry, the semi-submersible will tour the reefs and you will probably be visited by a real mermaid.
In this issue we include a fold-out map of North and Middle Caicos, to guide you across those two islands, which are so very different from Providenciales. Hop on the ferry and explore their beaches and native restaurants and cafés. You can make it a day trip or stay a few nights, to truly experience them.
Don’t forget you are on vacation. Indulge in a spa experience, dine out often, and buy that special piece of art or jewellery that catches your eye. Welcome to the Turks and Caicos Islands. Indulge, relax and enjoy.
Pick up your copy of Where When How’s November/December/January/February issue at your resort, restaurant, fine shops and at the Graceway food stores. (It’s got JOJO and “Things to Do” on the cover, so you can’t miss it!)Read our November / December 2019 – January / February 2020 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
Providenciales Dining Guide 2020
Our 15th annual 2020 Providenciales Dining Guide is available in print and online in its entirety to ‘flip’ through and plan your vacation dining experiences.
This Dining Guide boasts new additions and features 67 of our many varied restaurants with photos, menus and prices.
Read about our local fresh fish, conch and lobster. Features include desserts, fish ’n’ chips, native foods, and more than 15 ways to enjoy our beloved conch.
Try some Caribbean-inspired recipes. Read about our great chefs. Print one or as many pages as you wish.
On island? Pick up the latest Dining Guide at the airport arrival lounge, Graceway grocery stores, your rental car agency, or ask for one at your resort concierge desk if the Providenciales Dining Guide is not already in your suite.
Bon appétit!Read our 2020 issue of the Providenciales Dining Guide online NOW!
Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct 2019
CELEBRATING TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
Look for our sizzling Summer issue on the stands the first week of July.
That’s perfect timing to plan your next vacation, with the help from our cover story on Where to Stay. Providenciales offers accommodations that range from grand luxury resorts to unique boutique hotels to magnificent private villas. Read about them in this issue.
Also in this issue, we are very pleased to introduce you to the first Turks and Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF) in the TCI, to be held in November. Noted Irish born, British-based film guru Colin Burrows will direct the festival, and it’s shaping up to be a truly spectacular three day event.
Our featured artist for the summer is Dr. Mark Woodring, longtime resident and veterinarian who has a penchant for flying, writing, and now Arc Art.
Mandy Rostance-Wolf and companions dine at Outback Steakhouse and tell all. See the review on page 114. We take you to a private pool to learn about how babies are taught to save themselves from drowning, thanks to Infant Self Rescue courses by Jill Swann.
And don’t forget that it IS Hurricane Season. See our notes and tips if you are on-island between June 1st and November 30th.
Pick up your copy of Where When How’s Summer 2019 issue at your resort, restaurant, fine shops and the Graceway food stores to read all about it. (Look for the girl with the pink flamingo, on the cover.)Read our Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct 2019 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
March / April / May / June 2019
The calendar may say it’s spring, but that smile you’ve had from ear to ear since you landed in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) tells us that back home you probably haven’t put away your chunky knit sweaters and wool-lined leggings just yet.
Ok, so it doesn’t truly feel like springtime at home, but you’re in paradise now and you’ve got things to do… like shopping for cute, spring dresses you can rock once the weather finally becomes bearable back there. Shopping for jewellery and accessories that are genuine souvenirs of paradise, made by inspired artists right here.
This issue of the most useful visitors’ guide in the TCI is filled with info on all of the fun places to shop on the island. Our cover story is a step-by-step guide to the best shopping spots on the island, lobby shops, boutiques, art galleries and a cigar factory. (Is that useful or what?)
By way of cuisine, our food and wine writer Mandy Rostance-Wolf brings to your table her reviews on Lupo, Stelle and Mango Reef with delicious photos. Find the most up-to-date listings on restaurants and special music nights.
Our featured excursion takes you mermaid spotting aboard the semi-submarine Undersea Explorer. Search out the best spots to snorkel with SURFside Ocean Academy. Take a trip down memory lane as Dive Training celebrates 60 years with the television show "Sea Hunt."
For our Meet the Artist feature, we introduce you to Sax O’ Pan Serenades, a versatile father and son team playing sax, guitar and steel pans from classical to calypso to reggae to soul style.
All this, on top of a roundup of news on real estate, island living and potcake rescues - with columns on sea creatures, native flora and bird watching in the TCI - an essential accompaniment to your island vacation. Welcome to springtime in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Pick up your copy of Where When How’s March / April / May / June issue at your resort, restaurant, fine shops and at the Graceway food stores. It’s got “SHOPPING” and Miss Turks and Caicos Islands right on the cover, so you can’t miss it!Read our March / April / May / June 2019 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
Providenciales Dining Guide 2019
Our 14th annual 2019 Providenciales Dining Guide is available in print and online in its entirety to ‘flip’ through and plan your vacation dining experiences.
This Dining Guide boasts new additions and features 73 of our many varied restaurants with photos, menus and prices.
Read about our local fresh fish, conch and lobster. Features include fish ’n’ chips, native foods, and a variety of ways to enjoy our beloved conch.
Try some Caribbean-inspired recipes. Read about our great chefs. Print one or as many pages as you wish.
On island? Pick up the latest Dining Guide at the airport arrival lounge, Graceway grocery stores, your rental car agency, or ask for one at your resort concierge desk if the Providenciales Dining Guide is not already in your suite.
Bon appétit!Read our 2019 issue of the Providenciales Dining Guide online NOW!
November / December 2018 – January / February 2019
The calendar says you should be bracing yourself for the snow and hail as you make your way to work, but you were smart. You got your butt out of dodge and flew to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) instead. Well done.
The TCI is blissfully warm from morning to night no matter what day it is on the calendar. Now the only thing you need to brace yourself for is the fun you’ll have while you’re here.
This Things to Do issue of the most useful visitors’ guide in the TCI is filled with (you guessed it!) things to do. We’ve packed, where, when and how to do all or nearly nothing, into one go-to guide.
Be sure to check out our cover story – it’s packed tighter than that suitcase of yours with invaluable info and useful tips. The Things to Do cover story lays out a cornucopia of activities, so you’re bound to find a few to suit your current energy level and mood.
And since this whole issue is about things to do, we take you on two excursions. A kiteboarding lesson with Turks and Caicos Kiteboarding shows us first-hand why a multitude of ages and people with all different kinds of preferences have realised kiteboarding offers quite the scope of adrenaline highs. Then we try a sport that’s a combination of SCUBA diving and snorkelling – snuba diving. What makes it special? Snuba doesn’t require certification yet allows you to go pretty darn deep to see all the beautiful ocean creatures just off Grace Bay Beach or out by West Caicos.
What else? We’ve also included a detailed fold-out visitors’ map of North and Middle Caicos, to help you navigate the islands.
For our Meet the Artist feature, we introduce you to a former leader in the Jamaican shipping industry who now spends his days painting whimsical, notably distinctive pieces.
By way of cuisine, our food and wine writer Mandy Rostance-Wolf takes you to Jack’s Fountain – a new dining establishment on island. The restaurant’s relaxed, nautical vibe and unique menu have made it an overnight success.
Then if you’re craving an Asian fix, Mandy’s got you covered. Her review of The Vix Asian Bistro & Grill will show you how the stalwart restaurant has upped its game with a whole new take on Asian cuisine.
This, on top of a roundup of news on real estate, island living, bird watching and souvenir shopping in the TCI offers an essential accompaniment to your island sojourn.
