Why escape to Turks and Caicos for the festive season?
Perfect tropical weather, gin-clear seas, pristine beaches, endless water sports, fine dining restaurants, and sumptuous places to stay... These are just a few of the reasons to spend Christmas and New Year's in the Turks and Caicos.
December and January is when the weather is at its best in TCI - warm, sunny days, and balmy evenings - and it's also peak season, so everything is open, the hotels and restaurants are bustling with people, and the atmosphere is buzzing.
While Christmas is certainly celebrated here, it tends to be tasteful and restrained (read: less commercial than in other destinations) so, for those who either don't observe these holidays or prefer to avoid full-scale festivities, Turks and Caicos is the perfect escape.
And with short, direct flights (less than 3.5 hours) from over a dozen cities in the US and Canada, it couldn't be easier to swap winter coats and scarves for swimwear and sandals.
How are the holidays celebrated in Turks and Caicos?
Christmas celebrations in TCI tend to be elegant and understated, rather than tacky and overwhelming. Spend the holidays in Providenciales and you'll see Grace Bay lit up by twinkling lights, beautiful Christmas trees and decorations in most of the resorts, and festive menu options at many of the restaurants. In other words, there's plenty of Christmas spirit if you want it, but if avoiding the fanfare is more your scene, that's also easy to do.
On 26th December (Boxing Day) a less traditional celebration takes place. The Maskanoo parade is a colourful and vibrant street parade that makes its way along Grace Bay Road and features elaborate costumes, local music, island food, and lots of fun.
New Year's Eve is a very special night in Providenciales. In addition to a massive bonfire on the beach, a dozen or more resorts on Grace Bay set off simultaneous fireworks displays, filling the sky from one end of the bay to the other, with colour and lights. It's a truly magical sight.
What is the weather like in Providenciales at Christmas?
Turks and Caicos boasts perfect tropical weather during the festive season. It's pleasantly warm but not too hot, with air temperatures in the mid 70s to low 80s F (24° C to 28° C). Sea temperatures stay around 80° F (27°C) - perfect for swimming and water sports - and with 350 days of sunshine a year, blue skies are almost guaranteed.
Why spend the holidays in a luxury villa?
Christmas and New Year at home can be a stressful time of year. There are weeks of planning and coordinating, and then there is a last-minute dash to get everything done: the shopping, the gift wrapping, the decorating, the cooking, the hosting.... not to mention the clearing up - usually with a house full of people, because it's cold outside, and everybody wants to stay indoors where it's warm.
Stay at one of our carefully selected luxury villas in Providenciales, TCI, on the other hand, and all those responsibilities disappear. At The Source, in addition to finding exceptional properties where you can enjoy fine design and stunning sea views, we go out of our way to create the ideal vacation experience for you, so that you can sit back and enjoy.
How we make it special
Stay with us over the Christmas and NYE period we'll offer you a complimentary Christmas tree in the villa and, should you wish, we can also purchase, wrap and deliver gifts to your villa. You will always have a housekeeper to keep the property in tip top condition, and a personal concierge at your disposal, so whatever your ideal Christmas Day or New Year's Eve looks like, we're here to arrange it for you.
Imagine starting the day with a leisurely breakfast al fresco, before being picked up for a private boat trip. Spend the morning cruising across turquoise waters and the afternoon scuba diving or paddleboarding. Perhaps you want to enjoy a festive menu at a local restaurant? Leave the booking to us. Or would you rather have a chef prepare a feast at your villa? We will take care of it.
At The Source we specialize in bringing you the finest things in life. Do you dream of a New Year's Eve party for you and your friends, complete with cocktails, nibbles, a themed dinner, and live entertainment? Just ask and we will deliver. We've previously accommodated requests for magicians, burlesque dancers, orchestras, and private fireworks, so if you can imagine it, we can most likely arrange it!
Contact us today to start planning your holiday escape.