Ed Mani, president of Burkhalter Travel, has returned from the Caribbean with this report on the Turks & Caicos.
The bright blue waters of Turks & Caicos were a delight to see as we touched down in Providenciales for our recent Travel Leaders Owners Retreat to visit our luxury villa partners and savor the delights of these wonderful islands. Our journey started with Fast Track Arrival Service from our local partners, Val and Susan Kalliecharan of Luxury Experiences Turks & Caicos, which I encourage you to consider for your clients, especially in high season.
Just 15 minutes from the airport, The Shore Club on Long Bay Beach was an astonishing discovery for many of us. Scented cold towels and a soothing lobby fountain were a welcome first impression before being escorted through the manicured grounds to our oceanfront suite. Hand-painted tiles in the foyer, modern kitchen with marble-topped island, built-in Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, including a wine fridge, all grabbed my attention. Spacious balconies with sofas, a chaise and table offer wonderful panoramic views of Long Bay Beach. His-and-her closets, separate shower and tub, dual sinks and a separate study — our suite had everything.
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