Pick up your copy of Where When How’s November/December/January/February issue at your resort, restaurant, fine shops and at the Graceway food stores. (It’s got “Things to Do” right smack dab on the cover, so you can’t miss it!Read our November / December 2018 – January / February 2019 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
Summer is a fabulous time to visit the Islands and experience laid-back island life at its finest.
This issue of the most useful visitors’ guide in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is filled with info on where exactly your head will hit the pillow after a jam-packed day of relaxing – in fact, our cover story delves into all you need to know to find the best place to call home while you’re here. (Is that useful or what?)
We’ve also included a ton of other fun (yet relaxing!) things to do during your visit. Our bird watching expert Kim Mortimer goes searching to find the snowy egret – a smaller heron that has eluded her in the TCI until recently.
What’s more? SURFside Ocean Academy takes us into the backside of one of the mangrove-traced cays. A relaxing excursion, most definitely, but one that should still take place with an expert guide to ensure you make it back safe and sound for your daily siesta.
For our Meet the Artist feature, we introduce you to Durando Pinder, a talented artist based in Grand Turk who attributes the Islands for bringing him back to his artistry.
By way of cuisine, our food and wine writer Mandy Rostance-Wolf’s review of Garam Masala will make you add an Indian night (or two!) to your itinerary.
Mandy also takes you to a Providenciales landmark – the Sharkbite Bar & Grill – for some oh-so-satisfying pub food.
All this, on top of a roundup of news on real estate and island living, offers an essential accompaniment to your island vacay.Read our Summer 2018 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
May / June 2018
May and June are the perfect time of year to visit the Islands. The temperatures feel like those two, short weeks you call "summer" back home.
And road trips back home are always fun – if not, eventful. A road trip here in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI)? We may be a tad biased, but we think it'll rival anything the iconic Pacific Coast Highway has to offer.
This issue of the most useful visitors' guide in the TCI is filled with info on all the ways you can get around the island – in fact, our cover story outlines exactly how you can get away during your getaway. We even whipped up an island road trip for you – with a map to boot. (Is that useful or what?)
We've also included a ton of other fun things to do while you're here. Our bird watching expert Kim Mortimer takes us to Pigeon Pond to see the only flycatcher you'll be likely to spot in the TCI – the gray kingbird.
What's more? We go on a paddling excursion with Big Blue Unlimited. It's an incredible way to check out the shores of Providenciales and explore the isolated channels here.
For our Meet the Artist feature, we introduce you to Correy Forbes, a talented, local vocalist and guitarist who's serenaded lucky listeners on the island for decades.
By way of cuisine, our food and wine writer Mandy Rostance-Wolf's review of SUI-REN will make you feel oh-so fancy you'll surely pull out your "Sunday best" and make reservations for a delicious dinner there.
Mandy also spices things up with her review of the new hot spot, Skull Rock Cantina, where you'll get your Tex-Mex fix.
All this, on top of a roundup of news on real estate, island living, and adventures way off the beaten path offers an essential accompaniment to your island vacay.Read our May / June 2018 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
March / April 2018
The calendar may say it’s spring, but that smile you’ve had from ear to ear since you landed in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) tells us that back home you probably haven’t put away your chunky knit sweaters and wool-lined leggings just yet.
Ok, so it doesn’t truly feel like springtime at home, but you’re in paradise now and you’ve got things to do… like shopping for cute, spring dresses you can rock once the weather finally becomes bearable back there.
This issue of the most useful visitors’ guide in the TCI is filled with info on all of the fun places to shop on the island – in fact, our cover story is a step-by-step guide to the best shopping spots on the island. (Is that useful or what?)
We’ve also included a ton of other feel-good things to do while you’re here… Like, how about feeling like a legit explorer when you and your travelling companions visit some of our other islands? Specifically, we venture to two of our sister islands – North and Middle Caicos – both with wild, remote landscapes and some of the most “photo-worthy” coastlines in the Caribbean. Fun fact: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition have featured these coastlines on its cover. (Is that photo-worthy enough, or what?)
What’s more? We’ve also included a detailed fold-out visitors’ MAP of North and Middle Caicos, to help you navigate the islands.
For our Meet the Artist feature, we introduce you to Brenda Ludington, a ceramicist who draws inspiration from the island to create her works of art and has a long history of selling her beautiful wares in Providenciales.
We also visit Cuban Crafters Cigar Shop & Cigar Factory in The Saltmills and learn about all-things cigar. You’ll be glad you visited, even if you just stop in to get a whiff of the place.
By way of cuisine, our food and wine writer Mandy Rostance-Wolf brings the golf course to your table with her review of Fairways Bar & Grill, located in the clubhouse of Provo Golf Club. The photo spread also makes it easy to see why the island’s 19th hole is a favourite for everyone.
All this, on top of a roundup of news on real estate, island living, adventure retreats and bird watching in the TCI offers an essential accompaniment to your island vacay.Read our March / April 2018 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
Providenciales Dining Guide 2018
Let’s be honest. When it comes to vacation “activities,” eating takes the proverbial cake for most people. A close second to that usually is planning where you’re going to eat next. Our 13th Annual Providenciales Dining Guide is available in print and online in its entirety to flip through and plan your vacation dining experiences.
The 2018 Providenciales Dining Guide features 65 of our varied restaurants with photos, menus, prices and contact information. Read about our local fresh fish, lobster and conch. Try some Caribbean-inspired recipes. Read about our great chefs. We have featured more slices of pizza. Enjoy the expanded photo essay on vegan and vegetarian entrees available. Print one or as many pages as you wish.
On island? Pick up the latest edition at the airport arrival lounge, at your car rental or when grocery shopping or ask for a copy at your resort concierge desk if the Dining Guide is not already in your suite or at your villa.
Bon appétit!Read our 2018 issue of the Providenciales Dining Guide online NOW!
November / December 2017 – January / February 2018
We’re willing to bet you came here from a colder climate to escape your requisite winter hibernation. Thankfully, winter in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) doesn’t evoke the desire to become a recluse and find yourself in the same sweatpants for three straight days. Instead, winter in the TCI is as refreshing as that delicious rum punch our current visitors have in their hands as we speak. We tease…
This winter Things to Do issue celebrates just that – packing, where, when and how to do all or absolutely nothing, into one go-to guide. For those wanting something more low key or higher octane, our cover story lays out an array of activities suitable for different people with different ideas of what a perfect holiday includes. Paradise is, after all, best when you can make it your own.
For our Meet the Artist feature, we introduce you to Atelys Adrian, a jewellery designer who creates one-of-a-kind pieces made with natural materials mostly found right here in Providenciales.
By way of cuisine, the photo journal of our Coco Bistro dining experience is a sight for sore eyes. Trust us, we spent a good three hours sampling the menu under the palm trees in the restaurant’s majestic tangerine coloured ambience – the whole darn experience was nothing short of magical.
We also let you in on why “hump day” is our favourite day of the week – Wednesday Lobster Extravaganza at Pelican Bay Restaurant and Bar. Check out the review starting on page 124.
This, on top of a roundup of news on real estate, island living, bird watching and souvenir shopping in the TCI offers an essential accompaniment to your island sojourn.Read our November / December 2017 – January / February 2018 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
Our Summer issue is now on-press, the printed version will be on-hand and online shortly. An updated compilation of "Where to Stay" includes where, when and how to locate your perfect accommodation, for your relaxing vacation in paradise.
