Any must dos for Turks and Caicos? We will be in port in Oct 2007 on the Zuiderdam. My wife and i are in our late 40s, She can't handle anything really strenuous- recovering from chemo and radiation treatments
We were there the same time last year. It was pretty humid - we took a taxi into the town to do some exploring and it was too humid for us desert rats. There's not much there - a small museum which was $10pp - so we skipped it. The cab was $5 each to town and $5 each to get back to the pier. There's a Margarittaville bar & restaurant with a pool at the pier and some shops. There is a beach right at the pier, and another beach a few miles up the shore which is offered with an excursion. Tablemates did the bus tour and said it was interesting, but . . . the island is small, not yet developed and most things are geared to water activities. Margarittaville was packed with folks from the ship, the beach was quiet. If your wife isn't up to snorkeling or diving - the bus ride might be the ticket...
I had to get my pictures out - - - we took a shot from the ship looking back to the pier. It looks like there are some "clam shell" shelters on the beach, scattered among the loung chairs. There is shade at the pool at Margaritaville. Check with either the excursions desk or the front desk to see what the status of the shelters on the beach is... whether they are rented or just there for the choosin'.
gss - we met a lot of folks from the Carolinas, Georgia & Florida on our cruise - perfect location for being able to "hop a ship". Being landlocked on the west coast really limits our ability to sail as often as we would like. This was a really nice cruise -
Gss That intinerary on the Zuiderdam is a fantastic one. I'm going to hopefully book this one soon. We really love Half Moon Cay, you're going to love it. They also have Clam Shells there for rent through HAL. Haven't been to Turks and Caicos yet.