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Where to Eat in Turks and Caicos – Da Conch Shack

While we offer an exquisite dining experience at Triton, chances are you may still want to leave the villa to explore our islands culinary scene. We don’t blame you. There are, indeed, some fantastic restaurants to choose from on Providenciales. And if you’re looking for a truly local experience, where you can enjoy fresh seafood and more right on the beach, we know the perfect place: Da Conch Shack

Da Conch Shack is known for its island fare, but its menu has something for everyone. The cracked conch (which is essentially fried conch) and conch salad are a must for starters. When in season, nothing beats a fresh Turks and Caicos lobster served with a side of butter – all that’s left to decide is if you want it cracked, poached, or grilled..

Can’t live without meat? There’s something for you, too. Try the jerk chicken tacos or surf and turk (ahem turf).

But what to drink? When it comes to cocktails and other beverages, Da Conch Shack has you covered. They have a wide-ranging drinks menu, from rum punch to every smoothie under the sun. Try their signature rum punch. It’s deliciously refreshing, and we guarantee it will live up to its name. If you prefer something without the booze, just ask for a virgin version!

OK, we’re officially thirsty… and hungry. For more information and tips on things to do in Turks and Caicos, our team of experts are here for you. We’re always happy to help our guests have the best experience during their time in TCI.

Valentines Day Cup in the Turks and Caicos Islands

The Turks and Caicos are rich in history. Every February we offer visitors the chance to experience unique traditions such as the 17th annual Valentine’s Day Cup on Bambarra Beach in Middle Caicos.

Crowds descend on the islands of North and Middle Caicos to watch and participate in the model sailboat races. Competitors build their miniature sail boats by hand — traditionally with bark from the gum-elemi tree — and race them along the shallow waters of Bambarra Beach every year the week of Valentine’s Day. The races offer spectators a chance to soak in some local culture, as model sailboat building was a big part of growing up for the older generation in the Turks and Caicos. And the Valentine’s Day Cup helps to keep that tradition alive.

The sailboat racing event began when Daniel Forbes gave his wife, Sara, her own model sailboat for her birthday. That gift sparked an idea. One boat expanded to a fleet of six, and in 2000, the Valentine’s Day Cup began. The event has continued to grow every year, with hundreds of people—both local residents and visitors—heading to Bambarra Beach to partake in the festivities, which include food vendors and live music.

The Valentine’s Day Cup also gives visitors a chance to explore some of the islands beyond Providenciales. A 30-minute ferry ride takes visitors to North Caicos, from which they can rent a car and get to Middle Caicos by a causeway that connects the two islands. Both islands are vastly different from Providenciales. Both are sparsely populated compared with Provo. While Provo boasts a population of about 24,000, North Caicos is home to only about 2,000. Meanwhile, despite being the largest island in the Turks and Caicos, Middle Caicos is home to about 300 people.

But there is much to explore on the two islands, from the 250-foot deep Cottage Pond on North Caicos to the Conch Bar Caves on Middle. Not to mention, the islands are home to many beautiful, secluded beaches. If you decide to head to the islands for the Valentine’s Day Cup, we suggest you make a weekend out of it and take the time to explore all North and Middle Caicos have to offer.


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