Where to dine is another question worth contemplating. Our dining list includes over 40 restaurants from which to choose. A brand new restaurant review reveals details about our newest location housed in an airstream trailer in front of Coco Bistro. That would be the soon-famous food truck named cocovan.
The life cycle of our prized Caribbean Spiny Lobster is explained and the reason we must refrain from enjoying them during their mating season. They will be back on the menu "Lobster Season" in August! Other animals of interest in this issue include, shorebirds, nighthawks, lion fish and billfish.
For your island activities find the lowdown of 70 Things to Do in Providenciales on page 70. Don’t miss a Friday Sunset Sail aboard Atabeyra or other watersports. Summer Camps for the children are mandatory with many options. Information on staying Hydrated during our warm weather is courtesy of Flamingo Pharmacy.
Meet the artist, Benada Oduma, who creates the joyful and colorful canvases as seen at Paradise Arts Gallery. Meet the successful entrepeurner behind Taj Enterprises and Promote TCI, Tito Seymour, who puts Turks and Caicos first with TCI logoed shirts, maps and flags flying.
Read all about a growing real estate trend in building small villa communities designed to keep home ownership on a Caribbean island even more attractive with maintenance, rentals and security looked after.
Giving back to the community: A new charity has just completed their first year of providing breakfast to school children on our sister islands. See the story on "Food for Thought" to learn how you can help.Read our Summer 2017 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
May / June 2017
In general terms, there are a few staple ingredients that constitute a good holiday: luxury accommodation, picturesque settings in which you can eat and drink al fresco, and a variety of ways and means to kick back and relax. And this issue, we hone in on one particularly efficient way to relax… SPAS Oh the spa… Those godlike sanctuaries that descend an air of cool and calm over anything else… Our breakdown on page 45 gives you everything you need to know.
In our culinary pages, we round up some of the best vegan and vegetarian dishes to come out of our island kitchens, beginning on page 132, with dishes championing stellar ingredients from quinoa to falafel to roasted pumpkin for vegans, vegetarians and anyone fancying a bit of a detox. In our regular restaurant reviews, we head to Chinese restaurant Chopsticks on page 112, and authentic Indian restaurant Garam Masala on page 124, to see how eclectic faraway flavours are integrated into the tropics.
By way of art, we meet fascinating artist Alexandra Brace in our Island Perspectives, who fuses vibrant colours with scientific and philosophical concepts to create captivating paintings inspired by the island landscape.
This, along with a definitive list of island activities, real estate news and guides to flora, the night sky and what to do on the island, will ease you into the summer the only way we know how… getting the best out of where, when and how you spend your holiday time.Read our May / June 2017 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
March / April 2017
On the arrival of spring, nature takes on a transformation and with it, the urge to revamp and refresh our wares to suit warmer climes and lighter nights. So in the name of all things new, we round up the springtime Shopping scene in our latest cover story, spanning décor, jewellery, food, clothing and accessories.
Our regular excursion takes residence in our dining section, as we head to the Turks Head Brewery for their brand new beer tour and tastings that allows hops enthusiasts to taste and learn about the nation’s local, and much loved beer. Our restaurant reviews cover two much-loved eateries; Las Brisas serving up a delicious beef wellington against a picturesque backdrop, and Crackpot Kitchen serving up authentic Caribbean cuisine (cue the almond crusted grouper) in Grace Bay.
In our Island Perspectives, we met Jennifer Maude who as well as painting, creates clothes, décor and accessories, and has amalgamated them all into launching her own Grace Bay store.
This along with a definitive list of island activities, real estate news and guides to flora, the night sky, and where to go whale watching, to name a few, comprises how to make the most of island life in the springtime.
Join us, at Where When How for the turning of the season, to celebrate all things new…Read our March / April 2017 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
January / February 2017
New Year is undeniably a prime time for a fresh start, whether it be refreshing your outlook, embarking on a new experience, or revamping those tired looks in your wardrobe. So in the spirit of what’s new and improved, we scour the latest in what to do, see and eat on the island, so you can enjoy the fruits of paradise without the labour of finding them.
This issue celebrates ‘Things To Do’, packing where when and how to do all or absolutely nothing, into one go-to guide. Our featured excursion takes to the road with Ride TCI’s new Harley-Davidson/Kawasaki motorcycle tours, offering cruising with a side of stunning views to whoever holds a licence and a love of the ‘ride.’ From January to April the migration of Humpback Whales marks one of the most spectacular attractions to the island this time of year, and Big Blue Unlimited give us the lowdown on where when and how to enjoy it. For those wanting something more low-key, more high octane, or just more of that, our cover story lays out an array of activities suitable for different people with different tastes, of what a perfect holiday includes. Paradise is, after all, best when it’s tailored to you.
For our ‘Island Perspectives’ regular feature, we meet in-demand artist and interior designer Stacie Steensland, who on mapping out luxurious interiors and how to paint waterscapes, offers insight into how to achieve that clean tropical aesthetic. By way of cuisine, our food and wine writer Mandy Rostance-Wolf sums up Solana! and Caravel Restaurant on Providenciales, while over on the neighbouring island North Caicos, our resident photographer Lisa Adara captures the best of eco-kayaking on Bottle Creek for this issue’s photo essay. Our featured islands are North and Middle Caicos, with a pullout MAP included to take the hassle out of finding your way here. This, paired with a round up of NEWS on real estate, island living, and TCI’s natural landscape, offers an essential accompaniment to your TCI island life, made ‘beautiful by way of nature.'
Pick up a copy of Where When How at your hotel, villa, restaurants, fine shops and the Graceway food stores.Read our January / February 2017 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
Providenciales Dining Guide 2017
The Providenciales Dining Guide is so popular; it has been referred to as The Bible for dining out. The 12th Annual 2017 Providenciales Dining Guide is a must for visitors and residents alike. Our photographer LisaAdaraPhoto.com has captured the perfect cover photo of Rare Seared Yellowfin Tuna taken at the elegant Seven Restaurant in Seven Stars Resort and Spa.
Inside the pages, this year’s guide comprises 75 restaurants with menus. Find recipes from some of our favourite island chefs, as well as biographical stories about them. Read features on our local cuisine, our fish and seafood.
More slices of pizza, more signature cocktails and all about conch. New this year - enjoy an extensive photo essay on Vegan and Vegetarian dishes available all around the island.
Bon Appetit!Read our 2017 issue of the Providenciales Dining Guide online NOW!
November / December 2016
This issue is all about re-thinking perspectives; awakening a newfound interest in something by looking at it from a different angle. For our cover story, we delve into diving, by exploring four key dive sites along the infamous 7000 foot ‘Wall’ exposing an extensive variety of sea life some may underestimate. Also learn all about the green moray eel and rescue a green turtle.
Above the surface, our featured excursion visits Long Bay Beach for kiteboarding, where we find out how its appeal is attracting a much wider demographic than is widely presumed. Find two new restaurant reviews. Tempt your tastebuds overlooking the water at Baci Ristorante beginning with the famous garlic bread. Or relax with a glass of wine enjoying an elegant Parisian sidewalk cafe ambience at Le Bouchon du Village.
These articles, combined with local crafts ideas for Christmas, and a section championing the island’s most talented experts, brings the best of island life to you all within our pages.
Go head and Browse our November / December e-magazine to help with planning your next vacation, or to remind you of the last one.Read our November / December 2016 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine ONLINE NOW!
In a dream, the sun is shining and your schedule is free, in reality, you suddenly find yourself at the back end of booking a flight to the sunny shores of solitude; there’s just no where else to spend summer. But where do you stay? What do you do? Where do you start? Options are varied and vast, so we’ve scoured the shores, reigned in the retreats, and distilled the best of island life so you don’t have to. Where When & How to do island life this summer? Here, in our issue of ‘Where To Stay’.
Honing in on your home away from home, we’ve mapped out key locations, sizes and types of accommodation so you can arrive at your decision quicker and more informed. A list of areas and resorts, hotels and villas, ranging from the quaint to grand, beach or hillside, are at hand to give consistency to a sometimes inconsistent range of resources.
By way of reviews, our food and wine writer Mandy Wolf takes restaurants Fire & Ice and Mango Reef through their culinary paces, while Lisa Adara Photo captures the many ways restaurants are preparing conch dishes.
By way of art, an exciting evolution is emerging in TCI. Sophie Newstead meets local artist Charrish Ferguson, the pioneer of a brand new creative business, who describes how a new wave of creatives re-interpreting the island are in turn, reinventing the local art, fashion, jewellery and interiors. Our real estate section lists some exciting new development, while our regular features are back to shed light on our night sky, flora, fauna and marine life.
When it comes to where, when and how to do island life, our Summer issue 2016 is where to get your fix.
Come Browse our Summer e-magazine to help with planning where to stay on your next vacation, or to remind you of the last one.Read our Summer 2016 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine ONLINE NOW!
May / June 2016
What time of year is the best time for a destination wedding on the world’s most famous beach? Anytime is simply beautiful. You can read all about how to “Say I DO in Paradise” within the pages of our May/June 2016 issue. Since 2001, NILA Destinations has been planning and organising all the little details of your perfect wedding day. Dream along through the paperwork, venues, accommodations, hair and makeup stylists, flowers, caterers, the cake, the music, and the fabulous photographers, who create that perfect day.
Take a cruise "Into the Outback" along our southern shoreline, with Ocean Outback’s Adventure Tour. Spy an Osprey’s nest, snorkel pristine coral outcroppings, explore pirate caves and historic rock carvings, stroll along miles of deserted beach.
Our featured resort - exclusivity reigns supreme at this stunning resort on Long Bay Beach. The Shore Club is about to open for guests in the Fall of this year. Take a look at this new option as you make plans for your next stay on Providenciales. In the market for real estate - read all about the resurgence in popularity of canal front living. Enjoy waterfront views and easy access to the sea from your new home in Leeward.
Take a trip to our sister island of Grand Turk for a taste of our past at the TC National Museum, stroll down streets steeped in history, lined with Bermudian architecture, and soak in the sun on an island surrounded by beaches. Meet the artist Hazel Thomson, who creates beautiful collages and casual jewellery from beach treasures lost and found on Grand Turk.
Dine with our food and wine writer as she enjoys a sunset dinner at 72West located between the pool and Grace Bay Beach at The Palms. From the award-winning Caicos Conch Chowder, to the Coconut Fried Lobster, to the Blueberry Parfait, an evening of exotic flavours. Then on to LUPO where she indulges in classic Italian cuisine prepared by a passionate team intent on capturing and satisfying your taste buds. From the Mozza Sticks, to Lobster Salad, to Primavera Pizza, to Roasted Chicken Supreme, to Branzino, to the Nutella Brownie, don’t take it from us, you must try LUPO.
Enjoy the informative photo essay titled How to Cure that Wedding Hangover. An excellent article reprinted from “Dive Training” magazine, A Divers Guide to Cardiovascular Health, is worth reading. More columns on Butterfly Fish, Nesting Birds, the Night Sky, our Native Fauna, the Captains Blog, the latest TCSPCA rescue potcake. Plus updated sections on Transportation, Traffic Tips, Where to Shop and Local Souvenirs, round out our May/June 2016 issue of Where When How magazine.
Come browse our May/June e-magazine to help plan your upcoming vacation, or to remind you of the last one.Read our May / June 2016 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine ONLINE NOW!
March / April 2016
"Spring Shopping" on Providenciales - Stop and smell the roses, search our art galleries and boutiques to update your warm weather wardrobe in style with cool cottons or purchase that sky-sea-sand painting or blue stone bauble or pastel beaded bracelet to extend your vacation on the #1 beach in the world and remind yourself of the myriad shades of our blue sea and sky.
Discover why "Sports Illustrated" chose Mudjin Harbour on Middle Caicos to photograph the Swimsuit Issue cover this year. Take a trip to North and Middle Caicos, learn all about the historical sights, ultimate deserted secret beaches, and real estate opportunities on your excursion to the Caribbean of yesteryear. Find the latest Maps of Providenciales, North Caicos and Middle Caicos inserted in this issue.
Our featured resort is none other than the "Blue Horizon Resort” located overlooking that gorgeous beach at Mudjin Harbour and Dragon Cay on Middle Caicos. Enjoy lunch and drinks on the deck or book your stay now.
See the latest featured Wedding, masterfully orchestrated by NILA Destinations. Meet the Artist "Wellington Williams" and fall in love with his line of jewellery made from our beautiful beach sand. If you miss this, it can now be purchased on-line!
Our food and wine writer Mandy Wolf takes you on a BRAND NEW and unique dining experience at "The Landing Kitchen & Bar" offering a menu full of homemade specialties served up at the only boat on Grace Bay Road. On to The Vix… with new management, new chef, new menu, all worthy of repeat return visits. Take a guided culinary journey with a little history included on the "Taste of TCI Food Tour” written by Mackenzie Tewksbury. Let the experts drive you to the best of local cuisine on this scenic three hour tour.
Our Whale Watching season continues. Read the Captains Blog to learn about what fish are biting this time of year. Send your kids to Yoga and Culture camp with SURFside. Learn more about our native plants and Tourist Trees by B Naqqi Manco. What Stars and Constellations to look for in our night sky for the months of March and April. Read all about the Frigate Bird by Kim Mortimer and the rescue flight of a very small orphaned donkey by our TCSPCA. Enjoy photography by www.LisaAdaraPhoto.com throughout the magazine.
Come browse our March/April e-magazine to prepare for your next visit, or to remind you of the last one.Read our March / April 2016 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
January / February 2016
If your Happy New Year begins in the Turks & Caicos, check out the January February issue of Where When How. The articles, photographs and reviews will help you plan your trip. In this issue, we focus on all the different watersports and land excursions you could enjoy during your stay in paradise.
One of the main attractions at this time of year is the annual northward migration of the majestic humpback whales. The TCI is one of the handful of places in the world where you can enjoy a soft in-water experience with these mammoth marine mammals. Salt Cay, our featured island in this issue, is perhaps one of the best islands from which to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. However, Providenciales and Grand Turk also enjoy many sightings and encounters each season. The north shoreline of North and Middle Caicos is also great whale watching site.
Plan your meals too. Providenciales has so many great restaurants, it’s hard to choose. Our food and beverage writer, Mandy Rostance-Wolf takes you to Seven and the ‘new old’ Tiki Hut in this issue. You will also find your favourite columns – native birds, indigenous plants, Sky Watch, and more.
Pick up a copy of Where When How at your hotel, villa, restaurants, fine shops and the Graceway food stores.
Come browse our January/February e-magazine to prepare for your next visit, or to remind you of the last one.Read our January / February 2016 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
Providenciales Dining Guide 2016
It’s here! You’ve been waiting, and we have delivered – the 2016 Dining Guide is now available to read online. It is bursting with delicious recipes, 72 delightful dining venues, (both well-loved and brand new,) fabulous photographs and lots of information about the epicurean pleasures on Providenciales. The 11th Annual 2016 Providenciales Dining Guide is a must for visitors and residents alike.
November / December 2015
Dive into our holiday issue of Where When How magazine for the latest information and stories about the beautiful Turks & Caicos Islands. This is the Dive issue and the underwater photos will knock your fins off. Why not learn to dive in our crystal clear waters? Our dive operators can teach you how, and then show you our amazing marine theatre with a cast that includes awesome sharks, pods of free dolphins and amazing fish.
The scenery is colourful corals, shipwrecks, canyons and a curtain of intense aquamarine. And nowhere is it in better shape than South Caicos, our featured sister island for this issue. If you’re not a diver, check out the article on the Undersea Explorer. You can be one with the reef, without getting wet.
Discover all the charming made-in-TCI gifts you can find in our shops, boutiques and galleries and don’t forget to stop in at Mama’s for their 20th Anniversary year-long sale, which winds up at the end of December.
Read about delightful dining experiences at Fresh Catch and Caicos Cafe with our foodie star, Mandy. Learn about the graceful, Antillean Nighthawk, thanks to Kim’s research. Botanist/conservationist Bryan Manco writes about the TCI version of Christmas plants and SURFside takes us along on a turtle tagging expedition.
Relax on the beach with this latest issue of Where When How, and then please enjoy all you can do here in the TCI.Read our November / December 2015 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
Grace Bay Beach is lined with spectacular resorts and we’d like to tell you about them. There are also wonderful villas and resorts on equally spectacular, but less publicised beaches and shorelines. Familiarise yourself with these wonderful vacation opportunities, in the pages of the Summer issue. Or take a ride with Captain Marvin’s Parasail for an aerial recon of all the possible places to stay on Providenciales.
Dolphins, bananaquits, and plants that are parasites, oh my! appear in the Summer issue, and a wonderful boutique resort that is for sale. Of course Mandy Rostance-Wolf will fill you in on restaurant sensations Pavilion and Grace’s Cottage, while Dr. Tom Lesser will remind you that our night sky is beyond spectacular. We will see a total eclipse of the moon this summer and several meteor showers.
Meet Katie Greenwood, our featured artist for this summer issue. Young, talented and bursting with creativity, you will see and hear more about her as her art takes root in the TCI. And for all of you who decide that THIS is the place to retire or invest, turn to our real estate section for an expanded look at our many waterfront communities and property available on their shorelines.
Read our Summer e-magazine and start planning your next vacation with us.Read our Summer 2015 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
May / June 2015
Our May/June issue is packed with morsels of information that will enable you to enjoy your visit to the Turks & Caicos Islands, to the fullest. For the gourmand, Mandy Rostance-Wolf boldly reveals her love affair with food in our cover story, along with her reviews of Parallel23 and Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl. Then take note of all the different ways to work off those calories and see the sights, in the Things To Do section. Of special note, the Silly Creek Watersports article features our unspoiled southern shores.
Keep in touch with the wonderful eco-system we inhabit, through articles by Bryan Manco on native plants, Kim Mortimer our bird watcher extraordinaire, Jayne Baker who is part fish, Jonathan Sayao who takes you on a hike along the new Bird Rock Trail, and Dr. Tom Lesser our celestial navigator.
This issue will also tempt you to take a day trip to Grand Turk with a feature embellished with photographs.
Be sure to check out the resort and villa pages, for stunning photographs and descriptions of your next vacation rental. Whatever you need to know about Providenciales, you’ll find it in these pages. Enjoy.
Read our May/June e-magazine and start planning your next vacation with us.Read our May / June 2015 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
March / April 2015
Practice the art of Shopping, with Where When How as your guide. Galleries, boutiques, sports stores, art studios and more, are all within the pages of the March/April issue. When you’ve shopped 'til you drop, the Dining section will lead you to a culinary break to replenish your energy. Restaurant reviews by Mandy Rostance-Wolf bring you the taste sensations at Opus, Coyaba and Pizza Pizza La Terrazza.
Looking for activities for the young at heart, the wild, and the restless? Turn to our Things to Do section for sports, excursions by land and sea, and from a bird’s eye view. Or turn to Taking Care of You for the ultimate in relaxation through yoga classes or spa treatments.
This issue will also tempt you to take a leisurely trip to North Caicos and Middle Caicos, with a feature by Amy Caicos, embellished with photographs.
We are also pleased to present a glimpse at the remote beauty of Wild Cow Run on Middle Caicos, an unusual kayak trip, and some local knowledge about flowers and birds and creatures beneath the seas. Of course, you will also be advised in which direction to gaze as you enjoy our mesmerizing night sky, for planets and comets and stars. Enjoy.
Read our March/April e-magazine and start planning your next vacation with us.Read our March/April 2015 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
January / February 2015
The exciting prospect of a new year is topped in our January/February issue by the magnificent humpback whales, which appear offshore at this time of year. Read about these beautiful behemoths in this issue and then move on to stories about their ocean brethren. Stories about much maligned, misunderstood and seriously threatened sharks, and the perhaps about-to-be-incarcerated, in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Bottlenose dolphins, lay within these pages.
If you are wondering what you might like to do while visiting us in paradise, this issue is packed with great ideas. Our ‘Things to Do’ list encompasses practically every watersport imaginable, from kiteboarding to stand-up paddleboarding, to sailing and SCUBA and SNUBA. It also includes our many land tours, horseback riding, scooter tours and perhaps my two favourite ‘sports’- dining – don’t miss Mandy’s restaurant reviews - and shopping.
Come browse our January/February e-magazine to prepare for your next visit, or to remind you of the last one.Read our January / February 2015 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
Providenciales Dining Guide 2015
The debut of the 2015 Dining Guide marks ten years we’ve been celebrating the fabulous food on Providenciales! This issue is loaded with tempting taste sensations that we are proud to bring to you. It’s so beautifully illustrated, you’ll be on your way out the door without a reservation. Stop. You may need that reservation.
With 57 restaurants, there are many menus to peruse, no matter if you’re in the mood for Haute cuisine or barefoot-from-the-beach ambience. It may take some time to make your choice. We’ve highlighted our national and international chefs, and revealed some trusted recipes in these pages too. The preparation techniques and qualities of our fresh caught local fish and seafood is explained in detail.
To mark our special anniversary, we’ve found the perfect margaritas, and they do look cool enough to drink from the screen (the research required for these pages was a great deal of fun). Our team also sussed out THE real burgers in paradise and explored our native beers. Amazing food, fabulous venues, imaginative dishes and cocktails to quench your thirst. The 10th Annual 2015 Providenciales Dining Guide is a must for visitors and residents alike. Bon Appetit!Read our 2015 issue of the Providenciales Dining Guide online NOW!
November / December 2014
Our November / December issue is bursting with great ideas for holiday gifts, most of which are made or created in the Turks & Caicos. It’s our Diving issue too, and we’ve spent a great deal of time researching and writing about our marine environment and the creatures that call our waters home.
Diving put the Turks & Caicos on the map and our beautiful ocean and beaches keep us firmly in the top vacation destinations. We hope you will appreciate our ‘Beautiful by Nature’ country and do help us keep it that way.
As always we keep you up to date on the newest resorts and restaurants and the many activities on land and water that will keep you active, or allow you to pamper yourself on your vacation.
For the naturalists, Bryan has more flowers, Kim will help you figure out which way to ‘Tern’, Jayne introduces the Audrey Hepburn fish and Tom will fill your night sky with stars and stuff.
Read Where When How on line or pickup a copy when you arrive. Enjoy.Read our November / December 2014 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
The sizzling Summer issue is full of fabulous photos of fantastic places to stay on Providenciales. And we’ll tell you a bit about each to get you on your way to their websites. We also took a visit to The Big South because things are cooking on that dramatic island. Sailrock and East Bay Resort are going strong on the economic front and our photographer captured a slice of the natural beauty of the land and the surrounding sea. Speaking of which, you cannot count the number of options for enjoying the sea and the sun in the TCI. Our Things To Do section will help you make perfect choices.
Restaurant reviewer Mandy has done yet another superb job extolling the virtues of Coco Bistro and Somewhere. Do not forget that there are many more eateries to choose from during your stay in paradise. And for those with enquiring minds, we invite you to learn a little about the Killdeer and the Scorpionfish and our fragrant Frangipani. Potential buyers will find pertinent information and listings for villas, condos and land.Read our Summer 2014 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
May / June 2014
Spring has sprung here in the TCI and we’re celebrating at Where When How. What better time to go shopping? Especially for our visitors. New outfits, new shoes, new art and jewellery to jazz up your image and your home. Something distinctly Turks and Caicos to take home and enjoy for the rest of the year – until you return to our perfect white beaches. In this issue we’ll show and tell all the glorious booty you could and should take home.
And for those of you who still have not made the leap across the passage – we celebrate Grand Turk. A mere 45 minutes away by plane, our nation’s capital is steeped in history and elegant architecture and friendly people waiting to share it all with you.Read our May / June 2014 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
March / April 2014
If you’re a gourmand, then the March/April issue of Where When How is a must read. With three restaurant reviews and a comprehensive list of the best places to dine on Providenciales, it will be your vacation ‘bible’. You will also find a compelling article explaining why we do not want/need captive dolphins or any captive marine mammals in the TCI, and two great articles about whales. It IS the height of the whale watching season. Naturally we also highlight all the wonderful ways to keep yourself entertained, with numerous excursions on land and sea and air from which to choose. And of course this is the perfect place to do nothing perfectly, and do it in a fabulous spa setting. For the explorers this issue is a double whammy – take a look at our beautiful sister islands, North Caicos and Middle Caicos, with Maps included, and also learn about some of our native flora and fauna.Read our March / April 2014 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
January / February 2014
Our New Year’s issue is a heavyweight. January/February 2014 Where When How is loaded with suggestions for things to do, places to go and restaurants where you simply must indulge. You will be impressed with the myriad ways to amuse yourself in the TCI. We also bring you Whale Tales because it IS that season, and take you on a visit to tiny, historic, idyllic Salt Cay.
You will read about why captive dolphins may not be a plus for the TCI or any other place, and learn about the habits of a feisty small bird of prey that lives here. We also introduce a couple of our more interesting blooms and report on our fantastic night sky. Happy New Year.Read our January / February 2014 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine NOW!
Providenciales Dining Guide 2014
Our 2014 Annual Providenciales Dining Guide is a compendium of cuisines created to encourage you to exercise your right to enjoy dining at its very best. With 54 restaurants, many of them new and exciting, and of course many established favourites, you will find the perfect dining venue for every occasion. From dress- to- the- nines to barefoot from the beach, our restaurants offer you culinary creations you won’t find anywhere else.
Fresh local seafood, on-site herb gardens and the finest imported meats, cheeses and more, are the stock in trade of restaurateurs in these Islands. Providenciales is home to most of them and many of their menus are showcased in this one convenient and attractive guide. Sumptuous recipes, eleven of them, lie within these pages, and the stories of the chefs who created them. Meet some of our skilled and entertaining bartenders and just graze through the beautifully photographed entrees, desserts and appetisers. The 2014 Providenciales Dining Guide is a must for both visitors and residents. Bon Appetite.Read our 2014 issue of the Providenciales Dining Guide online NOW!
November / December 2013
The November December issue of Where When How is always a special issue, with the impending holiday season, the influx of visitors and the anticipation of a New Year just over the horizon. This issue spotlights Diving. The cover story – Where the Magic Happens, is written by Jayne Baker, whose love for, and knowledge of our underwater world shines through her article.
You’ll also receive an update on the Lionfish Invasion in the Caribbean and the Atlantic, but you’ll also read about some terrific Reef Rescue and Restoration projects happening here in the TCI. You might also take extra special note of Sky Watch because Meteor Mania is happening over November and December with almost a dozen showers during the period. Also in the issue, some great book reviews for your down time, fabulous Christmas gift shopping suggestions and our Holiday Bird – (not a turkey) is the Brown Booby, charmingly portrayed by Kim Mortimer. Enjoy this and much more.Read our November / December 2013 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
The big Summer issue of Where When How slips you into summer with our special feature on the many diverse places to stay in the TCI. Private villas, resorts, condotels and hotels, bed and breakfasts – they’re all covered, and we take a look at accommodations around the country.
Summer in the islands is quite glorious and the water is bathwater warm. While you are lazing on the beach, you may want to check out Dallas Green’s new book, The Mouth That Roared, or take in Mandy’s reviews of the Vix and Mango Reef. We’ll tell you about our trip up the Caicos Cays aboard Kenard Cruises’ elegant Dream Aweigh and Ziggy gives up more favourite bites. Whether you’re a birder or not, Kim Mortimer’s column is always interesting and in this issue she’s into Doves and Pigeons and Jayne Baker will remind you to ‘love your reefs’. Welcome back; come in and turn the pages to your guide to the Turks & Caicos, all summer long.Read our Summer 2013 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
May / June 2013
May / June is shopping, shopping, shopping season and this issue showcases the many products that are made right here in the Turks & Caicos. In addition to elegant native hand woven baskets and other straw work there are many other decorative, useful and tasty items from which to choose.
Food and wine critic, gourmet Mandy Rostance-Wolf, reviews island favourite Baci Ristorante and interviews another Great Chef of Provo – Coyaba’s Paul Newman. We also introduce Ziggy’s fanciful column ‘Eating with Ziggy’ as yet another aide to dining choices in Where When How.
Our featured excursion is a cruise aboard Sail Provo’s 52-foot sailing catamaran ARIELLE. Sun, wind, water and perfect blue skies, with a crew of new friends – bliss. You will also discover which fish are biting, and where to catch them, and a host of other watersports that will keep the entire family active and entertained.
‘Beyond Providenciales’ features South Caicos which is finally beginning to blossom. East Bay Resort opens in early winter 2013. South is a watersports, fishing and diving haven. Get there by TCI Ferry or fly. In other departments Kim Mortimer discovers the Yellow Bellied Sapsucker in her yard and Jayne Baker exposes undersea freeloaders.Read our May / June 2013 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
March / April 2013
The March / April issue is all about food – well, almost all. There are so many things to amuse and engage our visitors to the Turks and Caicos, but with more than 100 restaurants on Providenciales alone, it’s simply impossible NOT to focus on the epicurean side of the islands, now and again.
In addition to our food and wine critic, gourmet Mandy Rostance-Wolf’s cover story on all things dining, she has also reviewed the incomparable Parallel23 at the stately Regent Palms, and Grace’s Cottage at famous Point Grace.
Our featured excursion involves a canter down Long Bay Beach with Provo Ponies. You will also discover which fish are biting in our crystal waters, and where to catch them and a host of other watersports that will keep the entire family active and entertained.
‘Beyond Providenciales’ features North Caicos. Day trip or spend longer. We’ll tell you why. There is so much to do on this ‘sister island’ and the great charm and welcoming smiles of its inhabitants will stay with you forever. Also learn about the Clapper Rail from Kim Mortimer and Jayne Baker’s Blenny Buddies. Really.Read our March / April 2013 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
January / February 2013
For our first issue of 2013 the spotlight is on ‘Things To Do’ by land or by sea, with the family or on a personal quest, something for everyone, it is a long list. By water we’ve got Beach Cruising, Parasailing, Diving, Snorkelling, Snuba, Jet-skis, Boat Rentals, Sailing, Eco-Tours and Kayaking. Find secluded spots to Standup Paddleboard. Did I say Whale Watching... Whales have been spotted already this year. By land - Horseback Riding, Scooter Rentals, Golf, Historic Tours... or see it all from the seat of a Helicopter. And do not forget to relax... at the Spa!
Our featured island Beyond Providenciales is Middle Caicos. Take a day trip or longer to explore the TCIs most beautiful coastline with hiking trails and isolated beaches, the largest cave system in the Caribbean, historic plantation ruins and 272 very friendly residents. Gorgeous photography by AmyCaicos.com
Food and wine writer Mandy Rostance-Wolf reviews the Tiki Hut, an established island icon eatery with a 20 year legacy and finds culinary nirvana at Seven, a fine dining favourite, located at Seven Stars Resort. Jayne Baker of Flamingo Divers shares some Celebrity Fish sightings... under the sea and birder Kim Mortimer shows us the difference between the Sooty and Bridled Terns.Read our January / February 2013 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
Providenciales Dining Guide 2013
The 2013 Dining Guide is full of great dining ideas for Providenciales and beyond. We include menus and information on more than 63 restaurants, so you’ll be able to choose your destination for breakfast, lunch and dinner from the comfort of your resort or villa or plan your nightly reservations from around the world by reading us online. Profiles of many of our islands’ favourite chefs are included along with 15 recipes straight from the kitchens of our most beloved dining establishments. We also offer information on wine pairing. New in this 8th edition, you will “Meet the Bartenders” and find information on restaurants Beyond Providenciales. Bon Appetit!Read our 2013 issue of the Providenciales Dining Guide online NOW!
November / December 2012
Our annual Diving Issue is packed with information about our amazing underwater paradise! But even if the closest you’ll get to our reef is the edge of the kiddie pool, there is enough exciting information in the pages of the November / December 2012 Where When How to keep you reading. Mandy Rostance-Wolf gets your tastebuds revved up with her review of island favourite Magnolia Restaurant and Wine Bar. Our brand new underwater specialist, Jayne Baker of Flamingo Divers, explains Trophic Cascading, Kim Mortimer offers a profile of the West Indian Whistling Duck and Mark Parrish takes us back in time for a game of Cricket! Explore the perfectly unspoiled beaches of Salt Cay for a day, a week or longer.Read our November / December 2012 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
Summer is officially here, with the arrival of the July – October issue of Where When How Magazine. Look for articles of interest to you and your out-of-town guests within our pages. Kim Mortimer has taken some phenomenal photos of blue herons and her accompanying story may inspire you to take up bird-watching. Chris McCandlish invites us to ponder some of our natural treasures in his article on Turks and Caicos Island shells. If you’re looking for ideas on island dining, Mandy Rostance-Wolf will get your mouth watering as you read her reviews of Sailing Paradise and Bay Bistro. If you’re planning a trip to the islands this season, or you have friends looking for accommodation, our cover story on Where To Stay should provide all the information you need. Whether you’re an islander, a resident, or a visitor, our feature on Grand Turk is sure to be intriguing. If you are curious about what fun there is to be had on the island that is home to our nation’s capital, we’ve got the answers. Why not plan a day trip, or a weekend, to Grand Turk? We promise you won’t regret it.Read our Summer 2012 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
May / June 2012
Our May / June issue highlights the best of island Shopping! Learn about all the fantastic buys available in island stores and from island artists and artisans as Kathryn Fox takes us shopping Island Style. We spend some time chatting with event planner, Andre Wells, and we profile a stunning wedding by Providenciales’ own wedding and event specialist, NILA Destinations! Kathryn Fox heads to Middle Caicos, while Mark Parrish spends some time on South Caicos! We take a night out at Casablanca Casino, and food and wine writer Mandy Rostance-Wolf tells us all about dining at Bella Luna, and then introduces us to Mango Reef’s chef, Florent Sourmont! Undersea specialist Chris McCandlish tells us everything we need to know about our surprisingly beautiful Sea Slugs, and Kim Mortimer spends some time with the American Oystercatcher.Read our May / June 2012 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
March / April 2012
Our popular Dining Issue features Mandy Rostance-Wolf’s cover story highlighting the world-class dining options of Providenciales. Mandy also reviews two popular island eateries, Coyaba and Pelican Bay. If you’re looking for family friendly activities, check out our excursion with SURFside Ocean Academy to find out what their kids camps can teach your little ones. For more family fun, read Kathryn Fox’s story on the Discovery Tour Treasure Hunt that will take you to North and Middle Caicos for a fun-filled day of island sights and culture. Chris McCandlish finishes his two part series on Sharks of the Turks and Caicos; while Kim Mortimer shares some fascinating facts about, and stunning photos of, the Laughing Gull!Read our March / April 2012 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
January / February 2012
In this issue we explore all the things there are to see and do in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands. Go sailing with writer Kathryn Fox aboard Beluga with Captain Tim Ainley or join her on an overnight adventure to the island of Salt Cay! Dine at Opus with food and wine writer Mandy Rostance-Wolf or learn all about the Caribbean Spiny Lobster and some of our chefs’ favourite dishes featuring the delectable crustacean! Underwater creature specialist, Chris McCandlish, takes us diving in search of beautiful and misunderstood Sharks; and Kim Mortimer introduces us to the Wilson’s Plover in her column about island birds.Read our January / February 2012 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
Providenciales Dining Guide 2012
The Providenciales Dining Guide has long been popular with tourists and residents; it is the go-to resource when making plans for dining out on Providenciales. The 2012 edition, as always, is full of menus, recipes and information on the many amazing, world-class dining options we enjoy here on our little island! Christine Morden captured the perfect cover photo, taken at The Regent Palms’ restaurant, Parallel23. Inside the pages, this year’s guide comprises 50 restaurants, and 20 recipes from some of our favourite island chefs. Your dinner companions will be impressed with your knowledge of wine pairing, after you read the hints and tips provided in several Wine Pairing pages, and you’ll be an expert on the chefs who feed us, after reading all about them in the biographical stories included.Read our 2012 issue of the Providenciales Dining Guide online NOW!
November / December 2011
We’re very excited about this year’s Diving Issue! Chris McCandlish continues his series on island turtles, this time featuring The Hawksbill; Kim Mortimer captured gorgeous photos to accompany her story on the Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron; and Mandy Rostance-Wolf goes exotic in her review of our island’s authentic Indian restaurant, Garam Masala. As the Official Tourist Guide to the Turks & Caicos Islands, staff writer Kathryn Fox travelled to Grand Turk for a feature story on the island that is home to our nation’s capital, and we think you should travel there too! In this issue Kathryn also delves into the past, present and future of Diving in the 2012 Diving cover story and takes us on a Christmas Shopping adventure! Be sure to pick up your copy of the November / December issue.Read our November / December 2011 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
The Summer 2011 issue will help you decide Where To Stay in Paradise! A multitude of amazing choices, to suit every budget, are available in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Armed with the information and fantastic photos included with our cover story, you’ll have no trouble choosing the right accommodations for you and your family. An exciting day of adventure with Caicos Dream Tours left us satisfied to the core after snorkelling, diving for conch, picnicking on a deserted beach, and grinning from ear to ear. Dining out on Providenciales is always a delight and Mandy Rostance-Wolf treats us to a meal with Parallel23 and Bagatelle Bistrot. Chris McCandlish gets out of his shell with Green Turtles and birder Kim Mortimer gets some great shots of the Brown Noddy. Jill Segal is this issue’s featured artist and you’ll also get the inside scoop on Chef Max at Caicos Café!Read our Summer 2011 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
May / June 2011
The May / June issue is all about Shopping! With the island’s newest chic boutique, Philosophy, styling the cover, we couldn’t have made a bigger fashion splash. Our cover story will tell you everything you need to know to find the best shopping on Providenciales. We also dipped beneath the waves to learn about underwater digital photography, and Chris McCandlish explains that moray eels aren’t the fearsome creatures we may have thought. Artist Brian Webster is profiled, as is local bird the Black-Necked Stilt. Dining out at Lemon and Caicos Café, and an in depth chat with the chef at Somewhere... Café and Lounge.Read our fully interactive May / June 2011 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
March / April 2011
For the March / April issue the focus is ‘Things To Do’! The entire magazine is packed with tips and details on everything there is to keep you busy on Providenciales. And it’s an exciting list, indeed. We’ve got SCUBA Diving, Snorkelling, Fishing, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Jet-skis, Motor boats, Sailing Ships, Horseback Riding, Golf... there’s a lot to do under the sun, and we did it all! Mandy Rostance-Wolf puts her palate to the test to review two of Provo’s favourites, Baci Ristorante and Pelican Bay. Kim Mortimer gets up close to our island’s friendliest bird, The Great White Egret and our underwater expert, Chris McCandlish, takes us flying with Stingrays!Read our March / April 2011 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
January / February 2011
For the January / February issue we’re all about dining! Our cover story, written by Mandy Rostance-Wolf, takes us through the kitchens and the minds of many of Providenciales’ most talented chefs. Mandy also reviews two of our great restaurants: Las Brisas and The Vix. You’ll be starving before you finish reading any of her stories! Chris McCandlish introduces us to a strange creature called a Frogfish and takes us on a dive with migrating Humpback whales, complete with phenomenal pictures. A day out with a golf pro has Kathryn Fox pondering her handicap and our resident bird watcher, Kim Mortimer, introduces us to yet another winged resident of the Turks & Caicos Islands: the White Cheeked Pintail Duck.Read our January / February 2011 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine online NOW!
November / December 2010
Our November / December issue’s focus is on the amazing underwater world of the Turks and Caicos Islands! We touch on SCUBA, snorkelling, SNUBA and Freediving! On the cover is Freedive TCI’s Josie Smith, looking very much like a mermaid! Inside the issue, Food & Wine writer, Mandy Rostance-Wolf, will make your mouth water with tasty reviews of Magnolia and Bella Luna. You’ll see the island from a new perspective as excursion writer, Kathryn Fox, spends some time in the sky with TCI Helicopters and Sky Pilot Parasailing. Have a look at island birds along with Kim Mortimer as she gets up close and personal with some Green Herons. Chris McCandlish teaches us about Cleaner Shrimp and their importance in our underwater ecosystem.Read our November / December 2010 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine!
In this issue the focus is Where To Stay! We’ll explore the differences between boutique hotels, private villas, resorts and all-inclusive resorts. Popular local artist, David Klinko, is profiled and Mandy Rostance-Wolf gets to know one of Providenciales’ great chefs - Bagatelle’s Antoine Harding. Mandy also reviews island favourites, Coco Bistro & Parallel23. Kim Mortimer, takes us to one of Turks & Caicos’ natural wonders: The Crossing Place Trail, to meet The White-Tailed Tropicbird. Photographer Lisa Zdenek and writer Kathryn Fox enjoy an outing aboard The Undersea Explorer and Chris McCandlish gets up close and personal with that quirky undersea squatter - the Hermit Crab.Read our Summer 2010 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine!
May / June 2010
In this issue the focus is shopping! Cover story “From The Beach to the Boutique” features many great stores and provides readers with detailed information on who sells what; locally based artist Jennifer Maude is profiled along with Wolfgang Von Wieser, the new executive chef for Anacaona. Mandy Rostance-Wolf, takes readers along for dinner at The Orchid Bar & Grill and Bay Bistro and excursion expert Kathryn Fox heads out hunting the invasive Lionfish with Dive Provo. Kim Mortimer introduces us to The Greater Flamingo and Chris McCandlish introduces us to some of the tinier creatures in our diver’s paradise.Read our May / June 2010 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine!
Where When How - October 1994 - First Issue
When "Where When How" first published in October of 1994 many facts of life were very different on the island of Providenciales. Our area code was 809, phones had 5 digit numbers but local communication was often via VHF boat radios. There was no internet, no wifi, no websites. Most roads were unpaved. PanAm flights arrived just 3 days a week. There was no central source of Tourism information, just lots of rack cards and flyers. The birth of "Where When How" was intended to provide a comprehensive reference with complete information (updated often) including everything the visitor needs to make a memorable vacation in a single magazine.
Resorts on the island included: Club Med Turkoise, Erebus Inn, Grace Bay Club, Island Princess, Le Deck (Sibonne), Ocean Club, Ramada Turquoise Reef Resort, Turtle Cove Inn. Transportation included: Scooter Bobs, Tropical Auto Rentals and taxis. Restaurants on the island included: Alfred's Place, Anacaona, Bachus (Bella Luna), Caicos Cafe, Coco Bistro, Dora's, Fast Eddie's, Gilley's, Hey Jose, Jimmy's Dinner House, Pub on the Bay, Smokey's, Tiki Hut and Top O'the Cove Deli. Many restaurants had slot machines. Things to Do consisted of: Port Royale Casino, J & B Tours, Sakitumi Fishing, Dive Provo, Provo Turtle Divers, Flamingo Divers, Provo Golf Club and shopping at Paradise Arts and Bamboo Art Gallery.
Starting out with a 36 page booklet printed on blue paper, we have come a long way. A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to the 50 advertisers who took a leap of faith and advertised with us in 1994, some 13 of whom are still advertising with us in 2014 - TWENTY YEARS LATER.Read our October 1994 issue of Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands magazine!
- Turks and Caicos “Hotels, Resorts & Villas” Magazine Feature Article
- Turks and Caicos “Dining / Restaurants” Magazine Feature Article
- Turks and Caicos “Scuba Diving” Magazine Feature Article
- Turks and Caicos “Things To Do” Magazine Feature Article
- Turks and Caicos “Shopping” Magazine Feature Article